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Is Vbeam a Good Laser Treatment for Rosacea?

Has anyone tried vbeam laser for rosacea treatment? Is it effective? How soon? What was healing like? Did you need more than one session?

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Vbeam superior for rosacea

The Vbeam laser is a pulsed dye laser that targets both the visible blood vessels of rosacea but also the tiny dilated bood vessels that cause the redness and flushing associated with rosacea. Most patients will see improvement without bruising after 2-4 treatments. More severe rosacea may require more treatments or may require more aggressive settings that cause a mild bit of bruising. In my office we frequently combine the Vbeam with the long pulsed 1064 Gentle YAG to treat larger, deeper veins if present. Then the Vbeam is used on the entire affected area to reduce baseline redness and flushing. Vbeam can also reduce the inflammation commonly seen with rosacea (bumps, swelling, pimples) and can significantly improve skin texture.

Gold Standard

The VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser has historically been the gold standard for treating facial redness from Rosacea.  Since Rosacea tends to be a chronic skin disease it is not uncommon to need multiple treatments. The newer VBeam lasers do not require the downtime that the older devices required.

Jerome Potozkin, MD
Danville Dermatologic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Vbeam is a great laser for Rosacea

VBeam is the most advanced Pulsed Dye Laser Technology that treats red skin, broken blood vessels, rosacea, and birthmarks. This laser targets the selected area with an intense yet gentle burst of light. This laser is so safe that it’s used for the treatment of port wine stains on infants and young children. Treatments usually give quick improvement and the key is consistency with treatment. You will see dramatic results; it just takes time—and a combination of treatments and therapies.

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

V Beam Lasers (595 nm long pulse dye laser) for Rosacea - Buffalo Niagara, NY


The V Beam by Candela is a 595 nm pulse dye laser that is utilized for venous lakes, the purplish reticular veins on the face as well as rosacea.

There are subtypes of rosacea and the 595 nm long pulse dye lasers are recommended for the treatment of telangiectasias and rhinophyma.

Depends on the subtype of rosacea

Pulse dye laser, or V beam is an excellent treatment for the 'erythotelengectatic' subtype of rosacea- namely if you have redness, flushing, blushing and blood vessels. One treatment will make a difference, however many patients will benefit from several sessions spaced 3-4 weeks apart. 

Papular, and pustular rosacea can also respond to this treatment. 

Rhinophyma rosacea is entirely different, and responds best to C02 laser.

Hope that helps

Dr Davin S Lim
Brisbane, Australia

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Redness associated with Rosacea or sundamage can be helped by the Vbeam Laser

I love using the Vbeam laser to compliment other treatments for Rosacea. Its great for the fine telangiectasias on the cheeks and around the nose whether they are from flushing and rosacea or from chronic allergies and sun-damage. I usually do two to three treatments depending on the severity of the redness but also make sure that we address the gentleness, paraben free and soap free, components of your skin care regimen and discuss triggers for rosacea.

There is a little redness right afterwards but no down time essentially. You can go about your normal day and evening.  You might wakeup the next morning with a little puffiness under the eyes if the cheeks were treated but that resolves pretty quickly after getting up and going. Although you can get bruising, the settings I use are adjusted to treat with non-purpuric, non bruising settings.

Many patients have a maintenance treatment  once or twice a year to treat new blood vessels that are forming.

Brenda Dintiman, MD
Fairfax Dermatologic Surgeon

​Love the V-beam for Rosacea redness

Love the V-beam for Rosacea redness – I don’t know of anything else like it. Patients notice results within 2 weeks. Depending on degree of redness, you may require anywhere from 1-3 sessions. And, yes, eventually that redness will return over the next 2 years, as new superficial blood vessels gradually take the place of the ones we’ve treated. But there’s no laser that better targets hemoglobin for marked improvement.

Bobby Buka, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

The VBeam is the current standard for therapy of rosacea...especially if you suffer...

from the most common form known as the erythrotelangiectatic type...its manifestations are excessive flushing, persistent redness and persistently dilated blood vessels often referred to as broken vessels...you couldn't ask for a better treatment...and it's a simple procedure...back to work immediately afterward...generally require several treatments a monthly intervals...
 

Ken Landow, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

V-Beam is the ideal treatment for rosacea

The V-Beam, or V-beam perfecta (the latest version of the V-beam) is the gold standard for rosacea. Treatment with the V-beam laser can be life changing for many people. The V-Beam laser targets redness in the skin. It treats flushing and can eliminate spider veins. 

Find a medical office with a physician owned and operated laser center that performs many, many laser services. Expertise is required to get the best results. Find a practice experienced with the V-Beam

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 66 reviews

Yes, Vbeam is a great treatment for Rosacea!

The Vbeam laser treats redness of the face and neck, rosacea, facial veins, scars, angiomas, protwine stains, hemangiomas, venus lakes, and stretch marks that are red in color. The Vbeam produces an intense but harmless burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin without damaging the surrounding tissue. Specific blood vessels in the dermis absorb the light. Most patients describe the treatment like a warm rubber band snap. Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area, which can last for a few days. A series of 3-6 treatments are required depending on the condition.

Sue Ellen Cox, MD
Raleigh-Durham Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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