The Candela V-Beam pulsed-dye laser is a non-ablative laser that uses a specific wavelength of light (595nm) to selectively target unwanted blood vessels on the face and body. Unwanted blood vessels are commonly caused by aging, excessive exposure to sunlight and by inflammatory conditions such as acne rosacea. Some children are also born with vascular conditions such as port-wine-stain or other forms of hemangiomas.
These may become noticeable and apparent with age.
Most of these conditions can be successfully treated using the VBeam laser. With the VBeam laser, energy is passed through the skin to the blood vessels that you wish to have eliminated, whereby the energy is absorbed by pigment in the blood, causing selective damage to the lining of the target blood vessel without damaging the surrounding tissues and skin.
The laser is pulsed, or "turned on" for only a fraction of a second. The duration of the pulses are carefully determined so that laser energy will be absorbed by the blood vessels without transferring excessive heat to the surrounding skin.
The VBeam laser uses micro-pulse technology, multiple hand-pieces and a Dynamic Cooling Device™ to minimize downtime and eliminate bruising. The VBeam can also be used to eliminate most pigmented lesions. It is best for lighter skin types (I-IV) and should not be used on recently tanned skin.
This Device is Used to Treat
Broken or Enlarged Vessels
Poikiloderma of Civatte
Port Wine Stains
Tuberous Sclerosis (angiofibromas)
What to Expect
The treatment is performed with very little pain. Most of the time patients experience a mild snapping sensation such as a rubber band. Most treatments result in very mild swelling and redness that resolves in a matter of a few hours. Occasionally, a mild bruise occurs that may take several days to resolve. Side effects of treatment are extremely rare.
How Many Treatments are Needed?
Most conditions show noticeable improvement with a single treatment. More resistant broken vessels and vascular malformations can take 3 to 5 treatments for maximal improvement.
Cost of Treatment
Cost varies according to the size of the area treated. Most treatments cost between $100 and $700 dollars per treatment cycle.