LASER TREATMENT FOR STRETCHMARKS, VEINS, SUN DAMAGE
V-Beam Stretchmark Treatment
The V-beam is one of the most popular lasers in our practice. It is an advanced pulsed dye laser that acts to decrease evidence of age, decrease fine lines and wrinkles and sun damage. The V-beam uses an intense beam of light, delivered in long pulses, to gently remove unwanted, damaged, or diseased cells without harming the surrounding healthy cells. The light is absorbed by the blood vessels in the dermis. These blood vessels are reabsorbed by the body, allowing for a cleaner, more refreshed appearance.
WHAT LESIONS IS V-BEAM USED TREAT?
- Facial Veins
- Leg Veins
- Sun Damage
- Hypertrophic Scars
- Red Birthmarks
INTEGRATED DYNAMIC COOLING DEVICE
The integrated Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) emits a short spray of cryogen onto the skin, milliseconds before each laser pulse, minimizing the thermal effect on the superficial layers of the skin without affecting underlying targeted structures. Essentially, this results in a greater comfort for patients during treatment.
By selectively cooling the epidermis, while leaving the underlying target at normal temperatures, the DCD minimizes thermal injury, pain, and the risks associated with anesthesia without decreasing the effectiveness of the laser treatments.
WHAT RESULTS SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
Most patients will see improvement in their vascular and pigmented lesions. The improvement can be quite dramatic, although results may vary. Your doctor will evaluate you to determine if that V-beam is the right treatment for you.
IS THE TREATMENT SAFE?
It is extremely safe. There are no major side effects. Side effects may include purpura, redness and swelling in the treated area. These are very rare and only occur with aggressive treatments and usually do not last more than a few days.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT WITH THE V-BEAM?
We recommend avoiding sun-exposure for 1-2 days after treatment with the V-beam. A sunblock should be used at all times.