VBeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment

What is the Vbeam Perfecta?

Treatment with the new VBeam Perfecta device is now available in the heart of Cornwall, in Truro, thanks to Dr. Simon Knowles at Aesthetic Solutions.

The Vbeam Perfecta can effectively and safely remove imperfections and skin discolourations such as age spots (also referred to as sun spots or liver spots) and freckles, as well as rosacea, facial redness and other vascular or pigmentation abnormalities like facial and leg thread veins, poikiloderma and port wine stains. It has also been proven to treat scars, stretch marks, warts and psoriasis.

Vbeam, which is safe for all skin types, uses Pulsed Dye Laser technology. This produces a gentle, but intense burst of light which is delivered to the skin, direct to the area being treated. The heat energy from the laser light is absorbed by blood vessels or the melanin in pigmented areas of the skin allowing it to treat such a variety of conditions.

Before and after photographs of treatment with Vbeam Perfecta

Thread veins on the face, Left photos (before) and Right photos (after treatment with Vbeam Pulsed Dye Technology)

Thread Veins on the face, before and after treatment with VBeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser

Thread Veins on the face, before and after treatment with VBeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser

Rosacea, Left photo (before) and Right photo (after treatment with Vbeam Pulsed Dye Technology)

Rosacea, before and after treatment with VBeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser

Redness on the face and neck, Left photo (before) and Right photo (after treatment with Vbeam Pulsed Dye Technology)

Redness on the neck, before and after treatment with VBeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser

What precautions should I take before treatment?

We recommend that you avoid exposure to sun on the area being treated, both before and throughout your treatment programme. During this time an SPF30 or higher sunscreen should be worn daily. We can provide both guidance and a product range to suit.

What is the Vbeam treatment like?

Depending on the area which you are having treated, you will most likely be lying down or reclining on a comfortable couch. Our practitioner will then set up the machine with the parameters needed to target the specific condition you are being treated for.
During treatment you will feel a warming or tingling sensation, anaesthesia of any kind is not usually required as a cooling system is also used.

Are the treatments painful and are there any side effects?

During treatment, your skin is protected by the use of a cooling burst of cryogen before each firing of the laser pulse; this is done using the patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™). The DCD also increases your comfort during treatment and helps to minimise post treatment side effects such as redness.

Most people say that after treatment the feeling on their skin is similar to mild sunburn. Any redness immediately after treatment usually disappears after a few hours. Sometimes, a laser bruise, called purpura can occur; this usually disappears in three to five days.

You will be given post treatment advice and skincare products by our practitioner, based on the area and condition being treated with the Vbeam Perfecta.

Is Pulsed Dye Laser treatment safe?

Yes, Pulsed Dye Laser treatments are safe. They have been used since the 1980s for the treatment of port wine stains in babies and young children. By using the Dynamic Cooling Device we also ensure your comfort and the protection of the skin being treated.

Are Pulsed Dye Laser treatments permanent?

How permanent the results are will depend on a number of factors, including your ongoing lifestyle and the original condition being treated. For example, dark pigmented age spots on the backs of your hands, caused by exposure to the sun, may well return eventually if you spend time in the sunshine without adequate use of sun screen products on your hands.

It’s important to talk to us about your treatment aims and expectations so we can create a treatment programme and ongoing plan to suit your needs.

How much do treatments cost?

The cost of treatment will depend on both the condition and the size of the area which requires treatment. Kerry, our nurse will be happy to discuss your concerns and treatment options with you during a consultation (£20) Prices will start from £150 for Facial rejuvenation and will include skin creams for use post treatment.

Where will I have the Vbeam Perfecta Treatment?

Aesthetic Solutions is a well established clinic in the cathedral city of Truro in Cornwall. Our professional, medical aesthetic clinic is led by Doctor Simon Knowles and Nurse Kerry Knowles, who are able to assess your medical history, discuss treatment options available to you and help you to decide if the Vbeam Perfecta is the right treatment option for you. Why not contact us today to book an appointment to discuss any pigmented or vascular concerns that you may have.

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VBeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment Expert:

Dr Simon Knowles MB CHb mBCAM

Staff Picture - Dr Simon Knowles MB CHb mBCAM

Dr. Knowles is a Member of the British College of aesthetic medicine and his extensive and up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments in cosmetic treatments ensures that he can provide his clients with the best possible advice.

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