South Florida Dermatology
Dermatologists located in Coral Gables, FL & Miami, FL
Trust the Vbeam Perfecta to safely and effectively remove discolorations, including rosacea, sun spots, age spots, freckles, as well as other vascular and pigmentation abnormalities such as poikloderma, port wine stains, facial veins and leg veins.
In addition, the Vbeam Perfecta is proven to treat scars, stretch marks, warts and posiriasis. The Vbeam uses Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) technology to deliver an intense but gentle burse of light into targeted areas of the skin. There it's absorbed by the blood vessels or melamin pigmented areas, safely treating the condition. Most patients notice results right away, and its safe for all skin types.
PDL Laser Q & A
What is PDL?
PDL makes use of pulsed beams of light to penetrate the skin without damaging the surface of the skin, to treat a number of skin conditions from pigmentation, (the light is absorbed by the pigmentation causing melamin thus causing the melamin to break down) issues to wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and other symptoms associated with ageing. It is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, including hair removal, photorejuvenation (treatment of skin pigmentation and sundamage) as well as to alleviate dermatologic diseases such as acne and treat thread veins (Rosacea) and to remove unwanted hair on the face and body.
PDL treatments are becoming increasingly popular because they are non-invasive, fairly simple and generally require no down time. Laser treatment of skin conditions can also produce results much faster that medications and topical ointments.
How can PDL treat rosacea?
PDL can treat a number of the symptoms of rosacea such as redness and swelling. The pulsed light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the affected blood vessels and veins, thus damaging them. The body is then able to reabsorb the damaged veins and this reduces the appearance of redness and swelling.
Factors to consider before you get PDL
The first thing to keep in mind if you are considering PDL treatment for rosacea, is that it is not a cure. While some see a dramatic reduction in their symptoms, there is no guarantee that the result will be permanent. There is always the possibility that you will need additional sessions of laser of light treatment in order to maintain clear skin.
Another factor that must be considered is whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. Generally people with insulin dependent diabetes, blood clotting disorders or those who are prone to developing keloids, are unsuited to PDL treatment as these conditions put you at risk of developing an infection or can disrupt the healing process.
What to expect
The success of PDL treatment will depend on a number of factors such as the nature and severity of your rosacea, the amount of sundamage to your skin as well as lifestyle factors like whether you take good care of your skin. It is important to start treatment with realistic expectations of the outcome. Our doctors and associates will be able to assess your condition and give you a clear idea of what to expect.