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Shafer Clinic is proud to announces the acquisition of the Vbeam® PrimaTM Laser System by Candela, an advanced 595 nm pulsed dye laser (PDL). With the addition of a 1064 nm wavelength and a number of other new features, the Vbeam Prima device will effectively treat a broad range of skin conditions, including rosacea, port wine stains, acne, facial, leg and spider veins, scars, benign pigmented lesions and wrinkles, warts, stretch marks and photo aging.
The Vbeam device is a highly efficient PDL used by healthcare providers all over the world to treat a variety of indications for both face and body with high patient tolerability and a low incidence of side effects. The Vbeam laser has been long considered the “gold standard” for the device based treatment of rosacea, and has also been successfully used for the treatment of port wine stains and vascular anomalies in infants, as well as adults. It is currently used in nearly 700 universities and hospitals worldwide, and has been included in hundreds of medical publications. The new Vbeam Prima laser system builds on that legacy of success by offering advanced features that will help physicians and their patients achieve better results, along with an improved treatment experience.
WHAT IS THE VBEAM® PRIMA DEVICE?
The Vbeam® Prima device is a new, 595 nm pulsed-dye laser (PDL) with an additional 1064 nm wavelength that is an efficient and versatile tool for the treatment of vascular, pigmented, and certain non-pigmented lesions on the face and body.
WHAT DOES THE VBEAM® PRIMA DEVICE TREAT?
The Vbeam® Prima device is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including: rosacea, port wine stains, acne, facial and spider veins, fresh scars, benign pigmented lesions, and wrinkles, warts, stretch marks and sun aging.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Vbeam® is a Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL), which means it uses a dye to generate different colors of laser beams, which are then delivered to skin layers in pulses, and then absorbed by oxyhemoglobin in the blood vessels. The Vbeam® laser is nonablative, and does not damage surrounding tissue.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
The Vbeam® Prima laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment with minimal discomfort. During the procedure, pulses of light are applied to the skin, and patients typically feel a mild heating sensation as the light enters the skin. Treatment sessions can take as little as 15-20 minutes. (However, treatment time varies based on the condition and area being treated.) Before and during the procedure, cooling will be applied to the skin using a built-in cooling device in order to optimize comfort.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
The Vbeam® Prima is a pulsed-dye laser that has a very well-established safety profile and a low incidence of side effects. Most patients typically report mild swelling, mild to moderate redness of the skin, and mild to moderate bruising. For additional details, refer to your owners manual for a complete list.
“Dr. Shafer and his entire team could not have been any more professional, pleasant, helpful and nice to work with. He is so knowledgable and really great at listening to your concerns while offering his expertise when it comes to various treatments. Graceabbe (Senior aesthetician and facialist in Dr. Shafer’s office) is the absolute best. So welcoming and attentive. They’re my go-to skincare dream team!”
WHEN WILL I START SEEING RESULTS?
Result time and treatment session will vary based on the treatment area and skin condition that is being treated. IS THERE ANY PAIN? Treatment with the Vbeam® Prima laser has minimal discomfort. In a recent study of patients treated with the Vbeam® Prima laser for rosacea, patients reported an average pain score of 5.6 ± 1.8 out of a maximum of 10. The Vbeam® Prima device features two types of cooling to minimize discomfort, protect the skin during treatments and minimize swelling.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
There is minimal downtime associated with the Vbeam® Prima laser, with most patients resuming their normal day-to-day activities immediately following treatment. For certain conditions, your doctor may elect to perform treatments which may result in purpura which may take longer to resolve.