Vbeam Perfecta

At BV Derm, we offer the Vbeam Perfecta laser in our Lafayette clinic. Vbeam is a pulsed dye (PDL) laser recognized as the gold standard for treating vascular, pigmented and certain non-pigmented lesions with a low incidence of side effects.

What does Vbeam treat?

The Vbeam pulsed-dye laser can be extremely effective in managing the redness caused by rosacea, acne scarring, and other conditions.

  • Rosacea
  • Facial and Spider Veins
  • Acne Scars
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Vascular Lesion

What Can I Expect?

Vbeam does not require anesthesia or numbing. The short pulses feel like cold and hot snaps on the skin. The laser delivers a constant stream of cold air to help minimize discomfort.

Our patients see optimum results when they undergo a series of Vbeam treatments. Typically, our patients see a 50% – 75% improvement in their rosacea after 3 – 5 treatments. Because rosacea is a chronic condition, we recommend 1 or 2 Vbeam maintenance treatments per year after the initial series.

Since VBeam is used to treat dilated blood vessels, as in rosacea, it is often called a vascular laser. Vbeam uses a dye to generate laser beams in different colors, delivered to the skin via pulses. The laser beams selectively destroy blood vessels, without damaging the surrounding skin. The collapsed blood vessels are reabsorbed and eliminated by the body during the natural healing process.

Post Treatment Expectations

After a Vbeam laser treatment, your skin may feel warm, red, and slightly swollen. These after effects are similar to a mild sunburn, and should subside in 3 days to 1 week. We recommend applying a cold compresses to the treatment area to decrease swelling. Some patients also experience mild bruising. This usually fades within the first 3 days.

A Vbeam treatment will make your skin more vulnerable to sun damage. Therefore, you must wear sunscreen at all times when exposed to the sun for several days following your treatment.

Interested in Vbeam?

If you think you are a candidate for Vbeam and want to learn more, Contact us for a consultation with one of our aestheticians.