Is the Gemini Laser for Vascular Blood Vessels the same as the recommended Vbeam Perfecta Laser (for treatment of post-Fraxel telangiectasias)? There does not seem to be a dermatologist with a Vbeam Perfecta in Halifax, NS, Canada.
Is the Gemini Laser for Vascular Blood Vessels the Same As the Recommended Vbeam Perfecta Laser?
Doctor Answers (3)
Gemini vs. V-Beam
The Gemini KTP laser can be used to treat vascular lesions such as post-Fraxel telangiectasias. In our practice, we often reserve the Gemini for treating larger blood vessels as the beam can be adjusted to treat vessels that are of a certain diameter. Besides the Gemini and the V-Beam Perfecta, IPL can also be used to treat telangiectasias. One added benefit of the V-Beam and IPL is that they can be used to treat general background redness, as opposed to singularly tracing blood vessels as with the Gemini.
V-Beam is the best choice
I love the V-beam and believe it to be recognized as the gold standard for laser treatments for Rosacea and redness. I am not sure why you have post-Fraxel telangiectasias. I have not seen that post-Fraxel. Did you have them before the treatment. Whatever the cause, the V-Beam is the BEST laser for your condition.
Gemini Laser vs. VBeam Perfecta
Thank you for your question. The V-Beam is the gold standard, and has performed for years with great results. The Gemini is also a great machine when used in the right hands. The skill of the doctor is the biggest factor here. Both devices are good options.
I hope this helps.