The Vbeam is a Candela laser that uses Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) technology to treat unwanted vessels and redness of the face, neck, and chest. It also treats bright red spots (cherry angiomas) and red scars. Spider veins on the legs do not typically respond with this treatment.
Is it painful?
Most patients describe the feeling of the treatment as similar to a rubber band snapping on their skin. A topical anesthetic may be applied to the area to minimize discomfort.
The Vbeam laser has a cooling system which sprays the skin before each pulse to minimize pain. After the treatment, the skin can feel like a mild sunburn for some patients. This could last around 4 to 8 hours after the treatment session.
How long does it take?
Depending on the treatment area, laser treatments may last anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. Treating multiple areas could extend the duration of the session. The time will also increase if additional cosmetic treatments are involved.
How do I prepare for the treatment?
To optimize results, avoid getting a tan or sunburn prior to your treatment. Sun protection is recommended before and after all laser treatments. Certain skincare products may be not allowed before and after the treatment.
What to expect during your Vbeam laser consultation
You can raise any concerns and goals during the Vbeam consultation. We will carefully examine your skin, and your medical records will be evaluated.
We will then recommend the most suitable treatment plan. We will discuss the entire treatment plan with you, including the preparation, treatment process, aftercare, cost, and results. We will address all your concerns before scheduling your treatment session.