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Vbeam Laser

How does the Vbeam laser improve your appearance?

What is VBeam Laser?

Vbeam is a type of pulsing yellow light 595 nm wavelength laser used in type of dermatological procedures to reduce unwanted red lesions such as superficial red capillary blood vessels in the skin.  It is also called a vascular laser as it is used to treat dilated blood vessels such as rosacea.

Vbeam is a special type of pulsing, yellow light laser used at Dr Ron Shelton’s practice in New York City to treat red lesions or discoloration.

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How does Vbeam work?

This laser uses a dye that generates different colors of laser beams, which are delivered in pulses to treat vascular lesions. The color of light is determined by the target. For example, a yellow light is selectively absorbed by the targeted blood vessels in the dermis, which require treatment without affecting the surrounding skin cells.  

The Vbeam laser is used to treat:

  • Individual round red bumps called angiomas
  • Linear blood vessel telangiectases
  • Congenital port wine stain red birthmarks
  • Generalized facial rosacea (adult acne) redness. and
  • To reduce the intensity of redness that occurs when some individuals flush.

Does Vbeam work for all skin types?

Vbeam is generally safe for all skin types and it is even used on infants with abnormal vascular conditions. However, the transmission of the wavelength can be blocked by melanin on people with dark skin.

Is Vbeam painful?

There is mild to no discomfort and the pain is as minor as a “pinch” on your skin.  However Dr Ron Shelton takes extra care in any treatment so that you have a comfortable experience.

Is there a down time?

There is no downtime but patients may have minor redness, swelling and bruising and these will resolve within 5 to 6 days.

How many treatment sessions do I need?

It usually takes more than one treatment, however it depends on the severity of your condition, among other factors.

Red noses can be socially embarrassing and many people seek treatment to lessen their red noses, cheeks and chin. However, you will need to contact Dr Shelton at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York to find out how and if Vbeam will work for your condition. Contact Dr Shelton by calling (212) 593-1818 or making an appointment online.  

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