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What is the V-Beam laser, and how does it work?

Skin Matrx utilizes V-Beam laser technology to give relief and noticeable improvement to anyone suffering from rosacea, spider veins, port-wine stains, acne, and scars. This pulse-dye laser technology emits a specific type of light energy that is absorbed by red blood vessels.

The energy emitted by the device causes the blood vessels to be smaller and lighter with each treatment. For best results, these treatments are performed in a series of five to seven sessions at four-week intervals. The laser treatment has minimal downtime and you can apply makeup directly after your session. We recommend a series of V-Beam treatments to achieve the best results.

V-Beam for Rosacea

Nearly 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea. What starts as occasional flushing leads often leads to facial skin that never loses its redness, broken capillaries, pimples and bumps, and then thickening of the skin around the nose. In a survey by the National Rosacea Society, 69 percent of sufferers admitted that their condition made them feel “Frustrated, embarrassed, and negatively affected their self-esteem.” Are you one of those people? Our team at Skin Matrx can help.

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V-Beam FAQ

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.

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