V-Beam is a pulsed dye laser that uses micro-pulse technology to improve red and brown discolorations on the skin. It targets the red or brown pigment and causes the blood vessels to absorb the laser light.
Gentle enough for use on infants and people with darker skin tones, most patients need three to five treatments on a monthly basis for optimal results. No downtime is required after V-Beam.
Among the conditions that the V-Beam laser improves are:
- Rosacea / facial redness
- Broken blood vessels / broken capillaries / spider veins
- Port wine stains
- Brown spots / age spots / sun spots
At Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco, all consultations and treatments, including V-Beam, are done by our physicians. They have been thoroughly trained in the operation of this laser device and how it improves the appearance of your skin.
We are very particular about the treatments we offer, studying each to determine if a particular product or technique is worthy of our patients. It is important to us that we can stand by every treatment and recommend it with confidence. Then, we make sure that we receive the training required to provide excellent results. This includes follow-up training, as needed.
A thorough examination and detailed medical history will determine if you are a good candidate for V-Beam or if a different laser device or different treatment would work best for you.
The effects of V-Beam laser treatment are permanent. Rosacea, broken capillaries, and spider veins can recur, however. Taking great care of your skin and avoiding sun exposure can help to avoid new facial redness. For spider veins on the legs, we recommend Sclerotherapy.
The V-Beam Treatment
After cleansing your skin and applying a cooling cryogen spray, our physician will pass a handheld device over the areas to be treated. The treatment lasts about a half hour and is painless.
Recovering from V-Beam
You may experience some slight swelling, bruising, and increased redness for a few days, but you can continue with all activities immediately after your V-Beam treatment. Makeup can be used to cover any discoloration, and cold compresses can reduce swelling. In a few cases, peeling may occur for a few days.
After your treatment, your skin will be softer, smoother, brighter, and with less facial redness than before.
We will instruct you how to care for your skin after your treatment. Lasers make your skin more vulnerable to sunburn, so you must always wear sunscreen when outdoors.
Do you think V-Beam might be right for you? Call us today for an appointment.