The VBeam pulsed dye laser was designed to rid patients of benign vascular legions. The laser can improve the look and feel of most scars, particularly red scars, by stimulating collagen production in the deep layers of your skin. Multiple treatments are usually necessary to achieve improvement; the amount of improvement depends on the size and severity of the scar or vascular legion.
The VBeam laser treatment delivers an intense but gentle burst of light to the skin. 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.
Treatment with the VBeam may consist of multiple treatments and will last from 15-20 minutes. These treatments occur on an average of every 6-12 weeks depending on the area and type of treatment. The DCD (Dynamic Cooling Device) which is built into the laser system, delivers a short burst or spray of cryogen just prior to the laser pulse being delivered. The DCD has been instrumental in reducing pain associated with treatment as well as reducing the possibility of blister/scab formation. In some instances, a topical cream or anesthetic can be used if requested. The feeling of a laser pulse has been described as being snapped by a rubber band or a slight stinging sensation.
Following laser treatment, the area may continue to feel warm like sunburn. Depending on the type and area of treatment, patients will have different post-treatment results and regimes. Some patients may experience bruising or redness that lasts for several days up to several weeks, while others may only have slight redness for several hours.
*Results and patient experience may vary.