Candela’s V Beam Prima
The V Beam Prima is the gold standard pulsed dye laser (PDL) for vascular (red flushing face) and other dermatologic conditions. The Prima comes with a larger spot size (15 mm) more powerful than earlier models which means this latest PDL system speeds your treatment up while offering higher tolerability. The V Beam incorporates two wavelengths (595 and 1064 nm) allowing us to tailor treatments which account for blood vessel colour and depth of the condition being treated.
We often use the V Beam in combination with the Nordlys IPL and Nd:YAG to optimise our treatment results. The V Beam Prima can be used for mild skin changes through to more severely affected individuals. These two devices really have vascular skin problems covered – from surface to more deeply located vascular conditions.
These devices deliver different wavelengths of light to target various colour and depth blood vessels (bright pink, red through to blue and purple) to heat the walls of the abnormal vessels that cause these vascular conditions. As a result, these abnormal vessels are selectively removed and/or remodelled.
Improvements start at 2 weeks and continue through 6 or more weeks with full benefits seen several months after treatment. The number of treatments needed depends on the indication and the severity of your skin changes. These are spaced 4 or more weeks apart.
- Many red and blue vascular or blood vessel related skin changes.
- Facial capillaries/telangiectasia and veins>
- Blue veins and venous lakes
- Rosacea and flushing
- Poikiloderma of Civatte (red and pigment changes affecting the sides of neck)
- Cherry angiomas, spider haemangiomas
- Port wine stains
- Surgical, acne and other scars
- Warts (viral)
- Wrinkles and skin texture
- Age spots and pigment lesions
The various settings and options with the V Beam Prima allow for minimal downtime treatments. For severe rosacea and port wine stains however higher energies and settings that can cause bruising may be necessary for greater results. Such treatments can take 7-10 days to settle.