How do Pulsed Dye Lasers Work?

The advantage of laser treatment is that it can target skin cells selectively, eradicating damaged areas while carefully preserving adjacent healthy tissue. This makes it ideal for addressing the delicate regions of the face. During the procedure, the doctor flushes vascular fluids from the treatment area, at the same time delivering gentle, concentrated micropulses of intense energy to the blood vessels’ hemoglobin (red-pigmented protein). In time, the vanquished vessels are reabsorbed by the body. Another aspect of the VBeam pulsed dye laser’s appeal is that it offers a one-of-a-kind cooling mechanism that protects the skin during heating, ensuring the patient remains relaxed and at ease. The end result is a more even, attractive complexion.

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Good Candidates for the Procedure Include Those with Any of the Following Conditions:

  • Rosacea
  • Diffuse redness
  • Acne
  • Sunspots
  • Freckles
  • Wrinkles
  • Port wine stains/birthmarks
  • Facial spider veins
  • Leg veins
  • Poikiloderma
  • Hemangiomas
  • Angiomas
  • Stretch marks
  • Psoriasis
  • Warts
  • Vascular lesions
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Benefits of VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment Include…

  • Removes red and brown skin defects
  • Firms and tones
  • Simultaneously cools as it heats
  • Rapid sessions, usually 10 minutes in length
  • Does not require anesthesia
  • No downtime
  • Cost-effective
  • Results after just one session
  • Safe, proven success for over 15 years
  • Can be combined with injectables such as BOTOX
  • Appropriate for both children and adults

PPSD, Your Skincare Headquarters For Progressive Laser Treatments

Searching for right skincare practice can be an arduous task, especially when you’ve been disappointed with previous results. At PPSD, we know what it’s like to need answers yesterday. That’s why we have meticulously assembled one of the largest teams of rigorously trained, board-certified dermatologists and laser specialists in the nation, offering you a broad range of qualified physicians to choose from so that you receive the right fit, both cosmetically and personality-wise. Despite our size, personalized attention is our forte. You are never just a number to us, but rather a valued asset to our community with whom we hope to forge a long-standing relationship.

Getting Started with Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment

We invite patients in Charlotte, Gastonia, Shelby, Hickory, Lake Norman and surrounding cities to schedule a confidential appointment with one of our doctors. Out-of-town patients are welcome to contact us as well.

Upon meeting with your physician, he or she will help determine if Vbeam laser therapy is the right approach for your needs. This will involve examining your skin, assessing your medical history, allergies and previous procedures, and advising on the number of Vbeam sessions needed to achieve your goals.

What Happens After My Procedure?

Some patients experience mild swelling with skin warmth, sensitivity or redness after Vbeam pulsed dye laser treatment. This is within the normal range of reactions and will clear up within the first week. Ice, cold compresses and soothing antibiotic creams will help mitigate any discomfort.

In the days that follow, it’s important to protect your skin with sunscreen (with an SPF of at least 30) and to avoid using abrasive scrubs or cleansers that may irritate your face. Although very rare, certain patients may encounter changes in their skin’s pigmentation. Rest assured this is temporary; your normal skin color will return with time.

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974 SouthPoint Road, Suite D
Belmont NC 28012

Phone: 704-755-8020

Fax: 704-755-8021


5815 Blakeney Park Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone: 704-542-2220

Fax: 704-542-3304


309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28211

Phone: 704-344-8846

Fax: 704-344-9844


7476 Waterside Loop Road #600
Denver, NC 28037

Phone: 704-601-4381

Fax: 704-822-5997

Forest City

651 Withrow Road
Forest City, NC 28043

Phone: 828-288-1204

Fax: 828-288-1205

Gastonia/937 Cox Road

937 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-898-8014

Fax: 704-898-8018

Gastonia/959 Cox Road

959 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-866-7576

Fax: 704-866-0106

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 100

315 19th St. SE, Building 100
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-325-9849

Fax: 828-325-9879

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 200

315 19th St. SE, Building 200
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-328-3500

Fax: 828-328-8777


13539 Reese Blvd W.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: 704-892-4878

Fax: 704-892-7453


105 Delta Park Drive
Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: 704-484-0464

Fax: 704-482-0308

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