VBeam-Pulsed Dye Laser


Lasers have been used in cosmetic treatments for years, but one is beginning to outshine the rest in becoming the favored treatment for skin marks, scars, and benign vascular lesions from a patient’s face, neck and hands. At the office of Michael J. Sundine, M.D., we use the V Beam-Pulsed Dye Laser to help our Newport Beach and Orange County area patients achieve successful results when treating their skin conditions. To learn more about this treatment and what sets it apart from the rest, please keep reading below.

Bean Pulsed Eye Laser -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is VBeam-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.

at doctors office -- pulsed eye laser -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What Are The Benefits

Of VBeam-Pulsed Dye Laser?

Our Newport Beach V Beam-Pulsed Dye Laser treatment patients have been able to enjoy the following benefits from their treatments:

  • Addresses a wide range of skin concerns
  • Can provide results immediately in some instances
  • Provides a more youthful and healthy skin tone and texture
  • Quick healing and recovery time
  • Reduces redness
  • Reduces the appearance of vascular issues
  • Restores even-toned complexion
  • Treats various discoloration issues

Who is a Candidate

For VBeam-Pulsed Dye Laser?

The best candidates for V Beam-Pulsed Dye Laser are those who have the desire to improve the condition of your skin. Most patients who receive cosmetic laser treatment opt for procedures to correct their 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 activities. From total facial rejuvenation which involves the reduction and removal of red and brown pigmented lesions with a general firming of the skin, telangiectasias, to the removal of sun-spot damage, patients should discuss with Dr. Sundine which treatments are right for them.

Woman in bed -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What’s The First Step?

The first step in getting V Beam-Pulsed Dye Laser treatment in the Orange County area is to contact the office of Michael J. Sundine, M.D., and schedule your consultation. When you come in for your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Sundine who will address any concerns you may have and answer any questions about the procedure. You will also have your skin evaluated and be asked questions about your medical history to avoid any unnecessary risks. Dr. Sundine will take the information that he collects and make you a procedure plan. If you agree with the plan, our Patient Coordinator can help you schedule your first session.

It is recommended to avoid sun exposure before and throughout 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.

What to Expect on the Day of VBeam-Pulsed Dye Laser

Newport Beach plastic surgeon, 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 eyewear. 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 in the following treatment.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery

VBeam-Pulsed Dye Laser


Immediately after the treatment, you should expect there to be some redness, swelling, and sometimes a temporary bruise or purple color to the skin. You will notice most of the swelling on the first morning after treatment, particularly under the eyes that will last two to three days. One of the best ways to minimize swelling is to apply a cold compress to the treatment area every hour for about 10 minutes until you go to bed. You should sleep elevated the first night and take antihistamines (Claritin or Zyrtec) for the first 5 days to also help decrease swelling.

There may also be an intense heat sensation for two to three hours after treatment. Most of the redness will resolve itself within a few hours after treatment, but you may notice a “rosy glow” for a few weeks, but it can be covered with makeup to minimize the redness. If you are on daily aspirin, iron supplementation, anticoagulants, or herbal supplements (Ginkgo, Garlic, Ginseng) you may bruise more easily. If a crust or scab develops, keep the area moist until the crust falls on its own.

*Do NOT pick at the area. Some patients can experience itchy skin during the healing process, but this can be treated with some moisturizer.

How Much Does a VBeam-Pulsed Dye Laser Cost in Newport Beach?


The cost of V Beam-Pulsed Dye Laser in V Beam-Pulsed Dye Laser in Newport Beach 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.

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.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Michael J. Sundine, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. is a board-certified Orange County plastic surgeon who practices out of Newport Beach, California. Through his years of practice, he has been featured in Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California Super Doctor for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the Discovery Health Channel’s “Plastic Surgery Before and After”. Dr. Sundine is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine where he received multiple honors. After becoming board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, he went on to train in Plastic Surgery at the world-famous Duke University Medical Center where he became certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Patients seeking plastic surgery in Newport Beach 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. If you’re interested in setting up a consultation, please contact us today at 949-706-3100!

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