Vbeam Prima is the newest version of the well-known Vbeam pulsed dye laser, and DLVSC is excited to be among to first practices in the United States to make it available to our patients. Like its predecessor, the Vbeam Prima laser is used to treat common vascular skin problems such as rosacea, facial & spider veins, port-wine stains, angiomas, red or pink scars and more.
What is the difference between Vbeam and Vbeam Prima?
In summary, the main differences between these two lasers has to do with technological advances. First, the addition of a 1064nm wavelength gives us a better option for treating stubborn vascular lesions. Furthermore, a second hand piece and larger spot sizes are included with Prima – meaning we can now treat larger areas more quickly. All of these new features give us the ability to tailor your treatments more precisely – making them faster, more comfortable and more effective!
What is Vbeam Prima treatment like?
First, we’ll remove barriers from your skin like makeup, lotion and natural oils. Topical numbing creams actually constrict the vessels we’re targeting with vascular lasers like Vbeam Prima and often hinder the laser’s ability to work properly. Therefore, we’ll rely on Prima’s built-in cold spray or contact cooling to make your treatment more comfortable. As the laser pulses energy into the skin, you may feel a temporary warm or stinging sensation. However, these sensations are easily tolerated by most patients with very little difficulty. Once your treatment is complete, we’ll discuss aftercare and then you can resume your normal day!
What are the side effects? Should I expect any downtime?
Of course, with almost any laser procedure, there will be some expected side effects. Vbeam Prima may cause mild swelling, redness and bruising. However, these are all temporary side effects and are certainly manageable at home.