I have very obvious bruising from the V Beam treatment I had on 5/8/09- looks like chicken pox on my nose & inner cheek area. When can I expect to see improvement?
Treatment for V Beam Bruises?
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Bruising after VBeam
Bruising is a potential side effect of the Vbeam
The Vbeam can be adjusted with different settings to usually defer having a bruise. When bruising occurs it just takes time to resolve. Your reaction, however, will probably provide quicker results than the typical non bruising settings. Most people want to avoid bruising but it will go away and hopefully help your condition with fewer treatments
Bruises from V-Beam
Believe it or not, we actually use the same laser (Cynosure V-Star) to treat the resulting bruising from the original Cynosure laser treatments. For example, when we bruise a patient (purposefully) to treat Rosacea, we have the patient come in 2 days later when the bruising has taken full effect. We then use a lower fluence (lower energy) treatment to remove the original bruises in less then 3 days after the second treatment.
If you are not getting a second laser treatment, then the bruising will most likely resolve in 7-10 days.
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