Can the VBeam Improve Skin Texture?

Is the VBeam laser treatment good for improving skin texture?

Doctor Answers 9

Yes, the VBeam does help rejuvenate skin

That treatment with the VBeam improves the complexion was an incidental finding in patients who underwent the treatment for birth marks.
The laser does heat up the skin, though not to the same extent as, say, the CO2 laser. For the same reason, down time is very much shorter as the skin isn't abated/burnt.

I have used the VBeam as a non-ablative alternative for skin rejuvenation. My protocol involves 6 monthly treatment. The results are good for fibre lines and mild to moderate laxity. I probably would not use it to treat deep lines and severely damaged or neglected skin.

Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

Vbeam absolutely helps the texture of the skin

I have been using this laser for ten years and I definitely see textural improvement from this laser. Scars and wrinkles all have a reddish component that the laser acts on and helps diminish. 

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 78 reviews

Vbeam great for skin texture

The Vbeam pulsed dye laser is primarily used to treat red things - scars, redness on the face, neck and chest, red birthmarks, rosacea, veins. Skin improvement is often noted after treatment with the VBeam laser and is a very favorable consequence. I sometimes use the Vbeam for the texture effects alone - including my own skin! I call this the Vbeam "facial" or "laser facial" and the benefits can be significant. Usually a minimum of 3 treatments are needed initially to see the skin smoothing effects. I do not use the Vbeam for the treatment of deep wrinkles or significant texture issues, but it is great for most patients.

Elizabeth F. Rostan, MD
Charlotte Dermatologist
4.2 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Yes it can... but several treatments are needed.

Yes, if you define texture as colour, it can improve both red and brown spots, and after several treatments also stimulate collagen. This improves the 'textural' change. As Dr Raffy suggests, there are other better ways to improve texture. Here we employ other methods for textural improvement, including the use of fractional lasers, Fraxel, and chemical peels. 


Dr Davin Lim
Brisbane, Australia

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

Pulsed dye laser on the skin in Los Angeles

In my office, we prefer other types of fractional laser to improve surface texture. The pulsed dye laser can help with redness of the skin.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

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

V-beam and skin texture

V-beam does not improve the texture of the skin directly. It does make slightly red wrinkles and lines look better. But v-beam is best used for redness and flushing of the skin.

Gary Goldenberg, MD
New York Dermatologist

VBeam will not improve skin texture much, works best for treating redness

The VBeam will not improve your skin texture that much. The VBeam is best for treating redness from rosacea and broken capillaries on the face. It also works well for:

  • Vericose veins on the legs
  • Thick red scars 
  • Some warts.

Brian E. Dubow, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon

V Beam and Texture

The V Beam laser targets blood vessels and things that are red.  There can be some non specific heating of the dermal layer of the skin that in some patients will result in collagen production.  This has been referred as "non ablative resurfacing".  Some people will see textural improvement with V Beam treatments.  There are other lasers better suited to specifically improve skin texture.

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

VBeam best for redness but can improve skin texture

VBeam laser treatments are best for treating red lesions (broken blood vessels, scars, rosacea).  But a nice side effect of treatment is improvement in skin texture.  If you want to specifically target textural irregularities on your skin, fraxel or fractionated CO2 lasers would be more effective.

Samantha Toerge, MD
Chevy Chase Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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