Pulsed Dye Laser
At a glance
Darker skin types, Pregnancy and breast feeding.
None for lighter settings. Some higher settings can result in bruising and treatment for pigmentation can result in scabbing. These side effects can last for around 10 days.
More than 1 treatment may be necessary.
What does it treat?
Facial redness, thread veins, Rosacea, Pigmentation, scars, skin rejuvenation.
How does it work?
The laser beam specifically targets unwanted colours in the skin (red or brown) and breaks them up. Red vessels are reabsorbed by the body and brown pigmented areas scab and flake off after a few days. For skin rejuvenation the laser stimulates the upper dermis to produce more collagen
Who will perform the treatment?
Our policy is that only trained medical and nursing staff perform specialist treatments. Alongside Dominic, Lasers are expertly performed by Rebecca a certified aesthetic nurse prescriber with over 15 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is VBEAM?
A pulse dye laser that can be used to treat redness, thread veins, red scars, rosacea, pigmented lesions and can also be used for skin rejuvenation. It works by breaking up and dispersing the red blood cells without damaging the surrounding skin. Treatments for pigment result in crusting and eventual lifting of the pigmented area.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Darker skin types are not suitable as they are at a higher risk for complications. Pigmentation may be suited to a different treatment modality such as prescription skincare.
How long until I see results?
1-2 weeks. Repeat treatments may be necessary.
Do I need to prepare?
How much does treatment cost?
From £250 per session.
How long does it last?
More than 1 treatment is usually required. Results for rosacea and thread veins need maintaining twice yearly
Are there side effects?
Transient side effects include redness, swelling bruising and scabbing.
What areas can be treated?
Face, neck, décolletage, hands. Larger vessels on the legs do not respond well.
Are there any specific post treatment instructions?
Advisable to wear sunblock
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