Laser Surgery: Candela Vbeam Perfecta
Also known as: pulsed dye laser, Syneron Candela.
What is Candela Vbeam Perfecta?
Candela Vbeam Perfecta is a form of laser therapy that can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. It was primarily developed for the treatment of port wine stains but can also be used for everything from acne scars to facial and spider veins, scars, warts, rosacea and more.
What happens during the procedure?
The patient rests comfortably and wears protective eyewear while a machine delivers a concentrated laser at the source of skin problems. The laser emits only light, which pulses occasionally to break up its concentrated heat, and it also features a cooling device that makes the skin more comfortable. Most feel that the treatment is completely painless.
Is any special preparation needed?
In some cases, anesthetic gel is applied to the skin to make the patient more comfortable during the procedure.
What are the risk factors?
Mild pain and irritation is a possibility with Candela Vbeam Perfecta treatment, but it’s uncommon. Most patients experience Candela Vbeam Perfecta as a warm, tingly sensation
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Reviewed by: Ana Margarita Duarte, MD
This page was last updated on: 3/20/2018 10:01:25 AM
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