We now have the new V Beam Perfecta
“Our newest laser is more powerful and efficient than the older version, it includes a new tip for treating pigmented lesions as well as the standard red discoloration issues caused by rosacea and other related issues. This is the industry gold standard for treating vascular lesions.”
V Beam is a brand of pulsed dye laser used to reduce signs of age-related discoloration – such as broken capillaries, redness, pigmented lesions and more. The procedure delivers an intense but gentle burst of laser light to the skin, which is absorbed by the blood vessels. The body absorbs these heated blood vessels during the natural healing process.
At Chrysalis Rejuvenation Clinic, we use V Beam technology to treat these common skin issues on the face and body:
- Pigmented lesions and acne
- Broken vessels and capillaries; cherry angiomas, hemangiomas
- Red or pink scars
- Port wine stain birth marks
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT V BEAM
Is V Beam safe?
Pulsed dye lasers including V Beam have a well-documented history of safely and effectively treating vascular lesions for more than 15 years. The technology has a unique ability to selectively target the blood vessels of a vascular lesion without adversely affecting the surrounding tissue. It is so safe and effective that it has been used successfully for the treatment of infants as young as a few weeks old.
Is the V Beam treatment painful?
The V Beam system protects the skin during laser treatment with a dynamic cooling device that sprays a cool liquid onto the skin before each laser pulse, cooling the upper layers of the skin and providing patients with increased comfort. You may experience a sensation similar to being stung by a mosquito.
How does V Beam work?
A V Beam laser produces a bright beam of light that gently heats the blood vessels of the affected area of skin. This gentle heating causes the appearance of vascular lesions to improve. Because this technology offers a wide range of wavelengths, it is possible to closely match the absorption lines of certain tissues. At the same time, the narrow bandwidth of the laser enables the technician to specifically target the affected area and avoid damage to surrounding tissue.
How many treatments are required?
Depending on the issue and size of area being treated, 1-5 sessions or more may be required, with each session taking 10-20 minutes. Treatments are usually performed at 6-week intervals.
How long is the recovery period?
Minimal redness will last just a few hours, and some mild swelling may occur. Some patients may bruise temporarily (5-10 days), although this is rare when treating facial blood vessels. We will counsel you regarding proper skin care after the treatment.
Are there side effects?
Rarely. Very rarely, lightening of the skin occurs. Scarring occurs in less than one-tenth of 1 percent of all cases.