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V Beam Laser Treatment

Treatment Snapshot
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Duration Duration
Dependant on area (from 10 mins to 1 hr)
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia
Hospital stay Contraindications
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Recent sun exposure, Skin type IV and above (Fitzpatrick scale), Skin disease (active acne, eczema, psoriasis or cold sores) on the area to be treated, Anyone who is on 'Roaccutane' (or finished a course less than 6 months ago)
Downtime Downtime
Very little bruising in some cases depending on how aggressive the treatment is. This will decrease within a week
Results Final Result
Decreased pigmentation, thread veins dispersed. Redness diffused
Suitable for Suitable for
Anyone with broken capillaries, thread veins or redness to skin

The V-beam pulsed dye laser system is designed to safely treat a multitude of vascular skin conditions.

The V-beam is a non-ablative laser treatment that produces an intense but gentle burst of light that selectively destroys the blood vessels of your vascular lesion(s), without damaging the surrounding skin and tissue.

Top 5 FAQs for V Beam Laser Treatments

What is V-Beam or Pulse Dye Laser?
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Pulse dye laser (PDL) is a type of laser that transmits energy into tissues. Pulsed dye lasers deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. In our clinics we have the use of two proprietary types of Pulse Dye lasers, The V-beam laser (Candela/Syneron Corporation) and the Harmony AFT Cooled VP laser (Alma Lasers).

Commonly, what conditions can Pulse Dye Lasers treat?
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Telangiectasias - commonly known as facial spider veins or broken blood vessels. Rosacea (red face) - affecting the skin of the face around the nose, chin, and cheeks causing a blush or sunburned look. Angiomas - small red spots which may be slightly raised or just beneath the surface of the skin. Port Wine Stain Birthmarks - vascular lesions that grow rapidly after birth and may impair the function of another organ. Scars - red raised scars that are often caused by surgery, trauma, or burns. Stretch Marks - 'new' red stretch marks, frequently appearing after pregnancy over the stomach, thighs, buttocks, and lower back. Skin Rejuvination - The Vbeam can be used as part of a program for total skin Rejuvenation. Psoriasis - Certain forms of Psoriasis respond very well. Poikiloderma of Civatte - a distinct patchy, uneven red/brown coloring of the neck. Sunspots and bruises.

How do skin lasers work?
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Laser are energy devices which emit beams of light energy called laser beams. There are many different types of laser devices. Most lasers are differentiated through the type of source they use as well as their wavelength. The wavelength of any medical laser determines it specific attraction to certain elements within the tissues. Due to the specific wavelength of the Pulse Dye laser, it has a particular and specific attraction to seek out and target oxyhaemoglobin (found within the red blood cells in vessels of the skin), as well as melanin (a skin pigment). This means that the laser beam energy is able to penetrate through the surface of the skin, without disrupting the surface of the skin or affecting other elements, and is only 'absorbed' by these targets. When the laser energy is 'absorbed' by these specific elements, it results in a localised profound heat build-up that, leads to the localised destruction of these elements within that point. The high attraction of the Pulse Dye laser to the above targets makes it therefore perfectly suited to the treatment of the various aforementioned skin conditions through a process which is medically termed selective 'Photothermolysis'.

What does Photothermolysis mean?
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The word photothermolysis comes from three Greek root words - 'photo' meaning light, 'thermo' meaning heat, and 'lysis' meaning destruction. Selective photothermolysis refers to the precise targeting of a structure or tissue using a specific wavelength of light with the intention of absorbing energy into that area. The energy that is absorbed produces sufficient heat to damage the target while allowing the surrounding area to remain relatively untouched.

Am I suitable for V-Beam treatment?
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Provided you suffer with one of the conditions that are listed in the "Commonly, what conditions can Pulse Dye Lasers treat?" then you are likely to be a suitable candidate. However it is important to know that the Pulse Dye laser is not recommended for patients who have darker skin as their higher skin pigment will act as a barrier and mean the laser will be less effective at targeting the desired deeper blood vessels of the lesion. The Pulse Dye Laser in these cases may also increase unwanted darkening of the skin. You must be aware that the penetration depth of the Pulse Dye laser is limited to blood vessels which are situated up to 1.5 mm in depth. Any vessels deeper than this will probably not respond to therapy. Moreover 'blue' vessels may also not respond as well as red ones due to their deeper location. Larger blood vessels such as those found in leg veins also do not respond as well with the Pulse Dye laser.

Price Information

From £80

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