Laser Vein Removal (Vbeam Perfecta® by Syneron Candela®) - San Diego, CA*

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Overview

In sunny Southern California, it's especially important to understand that looking young, healthy, and attractive begins with beautiful skin. Redness and excess pigment in the skin can detract from an otherwise healthy, attractive complexion. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo is pleased to offer his patients an advanced solution: Vbeam Perfecta laser treatments. La Jolla Plastic Surgery patients benefit from the latest technology of the Vbeam Perfecta, which treats a wider range of conditions than Vbeam lasers of the past. Vbeam Perfecta is a non-ablative, pulsed dye laser, which means the laser energy is released in pulses through a dyed liquid; the energy harmlessly passes through the surface of the skin. The laser energy heats up and destroys pigment in melanin and red blood cells to reduce excess coloring and blood vessels without harming surrounding tissues. Residents of San Diego, CA and the surrounding areas can have more even, healthy skin with Vbeam Perfecta by Syneron Candela laser vein removal system.

Before the Procedure

During your initial consultation, Dr. Chaffoo will consider your cosmetic concerns and examine your skin to determine if you would benefit from Vbeam Perfecta treatments. Before your treatment, Dr. Chaffoo will explain what you should do to prepare for your procedure, what to expect during your session, potential side effects and risks of the treatment, plus recovery tips and when you'll see your results. Dr. Chaffoo encourages all his patients to ask questions during their consultation so they will feel more comfortable and confident about their choice.

Procedure Technique

Treatment with Vbeam Perfecta is fast, safe, and comfortable because of the laser's large spot size and the patented Candela Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD™). The DCD emits a cooling mist prior to each pulse of the laser. Together, Perfecta's advanced micro-pulse technology and the DCD prevent post-treatment bruising and require little to no downtime after treatment. Treatments are typically not painful; patients usually feel warmth, tingling, or a snapping sensation during treatment. The number of treatments required depends on the condition being addressed. Dr. Chaffoo usually recommends a series of 3 – 6 treatments spaced about a month apart; however, in some cases one treatment is all that is needed.

Recovery

For 3 – 5 days after treatment, treated areas will probably look pink, red, or darkened, and may be mildly swollen. You can minimize these side effects by applying ice packs or cold compresses as directed for the first 24 – 48 hours following treatment. You may apply camouflage makeup the day after your Perfecta treatment if desired, but it's important to avoid sun exposure and wear at least 30 SPF sunscreen consistently while treated areas heal.

Results

Results will depend on the condition that was treated. Most patients notice some improvement within the first 4 – 8 weeks as brown coloring sloughs off and redness fades. When Perfecta is used for facial rejuvenation, firming and tightening of the skin may take a little longer as collagen production in the skin increases.

VBeam Laser FAQs

Conditions Treated?

Vbeam Perfecta is most frequently used on the face, but is safe and effective for most other areas such as the neck, arms, hands, back, and chest. Perfecta improves upon previous Vbeam technology by correcting a wide range of skin concerns, including:

  • Vascular conditions and redness due to rosacea, acne, facial and leg veins, angiomas, hemangiomas, port wine stains, benign gynecological vascular lesions, and venous lakes
  • Excess pigment including freckles, sun spots, age spots, melasma, and pigmented lesions
  • Other skin conditions such as wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, warts, poikiloderma (uneven coloring of the neck and chest), psoriasis, and other benign lesions on the skin

Combining Treatments?

Many patients have other cosmetic dermatology treatments while they are here such as BOTOX® injections or laser hair removal. Other nonsurgical treatments that can improve the condition of your skin include laser skin resurfacing or laser skin tightening. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs and goals.

Potential Risks?

Most of the side effects of a Vbeam treatment, including redness and swelling, are temporary and shouldn't last more than a week. Some patients may experience rare side effects such as pigment changes, scarring, but choosing an experienced, triple board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Chaffoo minimizes your risks. It's important to follow all of Dr. Chaffoo's pre- and post-treatment instructions for your best results.

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Recovery Time  
3 - 5 Days
Average Procedure Time  
Varies
Post-op Follow-up  
4 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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