The Candela VBeam pulsed dye laser is used to safely and effectively treat many vascular skin conditions. The FDA approved the VBeam more than 30 years ago for treatment of port wine stains in infants. Since that time the Vbeam has become the world's gold standard for treating vascular lesions including those listed here:
- Rosacea (red blushing and fine vessels)
- Angiomas (red moles or starburst spots on the skin)Facial veins
- Port wine stains
- Fine red leg veins
- Scars (newly formed, still red or pink)
- Stretch marks (newly formed, still red or pink)
- Periobital wrinkles (around the eye)
- Dark under-eye circles
Additionally, Northwest Face uses the VBeam to treat bright red matted blood vessels caused by radiation buns during breast cancer treatment. The VBeam is also used for treating severe acne along with photodynamic therapy and for treating warts that don't respond to usual therapy.
Treatment with the VBeam has the added benefit of skin rejuvenation. The VBeam is most effective for light skin (types I, II and III)
Gary Beerman, ARNP, is a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and has been an instructor at the University of Washington for 28 years. He has logged over 250,000 pulses with the VBeam laser and trains people in its use.