Reduce redness, spider veins and pigment
Vbeam Perfecta is the latest generation of Vbeam laser offering Combination Therapy for diffuse redness, spider veins and pigmentation. Vbeam is Candela’s hallmark pulsed dye vascular laser. Vascular lasers specifically target “red” color and are routinely used to eliminate small red vessels and capillaries.
Vbeam Perfecta will treat all the following
- Spider veins
- Stretch marks (early when still red)
- Red Scars
- Red Birthmarks
- Pigment Spots
Vbeam Perfecta treatment is fast and although not painless, the laser pulses only last a microsecond and are preceded by a cryogen burst to cool the skin surface, is easily tolerated by most patients. The quick pulse bursts heat the vessels very quickly and are interspersed with alternating bursts of cryogen spay to instantly cool and protect the skin. Expert Treatment: Vbeam treatments are provided by Dr. Pilest, a long-time trainer for Candela lasers (now Syneron Candela).
Perfecta compared to other vascular lasers
- More powerful
- More effective
- Less bruising
- Shorter treatment series
How can this laser lessen bruising?
Lasers have been used for removal of pigmentation and superficial veins for years. One of the less-desirable side-effects has been bruising. Resistant pigmentation and concentrated vein or vascular conditions require more “power” and this in turn has typically resulted in some type of superficial bruise.
The Perfecta Laser by Candela uses a new technology called Micropulse to allow more power delivery with minimized bruising. The Perfecta is the premium level laser for treating vascular (vein) conditions. Vascular conditions routinely require a series of treatments to fully eliminate broken veins. You will want to adhere to the treatment schedule to obtain the best possible results. With Vbeam Perfecta, it is typical to reduce the number of treatments required – often by 25 to 33%.
Perfecta Laser Micropulse technology
Vbeam Perfecta has distinct advantages – Dynamic Cooling and Compression. Your surface skin is protected by the built in computer-controlled skin cooling and the compression element allows for the treatment of pigmented areas in the same treatment.
What is Micropulse and how is it different?
Micropulse technology spreads out a single laser pulse into 8 evenly spaced micro bursts of laser energy. As a result, more energy can be directed to the targeted vein or pigmented spot without risk to the skin. Since the laser energy is applied over longer periods of time there is a gentler heating effect and uniform coagulation. By heating targeted vessels more gently, the new Perfecta Vbeam eliminates or minimizes post-treatment purpura (bruising).
Standard laser pulses have more impact when used aggressively for resistant pigmentation and more pronounced vein conditions and thus often cause more bruising.
Is Vbeam safe?
The laser has a unique ability to selectively target the blood vessels of a vascular lesion without adversely affecting the surrounding tissue. It is so safe and effective that it has been used successfully for the treatment of infants as young as a few weeks old.
Study Results for Rosacea and Red Acne Scarring
Rosacea Study*: 20 patients with Rosacea. A greater than 80% improvement seen in all patients treated. Acne Scar Study: 200 patients with Acne Scar Redness. All patients benefited from a 30-50% reduction in the post-acne redness after the first treatment. After three or four treatments, a reduction in redness of 75-90% was achieved. In a number of patients, the post-acne redness disappeared altogether. The results seemed to vary based on the depth of the acne scarring.
Most patients suffered from light purpura (bruising) after treatment, lasting approximately three to four days. This was a light pink bruise rather than the eggplant bruise seen when using older models of the pulsed dye laser. At the parameters used, there was no Pigmentary change. There was no pretreatment or post-treatment care regimen.
What precautions should be taken before and after treatment?
Pre treatment – Avoid exposure to the sun and tanning of the areas that are to be treated throughout the course of treatment.
Post-treatment care – Immediately following the treatment, the area may be slightly swollen, sensitive and may feel warm. Avoid sun exposure or tanning. Apply ice for discomfort. Apply moisturizer or topical antibiotic cream if needed. Avoid scrubbing or rinsing the area with abrasive skin cleansers the first few days following treatment
Possible side effects – Patients may experience some temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Pigmentary changes in skin color may be experienced by some patients. The skin will typically return to normal pigmentation over time. We have the most up to date version of the Vbeam in our office (2013) which further reduces risk to any and all skin colors.