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V Beam Prima Laser

The pulsed dye laser has always been an important laser in the practice but the new V Beam Prima Laser gives many more additional benefits.

Laser treatments for facial redness, rosacea and vascular lesions.

Everything skin Clinicis the first private independent clinic in the UK to offer treatment with the V Beam Prima Laser. The new, 595 nm pulsed-dye laser has an additional 1064 nm wavelength that is efficient and versatile for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions on the face and body.

The new laser is the evolutionary progression of a laser that has been used in hospitals and clinics around the world for over 20 years. It is the gold standard laser for treating birthmarks and vascular lesions and can be found in many specialist centres around the world. The new laser has an added wavelength (1064nm) allowing deeper treatments, it has been developed to give faster results with less downtime than other treatments.

How does the Pulsed Dye laser work?

The Vbeam® is a Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL), which means it uses a special dye to generate different colours (wavelengths) of laser beams. They are then delivered to skin layers in pulses, and then absorbed by oxyhaemoglobin in the blood vessels. Because this process is selective the surrounding skin is not affected, and it remains undamaged. The versatility of the laser comes from its range of wavelengths, pulses and delivery depths. In the hands of an expert laser practitioner, the laser can give outstanding results.

Cooling the skin?

The V Beam prima has two built in cooling technologies that further protect the skin during the treatment. Cooling is used to minimize discomfort, protect the skin during treatments and minimize swelling. Before and during the procedure, cooling will be applied to the skin using a built-in cooling device in order to optimize comfort

The two types of cooling used are the Dynamic Cooling Device which gives consistent and predictable skin protection and the new EverCool technology, which keeps skin protected during treatments.

Before and After

Conditions we treat with the V Beam Prima Laser

Rosacea

This vascular condition is common in the UK with one in ten people suffering. Rosacea usually occurs on the face and is most often seen on those with fair skin but may affect all skin types. It is more prevalent in people aged 40 to 60 years old. It is more common in women but when affecting men, it may be more severe.  It is a chronic condition, and can persist for a long time and, in any individual, the severity tends to fluctuate. Rosacea tends to affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and is characterised by persistent redness caused by dilated blood vessels, small bumps and pus-filled spots similar to acne There may also be uncomfortable inflammation of the surface of the eyes and eyelids. There are different types of rosacea and it is important to understand the condition before attempting to treat it.

See more on Rosacea 

Vascular lesions

There are numerous lesions seen on the face and body caused by defective vasculature below the skins surface. These are Spider nevi, cherry angiomas, angiomas, poikiloderma, Campbell de Morgan spots and many more. These lesions can be treated on the face and body.

Birth Marks

There are 2 main types of birthmarks, vascular birthmarks and pigmented birthmarks. The pulsed dye laser is the gold standard in the treatment of vascular birth marks.

Vascular birthmarks are often caused by abnormal blood vessels in or under the skin. This type of birth mark includes port wine stains.

See more on birth marks 

Facial Veins

Facial veins can be larger veins or broken capillaries known as telangiectasia. They can be superficial or deep and can vary in size. This range of different types of vessel calls for the versatility of the V beam Prima which specialises in treating different types of vessel.

Pigmented lesions

The V Beam Prima is indicated to treat lesions that are brown in colour such as sun damage and freckles.

Frequently asked questions?

During your consultation, you will have the chance to ask questions in detail about your treatment but here are some questions we get asked often.

WHAT IS THE VBEAM® PRIMA?

The Vbeam® Prima is a new, 595 nm pulsed-dye laser with an additional 1064 nm wavelength that is efficient and versatile for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions on the face and body.

WHAT DOES THE VBEAM® PRIMA TREAT?

The Vbeam® Prima device is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including rosacea, port wine stains,facial redness,   telangiectasia (broken capillaries) facial and spider veins,  venous lakes, small haemangiomas, poikiloderma, Campbell de Morgan spots,or cherry angiomas,acne, fresh scars, benign pigmented lesions, wrinkles, warts, stretch marks and sun ageing.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Vbeam® is a Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL), which means it uses a dye to generate different colours of laser beams. They are then delivered to skin layers in pulses, and then absorbed by oxyhaemoglobin in the blood vessels. The Vbeam® laser is non-ablative and does not damage surrounding tissue.

DOES IT HURT?

The Vbeam® Prima laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment with minimal discomfort. During the procedure, pulses of light are applied to the skin, and patients typically feel a mild heating sensation as the light enters the skin.

Treatment with the Vbeam® Prima laser has minimal discomfort. In a recent study of patients treated with the Vbeam® Prima laser for rosacea, patients reported an average pain score of 5.6  ± 1.8 out of a maximum of 10.

The Vbeam® Prima device features two types of cooling to minimize discomfort, protect the skin during treatments and minimize swelling.

WHAT DAMAGE IS DONE TO THE SKIN

The Vbeam® Prima device features two types of cooling to minimize discomfort, protect the skin during treatments and minimize swelling.

Before and during the procedure, cooling will be applied to the skin using a built-in cooling device in order to optimize comfort

The two types of cooling used are the Dynamic Cooling Device which gives consistent and predictable skin protection and new EverCool technology, which keeps skin protected during treatments.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?

There is minimal downtime associated with the Vbeam® Prima laser, with most patients resuming their normal day-to-day activities immediately following treatment. For certain conditions, your doctor may elect to perform treatments which may result in purpura(bruising) which may take longer to resolve. This will be discussed during your consultation.

HOW LONG IS A TREATMENT?

Treatment sessions can take as little as 15-20 minutes. (However, treatment time varies based on the condition and area being treated.).

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

The Vbeam® Prima is a pulsed-dye laser that has a very well-established safety profile and a low incidence of side effects. Most patients typically report mild swelling, mild to moderate redness of the skin, and for some conditions mild to moderate bruising.

WHEN WILL I START SEEING RESULTS?

Result time and the number of treatment sessions will vary based on the treatment area and skin condition that is being treated.

Who will carry out the treatments?

At Everything Skin Clinic™, we have a team of highly trained Consultant dermatologists, who have completed specialist training in Dermatology and are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. All our consultants hold substantive contracts with the best Dermatology centres in leading NHS hospitals. Therefore, you can be certain of the highest quality private care.

Why choose Everything Skin Clinic™ for Laser Hair Removal?

At Everything Skin Clinic, we offer a range of treatments and can offer one, or a combination of treatments to achieve the best results.

Unlike many other clinics, we can offer diagnosis and treatment all under one roof by expert consultant dermatologist, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.

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