The Vbeam Perfecta (by Candela Syneron) is a classic pulsed dye laser that has been the laser of choice amongst dermatologists for vascular (thread veins) and pigmented lesions ("sun spots") for the past few years.
It is an essential tool for facial rejuvenation by correcting red and brown skin discoloration, eliminating virtually all vascular and pigmented lesions. The Vbeam Perfecta features advanced micro-pulse technology, multiple hand pieces for treating various spot sizes, and a patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™) cooling system. The treatment is virtually pain free and there is no downtime as bruising or swelling is minimal.
We also use the Vbeam as a standard treatment for patients after facial procedures eg, blepharoplasties, facelifts, rhinoplasties and CO2 lasers as it will significantly reduce the amount of bruising and swelling.
•Facial and Leg Veins
•Scars and Stretch Marks
•Freckles, Sun and Age Spots
•Port Wine Stain
On the average between £200 to £400 per session.
Are the treatments painful?
Most patients report a sensation similar to mild sunburn after the treatment. During the treatment, skin receives additional protection through the patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), which delivers a cooling burst of cryogen before the laser pulse is delivered. The DCD increases comfort during treatment and minimizes side effects such as redness.
Is PDL treatment safe, and are there any side effects?
Yes, PDL treatments have been used since the 1980s for the treatment of port wine stains in infants and young children. The DCD goes a long way toward ensuring both the patient’s comfort and the protection of the treated skin. Some patients experience redness immediately after treatment, but it usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally a laser bruise called purpura may occur; this usually disappears in three to five days.
Are PDL treatments permanent?
Permanency depends on several factors, including the condition being treated and the patient’s lifestyle. Sun spots, for example, may return if the patient continues to spend time in the sun without protection. Talk with your practitioner about your goals and expectation for treatment.
What precautions should I take before or after treatment?
Avoid sun exposure before and throughout treatments; SPF 30 or higher sun block should be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care varies depending on condition and should be discussed with your practitioner. Trust the Vbeam Perfecta to safely and effectively remove discolorations, including rosacea, sun spots, age spots, freckles, as well as other vascular and pigmentation abnormalities such as poikiloderma, port wine stains, facial veins and leg veins. In addition, the Vbeam Perfecta is proven to treat scars, stretch marks, warts and psoriasis. The Vbeam uses Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) technology to deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into targeted areas of the skin. There it’s absorbed by the blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas, safely treating the condition. Most patients notice results right away, and it’s safe for all skin types.
What is the Vbeam treatment like?
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 anaesthetics are usually not required.