What Can the VBeam Laser Do for My Skin?

Dermatologist looking at someone's leg What Can the VBeam Laser Do for My Skin?

So you’re feeling self conscious about the spider veins on your legs or torso. Or you’re tired of the red, flushed skin that comes with conditions like rosacea. Or you dread the warmer months because of the visibility of your stretch marks. Fortunately, there’s a laser treatment that can solve skin concerns like these. Let’s talk about the Vbeam Perfecta laser, the many conditions it can help treat, and what to expect if you decide to go for it.

What to Know About Vbeam Perfecta Laser Treatment

What Is the Vbeam Perfecta Laser Treatment?

Vbeam® Perfecta is a groundbreaking laser with over 20 FDA cleared indications. It’s extremely safe, making it a trusted laser therapy option among many dermatology practices. It’s easy to use and has been clinically proven time and again for the effective treatment of varied skin conditions, like vascular, pigmented, and some non-pigmented lesions. Best of all, it carries minimal risk and a low incidence of side effects.

The Vbeam Perfecta laser is known as a pulse-dye laser (PDL) and has been shown to effectively treat spider veins in the legs and elsewhere, benign pigmented lesions, rosacea, wrinkles, dyschromia, and even bruising. This PDL technology allows the Vbeam Perfecta laser to safely target melanin pigmented skin areas. Before the laser pulse is activated, the patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) creates a cooling mist to protect the skin. Then, each laser pulse emits eight evenly spaced micro pulses to create consistent results.

What Can I Expect from the Vbeam Perfecta Laser Treatment?

The VBeam Perfecta laser emits bursts of light that are tuned precisely to target the red pigment in blood and blood vessels without harming other parts of the skin. This means that the laser can effectively remove the dilated blood vessels responsible for visible spider veins, stretch marks, and the redness of rosacea – while simultaneously leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. Even better, unlike many other laser treatments, the Vbeam Perfecta emits a brief pulse of a cold spray preceding the pulse of laser light, which further protects the skin from injury and unpleasant side effects.

Vbeam Perfecta is known for its ability to reduce redness and other vascular issues. Patients are often thrilled with the results – more even skin tone, younger-looking skin, and removal of embarrassing vascular or pigment issues that can interfere with quality of life. They also love the rapid results. With the Vbeam Perfecta, results are typically visible immediately following treatment. For some, one treatment is enough, but most people require several laser treatments.

A reputable dermatologist with deep knowledge of the Vbeam laser can make appropriate treatment and timeline recommendations based on your condition and its severity. Keep in mind that the pulses of light feel like the snapping of a small rubber band, which can be slightly uncomfortable for some. However, the cool spray of the Vbeam laser minimizes this brief discomfort. Additionally, a topical numbing cream may be purchased to help mitigate any discomfort.

What Are the Side Effects?

Depending on the issue being treated, there may be different types of side effects. Additionally, the duration of healing time itself can vary depending on your specific issues. Some pigmentation areas may appear darker for up to a week after treatment until fresh, spot-free skin surfaces. Generally, most people do not experience unpleasant or bothersome side effects after a Vbeam Perfecta laser treatment.

Contact Louisiana Dermatology Associates

Want to learn more about the Vbeam Perfecta laser treatment and see if you’re a candidate? If you’re in Baton Rouge or the surrounding areas, you can discuss your skin conditions and your laser therapy options by contacting Louisiana Dermatology Associates today for an appointment with one of our board-certified specialists. We use the Vbeam Perfecta laser in our offices and can walk you through the process, answering any questions you may have.

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