The V-beam laser emits light of a singular frequency, a frequency at or near 595 nanometers. Special dye filters are used to change the wavelength. This allows the dermatologist to calibrate the instrument to deliver the right frequency for each type of targeted tissue.The laser beam penetrates into the dermis and targets the hemoglobin pigment in the red blood cells. This happens without damaging the epidermis (or top layer of skin) because shortly after the laser pulse, a brief “poof” of cold liquid nitrogen is discharged and controls the heat from the laser generated to the skin, so there is no damage to the epidermis.The Vbeam laser is able to stimulate collagen production and treat vascular, pigmented and certain non-pigmented lesions.
This makes the V-beam especially effective for treating vascular lesions, rosacea, varicose veins, and very dark spots that become prominent due to sun exposure. Freckles, injury scars, and acne scars can also be treated using this specialized laser.
Lasers are often suggested as the method for improving a variety of skin conditions. These include spider veins, rosacea, and injury scars. Most of these discolorations contain damaged cells that keep reproducing themselves. In areas of the skin where blemishes exist, capillaries are often oversized, the result being a reddened area of the skin surface. The V-beam laser treatment uses a specialized instrument that is used to target these problem areas.
Conditions & Skin Concerns Treated by the V-Beam Laser
- Telangiectasia in Rosacea
- Post Acne Redness and Scarring
- Scars and Keloids
- Angiomas /Hemangiomas
- Sebaceous hyperplasia and large pores in Phymatous rosacea
- Red birthmarks
- Poikiloderma of Civatte redness and sun damage on neck and chest
- Brown spots or sun spots
The handpiece is changed, allowing the wavelength to then target brown pigment or melanin in the skin. Great results are achieved with both the removal of red and brown lesions.
In addition, studies show that it actually improves the quality of life in rosacea patients.
Multiple treatments may be required for some conditions, such as acne rosacea but the results are immediately apparent. Many patients are able to reverse the acne rosacea and reform to a peaches and cream complexion.
The V-Beam laser also improves skin tone by regenerating collagen in the dermis, decreases skin laxity and improves your skin's texture.
Erase the marks of time and nature
Whether you were born with skin imperfections or the condition developed over time, our powerful V-Beam laser is fast, visibly effective, and comfortable. The skin you want can be obtained from your very first treatment. Results vary from individual to individual, and best results are seen over a series of multiple treatments.
The Treatment Procedure
A laser beam, properly focused, will cauterize any organic tissue. The beam is so tightly focused that it creates a channel wound so thin that it’s difficult to see with just the unaided eye. The dermatologist focuses the beam to target capillaries, dark tissues such as an age spot, or any other blemish.
The tissue absorbs the energy and the cells are damaged. The body will discard this damaged tissue in favor of new cellular growth. The new growth contains cells that are healthier than what they are replacing.
A typical procedure takes only about an hour to perform. After treatment, a bit of at-home cleansing treatment is required, but there is no downtime for the client.
Is This The Same As IPL?
The answer is no. An intense pulsed light device uses broadband light, meaning light of a mix of frequencies. This type of treatment works best for stimulating collagen production, but it is not a preferred treatment for targeting darkened areas of skin tissue. A V-beam laser treatment is more effective at reaching and purposely damaging color-absorbing cells.
Are You A Candidate For V-Beam Laser Treatment?
If you are concerned about the appearance of spider veins, vascular lesions, injury scars, and age spots, you may indeed be a suitable candidate for V-beam laser treatment. We offer complete consultation services, and after examining your facial features, we will offer suggestions for treatment.
The V-beam is a preferred treatment because of the simplicity of the procedure. It’s minimally invasive, and it doesn’t involve skin bleaching, skin repositioning, or abrasive resurfacing. Contact us at OC Skin Institute to schedule your personal consultation to learn more about our V-beam laser treatment. You can visit our practices conveniently located at Newport Beach, Santa Ana/Tustin, and San Clemente.