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What is the Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser?

The Vbeam is a Pulsed Dye Laser, which uses micropulse technology.  The laser delivers light in pulses generating lser beams of different colors.  Since the Vbeam us used to treat dilated blood vessels, as in rosacea, it is often called a vascular laser.  The target of the vascular laser is hemoglobin, the red protein in blood cells in the blood vessels.  Skin cells that surround the dilated (red) blood vessels are not touched. 

Vbeam Laser will treat all the following:

  • Rosacea
  • Spider Veins/Broken Capillaries
  • Stretch Marks (early, when still red)
  • Red/Acne Scars
  • Red Birthmarks
  • Red/purple Pigmented Spots

What is the procedure for being treated with a Pulse Dye Laser?

Dr. Robinson 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 Dr. Robinosn 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 th ese settings maximize the results you will see following treatment.

Are there any requirements for tre atment � 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-spots.

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.

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 new sun spots will appear. Talk with Dr. Robinson about your goals and expectations.

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