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.

Our Reviews

  • - Written on January 27, 2018

    “Thank you so much for your time and generosity!”

    Dr. Sundine,

    Thank you so much for your time and generosity! I just love my results and feel fortunate to have had you as my surgeon

    P.S. Have a healthy, happy, & prosperous New Year

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “GREAT PLASTIC SURGEON. I’M GLAD HE DID MY SURGERIES.”

    Excellent. I found Dr. Sundine to be a very competent surgeon and a really good person. His personal manner made a sometimes difficult, time-consuming process (tissue expansion) much easier. I’m glad we pursued the expansion option and I was fortunate to have had him as my surgeon. I recommend Dr. Sundine to anyone who is in need of Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery.

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “DR. SUNDINE IS AN OUTSTANDING DOCTOR”

    Dr. Sundine is an outstanding doctor. His technique, his expertise and the care with which he approached my surgery were exceptional. I wasn’t surprised. I chose him because I knew that his training and skills are terrific. Dr. Sundine and his staff still exceeded my expectations, however, and the complete experience – consultation, surgery and follow-up– have been wonderful. As I did, I encourage everyone to do your due diligence and research alternatives, but at the end of the day there is no better choice than Dr. Sundine. Amazing results…

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “I RECOMMEND HIM 100%”

    Dr. Sundine is a gifted, highly trained plastic surgeon who achieves amazing, natural looking, aesthetic results in facial and body plastic surgery. My facelift is 4 years old. Even people who don’t know me comment I look wonderful. Others often ask me about Dr. Sundine… …and of course I recommend him 100%. In addition to being highly skilled and knowledgeable Dr. Sundine is caring, compassionate, communicative and professional. Finally, his office staff is friendly and efficient. I have never waited more than 5 minutes..

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “Dr. Sundin did a terrific job”

    Dear Dr. Sundine & staff, Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I loved your caring & professional work. Dr. Sundin did a terrific job on a very hard surgery below my right eye due to a skin cancer removal. I will recommend him to all I come in contact with. Thanks again and I owe you all a big hug & sincere thanks to all you did for me. L.A.

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  • - Written on February 12, 2018

    “He truly deserved the highest reviews on every level”

    I gave Dr. Sundine the highest possible review in each category because he truly deserved the highest reviews on every level. I am a very well recognized lawyer on the West Coast. My firm has spent millions of dollars on television advertising in which I appear. I could not afford to have a bad face lift or even for people to notice I had a face lift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine because he performs highly complex complete facial reconstruction procedures on children.

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  • - Written on February 4, 2018

    “Special thank you to Dr. Sundine! So happy!!”

    My keloid surgery was an absolute success. I am so pleased with the results and grateful to the staff pre & post surgery. I was so nervous and scared to precede w/ the procedure. For I never had a surgery or general anesthesia before.:(

    Dr. Sundine with his exceeding professionalism gave me gentle kind assurance that all will be fine. In addition, educated me to his full knowledge and experience in detail what to expect. I felt safe and secure in his hands. Very kind soul. Post surgery I had radiation at another location, and it was a success. I am still in the healing process and my ear aesthetically looks next to perfect. I’m free of the disfigurement and I have a renewed confidence keloid Free!! :-)

    It was like 1 2 3!!

    Thank you Dr. Sundine, the friendly staff/ nurses You ALL Rock!! & I couldn’t ask for any better.:)

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017

    “VERY PERSONABLE, CARING AND PROFESSIONAL”

    Dr. Sundine and his staff were absolutley wonderful ! Very personable, caring and professional. His nurse Toni was so kind and answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. The procedure went very well, with very little bruising or down time. Dr. Sundine is truly an exceptional plastic surgeon and I will definitely be using his services in the future. Thank you very much Dr Sundine and your magnificent team !

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017

    “THE RESULTS NOTHING SHORT OF EXCEPTIONAL”

    I chose Dr. Sundine because he is an expert in a highly regarded surgical technique that delivers a completely natural result. It takes longer on the operating table and it requires specialized training which many doctors just don’t want to invest in. The results, however, are nothing short of spectacular.

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