Reducing the risk of excessive bruising and scarring are a top priority for many cosmetic and plastic surgeons, but only experience and using the right combination of techniques can ensure the best results. Candela Corporation has recently announced superior results with patients who underwent pulsed-dye laser treatments shortly after surgery. The Vbeam laser helps to speed up the healing process of the damaged blood vessels and tissues, and may help to improve the texture and tone of the skin, and increase overall patient satisfaction.
One study showing the benefits of Vbeam laser treatments for those who underwent surgery was published in the March and April 2009 edition of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, and another was published in a 2009 ASLMS report.
According to Edwin F. Williams, M.D. and Director of the Williams Center Plastic Surgery Specialists center, “"Anytime you penetrate the skin there is a potential for bruising and we find that it is the bruising which occurs after many of these procedures that prevents patients from getting out into the public…after just one treatment with the Vbeam, our patients experience dramatic clearance of the injured blood vessels.”
Most patients who undergo extensive plastic or cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation or a body lift experience significant bruising in the days and weeks after surgery. Some doctors provide or recommend a supplementation program to ensure the patient is receiving adequate nutrients and minerals that promote healing. Others may recommend topical creams and ointments that improve the texture and the tone of the skin.
Further research on the effects of the Vbeam laser may soon allow surgeons to include this as a post-operative treatment for bruising, significantly reducing the downtime associated with certain procedures, and even improving overall results. The Vbeam laser can diffuse scars, improve the texture of the skin and even get rid of skin redness.