The Vbeam tratment: non painful, secure and with permanent effects.
What is the Vbeam treatment like?
Most patients are sitting in a reclining position or lying down, depending on the area being treated. The laser will be calibrated and parameters set based on the specific condition being treated. Patients often report a warming or tingling sensation during the treatment. Local anesthetics are usually not required.
Are the treatments painful?
Most patients report a sensation similar to a mild sunburn after treatment. During the treatment, your skin receives additional protection through the patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), which delivers a cooling burst of cryogen before the laser pulse is delivered. The DCD increases comfort during treatment and minimizes side effects such as redness.
Is PDL treatment safe, and are there any side effects?
The DCD goes a long way toward ensuring both the patient's comfort and the protection of the treated skin. Some patients experience redness immediately after treatment, but it usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally a laser bruise called purpura may occur; this usually disappears in three to five days.
Are PDL treatments permanent?
Permanency depends on several factors, including the condition being treated and the patient's lifestyle. Sun spots, for example, may return if the patient continues to spend time in the sun without protection. Talk with your treating physician about your goals and expectation for treatment.
What precautions should I take before or after treatment?
Avoid sun exposure before and throughout treatments; SPF 30 or higher sunblock should be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care varies depending on condition and should be discussed with your doctor.
How much do treatments cost?
Cost depends on the type of problem and the size of the region affected. Talk to your treating physician about your personal needs to better evaluate treatment options.
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