The Vbeam Perfecta laser is considered to be one of the world’s best-selling pulsed dye lasers and a benchmark skin treatment. At Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center, you can now take advantage of our newest acquisition that will offer you long-lasting and effective results. All our procedures are completed by physicians that are board certified as well as highly experienced. We make sure to explain all the details of the procedure to you and answer all questions you may have prior to the intervention.
What is VBeam Perfecta laser?
This easy-to-use device is a safe and efficient way to treat pigmented and vascular lesions with a very low incidence of side effects. The Vbeam Perfecta laser uses a unique micropulse design, which is divided into eight different micropulses. It delivers a uniform and consistent distribution across the entire pulse and enables the use of a total of higher energy per pulse. By using this technique, the target area can be reached without causing damage to the surrounding tissue.
What does the Vbeam Perfecta laser treat?
The laser can be used to treat a variety of lesions, such as pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, leg veins, facial veins, spider veins, scar treatments (including acne scars), warts, rosacea, and stretch marks. It is safe, it does not hurt, and results are visible right away!
How does Vbeam Perfecta work?
The Vbeam Perfecta laser has a dye laser that delivers pulsed laser energy, which passes through the epidermis skin layers and the dermis. It is then absorbed by the oxyhemoglobin in the blood vessels. The laser pulses energy at a wavelength of 595 nm and is ideally highly absorbed by the lesion. Side effects are rare, and they include occasional mild swelling or redness that disappears after a few hours. Sometimes purpura will occur, which disappears after three to five days. Before and after the treatment, it is recommended to stay away from the sun and wear a sunblock of 30 SPF or higher. Whether the treatment results are permanent depends entirely on you; in the aftermath of the procedure, it is important to take good care of your skin.
Pulse durations are varied in order to perform two types of treatments: the first one is performed purpurically by breaking the blood vessel, and the second one is performed sub-purpurically by carefully heating the vessel, which causes the coagulation of the blood vessel. Pulse durations vary between 0.45 ms, 1.5 ms, 3 ms, 6 ms, 10 ms, 20 ms, 30 ms and 40 ms; the shorter the pulse, the more destructive the energy. The longer the pulse, the gentler the energy, which leads to coagulation of the target without hurting structures around the area that is treated.
It can also be used to treat pigmented lesions that are superficial or benign by using a special handpiece that applies a certain pressure to the affected area. This causes bleaching of the underlying blood vessels, and once the handpiece is removed, blood flow will resume in the underlying vessels.