VBEAM LASER TREATMENT
The Vbeam System is a world-renowned pulsed dye laser that is easy to use and recognized as the gold standard for the treatment of vascular (red) lesions. PDL Vbeam has been proven time and again for the successful treatment of a wide range of vascular, pigmented and some non-pigmented lesions with a low incidence of side effects.
What do we use the Vbeam laser for?
At Clinique Face MD, we most often use the Vbeam System to treat scars, vascular areas of the face (telangiectasias, angiomas, wine spots) and reed. However, the Vbeam also has over 20 indications:
|Benign pigmented lesions Benign vascular lesions Dyschromia Facial telangiectasia Inflammatory acne vulgaris Leg veins Nasal telangiectasia Photo-rejuvenation Poikiloderma Post-procedure bruising Telangiectatic telescoping||Wrinkles Cherry angioma Hemangioma * Port wine stains * Psoriasis* Scars * Arachneal angioma * Striae * Venous lakes * Warts (non-facial) * .|
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What are the contraindications for the Vbeam laser?
Accutane – Wait 6 months after stopping taking Accutane. Tattoos – Do not treat tattooed skin, including decorative tattoos, permanent makeup, and write-off tattoos.
Photosensitivity – History of photosensitivity to 595 nm light.
Seizure Disorders – We do not treat patients with a history of light-triggered seizures.
Medication – Patients who take blood thinners, iron supplements, herbal supplements like ginko, ginseng, or garlic on a daily basis may bruise more easily.
Photosensitizing Drugs – Drugs which induce photosensitivity in or above the 595nm range.
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 – Do not treat if one or more active lesions are present in the intended treatment area. Patients with a known history of frequent lesions due to HSV 1 and 2 should start prophylaxis before treatment, as prescribed by their doctor.
Poorly Controlled Medical Conditions – These patients must be carefully evaluated by their doctor for medical clearance.
Active skin infection – Avoid treating open wounds and skin that is actively infected.
Sensitivity to cold – Use caution when treating patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon.
Keloid scars – Perform tests before treating larger areas.
Implanted medical devices – Cardiac pacemakers, cardioverters and other implantable or filling devices, consult a physician.
Tanned skin – Do not treat recently tanned skin. Blisters and hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation may occur. Let the tan fade before treatment. If in doubt, compare the treatment area with the limited sun exposure area.
How to Prepare Your Skin for Vbeam Laser Treatment
Topical anesthetics can be used before laser treatment, according to the manufacturers instructions. HOWEVER, topical anesthetics must be removed from the skin before treatment.
The skin should be clean and dry; remove all lotions, perfumes, makeup, deodorants, self-tanners, etc.
We rinse the treatment area thoroughly with water after cleaning it with soap (or similar mild cleanser) and water.
We shave the hairy areas before the treatment.
How to take care of your skin after a Vbeam laser
1. Cold compresses or cold gel packs or cold aloe vera gel can be applied after treatment.
2. Prolonged exposure to the sun should be avoided; a moisturizing sunscreen of at least SPF30 + should be applied continuously throughout the treatment.
3. Clean the area gently and avoid irritation from friction or chafing.
4. Resume use of usual topical agents as soon as irritation subsides.
What should I expect after Vbeam laser treatment?
If you have had purpuric treatment (with desired bruising): purpura, edema, minimal to moderate discomfort relieved by a cold compress or a cool gel pack.
If you have had non-purpuric treatment (without bruising desired): edema, mild to moderate erythema and a feeling of tightness with minimal discomfort.
What are the potential risks of the Vbeam laser?
Itching (hives-like reaction)
Burns, blisters, scabs, changes in color and / or texture.
Activation of herpes simplex
Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin, transient or long term) Hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin, transient, long term or possibly permanent).
In the event of hypo or hyperpigmentation, treatment should not be carried out until the pigmentation returns to normal.
Scars (rare, possibly permanent)
How many treatments are usually needed?
Several treatments over a period of several months may be necessary.
It is the provider’s judgment that will determine the end of treatment. Treatment should stop when the clinical endpoint and the desired patient outcome have been achieved.
Maintenance treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired result.
What are the prices of a Vbeam treatment?
See our Clinique Face MD Price List page.
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