The V-Beam® pulse dye laser by Candela has been a gold standard in laser treatment for over 20 years. The V-Beam has been successfully used since the 1980’s. Pulsed Dye Lasers work by delivering an intense but gentle burst of light into the targeted area(s). Factors such as the age, color, type of lesion, and location on the body all determine whether lesions will be able to be removed.
During treatment with the V-Beam both you and Dr. Dang will wear eye protection. When treatment begins, the laser is calibrated and parameters are set for each specific condition that is being treated. Each condition and patient are unique, and the customizable nature of the V-Beam allows Dr. Dang to help patient’s achieve the maximum results possible.
reatments with the V-Beam are generally tolerated well without any anesthetic. Candela’s exclusive dynamic cooling method, DCD, sprays a cooling mist onto the targeted area of skin before each laser pulse, helping to minimize any discomfort and protecting the skin. Most patients report experiencing a mild warming of the skin, or tingling sensation after treatment. A topical anesthetic can be applied prior to treatment if necessary.
Side effects of the V-Beam are very mild. Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area immediately following treatment. Occasionally purpura, a laser bruise, may occur. Purpura usually disappears in three to five days.
Some of the most common conditions the V-Beam can treat include:
- Facial Redness
- Facial Vines & Broken Capillaries
- Leg Veins
- Port Wine Stains
- Stretch Marks
To learn more about the benefits of V-Beam®/Pulsed Dye Laser, please call our office today to schedule a consultation and find out if this procedure is right for you.