I want to go get V Beam treatments for my redness. I also have some acne that is stubborn. I have heard that V Beam can help acne too. If I get the V Beam for the redness, will it also help my acne? Or do they use it differently for redness than they do for acne? Thanks.
Will V Beam Help with Acne?
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VBeam good for both acne and redness associated with it
The VBeam is a rather easily tolerated laser for treatment of redness associated with acne. It also helps improve the acne. It is usually done in a series of 3-4 treatments separated by about 3-4 weeks. Of course, topical medications are needed to treat acne as well.
VBeam as part of acne management
There is some evidence to suggest that treatment with the VBeam can help active acne and there are differing theories about whether this works via the immune response or by attacking the bacteria causing acne. Patients who respond to the treatment typically notice less frequent breakouts after 3-4 monthly treatments.
That the VBeam helps with post inflammatory redness and redness of scars is unequivocal. I have found the treatment to be most effective when the laser is used just above the purpuric threshold (just about bruising the treated areas).
VBeam and acne
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VBeam will help acne
Yes. The VBeam can be used as part of a procedure called photodynamic therapy or PDT. In this procedure, a chemical solution is applied to the skin and after a waiting period of a few minutes, the VBeam laser is used to activate the solution. The effect of this is to kill the bacteria that cause acne, resulting in an imrovement in complexion.
Candela's Vbeam clears redness but not acne pustules or comedones
The pulsed dye laser (Candel's Vbeam laser) is great for purpura-free resolution of the redness that accompanies acne (especially adult acne or acne rosacea). The mainstay of acne treatment consists of topical meds to great rid of whiteheads and blackheads and topical and systemic antibacterial agents for the pustules and cysts.
V-Beam for redness
V-beam does not work for acne. However, many patients with acne experience post-acne erythema - redness all over the face. V-beam works great for that.
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