What does the V-Beam do?
The laser sends an energy beam into the skin structure. The light is absorbed by the superficial blood vessels in the skin. V-beam is a non-ablative laser, delivering the energy to the blood vessels while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. Once the light energy is absorbed by the targeted blood vessels, it is destroyed and reabsorbed by the body. The visible blood vessels or redness disappears.
What can V-beam treat?
V-beam can successfully treat rosacea, spider veins, port-wine stains, and red scars while improving the appearance of fine lines and sun-damaged skin.
How long will it take?
Depending on the size of the treated area, each session usually lasts 10 to 20 minutes and can be repeated monthly. Makeup and lotion can be applied immediately after treatment.
How much does it hurt?
The V-Beam laser utilizes an internal coolant that first sprays and cools the skin to minimize pain. The laser pulse itself is super-rapid. This combination significantly eases the discomfort with treatment. In addition, we can apply topical anesthetic cream for your comfort.
What can I expect?
You can expect to experience some redness and swelling in the treated area for several days. Some patients may have mild bruising that resolves within a few days. Most people experience no discomfort at all following the procedure.
Do I need to follow any pre-treatment or post-treatment instructions?
For the six weeks before and after your treatment, Dr. Orloff advises that you avoid exposure to the sun. Between treatments, it is important to use broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen at all times. You can apply lotion and makeup the day following your V-Beam treatment.
Who should not receive V-Beam laser treatments?
V-Beam laser treatments are not appropriate for clients with dark skin. Additionally, V-Beam should not be used to treat vessels that are deeper than 1.5 mm below the skin, as the pulse of light does not penetrate to that depth.