Vbeam® Perfecta (595nm Pulsed Dye)
Often referred to as a Vbeam laser. Most patients are seated in a reclined position or lying down during the vbeam laser procedure. Protective eyewear will be put in place to ensure safety of the eyes in the presence of the laser light. Your provider will individualize the laser parameters/settings to customize the treatment to your condition. You will experience a cool burst of coolant, then a warm sensation. The required time for a treatment varies from a few minutes to approximately 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
The Candela Vbeam laser is capable of sending intense light energy directly into the target areas of the epidermis and dermis with minimal effect on the surrounding tissue. The laser focuses on the hemoglobin chromophore of the blood vessels or the melanin of the pigmented areas and is absorbed within them. Since there is little pain associated with the laser, no anesthetic is necessary.
The Candela’s unique Dynamic Cooling Device, ‘DCD’ cryogen cooling system prepares the skin and soothes it to diminish any potential discomfort. It provides protection as well, which helps to minimize the side effects often associated with other laser treatments.
Redness and swelling, may occur following the vbeam laser procedure. These usually resolve over a few hours to a few days. You may be advised to use cold compresses if desired and will be advised to avoid sun exposure. Although not common, if bruising occurs, it will generally resolve over 5-7 days. Most patients are comfortable and able to return to normal activities, including work immediately after the vbeam laser procedure.
Laser procedures are safe and gentle enough to be applied to most skin types and have been used safely and successfully on very young children since the 1980’s. After assessing your specific condition and goals for treatment, the physician or provider can discuss whether a Candela Vbeam laser procedure would be the most effective way to address your individual needs.
The full range of conditions the Vbeam laser can treat includes:
- Areas of redness
- Uneven pigmentation
- Sun spots
- Facial and leg veins
- Pigmented lesions
- Port wine stains
- Scars and stretch marks
- Venous lakes
- Benign gynecological vascular lesions
- Other benign cutaneous lesions