VBeam (595 nm Pulsed Dye Laser)
Pulsed Dye Laser
The pulsed dye laser is a versatile laser system that is used to treat vascular lesions (red spots and marks). Typical conditions that are treated include sun damaged skin, rosacea, telangiectasias (broken capillaries and spider veins) on the face, trunk and extremities, port-wine stains (vascular birth marks typically on the face and other body areas), cherry angiomas (“blood blisters”) which occur with aging, and hemangiomas. The pulsed dye laser is also used to treat warts, psoriasis, red scars, acne scars, and also to improve cystic acne. In addition, the laser can be used to tighten and refresh the tone of the skin. The pulsed dye laser works by penetrating through the skin, without burning, and specifically targets and heats the blood vessels to close them off. Some mild red discoloration and bruising might be present after a treatment session, and this may last for a couple days to a week depending on the energy strength of the laser used. Typically, few to several treatment sessions spaced every 4-6 weeks are required to obtain the desired results. The pulsed dye laser is relatively painless and feels like a snapping sensation with each pulse of the laser.
Laser toning treatments are an extremely gentle method to refresh your skin, decrease any mottling and pigmentation, reduce any redness, reverse the effects of chronic sun exposure, tighten your skin, and to give your skin a healthy glow. Laser toning uses gentle and light settings of the long-pulsed Nd-YAG laser, the alexandrite laser, and the pulsed-dye laser either alone or in combination with each other. The downtime is minimal to nonexistent and patients can go back to work right away.