VBeam Perfecta® is a PDL laser (Pulsed Dye Laser) used for treating scars (early post-surgical scars), acne scars, rosacea and post inflammatory acne redness, facial veins, port wine stains, brown spots and stretch marks (fresh reddish, purplish stretch marks). VBeam Perfecta® is the most advanced, state-of-the-art laser pulse dye treatment available. It can be truly a life-changing laser that offers a near painless treatment with minimal to no downtime.
What can you treat with Vbeam Perfecta?
- Acne Scars
- Facial & Spider Veins
- Leg Veins
- Pigmented Lesions
- Scar Treatment
- Striae (Stretch Marks)
- Vascular Lesions
Rosacea’s persistent facial flushing and inflammation leaves most Rosacea sufferers with constant diffuse red areas. Vbeam is recognized as one of the most effective treatments for rosacea. Small veins on the face and nose not caused by Rosacea are quickly treatable, and often with a single session you will see vast improvement. These tiny veins can be caused by sun damage, cold weather exposure (think skiing, snowmobiling etc…), aging and in some instances dietary habits that include excessive alcohol use.
For Birthmarks and Port Wine Stains
Birthmarks are raised or colored marks on the skin. Some birthmarks only affect the surface of the skin, while others can be raised above the surface or extend into the tissue underneath the skin. VBeam Perfecta® Laser treats these marks or stains for you and/or your child. Since VBeam Perfecta® does not cause burning, pain and great discomfort, this is a great treatment for children as it is safe and virtually painless. Prior to pulsed dye lasers such as the VBeam Perfecta® children had no options that left the skin normal and unscarred. The VBeam laser can also offer correction and improve the appearance of newer scars and stretch marks.
Are there any special precautions I need to take before or after treatment?
It is recommended to avoid sun exposure before and throughout treatment to maximize results. A sunblock of SPF 30 or higher should be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care guidelines depend on the condition treated, and should be discussed with you practitioner.
What are the Side Effects of Treatment?
Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area immediately following treatment, this usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally purpura, a laser bruise, may occur. Purpura is transient and usually disappears in three to five days.
How soon will I see results of my treatment?
Most patients notice beneficial results right away, and often times feel a firming or tightening of the treated area. The results of laser therapy vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required for clearance.
Are the treatment results permanent?
Permanency of results depend on many factors, like the condition being treated, or lifestyle of the patient. For example, if a patient has sun spots removed, and continues to spend time in the sun without adequate skin protection, it is likely that the sun spots will return. Talk with your practitioner about your goals and expectations for treatment.
Is PDL Treatment safe?
Yes. In fact, treatment is so safe that it has been successfully used since the 1980’s for the treatment of port wine stain birthmarks in infants and young children. During treatment, the epidermis is protected by Candela’s exclusive dynamic cooling method, DCD, which sprays a cooling mist onto the targeted area of skin before each laser pulse, maximizing comfort and protecting the skin during treatment.
Does it hurt?
No anesthetics are required, but they may be used. The feeling most patients report is a warming or tingling sensation during treatment. The skin being treated is additionally protected by Candela’s dynamic cooling method, DCD, which delivers a cooling mist on to the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. This cooling mist increases comfort during treatment, as well as protects the skin to minimize side effects like redness.
Are there any requirements for treatment – how do I know if I qualify for treatment?
The only requirement is that you have a desire to improve the condition of your skin. Most patients who receive cosmetic laser treatment opt for procedures to correct skin conditions not out of medical necessity, but because they are interested in improving the appearance of their skin without invasive surgery that would cause downtime away from daily activities. From total facial rejuvenation which involves the reduction and removal of red and brown pigmented lesions with a general firming of the skin, to the removal of sun-spot damage, patients should discuss with their practitioner which treatments are right for them.
What is the procedure for being treated with a Pulse Dye Laser?
Your practitioner will ensure you are as comfortable as possible; most patients are reclined or lying down depending on the area being treated. Both the patient and the practitioner will be wearing protective eyewear. When treatment begins, the laser will be calibrated and parameters will be set based on the specific condition being treated, each condition and each individual is unique and these settings maximize the results you will see following treatment.
What is a Pulsed Dye Laser?
Pulsed Dye Lasers deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis depending on the condition being treated. Factors such as the age, color and type of lesions, as well as the location on the body, all determine whether lesions can be removed.
|Treatment Type||Pulsed Dye Laser Treatments|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Age Spots/Sun Damage, Facial Veins/Capillaries, Melasma/Freckles, Moles, Port Wine Stains, Rosacea/Redness, Scars, Stretch Marks|
|Skin Type||Aging Skin, Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin, Rosacea-Prone Skin, Sensitive Skin|
Avoid sun exposure before and throughout treatments; SPF 30 or higher sunblock should be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care varies depending on condition.