Lasers are often suggested as the method for improving a variety of skin conditions. These include spider veins, rosacea, and injury scars. Most of these discolorations contain damaged cells that keep reproducing themselves. In areas of the skin where blemishes exist, capillaries are often oversized, the result being a reddened area of the skin surface. The V-beam laser treatment uses a specialized instrument that is used to target these problem areas.
Is This The Same As IPL?
The answer is no. An intense pulsed light device uses broadband light, meaning light of a mix of frequencies. This type of treatment works best for stimulating collagen production, but it’s not a preferred treatment for targeting darkened areas of skin tissue. A V-beam laser treatment is more effective at reaching and purposely damaging color-absorbing cells.
How Does It Work?
The V-beam laser emits light of a singular frequency, a frequency at or near 595 nanometers. Special dye filters are used to change the wavelength. This allows the dermatologist to calibrate the instrument to deliver the right frequency for each type of targeted tissue.
This makes the V-beam especially effective for treating vascular lesions, rosacea, varicose veins, and very dark spots that become prominent due to sun exposure. Freckles, injury scars, and acne scars can also be treated using this specialized laser.
The Treatment Procedure
A laser beam, properly focused, will cauterize any organic tissue. The beam is so tightly focused that it creates a channel wound so thin that it’s difficult to see with just the unaided eye. The dermatologist focuses the beam to target capillaries, dark tissues such as an age spot, or any other blemish.
The tissue absorbs the energy and the cells are damaged. The body will discard this damaged tissue in favor of new cellular growth. The new growth contains cells that are healthier than what they are replacing.
A typical procedure takes only about an hour to perform. After treatment, a bit of at-home cleansing treatment is required, but there is no downtime for the client.
Are You A Candidate For V-Beam Laser Treatment?
If you’re concerned about the appearance of spider veins, vascular lesions, injury scars, and age spots, you may indeed be a suitable candidate for V-beam laser treatment. We offer complete consultation services, and after examining your facial features, we will offer suggestions for treatment.
The V-beam is a preferred treatment because of the simplicity of the procedure. It’s minimally invasive, and it doesn’t involve skin bleaching, skin repositioning, or abrasive resurfacing. Contact us at Crystal Cove Dermatology to schedule your personal consultation to learn more about a V-beam laser treatment. We are located in Newport Beach, CA.