Does V Beam Help Scarring?
- Asked by Nina Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, United States
- 3 years ago
I was hit on the bridge of my nose about a month ago and now have a small scar that has formed. My dermatologist recommended the V Beam laser to eliminate the scar and I am wondering if this will work or if it is just a ploy to get me in the office for cosmetic type treatments.
Vbeam helps lessen scars
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VBeam for scars
VBeam is most helpful for scars that are pink or have telangiectasias (broken blood vessels) either on or around them. It primarily helps reduce redness. Some people feel that it helps with scar remodelling itself (e.g. flattens thicker scars) though I think if true that is much more unpredictable.
V beam for scarring
It could help in two ways.
Being a vascular laser it can reduce redness and visible vessels. Also by heating the dermis, it can help remodel collagen and thus improve texture. If you have a raised scar, kenalog injections may help flatten.
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