Check out what's happening this month at Wilmington Dermatology Center!
Check out what's happening this month at Wilmington Dermatology Center!

Treating facial veins and pigmented lesions with the Vbeam laser

Have you ever wanted to get rid of your red facial veins? How about the redness of your face and neck caused by sun damage? In this week’s post, we explain the treatment for these conditions and much more.

About Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser

The Vbeam laser is considered by physicians world-wide as the “Gold Standard” for the treatment of a wide variety of vascular skin conditions and the world’s best selling pulsed dye laser. Pulsed dye lasers deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into the areas being treated. The laser energy is delivered in pulses and a dye is used to generate laser beams of different colors. The laser light is absorbed by hemoglobin within red cells in vessels. As this molecule collects the laser energy, the red cells heat up and the undesirable capillaries are eliminated. The Vbeam can be used for the treatment of:

  • Red facial and leg veins
  • Redness of the face and neck
  • Rosacea
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Port wine stains
  • Hemangiomas


How do I know if I qualify for Vbeam treatments?

The only qualification is if you have the desire to improve the appearance and quality of your skin. Most patients who receive this laser treatment are correcting skin conditions not out of medical necessity, but because they are interested in improving the appearance of their skin without invasive surgery that would cause downtime.

What is the procedure like?

Most patients are reclined or laying down depending on the area being treated. The patient and the medical provider will wear protective eyewear. The light energy is delivered with a dynamic cooling method which delivers a cooling mist on the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. You may feel a sensation like a hot rubber band snapping the area being treated. This non-invasive procedure is simple and typically only takes 10 minutes with no downtime.

How soon will I see results from my treatment?

Most patients see beneficial results right away. Results will vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required for clearance.

August  Product Special Day!

Throughout the month of August, WDC is having a Product Special Day, offering 50% off of SkinMedica’s Redness Relief CalmPlex, with a Vbeam treatment of $200 or more. This treatment moisturizer helps reduce the appearance of visible redness and helps calm sensitive, irritated and sunburned skin. It helps restore the skin’s barrier, preventing irritation and swelling that lead to an uneven skin tone. Redness Relief CalmPlex is the perfect compliment with a Vbeam treatment at WDC!