VBeam PDL Laser
VBeam PDL Laser
VBeam is a type of pulsed dye laser (PDL) that treats skin issues related to blood vessels. Whether you have rosacea, broken capillaries, spider veins, or port-wine stains, the VBeam laser is a great treatment option. It has been FDA-approved and used to treat these conditions for more than 20 years.
1. Laser resurfacing done in an outpatient setting
2. Improves overall skin texture
|AVG Cost||Starts at $150|
|Downtime||Typically 1-3 days, may be up to 1 week|
|Topical Anesthetic Used?||No|
|Treatment Areas||Face and body|
VBeam PDL Laser FAQ
What is VBeam PDL used to treat?
The VBeam laser is the gold standard for treatment anything that is vascular or red. It is great for treating generalized redness, enlarged vessels (telangiectasias), rosacea, hemangiomas, vascular lakes, poikiloderma, and port wine stains.
How many treatments are needed?
3-5 treatments, spaced 2-4 weeks apart are typically needed for resolution of redness, rosacea or blood vessels.
How long do the results last?
Since the VBeam PDL laser is shrinking blood vessels, not killing them, over time they can return. The re-dilation and appearance of these vessels can range from months to years, depending on the person.
What is the downtime?
Typical downtime is 1-2 days of redness and 2 – 7 days of swelling. Occasionally there may also be bruising which can last up to 1 week. The downtime depends on the person and the intensity of the laser treatment.
Does it hurt?
This laser treatment is very tolerable. Patients report only mild discomfort.
Can Vbeam PDL be used in hair-bearing areas?
VBeam should not affect hair growth in area treated. VBeam may temporarily remove hair in the area treated but there is no long term hair removal by the VBeam. It can vaporize the hair but not get deep enough to affect the hair follicle.
I’ve had IPL or BBL for redness in the past. Is Vbeam the same or different?
VBeam is more effective than the IPL or BBL for redness and arguably safer than IPL or BBL.
Is this treatment good for men and women?
Yes! This treatment benefits both men and women.