What is the V-Beam Laser?
The V-Beam laser, or vascular laser, is a specialized treatment device crafted to treat dilated blood vessels that are present in patients with rosacea or those experiencing general redness issues. Like most other facial lasers, the V-Beam can be effectively used to remedy a whole host of skin maladies, with redness as its primary target. The pulsed-dye laser (PDL) design of the V-Beam is a reliable and relatively easy way to correct problems associated with the networks of blood vessels within the skin tissue.
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How Does the V-Beam Laser Treat Rosacea and Redness?
As a pulsed-dye laser (PDL), the V-Beam produces pulses of energy combined with dyes that modify the color of the beam. The colored dyes change the composition of the light’s wavelength, altering the way in which your blood vessels absorb and react to it. Each color of light is absorbed by the skin tissue in a different way. Lighter colors like yellow work well for reaching blood vessels within the dermis and causing them to break down. Once they’ve been effectively vaporized by colored light waves, these dead cells are then naturally flushed out by your body.
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The ability to colorfully distort the light waves of the V-Beam laser allows technicians to have optimized control and precision during a procedure. The laser wand is placed on the areas of concern and specified dyes are used to break down disrupted blood vessels that are the cause of redness and rosacea. Essentially, the previously defunct blood vessels are made to permanently retire via the beam and your body does the rest of the work by eliminating them from your skin tissue.
It’s important to note that the dyes used are not actually entering the skin tissue. They are simply there as a method for changing lightwave patterns. Patterns change, targeted blood vessels react, and your skin ends up looking evenly toned and without redness or blotchiness. As a whole, the V-Beam laser is an ingenious concept with tried and true results that doctors have trusted for years.
Is It Right for Me and What Can I Expect During a V-Beam Laser Treatment?
The V-Beam laser is considered a very safe and non-invasive way to treat blood vessel and capillary issues. The pulsation of the laser is relatively painless, however mild discomfort can be felt due to the alternating sensations of hotness and coldness as the beam hits the skin. It requires no local anesthetics, however cool air is typically blown on the face during a treatment to maximize comfort levels.
The V-Beam is a great option for anyone experiencing issues with redness, blotchiness, rosacea, birthmarks, or other undesired variations in pigmentation. There are no scars or blisters caused by the treatment, however mild swelling, soreness, and redness can occur immediately following the procedure. These symptoms typically subside within a couple of days.
Bruising is another sometimes common side effect of the V-Beam and is fairly normal in instances where the process is done on highly concentrated treatment areas such as birthmarks. These bruises will usually heal within a day or two and are generally easy for the technician to predict in advance.
Multiple V-Beam treatments are often necessary to achieve optimal results. Patients can also easily combine other facial or other cosmetic enhancement treatments with their V-Beam procedure. You should always consult with a licensed professional in order to properly devise a treatment plan that’s right for you.
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