The Vbeam 595nm pluse dye laser has long been considered the “gold standard” for the treatment of vascular lesions. It is a safe, easy-to-use tool for the treatment of vascular, pigmented and certain non-pigmented lesions with a low incidence of side effects. At Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England, it is one of our most-used laser treatments.
Q: What precautions should I take before or after treatment?
A: We recommend that patients avoid sun exposure before and immediately after a VBeam treatment. A sunblock of SPF 30 or higher should be worn daily during this time.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area immediately following treatment, which typically only lasts a few hours. Occasionally purpura, a laser bruise, may occur. Purpura is transient and usually disappears in three to five days.
Q: How soon will I see results?
A: Most patients notice some results from a VBeam treatment right away. The results of laser therapy vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required.
Q: Are the treatment results permanent?
A: 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 the sunspots will return.
Q: What does it feel like?
A: The feeling most patients report is a warming or tingling sensation during a VBeam treatment. Immediately following treatment, the area may feel firm or tight. The skin being treated is additionally protected by VBeam Candela’s dynamic cooling method, DCD, which delivers a cooling mist on to the skin before the laser pulse is emitted.