What laser does Dr. Behr use for vascular lesions (redness/broken blood vessels)?
Dr. Behr has the Vbeam Prima, which is the latest, most advanced Pulsed Dye Laser. Both lasers deliver a specific wavelength light that is absorbed by blood vessels in the dermis to help remove them. The Vbeam Prima is the leader in vascular treatment, with a larger max treatment spot size and greater max energy.
What conditions can be treated with the Vbeam?
The Vbeam is very effective in reducing redness of the face and neck and in treating rosacea. It treats specific lesions notably well, such as broken vessels, spider hemangiomas, cherry hemangiomas and port wine stains. It is also helpful in treating scars. The Vbeam Prima has a larger wavelength that allows us to treat blue veins, venous lakes and wrinkles.
Does it hurt?
The skin being treated is protected by Candela’s dynamic cooling method DCD, which delivers a cooling mist before the laser pulse. The feeling most patients report is warming, or like a rubber band snap.
Is PDL (Pulsed Dye Laser) safe?
Yes, this technology has been used in the 1980s for the treatment of port wine stain birthmarks in infants and young children. Dr. Behr used an earlier version of the same laser in the 1990s while at UCLA. It is very safe and predictable. Side effects include mild to moderate swelling and occasionally bruising for a few days.
How many treatments does it take?
That depends on the lesion being treated. Broken blood vessels are usually treated in 3-4 treatments. It can take several treatments to get the best results, but mild improvement is often seen after each treatment.
Vbeam Prima Results