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.
"I truly had the best experience with La Jolla Skin! I was referred here by a friend who received micro needling and raved about how amazing her skin looked and felt after. This friend of mine recently moved to La Jolla from Beverly Hills and is definitely picky when it comes to all things beauty, so I completely trusted her recommendation. I had been wanting to do something more than just your standard facial to help the texture and appearance of my skin... acne scarring, pigmentation from the sun, large pores. I called to schedule my appointment and spoke with Jennifer who was SO sweet and helpful. When I went in for my appointment I have to admit I was a little nervous, but after consulting with Tracy I felt much more at ease. Nancy was the RN that preformed the micro needling and she too was amazing! She calmed my nerves and was just so so great. After having numbing cream on 30 mins prior to the micro needling I literally felt no pain or discomfort during the service. The machine is loud which sounds scary, but honestly it's nothing. My experience here was so wonderful and I look forward to continuing treatments with them. Highly recommend!!"- S.B. / Yelp / Sep 26, 2016
"Dr. Chaffoo is a great surgeon and is kind, gentle, experienced and has a great bedside manner. His staff (Nancy and Tracy) are equally as attentive and thorough. I felt safe and confident. I had my breast implants removed and a lift and a fat transfer to balance them. He did a great job. I am very happy with the results. I would recommend him to anyone."- S.E. / Yelp / Jul 25, 2017
"I just love coming here! Everyone that works here is not only extremely talented, but also very kind and welcoming. I've had microneedling, cool sculpting, vbeam, and a hydrafacial....I'm beyond happy with the results from each of these procedures! This whole team really takes time to listen to all of your questions and concerns, and patiently responds to each and every one. I've never felt like I was left feeling confused about anything, or that I had wasted my money on a service. I'm a client for life! Thank you all for being so awesome, I'd give you 6 stars if I could!"- N.R. / Yelp / Jul 17, 2017
"Very Natural Breast Augmentation, Wonderful Experience - Dr. Chaffoo is the utmost professional. I had a great experience with him from the start to finish of my surgery process, and continue to have a good experience. He is very attentive and caring, and I ended up with fabulous results from my surgery. I also appreciate that Dr. Chaffoo has me come in once per year for a check up, which gives me added peace of mind."- K. / RealSelf / Jul 11, 2017
"Great new experience - I went to La Jolla Plastic Surgery for Coolsculpting. It was a new experience for me but Dr. Chaffoo and his assistant Robert walked me through it and made sure I was comfortable through it all. I have already recommended them to several friends and I'm sure I'll be back soon. Thanks!"- S. / RealSelf / Jun 22, 2017
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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3 - 5 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location