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The Vbeam laser treats anything that's the color red. By zeroing in on the small inflamed or broken vessels in your skin, Vbeam laser treatments will help you have more even skin color.
Learn more about the various conditions treatable by the Vbeam skin laser.
The pulsed dye laser (Vbeam) produces an intensive but gentle burst of laser light at a certain frequency that is absorbed by blood vessels and not by the skin.
In this way, the laser does not damage the skin and only destroys the excess vessels underneath the skin, thus, reducing the risk of scarring or need for surface healing.
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The laser delivers an intense but gentle burst of yellow light to your skin. The light is specifically absorbed by the blood vessels in the dermis. When the blood vessels are heated, they coagulate and are then reabsorbed by your body during the natural healing process.
Is this a treatment that's right for you?
Many of our procedures are technology-driven and very person-specific. To help you find out if a treatment might work for you, we've set up an interest form that allows you to upload your photo(s). Our Special Procedures RN, Angela, will review your form and photos and call you for a "virtual" phone consult.
Then, if it seems you could benefit, you just set a time to come into the office for a consultation with Angela. Click here to fill out the Consult Registration form and upload your photos. Angela will be able to answer all your questions - and since she's the one performing these treatments, she's the perfect person to ask!
Yes. In fact, pulsed dye laser treatment is so safe that is has been used successfully for the treatment of port wine stains in infants and young children. The top layer of your skin, the epidermis, is protected during your treatment by Candela's unique dynamic cooling device, DCD™, which sprays a cooling mist onto your skin before each laser pulse, increasing your comfort.
Some patients may feel a slight discomfort associated with the laser pulse. This feeling has been described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This minimal discomfort is decreased further by Candela's Dynamic Cooling Device™. If you are having a first treatment or are anxious or particularly sensitive, a topical anesthetic cream may be used prior to treatment.
The Vbeam is a nonablative laser. Nonablative lasers do not cut, burn or harm the surface layer of your skin, but instead work "underneath" the skin surface.
Dr. Fitzgerald recommends that you avoid sun exposure before and throughout the course of the treatment. A sun block (SPF 30 or above) should be used. The post-treatment care needed depends on what lesion was treated. Our Laser Specialist will explain any after-care that might be needed. Some facial swelling may be noted from 1 to 2 days following treatment when treated around the eyes.
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Dr. Fitzgerald at American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in New Orleans. Demonstrations on Periocular rejuvenation; MidFace Volumizing & Shaping and Best Practices for Sculptra (PLA)
Rebecca Fitzgerald MD, Board Certified Dermatology & Skin Surgery International Master Trainer for Sculptra, National Injection Trainer for Juvederm, Botox, Restylane and Radiesse
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