Vbeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser
Vbeam laser safely and effectively removes discolorations, including rosacea,
sun spots, age spots, freckles, as well as other vascular and pigmentation
abnormalities such as poikiloderma, port wine stains, facial veins and
In addition, the Vbeam Perfecta is proven to treat scars, stretch marks,
warts and psoriasis. The Vbeam uses Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) technology
to deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into targeted areas of
the skin. Most patients notice results right away, and it is safe for
all skin types.
What is the Vbeam treatment like?
Patients often report a warming or tingling sensation during the treatment,
although anesthetics are usually not required.
Are the treatments painful?
Most patients report a sensation similar to mild sunburn after the treatment.
During the treatment, the skin receives additional protection through
the patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) which delivers a cooling burst
of cryogen before the laser is delivered. The DCD increases comfort during
treatment and minimizes side effects such as redness.
Is the treatment safe, and are there any side effects?
Vbeam treatments have 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 patient's comfort and the protection of the treated
skin. Some patients experience redness immediately after treatment, but
it usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally, a laser bruise called
a purpura may occur; this usually disappears in three to five days.
Are Vbeam treatments permanent?
Permanency depends on several factors, including the condition being treated
and the patient's lifestyle. Sun spots, for example may return if
the patient continues to spend time in the sun without protection. Talk
with your practitioner about your goals and expectations for treatment.
What precautions should I take before or after treatment?
Avoid sun exposure before and throughout treatments; SPF 30 or higher sunblock
should be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care varies depending
on condition and should be discussed with your practitioner.
Is Vbeam treatment covered by insurance?
Most insurance cariers do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic and aesthetic
procedures. Some carriers will, however, may cover the treatment of disfiguring
birthmarks such as hemangiomas or port wine stains, and some may cover
psoriasis and rosacea.
Please consult your insurance carrier for details.