Vbeam® Perfecta

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Years of sun exposure, genetics, and the natural aging process can create broken capillaries, hemangiomas, and other unwanted redness. At Dermatology Associates of Rochester, our Vbeam® Perfecta pulsed-dye laser can dramatically improve skin tone with fewer treatments and minimal downtime. 

VBeam Prima Redness Treatment

VBeam Prima Scar Treatment

VBeam Prima Acne Treatment

Photos courtesy of Candela Medical. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What does the Vbeam laser treat?

We use the Vbeam Perfecta laser for spider vein removal at our Rochester, NY, practice. In addition, this versatile laser treats the following conditions with no damage to the surrounding skin:

  • Rosacea (redness/blood vessels)
  • Angiomas and spider angiomas
  • Facial and leg veins
  • Deep blue veins and venous lakes
  • Wrinkles
  • Inflammatory acne vulgaris
  • Port wine stains
  • Hemangiomas
  • Pink or red scars
  • Stretchmarks

Sometimes, our providers recommend this laser for treating stubborn warts, psoriasis, hypertrophic scars, and acne scars.

How does the Vbeam laser work?

The Vbeam is a non-ablative laser that produces a gentle burst of concentrated laser energy that selectively destroys the blood vessels of vascular lesions or melanin in pigmented areas without damaging the surrounding skin and tissue. Glacial® Rx treatments are an alternative that correct excess pigment and redness using controlled cooling (cryotherapy) instead of heat. Your body resorbs the destroyed blood vessels or melanin, resulting in the removal of the surface redness or capillaries.

How much does Vbeam cost in Rochester, NY?

It depends on the size of the area that is being treated and the number of treatments needed. A customized cost estimate will be given to you at your consultation with one of our providers.

Is the Vbeam laser safe?

The Vbeam laser has been in use for many years and is very popular because of its well-established safety profile and minimal side effects.

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We established Dermatology Associates of Rochester to provide quality, compassionate medical and cosmetic skincare and plastic surgery services in a boutique setting where patients felt like part of an extended family. Our board-certified dermatologists, plastic surgeon, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses work together with our professional staff to ensure you enjoy an exceptional experience each time you visit.

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What can I expect during a Vbeam treatment?

Prior to your Vbeam treatment, your skin will be cleansed and protective eyewear will be applied. The laser will be calibrated based on the condition being treated. The Perfecta laser’s adjustable spot size makes treatments faster and more even. Each treatment may require one or several pulses depending on the type of condition being treated.

Do Vbeam Perfecta treatments hurt?

Patients typically report minimal discomfort during these treatments because a cooling mist is sprayed onto the skin before each pulse of the laser.

How long does a Vbeam treatment take?

Vbeam Perfecta treatments typically take 30 minutes to complete. Actual treatment times depend on the size of the treatment area and targeted conditions.

What can I expect after a Vbeam treatment? Are there side effects?

The destruction of blood vessels and/or pigment results in a reduction of the appearance of the targeted skin blemish. There is typically minimal downtime. It is normal to see some redness and mild swelling for the first 12 hours, which may be reduced by applying ice. Sometimes a temporary bruise (called purpura) may occur, which can last 3 to 5 days.

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What precautions do I need to take before and after my treatment?

Avoid the sun 4 to 6 weeks before and after treatment. Patients who are actively tan or sunburned will need to re-schedule their treatment sessions. Additionally, you cannot be treated if you have a spray or artificial tan. Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen SPF 30 or higher should be used after treatments. Post-treatment guidelines will be provided after your treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

It depends on the condition being treated, but on average, it can take 2 to 5 treatments scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart to address the patient’s needs.

What results should I expect?

Results vary from person to person and depend on many factors, like the condition being treated and the lifestyle of the patient. For example, if a patient has sun spots removed, and continues to spend time in the sun without adequate skin protection, it is likely that the sunspots will return.

Patients considering skin rejuvenation, acne treatment, or laser spider vein removal in Brighton, Irondequoit, Henrietta, and throughout the Rochester area can learn more about Vbeam Perfecta treatments by requesting a consultation using the easy-to-use online form or by calling us at (585) 272-0700 to schedule an appointment.