What is Vascular Laser Treatment?
Dermatologists of Birmingham offers vascular laser treatments for skin discoloration conditions that are caused by visible or broken blood vessels. We have chosen the Vbeam system for our patients because the laser system is FDA approved and proven safe and effective.
Benefits of Vascular Laser Treatment
Vbeam is primarily used to treat rosacea, but it can also be used to treat angiomas (small red birthmarks), facial or spider veins, stretch marks, vascular lesions, port wine stain birthmarks, sun damage on the neck and chest, and some warts, scars and bruises.
How Does Vascular Laser Treatment Work?
Vbeam is a pulsed dye laser that targets hemoglobin, the red protein in blood cells and blood vessels. Pulsed dye lasers, or PDLs, target the blood vessels under the skin using a concentrated beam of light. Vbeam uses yellow light in its laser, which is known for its safety and reliability. It tends to work best for targeting discolorations that are red in color due to the way it specifically targets hemoglobin. For this reason, it is the laser of choice to treat rosacea. Most patients find that their skin is tighter and looking better after treatment.
What to Expect from Vascular Laser Treatment
The number of treatments needed will depend on the type and severity of your condition. Your dermatologist will be able to tell you about how many treatments it will take for your specific condition. Results always vary slightly by individual.
- Rosacea treatment: Three to five initial sessions with one to two follow-up visits each year
- Facial veins and redness: two to four treatments with follow-up treatments every two to three years
- Acne scars: Two to four sessions
- Raised scars or keloids: One to three treatments
- Non-rosacea redness on the chest and neck: One to two treatments
- Birthmarks: Ten or more treatments
- Warts: One treatment with follow-up sessions for new warts
- Cherry angiomas: One treatment
- Sun damage: Several treatments based on the extent of the skin damage
How Much Does Vascular Laser Treatment Cost in Birmingham?
Depending on the skin condition being treated with vascular laser treatment, a portion of the cost may be covered by your insurance. We determine this after your consultation. For your out-of-pocket expenses, we accept payment by cash, checks, major credit cards and our convenient financing options.
Dermatologists of Birmingham offers vascular laser treatment with Vbeam, the most advanced system available for certain types of skin discoloration. If you are interested in finding out how our state-of-the-art vascular laser treatments can help you, contact Dermatologists of Birmingham to schedule a personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.