Below are the answers to some commonly asked questions about V-beam laser treatments. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact our staff at the Dermatology Institute of Southern California. Our caring team will be happy to provide further information on V-beam technology.
How do V-beam laser treatments work?
During a V-beam laser treatment, an intense pulse of light will be sent into the skin. The blood vessels below the skin will absorb the light, thus destroying the blood vessels and allowing them to be reabsorbed into the body. The destruction of these blood vessels results in a reduction of the appearance of the targeted skin blemish. V-beam lasers are non-ablative lasers, which means that they are able to deliver an effectively strong beam of light, but will not destroy the surrounding tissue.
What skin conditions can be treated with V-beam?
V-beam can reduce the visible signs of aging on your skin by decreasing fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, and reversing the effects of sun damage, including age spots. It has also proven effective in the treatment of rosacea, spider veins, port wine stains, acne, and scars.
How many treatments will be required?
The number of treatments required will vary from individual to individual, based on the patient’s skin type and the condition that is being treated. Typically, multiple treatments are required. Treatments last about 15 to 20 minutes and can be performed every 6 to 8 weeks.