V Beam

The Vbeam laser is an FDA-cleared pulsed-dye laser system used to treat multiple vascular and dermatological conditions. This type of laser is a safe and effective system that uses and converts light into heat. The laser delivers an intense, but gentle, light into the targeted area resulting in the destruction of damaged blood vessels from the heat all while keeping the surrounding skin safe. The body absorbs the damaged blood vessels and your blood will then flow normally through healthy blood vessels.

The VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser is the most effective instrument for removing spider veins (small dilated vessels) from the face, and cherry angiomas (small red spots on the face and body). The VBeam can also help fade, over the course of multiple treatments, red or raised scars, port wine stain birthmarks, and red discoloration and flushing of the face from rosacea.

*must wait 14 days post any injections for facial treatments*

Before: Avoid retinol 5 days prior. Cannot receive treatment with active cold sores or a sunburn.

During: You will experience a mild snapping sensation.

After: You will leave with mild redness to the area treated.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Following your Vbeam treatment, patients may experience redness, swelling, and bruising which can possibly last up to 2 weeks.

  • Some patients see results immediately after their first treatment, but that’s not the case for everyone. For most patients, we recommend 2-6 treatments spaced every 4-6 weeks. For patients with more severe and stubborn skin conditions, more treatments will be needed.

  • Patients often report a warming or tingling sensation during the treatment without the use of anesthetics. We recommend patients to avoid topical anesthetics as they can constrict blood vessels, making the treatment less effective. However, in rare cases where patients can’t tolerate the pain, we recommend them taking Tylenol prior to their appointment.

    After treatment, patients experience a sensation similar to a mild sunburn. During the treatment, skin may receive additional protection through the Dynamic Cooling Device cooling system (DCD), which delivers a cooling burst of cryogen before the laser pulse is delivered. The DCD cooling increases comfort during treatment and minimizes side effects such as redness.

  • Like many other laser treatments, the treatment time depends on the area, skin condition, and the size. Treatments can take anywhere from 15-45 minutes.