Candela VBeam Perfecta (Pulse Dye Laser) Treatment of Birthmarks, Port Wine Stain
VBeam Perfecta, the latest generation of and most advanced pulse dye laser is able to deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels in the second layer of your skin (the dermis). Factors such as the age, color and type of lesions, as well as the location on the body and skin phenotype, all determine whether lesions can be removed.
Vbeam Perfecta, the latest generation of and most advanced pulse dye laser is able to deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels in the second layer of your skin (the dermis). Factors such as the age, color and type of lesions, as well as the location on the body and skin phenotype, all determine whether lesions can be removed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our staff will ensure you are as comfortable as possible while receiving the VBeam Perfecta treatments.In most cases, patients are reclined or lying down depending on the area being treated. Both the patients and our staff will wear protective eyewear. When treatment begins, the laser will be calibrated and parameters will be set based on the specific condition being treated. Each condition and each individual is unique and these settings maximize the results you will see following treatment.
The only requirement is that you have a desire to improve the condition of your skin. Most patients who receive cosmetic laser treatment opt for procedures to correct skin conditions not out of medical necessity, but because they are interested in improving the appearance of their skin without invasive surgery that would cause downtime away from daily activities. From total facial rejuvenation, which involves the reduction and removal of red and brown pigmented lesions with a general firming of the skin, to the removal of sun-spot damage,you should discuss with us which treatments are right for you.
No anesthetics are required, but they may be used. The feeling most patients report is a warming or tingling sensation during treatment. The skin being treated is additionally protected by Candela’s dynamic cooling method, DCD, which delivers a cooling mist on to the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. This cooling mist increases comfort during treatment, as well as protects the skin to minimize side effects like redness.
Yes, in fact, the treatment is so safe that it has been successfully used since the 1980’s for the treatment of port-wine stain birthmarks in infants and young children. During treatment, the epidermis is protected by Candela’s exclusive dynamic cooling method, DCD, which sprays a cooling mist onto the targeted area of skin before each laser pulse, maximizing comfort and protecting the skin during treatment.
Permanency of results depends on many factors, like the condition being treated, or lifestyle of the patient. For example, if a patient has sun spots removed and continues to spend time in the sun without adequate skin protection, it is likely that the sun spots will return. Schedule a consultation with our staff to discuss your goals and expectations for treatment.
Most patients notice beneficial results right away and often times feel a firming or tightening of the treated area. The results of laser therapy vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required for clearance.
Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area immediately following treatment; this usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally purpura, a laser bruise, may occur. Purpura is transient and usually disappears in three to five days.
It is required for you to not have a tan prior to VBeam Perfecta treatment. If do have a tan, we ask for you to wait until you return to your normal skin tone to begin treatment. It is recommended to avoid sun exposure before and throughout treatment to maximize results. A sunblock of SPF 30 or higher must be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care guidelines depend on the condition treated and should be discussed with us during your visit. If you have a history of cold sores/ fever blisters (herpes simplex virus), please inform us so we can address that as part of your treatment.
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Some carriers will, however, cover the treatment of disfiguring birthmarks such as hemangiomas or port-wine stains in children. Please consult your insurance carrier for more details.
Cost depends on the size of the area being treated as well as the condition being treated. The exact cost of the treatment plan will be given after evaluation by our staff during your consultation.”
Skin & Laser Dermatology Center treats patients for all skin care concerns, including skin cancer surgery, cosmetic dermatology, sclerotherapy, laser peels, laser hair removal, hyperhidrosis, rosacea, and acne treatments.
Our Clients Say
My eyelid surgery results for the facial wrinkles look very natural. Very skilled dermatologic surgeon.
Dr. Bajoghli always has time for his patients, you never feel that he is rushing you and after you leave if you have any concerns he is very responsive to the point of giving out his cell phone number. I can’t say enough about him and his staff.
Nurse Rassmussen answers all of my questions, listens to my concerns, examines my skin, goes over my treatment protocol and gets me out the door quickly, but without feeling rushed, so that I can get on with the rest of my day. I have already recommended this practice to a couple of friends, and I will continue to do so with confidence.
I really appreciate the polite and professional service that Dr. Bajoghli’s practice provides in my dermatologic health. All of his staff make you feel welcome and are concerned for your care. Speaking as someone who neglected his skin care when I was young, I appreciate having a physician who is personally concerned for his patients.