Candela V-Beam® Laser
What it Treats: The VBeam Laser works well on and red & brown spots on the skin. It can reduce or eliminate redness of the face and neck, rosacea and brown spots due to sun damage and age. It also treats face and leg veins.
How it Works: The pulsed dye laser delivers an intense but safe burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the skin cells. It is very common that you may need to have areas treated more than once.
Expected Office Experience: Before any Laser treatment, we recommend having a complimentary consultation so that you can be fully prepared for the procedure. At the time of your procedure we being by taking preliminary photographs so that you can track your results as your skin begins to change. The day of the treatment the area is cleaned and wiped with alcohol. Both you and your practitioner will be wearing protective eyewear. Most patients report warming or a tingling sensation during treatment.
After the treatment is completed, cool towels are placed on the treated areas for your comfort. Next, aloe and sunblock are applied. The experience will conclude with a complimentary make-up touchup.
Expected Recovery: Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated areas; this can last for two to three days. Occasionally, purpura (laser bruising on treated lesion) can occur; this will usually disappear within 3-5 days. Cool compresses can help with this side effect.
Length of Effect: Results depend on many factors, like the condition being treated or lifestyle. For example, if a patient has sun spots removed and continues to spend time in the sun without protection, it is likely the sun sports will return.