Laser Treatments – Vbeam

Here at Becker Cosmetic we have 2 laser devices – the Candela Gentlemax® and Vbeam Perfecta® that treat a number of concerns. We use the Gentlemax for laser hair removal, brown spots, and blue/purple leg veins, and the Vbeam Perfecta is used for more vascular conditions such as rosacea, cherry angiomas, scars, red capillaries (telangiectasia) and more!

Vbeam Perfecta: Pulsed Dye Laser

The Vbeam Perfecta treats a variety of different vascular skin conditions such as red capillaries (telangiectasia), rosacea, cherry angiomas, matting or redness from sun damage and more. The laser targets the hemoglobin in the blood and coagulates the vascular lesions and gets absorbed by the body’s natural healing process. The surrounding skin tissue does not get affected. All Vbeam treatments are best in a series of 3, however results may vary per person, and some may need more or less than 3 for desired results.

A consultation is required prior to treatment. Gallery

Vbeam Laser Q & A

What should I expect during/after treatment?

Laser treatments can tend to be a little uncomfortable and sometimes painful depending on what is being treated. Typically this is short lived, mostly just when the actual “zap” takes place. Typically it feels like a warm snap of heat, and a simultaneous burst of cool air to cool the skin down after heating. However, when treating brown spots, there is no cool air as it’s not beneficial when dealing with pigmentation to go from hot to cold fast, as it could create more of a pigmented spot such as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

How much downtime can I expect?

Downtime can vary per person and depending on what is being treated. Downtime can range from some redness, to puffiness, to a bruise like appearance that will subside in 1-2 weeks. Avoid direct sun exposure for 2 weeks after treatment.

What type of post care is suggested?

  • Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks post treatment – the laser sensitizes you to sun damage and burning
  • NO hot/sweaty activities for 24 hours
  • Cold compress can be used if needed for heat after treatment, also may be given cream for healing / anti-inflammation post treatment

Contraindications for laser treatments:

  • NO sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to any laser treatment!! The sun sensitizes/activates your skin cells, (even if you have used sunscreen) and will fully burn and possibly blister/scar as a result of laser!
  • NO open wounds, lesions, or active infections in area being treated
  • NO treatment if pregnant

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