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Do you find yourself looking in the mirror and focusing on your trouble spots? An age spot on your temple, or a few broken capillaries on your cheeks, and your smooth and supple complexion fades into the background when you look into the mirror. We at High Valley Dermatology know that you are your own worst critic, and have made it our mission to help you get great looking skin in Idaho. We have state of the art technology to take care of those trouble spots for you so that your naturally beautiful skin shines through. The VBeam Perfecta is just one of the tools in our toolbox that can help you get great looking skin in Idaho.
VBeam Perfecta is a pulsed dye vascular laser that is used to target “red” pigmentation, small vessels, and capillaries. This means that it is an effective treatment for:
Scarring, while a natural part of the healing process, can be bothersome. Depending on the type of scarring that you may have, and where the scar is located, the VBeam Perfecta can help you get great looking skin in Idaho, by reducing or eliminating, the appearance of your red scarring. The most common type of scarring that the VBeam Perfecta laser is used on is red acne scarring. Of 200 people treated with the VBeam Perfecta for red acne scarring, all benefited from a 30-50% reduction in redness after the first treatment, and a 75-90% reduction after three or four treatments.
Stretch Marks, a type of scarring, can be treated with the VBeam Perfecta. The treatment is most effective when performed on stretch marks that are still red, and fairly new. Stretch Marks appear when the skin tears during growth and leaves scars with an off color hue. They may diminish over time, but will not disappear without treatment.
Broken capillaries are very common on the face, across the cheeks, nose and chin. These tiny veins are just beneath the surface of the skin and are very delicate. When they become damaged they dilate and break. Once broken,they will not constrict back to their normal thickness, or repair themselves. The Perfecta is used to eliminate these small red vessels and capillaries and is a premium level laser for treating vascular conditions.
Age spots are pigmented areas that have been exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. They range in color from brown, to red, to black. The VBeam is very effective at targeting this pigmentation and lightening, or in some cases, eliminating it altogether.
It works by delivering an intense yet gentle burst of yellow light to targeted areas in 8 evenly spaced micro pulses of laser energy. This light is absorbed by blood vessels or pigment. Spreading the laser burst into 8 micro pulses enables more energy to be directed to the targeted area without risk to the skin.
What should you know about preparation and aftercare?
The preparation for treatment is as simple as avoiding exposure to the sun and tanning to the area to be treated.
Now that you have taken this step to get great looking skin in Idaho, the aftercare is relatively straightforward. The area may be slightly swollen and sensitive immediately after treatment, and it may feel warm. Apply ice for any discomfort, and moisturizer or antibiotic cream if needed. Avoid sun exposure or tanning, and do not scrub or rinse the area for a few days.
The most common side effect of treatment with the VBeam Perfecta is bruising, and even that is minimal.
The VBeam laser is very safe, it’s micropulse technology allows the laser to be directed to a specifically targeted area leaving the surrounding skin safe from any adverse effects. It is considered so safe that it has successfully been used in the treatment of infants as young as a few weeks old.
Having great skin can directly influence the way you feel about yourself. We have helped all types of people feel better in the skin they’re in. They come to us with all manner of skin complaints and we offer them the best care to be found anywhere around. We have many cutting edge treatments, but the VBeam Perfecta might just be one of our favorites. So if you have stretch marks, age spots, rosacea, or scars, and you’d like not to, give us a call and make an appointment. We’d be glad to show you what the Perfecta can do for you.
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