VBeam Laser treatment in Miami
The VBeam laser in Miami is the gold standard in vascular laser treatments! It will help you achieve a skin tone without spots. Vascular lasers specifically target “red” color and are routinely used to eliminate small red vessels and capillaries.
The Vbeam safely and effectively removes discolorations, including rosacea, sun spots, age spots, and freckles as well as other pigmentation issues such as port wine stains and facial veins.
How does the Vbeam laser work?
The VBeam Perfecta utilizes Pulse Dye Laser (PDL) technology to deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of skin. There, it is absorbed by the blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas, safely treating the condition. Each laser pulse is spread into eight evenly spaced micro pulses providing vessel heating and allowing consistent and effective results.
How do Vbeam laser treatments work?
During Vbeam laser treatments, the skin receives additional protection through the patented Dynamic Cooling Device, which delivers a cooling mist prior to the pulse of the laser, protecting the epidermis and minimizing side effects such as redness.
Most patients notice beneficial results right away, and often 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.
What are the Vbeam laser side effects?
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.
Other Vbeam laser side effects may include itching or an irritable sensation near the area of the skin that has been treated with Vbeam. During this period, it is recommended that you do not further irritate the skin by scratching: this will cause a delay in the healing process of the skin.
- How long does redness last after Vbeam treatment?
Depending on the setting that was used when having Vbeam treatment, the redness can fade within a few hours or it could last for up to a week.
- What types of lesions can be treated with the Vbeam laser?
Some of the common types of lesions that are treated with the Vbeam laser include:
- Spider veins;
- Cherry angiomas (the small red spots that sometimes appear on the body and face);
- Red or raised scars; and
- Small leg veins that are too small to be treated with sclerotherapy.
Smaller lesions such as varicose veins and red spots can usually be cleared within one or two treatments while more severe lesions and birthmarks may require more treatments.
- Does Vbeam laser treatment hurt?
While most people don’t find the treatment particularly painful, they do experience mild discomfort. Topical numbing cream is often applied to the area before treatment and the light pulse feels like a snapping of a small rubber band against your skin.
- What does the skin look like after treatment?
There will be small pink spots on your skin directly following the Vbeam treatment. It is possible that some of the areas may turn purple or blue for about a week after the treatment. A good idea is to schedule your Vbeam treatment during a time when you don’t have any immediate upcoming social or work commitments.
- What are the risks involved?
Hyperpigmentation, light discoloration and scarring are very unlikely. But it is best to avoid the sun after your Vbeam treatment to minimize the risk. Your risks will also be increased if you have taken Accutane for acne within the 6 months leading up to the procedure. It is possible that bruising may appear but this will generally fade within a week of treatment.
- How many Vbeam treatments do I need?
The number of treatments will depend on the condition that is being treated. The typical number of treatments is 4 to 12.
- What can I expect from Vbeam laser treatment?
Minor irritation and redness can be expected in the area that has been treated but this should clear up in less than two weeks. Cool packs and Tylenol are recommended to treat discomfort directly following the treatment.
If you want to schedule a consultation at the Miami Plastic Surgery for Vbeam laser treatments, please give us a call today!