Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
Pulsed Dye V Beam Laser Treatment by Dr. U in Manhattan Beach Los Angeles : Anyone struggling with skin redness or pigmentation issues caused by rosacea, psoriasis, spider veins, or a number of other cosmetic concerns, V Beam laser is the solution you’ve been looking for. The VBeam pulsed dye laser system developed by Candela (Now called Syneron candela Corp) has become the gold standard for laser treatment of skin conditions and disorders caused largely by the body’s vascular network. When your blood vessels and capillaries misbehave, it can wreak havoc on your physical appearance, often leading to irritation and discomfort, and even emotional trauma like embarrassment or self-consciousness.
At Dr. U Skin Clinic in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, Dr. Umar uses this top-of-the-line vascular laser with skill and precision to eradicate the symptoms of these disorders, unveiling your most beautiful skin.
Who is a Candidate for “V Laser Treatment”?
The VBeam or “V laser treatment” is an effective and long-lasting treatment to clear up unwanted redness, visible veins, melanin spots, acne, dry skin, and more, for anyone suffering with the following conditions:
- Spider veins
- Broken capillaries
- Vascular birthmarks
- Port-wine stains
- Strawberry hemangiomas
- Angiomas and other moles
- Red stretch marks
- Acne and red acne scarring
- Certain types of scarring
- Red spots
- Venous lakes
**Please note, V Beam laser treatment may be contraindicated for you if you have a darker skin tone, as it can cause hyperpigmentation. Please contact us for a free consultation to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure.
What is V-Beam – Pulsed Dye Laser?
V-beam is the front-running pulsed dye laser (PDL). It is often considered the vascular laser because of its effectiveness at treating conditions to do with aberrant vascular proliferation or dilation.
“Pulsed” means it emits heated columns of light in strobes, or pulses, rather than one consistent beam. The pulsing function enables the light to be more targeted in hitting only the targeted tissue rather than the healthy surrounding tissue. It also enables the skin to cool off between pulses, which mitigates overheating of the skin. “Dye” refers to the dye used inside the laser to color the light yellow, making it highly effective at treating and reversing redness. So Pulses Dye laser emits laser yellow light having gone through a dye to target red pigments inside of the red blood cells (RBC) in the vessels. It destroys the pigment using its energy. In the process the wall of the blood vessel containing the RBSs is destroyed.
To help mitigate the pain and also prevent the surface of the skin from overheating (which could cause burns and hyperpigmentation), the laser automatically emits a cooling burst of cryogen onto the skin right before the pulse of light energy.
The V Laser Treatment Process at Dr. U Skin Clinic in Manhattan Beach Los Angeles
V Beam Laser Treatment for Rosacea, Spider Veins, Broken Capillaries, and Vascular Birthmarks
The V Beam poulsed dye laser uses a 585-595nm wavelength in quick microbursts, which are readily absorbed by the oxygenated hemoglobin in the bloodstream. This heated laser light then begins to break down and coagulate the targeted vessels, which become completely non functional. This dead tissue is subsequently swept away into the body’s normal vascular process. Healthy skin cells and blood vessels that surround the treatment area will remain unaffected and in tact.
This alleviates the redness, blotchiness, markings, and exposed spider veins and capillaries that cause cosmetic distress for many people.
V Beam Laser – Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment for Psoriasis
While psoriasis is not considered a vascular disease, but rather an immune-mediated disease, there is still an element of vascular functioning the enables the disease. This condition–manifesting in red, scaly patches of dry skin and silvery plaques–affects 2.2% of people in the United States. The cause is expedited turnover of protein cells called kerotinocytes, which travel from the deep dermal layers to the top layer of epidermis in only four days, as compared to the normal one-month process. Because the body is unable to shed the top dermal layers fast enough to keep up with the over-production of kerotinocytes, hardened plaques form.
As with all organs in the body, the blood vessels feed the skin. In the case of psoriasis, the blood vessels are nurturing these overactive cells and allowing them to continue the process. By destroying the underlying blood vessels and slowing down the turnover process, V Beam laser is able to treat psoriasis patches effectively.
V Beam Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment for Warts
Warts caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) infect the surface of the skin. These warts, or bumps, are internally sustained by a tiny network of blood vessels that keep them alive. The V Beam laser works to destroy these vessels, just like it does for rosacea symptoms, and ultimately flatten the warts.
Pulsed Dye V Beam Laser Treatment for Acne, Age Spots, Scarring and Redness
The concentrated, intense light of V Beam micropulses transfer into the body as heat, hot enough to break down melanocyte cells, clear away bacterial blockages, and stimulate the production of collagen cells. These byproducts of V Beam energy make the laser an effective but gentle treatment for clearing up active acne, breaking up the melanin that causes age spots, and replacing old scar tissue with new collagen that smoothes and beautifies.
Many patients who undergo V laser treatment also notice a general tightening and toning of the skin as a bonus. So the initial cosmetic issue is treated and you also get firmer, younger looking skin!
Video of the VBeam Laser being used by Dr. Umar at the Dr U Clinic In Manhattan Beach Los Angeles
The V Beam Procedure by Dr. Umar in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles
Avoid direct sunlight and tanning prior to your V Beam treatment. Wear sun protection and an SPF 30 or higher whenever in the sun, for at least 4 weeks leading up to your session.
Due to the gentle nature of V Beam technology, you will experience only nominal pain. The heated light does feel uncomfortable, similar to a rubber band snapping on the skin. For most patients this mild pain sensation is tolerable and topical anesthesia is not typically used. Dr. Umar does place a focus on the patient’s comfort throughout the procedure, so anesthesia may be applied for those with extremely low pain tolerance.
Length of the Session
Depending on the size of the area to be treated, each session with V Beam takes approximately 15-30 minutes.
Number of treatments required of V Beam laser
As with all lasers, the number of sessions or treatments required will depend on your condition, as well as the severity of your symptoms. Some people see a difference after only one session. However, most patients need 2-4 sessions to see an improvement in redness, and 4-6 sessions to reach their desired outcome.
How Much Time is Needed Between V Beam Sessions?
Dr. U Skin Clinic requires a resting period of two to 6 weeks for the skin and blood vessels to repair and heal before the next session. The interval is determined by the skin type and the intensity of treatment used
V Laser Side Effects, Risks, and Post-Treatment Recovery
V Beam ( V Laser ) is one of the safest and most gentle lasers, with the lowest risk of unwanted side effects. This gentle vascular laser system requires no downtime or recovery post-session. However, there are still some things to look out for. V Beam laser side effects and risks include:
- Hyperpigmentation in dark skin tones
- Activates herpes simplex virus and cold sores
The latter three are common side effects. Most patients experience mild redness, swelling, and bruising, which should subside in a few days. In extreme cases, it may take several days for the bruising and swelling to subside. Very rare cases may also result in more severe redness, swelling, and blistering. Apply ice to sore areas in order to speed up the recovery process.
V Beam Laser Before and After Photos by Dr. Umar in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles
The following patient has rosacea across his upper chest area. In just a single V Beam session, Dr. Umar was able to get rid of the redness entirely and return the skin to a normal, even appearance.
VIDEO: Pulsed Dye V Beam Laser Treatment for Chest Rosacea By Dr. U Skin Clinic In Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles
Contact Dr. U Skin Clinic for a Free Consultation on the V Beam Laser
Set up a call with Dr. Umar at Dr. U Skin Clinic today to reverse the irritating and embarrassing symptoms of vascular skin disorders, as well as many other cosmetic issues. His consultation is complimentary and commitment-free, with a focus on educating prospective patients in order to determine the optimal course of treatment for each individual. Your satisfaction is his top priority.
Frequently Asked Questions For V Beam Laser Treatment
What kind of results can I expect with this vascular laser?
For rosacea patients, 50% to 75% improvement in symptoms is expected with 3 to 5 sessions, or treatments. It is recommended to undergo vascular laser treatment 1-2 times per year as maintenance and prevention. Birthmarks and other conditions in which the blood vessels are more concentrated typically require 5 sessions or more.
What is the cost of V laser?
At Dr. U Skin Clinic, the cost of V laser ranges from $350 to $800 per session depending on the condition and its severity.
Laser treatment is the perfect option for those seeking relief from rosacea, spider veins, stretchmarks, and a variety of other maladies. Dr. U is here to demystify the process; click the button below to ask him any questions you may have about undergoing treatment yourself: