Damaged blood vessels can create undesirable marks on your face or body, like broken capillaries, rosacea, birthmarks, spider veins, stretch mark redness and other discolorations. The good news is V Beam laser is a simple, effective solution to get rid of unwanted skin marks and is available from the skin care experts at Cassileth Skin Care in Beverly Hills.
The V Beam Laser can effectively treat many skin conditions, including:
The V Beam laser uses a new "micro-pulse technology" that heats the blood vessels very gently to avoid any bruising of the treated area. The laser pulses light that is only absorbed by areas discolored by redness. The selected blood then heats, reducing the size of the blood vessel while simultaneously promoting new collagen production in the deeper layers of tissue.
V Beam is such a safe treatment that it has been used successfully to treat birthmarks on infants.
If a larger area is to be treated staff can apply a topical anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. Most patients tolerate the treatment without any anesthesia, but you may choose to have it. The skin is protected throughout the treatment with a cooling system built directly into the laser. The Dynamic Cooling Device sprays a cooling cryogen mist onto the skin before each laser light pulse, making the treatment more comfortable by reducing pain and reducing possibility of blistering. Most skin discoloration correction treatments at our Beverly Hills med spa last 15-20 minutes and will not interfere with your daily activities.
The number of V Beam laser treatments will differ for each person, depending on the size of the area and number of lesions to be treated. For facial veins, 1-2 treatments is usually sufficient, while larger scars may need up to 8 treatments. These are usually scheduled every 6-8 weeks. Before beginning treatment, we can give you an estimation of the number of treatments necessary to address your individual case.
We will give you post-treatment cooling ice packs, but you may feel mild stinging for a short period afterwards.
Rarely, the treated areas may appear darker after the bruising heals, but normal skin color returns within 6 months.
Do not drink alcohol or take aspirin or any medicine containing aspirin for three days prior to and two weeks after your laser treatment, as these act as blood thinners and can increase bruising.
Avoid direct exposure to the sun and use a sunscreen with 30+ SPF. Wear a large brim hat if you expect to be in the sun for any reason.
If you have a tendency to bruise easily you may be more likely to bruise a bit following your treatment. To reduce swelling and bruising apply an ice pack during the first 24 hours after treatment. Any remaining bruises can usually be easily covered with concealer. To decrease the likelihood of bruising and swelling from V Beam skin discoloration correction treatments, we recommend that you prop your head up when you sleep and try not to sleep (put pressure) on the treated areas for one to two nights. Avoid sun and UV sunlamp exposure until swelling and redness have disappeared.
To reduce the chance of bruising and or to minimize the length and severity of bruises, we recommend the oral supplement Arnika Forte. It contains the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana (which helps with bruising and swelling), Bromelain (a natural anti-inflammatory found in pineapples), grape seed extract and Vitamin C. This powerful combination of purified elements helps reduce the length and severity of bruises. Some of our patients feel that it even prevents bruises from ever happening!
Schedule an appointment today to find out how the top Los Angeles V Beam laser treatment from our skin care specialists at Cassileth Skin Care in Beverly Hills can eradicate red blemishes, such as dilate capillaries and rosacea!