Vbeam Perfecta is a form of laser therapy that can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It was primarily developed for the treatment of port-wine stains but can also be used for everything from acne scars to facial and spider veins, scars, warts, rosacea and more.
From total facial rejuvenation which involves the reduction and removal of red and brown pigmented lesions with a general firming of the skin to the removal of sun-spot damage, patients should discuss with their practitioner which treatments are right for them.
Vbeam has been found to be very effective in the treatment of active acne. It does this by decreasing the activity of the skin’s oil glands. By reducing the secretion of oil on your skin, less bacteria are formed and you will see a reduction in active acne breakouts.
Vbeam also stimulates new collagen to combat active acne. When the production of new collagen is triggered, acne scars, “from the inside out” are able to remodel with the new collagen that forms at the base. The Vbeam, together with its treatment procedure makes it a perfect combination for patients who are disturbed by acne, especially on the face.
VBeam Perfecta is a Pulse Dye Laser (PDL) that is quick and safe for the removal of skin discolorations caused by vascular and/or pigmentation abnormalities. VBeam Perfecta is one of the most effective treatments for stubborn conditions such as redness, broken blood vessels and a wide variety of skin conditions.
The laser delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis depending on the condition being treated. Factors such as the age, colour and type of lesions, as well as the location on the body, all determine whether lesions can be removed.
Prior to treatment, the skin will be cleansed and protective eyewear will be placed. Topical numbing creams are usually not required. The feeling most patients report is a mild warming or tingling sensation during treatment.
The skin being treated is additionally protected by Candela’s dynamic cooling method, DCD, which delivers a cooling mist to the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. This cooling mist increases comfort during treatment, as well as protects the skin to minimize side effects like redness.
Treatment time varies depending on the area being treated and a typical regimen consists of two to four treatments, approximately four weeks apart.
Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area immediately following treatment, this usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally purpura, a laser bruise, may occur. Purpura is transient and usually disappears in three to five days.
Mild pain and irritation is a possibility with Candela Vbeam Perfecta treatment, but it’s uncommon. Most patients experience Vbeam Perfecta as a warm, tingly sensation.
Most patients are reclining or lying down, depending on the area being treated. The laser will be calibrated and parameters set based on the specific condition being treated. Patients often report a warming or tingling sensation during the treatment, although anesthetics are usually not required.