Vbeam® Laser Treatments

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Broken Capillaries

Telengectasias (facial and nasal “spider veins”) are typically a result of sun exposure. These tiny broken veins in the face cause a persistent flushed look and have the visual effect of “aging” the face. They are worsened by heat, alcohol, tobacco and sun. Skin that is prone to broken vessels need be treated gently and cared for with mild products. Sunscreens and hats will offer protection that will help maintain your cleared skin during and after treatment.

 

Red Acne Scars

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The “red” left behind in acne scars is a result of tiny broken capillaries at the site of the healed acne lesion. This redness is more common to “newer” acne scars and is hard to conceal, making the evidence of acne more pronounced, even after it has healed. Lasers which target these broken capillaries cause the small vessels to coagulate and be reabsorbed by the body. This effectively removes the redness.

 

Vbeam® (Pulsed Dye Laser) is commonly used for the treatment of red acne scars, stretch marks and keloids, which are thickened scar tissue. The Vbeam® laser usually requires three to five treatments. Because the Vbeam® uses both a cooling and deep heating process to target the broken vessel, the treatment is well tolerated and protects the outer surface of the skin.

 

Leg Spider Veins

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Age, pregnancy, and heredity play a large part in the development of varicose and small spider veins. Varicose veins are better treated by sclerotherapy while small red and purple spider veins are easily and comfortably treated by vascular lasers like Vbeam®.

 

The American Academy of Dermatology believes that the new laser technology for treating spider veins is more effective with fewer side effects than sclerotherapy or electrodessication for the same size vessels. Laser surgery is more comfortable for patients because there are no needles or incisions. When the laser hits the skin, the patient only feels a small pinch, and the skin is soothed by cooling both before and after the laser is applied.

 

Rosacea

Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and potentially life-disrupting disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, Rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Over time, the redness becomes ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue.

 

While there is no cure for Rosacea and the cause is unknown, medical therapy is available to control or reverse its signs and symptoms. Vascular lasers such as Vbeam® have proved to substantially reduce and often eliminate the redness and flushing of Rosacea that is so problematic.

 

Port Wine Stains

Port wine stains are present at birth. port_wine_stainPulsed-dye lasers offer safe and effective treatment for port wine stains. Treatment success depends on the age at which it is begun and the location of the lesion. With multiple treatments, most port wine stains can be significantly lightened.

 

Because port wine stains can be progressive, treatment should be done early to prevent cobbling of the skin and thickening and darkening of the stain.

 

Brown Spots

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A part of the skin, melanocytes, produces melanin that is meant to protect the skin from sun damage. This is why the skin tans. As you age, exposure to the sun, hormone changes and medications can all cause these melanocytes to group together and cause dark spots. This causes dark spots that eventually rise to the surface of the skin, creating the dark age spots, freckles, liver spots and other spots.

 

During laser brown spot removal, the light energy from the laser is absorbed by the melanin, eliminating the dark spots. It will create a small grey or red burn that scabs over in a few days. The area will heal in about seven to 10 days. While the skin may be pink in the early stages, it will eventually blend in with the rest of the surrounding skin.

 

Other Conditions Treated by the Vbeam® Laser

 

Warts

Small benign growths in the skin that usually appear on hands and feet.

 

Scars

Raised or puffy scars that are often caused by surgery, trauma, acne or burns.

 

Stretch Marks

Frequently appearing after pregnancy or significant weight loss over the stomach, thighs, buttocks, breasts, shoulders and lower back.

 

Poikiloderma

Redness and discoloration on the neck and chest due to sun damage.

Using the Vbeam®  Pulsed dye laser we can now effectively treat with minimal or no down time:

Facial Vascular Therapy

  • EYES
  • FACE
  • FACE & NECK


During your office consultation you will be provided with a detailed plan of the treatments that will be of the most benefit to you. Please contact us for a consultation appointment or with any questions you may have.