VBeam-Pulsed Dye Laser Newport Beach
What is a Pulsed Dye Laser
Pulsed Dye Lasers deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis depending on the condition being treated. Factors such as the age, color and type of lesions, as well as the location on the body, all determine whether lesions can be removed.
What is the procedure for being treated with a Pulse Dye Laser
Newport Beach plastic surgery provider Dr. Sundine will ensure you are as comfortable as possible: most patients are reclined or lying down, depending on the area being treated. Both the patient and Dr. Sundine wear protective eye wear. The laser is calibrated based on the individual and the specific condition being treated, because each individual and each condition is unique. The careful calibration of the laser maximizes the result you will see following treatment.
Are there any requirements for treatment-how do I know if I qualify for treatment
The only requirement is that you have a desire to improve the condition of your skin. Most patients who receive cosmetic laser treatment op for procedures to correct the skin conditions not out of medical necessity, but because they are interested in approving the appearance of their skin without invasive surgery that would cause downtime away from daily activites. From total facial rejuvenation which involves the reduction and removal of red and brown pigmented lesions with a general firming of the skin, telangectasias, to the removal of sun spot damage, patients should discuss with Dr. Sundine which treatments are right for them.
Does it hurt
No anesthetics are required, but they may be used. The feeling most patients report is a warming or tingling sensation during the treatment. The skin being treated is additionally protected by the lasers cooling method, which delivers a cooling mist on to the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. This cooling mist increases comfort during the treatment, as well as protects the skin to minimize side effects like redness.
Is Pulsed Dye Laser Safe?
Yes. In fact, treatment is so safe that it has been successfully used since the 1980’s for the treatment of port wine stain birthmarks in infants and young children. During treatment, the epidermis is protected by the lasers cooling method,
Are the results of Pulse Dye Laser Treatment Permanent?
Permanency of results depend on many factors, like the condition being treated, or lifestyle of the patient. For example, if a patient has sun spots removed, and continue to spend time in the sun without adequate skin protection, it is likely that the sun spots will return. Talk with Dr. Sundine about your goals and expectations for treatment.
How soon will I see results of my treatment?
Most patients notice beneficial results right away, and often times feel a firming or tightening of the treated area. The results of laser therapy vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required for clearance.
What are the side effects of treatment?
Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area immediately following treatment, this usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally, purpura, a laser bruise, may occur. Purpura is transient and usually disappears in three to five days.
Are there any special precautions I need to take before or after treatment?
It is recommended to avoid sun exposure before and through out treatment to maximize results. A sunblock of SPF 30 or higher should be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care guidelines depend on the condition treated, and should be discussed with Dr. Sundine.
Is Pulse Dye Laser Treatment covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Some carriers, will however cover the treatment of disfiguring birthmarks
Such as hemangiomas or port wine stains. Please consult with your insurance carrier for more details.
How much does Pulse Dye Laser Treatment Cost?
Cost depends on the size of the area being treated as well as the condition being treated.
Dr. Sundine will extend a complimentary initial consultation to evaluate a treatment plan individualized to your needs, goals, and condition.
The above information is provided as general information. Please consult with Dr. Sundine for your specific condition, and treatment course.
Patients seeking plastic surgery in Newport Beach / Orange County often visit the practice of Dr. Michael J. Sundine. As an experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Sundine is a top provider of facelift, eyelid surgery and nose surgery in Orange County. He also frequently performs breast augmentation, breast lift and tummy tuck surgery.