What's the Downtime for Vbeam Laser for Scar Redness Treatment?

I have a scar which has been red for a long time. I have tried silicone gel creams, fraxel restore and smartxide dot laser treatments which have not got rid of the redness of the scar tissue. My next option is to try V-beam perfecta laser what's the downtime for asian skin.

Doctor Answers 5

Downtime for V-Beam

Good News , There is no down time,but there will be some discoloration that last 4-7 days, that can be easily covered with makeup.

New Orleans Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Minimal down time with VBeam

The VBeam is a non ablative laser; it doesn't break the skin.
The common aftermath are redness (invariable) and swelling (in my practice affecting about 20% of patients). Both resolve within 24-48 hours for most people.
For certain conditions, like treating the redness in scar, the laser would be used at a setting which will intentionally bruise. For most, the bruising fades within about a week.

Chien C. Kat, FRCS
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

...depends on the area.

Generally we try to achieve a bruising setting, in this case downtime maybe 4-5 days. It really depends on the areas treated, and the parameters of the laser used.

Hope that helps, regardsDr Davin Lim Consultant Laser and Cosmetic Dermatologist Brisbane, Australia

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Reducing scar redness with a pulsed dye laser

I would recommend the pulsed dye laser for reddish scars.  The redness can be improved with a few treatments. 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

V-Beam is highly effective for the redness in scars

In order to remove the redness in scars you generally have to do the V-Beam at a higher setting and have some bruising.  This bruising can last one to two weeks but is highly effective.  I think you will be very happy with the V-Beam.  I am not sure why you had so many other lasers for this prior which are not indicated for treating the redness in scars.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

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