VBEAM LASER TREATMENT
Treat your skin conditions with VBeam laser treatment in Montreal
VBeam laser treatment is a popular non-invasive treatment option for a wide range of vascular skin conditions. Clinique Face MD in Montreal is a leading provider of VBeam laser treatment, offering patients access to state-of-the-art technology and experienced healthcare providers.
What is VBeam laser treatment?
VBeam laser treatment is a type of laser therapy that is used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It uses a pulsed dye laser that delivers a focused beam of light to the skin. The light is absorbed by the red pigment in the blood vessels, causing them to shrink and eventually disappear.
When is a VBeam laser used?
VBeam laser treatment is commonly used to treat conditions such as rosacea, spider veins, port-wine stains, red birthmarks, and acne scars. It is important to note that the Vbeam is most effective when the scar is red/pink and that the CO2 laser and microneedling will be most effective when the scar has turned white.During the treatment, the laser is directed at the affected area, and the heat from the laser is absorbed by the blood vessels, causing them to collapse. The treated area may appear red and swollen immediately after the treatment, but this usually subsides within a few days. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
What does the VBeam treat?
At Clinique Face MD, we most often use the VBeam System to treat scars, vascular areas of the face (telangiectasias, angiomas, wine spots) and reed.
The VBeam also has over 20 possible indications such as leg veins or benign vascular lesions among other things.
- Benign pigmented lesions
- Benign vascular lesions
- Facial telangiectasia
- Inflammatory acne
- Leg veins
- Nasal telangiectasia
- Post-procedure bruising
- Telangiectatic telescoping
- Cherry angioma
- Hemangioma *
- Port wine stains *
- Scars *
- Arachneal angioma *
- Striae *
- Venous lakes *
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What are the contraindications for the VBeam laser?
VBeam laser treatment shouldn’t be a go to solution in some cases. For example if you just stop taking Accutane, you should wait at least 6 months before scheduling a VBeam laser treatment.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of contraindications for the VBeam laser.
Wait 6 months after stopping taking Accutane.
Do not treat tattooed skin, including decorative tattoos, permanent makeup, and write-off tattoos.
History of photosensitivity or you are currently on photosensitizing medications. .
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should avoid a VBeam laser treatment
We do not treat patients with a history of light-triggered seizures.
Patients who take blood thinners, iron supplements, herbal supplements like ginko, ginseng, or garlic on a daily basis may bruise more easily.
Medications which induce photosensitivity
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2
Do not treat if one or more active lesions are present in the intended treatment area. Patients with a known history of frequent lesions due to HSV 1 and 2 should start prophylaxis before treatment, as prescribed by their doctor.
Poorly Controlled Medical Conditions
These patients must be carefully evaluated by their doctor for medical clearance.
Active skin infection
Avoid treating open wounds and skin that is actively infected.
Perform tests before treating larger areas.
Do not treat recently tanned skin. Blisters and hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation may occur. Let the tan fade before treatment. If in doubt, compare the treatment area with the limited sun exposure area.
Is it safe to use a VBeam laser for treating acne?
Yes, VBeam laser treatment is generally considered safe for treating acne. The laser targets the red pigment in the blood vessels that contribute to acne inflammation, shrinking the vessels and reducing the appearance of redness and inflammation.
VBeam laser treatment is often used for acne that is resistant to other treatments, such as topical or oral medications. It can also be used in combination with other acne treatments to enhance their effectiveness.
While VBeam laser treatment is generally considered safe, there are some potential side effects, such as redness, swelling, and temporary bruising. These side effects usually subside within a few days.
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How to prepare your skin for VBeam laser treatment?
Before undergoing VBeam laser treatment, it is important to properly prepare your skin to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment and minimize the risk of complications. Here are some steps to take to prepare your skin for VBeam laser treatment:
It is important to avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks prior to treatment. This includes both natural sunlight and tanning beds. If you must be outdoors, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Certain medications and supplements can increase your risk of complications from laser treatment. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications or supplements you are taking, and follow their recommendations regarding which ones to avoid.
Avoid using any products that could irritate your skin in the treatment area, such as harsh cleansers or exfoliants or retinoids.
Drinking plenty of water leading up to your treatment can help keep your skin hydrated and improve its ability to heal.
Your healthcare provider may have additional instructions for preparing your skin for VBeam laser treatment based on your individual circumstances.
How to take care of your skin after a VBeam laser
- Cold compresses or cold gel packs or cold aloe vera gel can be applied after treatment.
- Prolonged exposure to the sun should be avoided; a moisturizing sunscreen of at least SPF30 + should be applied continuously throughout the treatment.
- Gently clean the area where the VBeam laser was used and avoid irritation from friction or chafing.
- Resume use of usual topical agents as soon as irritation subsides.
What are the potential risks of the VBeam laser?
While VBeam laser treatment is generally considered safe, there are some potential risks and side effects associated with the treatment. These include:
- Skin irritation: The VBeam laser energy can cause temporary redness, swelling, irritation and even brusing in the treatment area.
- Blistering and scarring: In rare cases, VBeam laser treatment can cause blistering or scarring in the treated area.
- Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation: The laser energy can cause changes in skin pigmentation, leading to areas of darker or lighter skin.
- Infection: Although rare, there is a risk of infection in the treated area following VBeam laser treatment.
- Eye injury: VBeam laser treatment can cause damage to the eyes if not performed correctly. It is important to wear protective eyewear during treatment to prevent eye injury.
- Pain: Some patients may experience discomfort or pain during or after the procedure.
What should I expect after VBeam laser treatment?
If you have had purpuric treatment (with desired bruising): purpura, edema, minimal to moderate discomfort relieved by a cold compress or a cool gel pack.
If you have had non-purpuric treatment (without bruising desired): edema, mild to moderate erythema and a feeling of tightness with minimal discomfort.
How many treatments are usually needed?
Several treatments over a period of several months may be necessary. It is the provider’s judgment that will determine the end of treatment. Treatment should stop when the clinical endpoint and the desired patient outcome have been achieved.
Maintenance VBeam laser treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired result.
VBeam laser treatment cost
How much does VBeam cost in Montreal?
The cost of VBeam laser treatment in Montreal can vary depending on several factors, such as the location of the clinic, the experience of the healthcare provider, the skin type, and the size of the treatment area. The average cost for a single VBeam laser treatment session in Montreal is approximately $175 to $950 CAD. You can find our prices here.
However, it is important to note that the cost of VBeam laser treatment can vary widely depending on the individual and the specific treatment plan recommended by their healthcare provider. Some patients may require multiple treatment sessions to achieve the desired results, which can increase the overall cost.
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Learn More About VBeam laser treatment in Montreal
VBeam laser treatment is a type of laser therapy that uses a pulsed dye laser to treat a wide range of vascular skin conditions such as redness, facial veins, spider veins, port wine stains, and acne scars.
VBeam laser treatment is generally safe and effective for most skin types, but it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if it is appropriate for your individual skin type and condition.
VBeam laser treatment is generally well-tolerated and causes minimal discomfort. The treatment may cause a gentle burst of light or mild redness, but most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately after treatment.
The number of VBeam laser treatment sessions needed can vary depending on the individual and the specific condition being treated. Most patients require 3-4 treatment sessions to achieve the desired results.
VBeam laser treatment works by delivering a burst of light energy to the skin that is absorbed by the red pigment in the blood vessels, causing them to shrink and eventually disappear. The treatment also stimulates collagen production, which helps to improve skin tone and texture.
While VBeam laser treatment is generally considered safe, there are some potential risks and side effects, such as skin irritation, blistering, scarring, hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, infection, and eye injury (these risks are minimized when performed by trained facial experts). It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the treatment with a qualified healthcare provider before undergoing treatment.
Yes, VBeam laser treatment can be an effective treatment option for acne scars, as it helps to reduce redness and inflammation and stimulate collagen production to improve the appearance of scars.
The healing time after VBeam laser treatment can vary depending on the individual and the specific condition being treated. Most patients experience mild redness and swelling for a few days after treatment, but this usually subsides within a week. The natural healing process can take several weeks to several months.
VBeam laser treatment at Clinique Face MD is not covered by insurance..