Treatment / Device
VBeam Perfecta® Laser
Treat large linear veins and spider veins on the face, legs, and body
We used the V-Beam laser to treat a variety of vascular conditions and are one of the busiest VBeam Perfecta® users in the country
Results of Treatment
VBeam Perfecta® Laser
Dr. Bernstein was the FIRST physician in the WOLRD to use and own the VBeam Perfecta® laser and helped in its development. He co-authored the first paper demonstrating treatment of rosacea with the VBeam Perfecta® with Albert Kligman, M.D., Ph.D., the inventor of Retin-A. The VBeam Perfecta® was the first pulsed-dye laser (PDL) with eight mini ‘sub-pulses’ forming pulse-durations (the length of the laser flash) over 10x longer than were previously available with the V-Beam. This meant that larger linear veins, spider veins, on the face, legs and body could be better treated, and treated with less bruising than before. In addition, this laser was able to deliver relatively high laser fluences (energies per area), improving treatment of rosacea, spider veins, and port-wine stain birthmarks. We used the VBeam laser to treat a variety of vascular conditions and are one of the busiest VBeam Perfecta® users in the country. Dr. Bernstein still works at improving the VBeam family of lasers with the engineers at Candela Corporation, the company that makes the VBeam Perfecta®.
VBEAM Perfecta® device
VBeam Perfecta® FAQ
What type of laser is the VBeam Perfecta®?
Lasers are named for the ‘medium’ or material that they use to produce laser light from inexpensive bright light sources like strobe lights or diode lasers. There is a laser rod in solid-state laser, such as the ruby, alexandrite or Nd:YAG lasers, a gas filled tube in the CO2 or argon lasers, and a liquid dye filled cavity in pulsed-dye lasers (PDLs). This dye absorbs and re-emits strobe light energy as very bright light of a single color, in this case yellow-orange light.
How long have pulsed-dye lasers (PDLs) been in use?
PDLs have been in use since the early ‘80s, although they were MUCH slower, caused very dramatic bruising, and far less effective than lasers today.
What do I look like after treatment with the VBeam Perfecta® laser?
Everyone is at least a little red and puffy following VBeam Perfecta® laser treatment. This varies tremendously by individual, and the condition being treated. PDLs can cause significant bruising and prominent swelling or little welt marks (like you were befriended by an octopus), and resolves over days depending upon the severity.
What type of conditions do you treat with the VBeam Perfecta® laser?
Dr. Bernstein has used the PDL for treating virtually all types of vascular lesions including: rosacea, spider veins, port-wine stain birthmarks, acne marks, cherry angiomas, spider angiomas, venous lakes and much more.
Is there a new version of the VBeam laser?
The VBeam Prima® laser is the newest version of the VBeam laser and Dr. Bernstein is the first person in the world to use and have this laser as well.