V-Beam (Pulsed Dye Laser)
Pulsed Dye Laser is a laser used to treat vascular abnormalities, such as redness of acne and rosacea, angiomas (red growths), leg veins, scars/keloids, and brown pigmented lesions (lentigines). V-Beam works by dispensing intense but gentle burst of light that selectively destroys the blood vessels without damaging the surrounding skin and tissues. Cosmetically sensitive areas, such as face, neck, and V of chest can be easily treated. Pain is usually minor, and Dr. Goldenberg will use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment to decrease your discomfort as much as possible. Dr. Goldenberg’s laser systemalso uses a cooling mechanism that helps to minimize pain even further. More than one session is usually necessary to achieve optimal results. Most patients experience some redness, bruising and/or swelling that fade rapidly. This is usually easily covered with makeup. Dr. Goldenberg recommends SPF30-50 sunscreen immediately after the procedure. Please tell Dr. Goldenberg if you have a tendency to develop cold sores so that preventive medication can be prescribed.