The Vbeam® Perfecta is a revolutionary laser designed to treat underlying vasculature and epidermal pigmented lesions without damaging the surface of the skin. It is the most effective laser in treatment of rosacea and facial blood vessels.
The Vbeam® Perfecta sets the gold standard in treatment of facial redness such as rosacea and facial veins. It is highly recommended for unsightly broken capillaries, spider hemangioms, telangectasia and facial skin discoloration.
The Vbeam ® Perfecta laser treatment is a total facial rejuvenation procedure that improves the appearance of the skin without invasive surgery. This treatment does not require anesthetics. It is a safe treatment that eliminates the use of needles and is mostly painless. Some patient reported only warming or tingling sensations. Patients may return to their normal activities without any significant cosmetic inconvenience.
The Vbeam® Perfecta is an affordable solution to remove redness on the face as well as treat rosacea, facial spider veins and other undesirable blood vessels and skin discolorations. The cost for the laser procedure starts at $125 per treatment. The total cost depends on the size of the area and the condition being treated. Results can be seen after the first treatment. Most patients notice beneficial results right away and often times feel a firming or tightening of the treated area. A consultation with Dr. Abrams, D.O. or Sheryl Wilson, ARNP-C, will determine the right treatment for the patient and the number of sessions required for clearance of the area to be treated.
What is a Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL)?
Pulsed Dye Lasers deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis depending on the condition being treated. Factors such as the age, color and type of lesions, as well as the location on the body, all determine whether lesions can be removed.
The Vbeam® Perfecta laser uses a unique micropulse technology, which spreads out a single laser pulse into 8 evenly spaced micropulses, providing gentle vessel heating and allowing consistent effective results. The compression handpiece pushes vascular fluids out of the way, enabling the laser to precisely target pigmentation without impacting underlying blood vessels, thus offering precision results and greater comfort for patients during treatment.
What is the procedure for being treated with a Pulse Dye Laser?
Your provider will ensure you are as comfortable as possible; most patients are reclined or lying down depending on the area being treated. Both the patient and the provider will be wearing protective eyewear. When treatment begins, the laser will be calibrated and parameters will be set based on the specific condition being treated, each condition and each individual is unique and these settings maximize the results you will see following treatment.
Are there any requirements for treatment – how do I know if I qualify for treatment?
The only requirement is that you have a desire to improve the condition of your skin. Most patients who receive cosmetic laser treatment opt for procedures to correct skin conditions not out of medical necessity, but because they are interested in improving the appearance of their skin without invasive surgery that would cause downtime away from daily activities. From total facial rejuvenation which involves the reduction and removal of red and brown pigmented lesions with a general firming of the skin, to the removal of sun-spot damage, patients should discuss with their practitioner which treatments are right for them.
What conditions can be treated with a Pulse Dye Laser?
The list is extensive and includes:
Does it hurt?
No anesthetics are required, but they may be used. The feeling most patients report is a warming or tingling sensation during treatment. The skin being treated is additionally protected by Candela’s dynamic cooling method, DCD, which delivers a cooling mist on to the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. This cooling mist increases comfort during treatment, as well as protects the skin to minimize side effects like redness.
Is PDL Treatment safe?
Yes. In fact, treatment is so safe that it has been successfully used since the 1980’s for the treatment of port wine stain birthmarks in infants and young children. During treatment, the epidermis is protected by Candela’s exclusive dynamic cooling method, DCD, which sprays a cooling mist onto the targeted area of skin before each laser pulse, maximizing comfort and protecting the skin during treatment. The Candela Vbeam Perfecta sets the standard for technology and safety. Side effects are minimized by splitting each laser pulse into a series of micro pulses for maximum effect and maximum safety. Additionally, the Vbeam uses an intuitive touch screen color display with easy to read graphics and clear treatment guidelines.
Are the results of Pulse Dye Laser Treatment Permanent?
Permanency of results depend on many factors, like the condition being treated, or lifestyle of the patient. For example, if a patient has sun spots removed, and continues to spend time in the sun without adequate skin protection, it is likely that the sun spots will return. Talk with your provider about your goals and expectations for treatment.
How soon will I see results of my treatment?
Most patients notice beneficial results right away, and often times feel a firming or tightening of the treated area. The results of laser therapy vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required for clearance.
What are the Side Effects of Treatment?
Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area immediately following treatment, this usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally purpura, a laser bruise, may occur. Purpura is transient and usually disappears in three to five days.
Are there any special precautions I need to take before or after treatment?
It is recommended to avoid sun exposure before and throughout treatment to maximize results. A sunblock of SPF 30 or higher should be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care guidelines depend on the condition treated, and should be discussed with you practitioner.
Is Pulse Dye Laser Treatment covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Some carriers will, however, cover the treatment of disfiguring birthmarks such as hemangiomas or port wine stains. In addition, the treatment of psoriasis and rosacea may be covered by some insurance companies. Please consult your insurance carrier for more details.
How much does Pulse Dye Laser Treatment Cost?
Cost depends on the size of the area being treated as well as the condition being treated, talk with your practitioner to learn more about treatment fees.
Do you have other questions?
Please schedule an appointment and we can work with you in determining the best options available to reach your goals.
Contact us at 926-2300 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our special packages.