Vbeam is effective in treating some forms of scarring, especially if there is a red or vascular component to the lesions. Studies show that this procedure can reduce the size of oil glands, helping to eliminate both scars and active acne lesions. VBeam is considered to be the gold standard therapy for:
The treatment of rosacea is an expansion of this concept. An advanced rosacea treatment technique, called pulse stacking, helps minimize any bruising that may occur after the treatment. Normal activities can be resumed following the rosacea treatment procedure. The entire rosacea treatment generally takes about ten minutes and is relatively painless. Most patients require one to three ten-minute rosacea treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart.
Laser surgery is one of the most successful means of treating scars. Imagine Plastic Surgery often combines the most advanced fractional CO2 laser (SyneronCO2re ) or fractional radio frequency (Sublative) to remodel the texture and size of the scar, with the Vbeam to treat the vascular component and discoloration. Furthermore, it can improve pliability and reduce the size of hypertrophic or keloid scars. When a wound heals, there is an excess formation of blood vessels to build the new tissue, and by sealing some of these off with the Vbeam, a much improved scar tissue is produced and minimized. Imagine uses these treatment modalities as part of all of their procedures where a surgical incision is necessary, beginning day 1 of the suture removal. This forward thinking and prevention leads to the most pleasing aesthetic outcomes, possible.
The team at Imagine takes a comprehensive approach combining several different energy modalities to minimize the appearance of stretchmarks. Surgical options involve removing areas of stretched skin. In a tummy tuck procedure, for instance, skin below the belly button is removed. This is often an area in which stretch marks are prominent. It also works by tightening the skin in nearby regions. These surgical techniques are effective, but are more invasive than other options and thus involve longer recovery time.
New advances in lasers have shown improvement in stretch marks. The degree of success with laser treatment will be impacted by your age, genetics, your skin tone and the age of the stretch marks. These devices stimulate the skin's natural regeneration of collagen, remove damaged tissue, seal broken blood vessels and repair fibers in the dermal layer of skin.
Vbeam is used to treat the red stretch marks. The procedure is comfortable and requires no downtime. A series is often required at 1 month intervals for the best outcome.
Call our office (951) 686-7600 today and schedule a VBeam consultation.