VBeam Perfecta® is a PDL laser (Pulsed Dye Laser) used for treating scars (early post-surgical scars), acne scars, rosacea and post inflammatory acne redness, facial veins, port wine stains, brown spots and stretch marks (fresh reddish, purplish stretch marks). VBeam Perfecta® is the most advanced, state-of-the-art laser pulse dye treatment available. It can be truly a life-changing laser that offers a near painless treatment with minimal to no downtime.
Rosacea’s persistent facial flushing and inflammation leaves most Rosacea sufferers with constant diffuse red areas. Vbeam is recognized as one of the most effective treatments for rosacea. Small veins on the face and nose not caused by Rosacea are quickly treatable, and often with a single session you will see vast improvement. These tiny veins can be caused by sun damage, cold weather exposure (think skiing, snowmobiling etc…), aging and in some instances dietary habits that include excessive alcohol use.
Birthmarks are raised or colored marks on the skin. Some birthmarks only affect the surface of the skin, while others can be raised above the surface or extend into the tissue underneath the skin. VBeam Perfecta® Laser treats these marks or stains for you and/or your child. Since VBeam Perfecta® does not cause burning, pain and great discomfort, this is a great treatment for children as it is safe and virtually painless. Prior to pulsed dye lasers such as the VBeam Perfecta® children had no options that left the skin normal and unscarred. The VBeam laser can also offer correction and improve the appearance of newer scars and stretch marks.
What are the treatments like?
Most patients are reclining or lying down, depending on the area being treated. The laser will be calibrated and parameters set based on the specific condition being treated. Patients often report a warming or tingling sensation during the treatment.
Are treatments painful?
Most patients report a sensation similar to a mild sunburn after the treatment. During the treatment, skin receives additional protection through the patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™) which delivers a cooling burst of cryogen before the laser pulse is delivered. This increases comfort during the treatment and minimizes side effects such as redness.
Is PDL treatment safe?
Yes, PDL has been used since the 1980s for the treatment of port wine stains in infants and young children. The DCD goes a long way toward ensuring both the patients comfort and the protection of the treated skin.
Are the results of PDL permanent?
Permanency depends on several factors, including the condition being treated and your lifestyle. Sun spots may return, for example, if you continue to spend time in the sun without protection.