The VBeam laser, often called a vascular laser, is a pulsed dye laser that delivers energy pulses combined with a dye to generate laser beams of various colors. It can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including:
- Red Veins*
- Vascular birthmarks*
- Port wine stains*
- Sebaceous hyperplasia*
- Works in combination with Levulan PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) for acne*
What can I expect during the treatments?
During VBeam treatment, the color of light used is determined depending on the treatment goal. Different lights are used for treating redness, dark spots, blood vessels and more. For example, yellow light is absorbed by blood vessels, causing them to collapse without damaging surrounding skin cells.* The body then naturally reabsorbs and eliminates the collapsed vessels.*
VBeam typically works well on light skin tones and moderately well on olive skin.* It is not advised to use on darker skin tones because the transmission of the wavelength is blocked by melanin (pigment) in the pigment-rich skin. Fortunately, we also offer options like chemical peels, laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion which are ideal for treating darker skin tones.
Treatments are not painful but may cause mild discomfort.* Some patients report feeling a warm, tingling sensation during treatment.* Depending on the area being treated, the procedure may take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour.
VBeam laser treatments in the greater Los Angeles area
VBeam is not ideal for everyone. Contact us today to find out if VBeam may be right for you. We have office locations in Studio City and Simi Valley, allowing us to serve women and men in the greater Los Angeles area. Our team of experienced dermatologists will help you address your skin concerns. Give us a call or fill out our online scheduling form today!
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.