Are you living with vascular or pigmented lesions such as birthmarks, visible blood vessels, port wine stains, or rosacea? If so, you are one of many who may feel frustrated or overwhelmed when looking for an effective treatment option. The Vbeam laser at Pinnacle Dermatology & Skin Rejuvenation is a proven treatment option to help lighten these lesions for a more even complexion.
What is the Vbeam Laser?
The Vbeam laser is a pulsed-dye laser for the treatment of a wide array of vascular, pigmented, and certain non-pigmented lesions. It works by delivering short bursts of energy into the targeted skin, which is then absorbed by the lesion and eventually eliminated from the body by the lymphatic system.
The Vbeam laser can be used to target the following:
- Blood vessels.
- Spider veins.
- Port wine stains.
- Inflammatory acne vulgaris.
- Hypertrophic scarring.
Who is a Good Candidate for Vbeam?
Those who are unhappy with or bothered with the appearance of pigmented, vascular, or some non-pigmented lesions often choose the Vbeam as an effective treatment option. However, you should not receive this treatment if you are pregnant or have taken Accutane in the last six months. In order to best determine if you are a good candidate, contact our Bellevue, WA office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gray.
The Vbeam Treatment
During your treatment session, an anesthetic cream or injection is available if you desire to numb the area. The Vbeam laser will then be used to target the designated areas. Treatment feels similar to hot and cold rubber band snaps, however, the Vbeam laser is equipped with a cooling device to help ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure. The length of treatment will depend on the number of areas being targeted.
Most people require a series of Vbeam treatments depending on the severity of their condition and the darkness of their lesions. Smaller areas on the face may only require 1-2 treatments spaced several weeks apart.
Following your treatment, redness and swelling may occur for up to a week, and bruising may occur in the treatment of very large blood vessels, port wine stains, or scarring. In order to properly care for the treated area, avoid prolonged periods of sun exposure and irritating products such as retinoids until redness subsides. You will be able to see a visible lightening of your pigmented lesions after each treatment session.