Has anyone tried vbeam laser for rosacea treatment? Is it effective? How soon? What was healing like? Did you need more than one session?
Is Vbeam a Good Laser Treatment for Rosacea?
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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.
I use it for my own rosacea!
I battle rosacea alongside my patients! I love the vbeam laser for being my go-to treatment!
The Vbeam Laser produces bursts of light that selectively destroy the blood vessels anywhere on the body.
Pulsed dye laser treatment is so safe that it has been used successfully for the treatment of port wine stains in infants and young children. The Vbeam skin laser can also be used to treat rosacea, stretch marks, warts and keloids, or even tiny spider veins on the legs or face.
After applying numbing cream, the laser light is applied to the patient’s skin. Vbeam skin laser treatment is relatively painless and does not require a long healing time. The most common reaction patients experience include just a few hours of mild redness.
Treatment with the Vbeam may consist of multiple treatments, depending upon the condition and needs of the patient’s body. For facial veins, one treatment may be sufficient for clearance (that said, additional treatments are not uncommon). These treatments occur on an average of every 4 weeks depending on the area and type of treatment.
Best of luck!
Vbeam & Rosacea
Vbeam is a great laser for rosacea, and very commonly used in my practice. Typically, my patients are treated over 4 sessions, once every 3-4 weeks. They return for re-treatment or another round whenever they notice the redness returning. Rosacea is not something that can be cured, but managed. Avoiding triggers, like excessive sun exposure, limiting alcohol intake and spicy foods will help as well. There is very little to no ‘down time’ with Vbeam treatments. Some minor redness and an occasional bruise may ensue but will usually last only a day or two.
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Vbeam is THE treatment for correcting the redness and thread veins
Identify the triggers and minimise the exposure.
Sun protection is very important as is good skincare to manage oiliness and encourage exfoliation.
None of the above effectively reduces the prominence of thread veins and redness.
Yes, you do need to have more than one VBeam treatment. In general, most people need upwards of three sessions to improve to the point of satisfaction.
Typically, improvement in flushing is noticed first (after 1-2 treatments for some). Depending on the size and nature of the thread veins, these can be rather stubborn. Nevertheless, I'd suggest non-bruising treatments for cosmetic reason.
Generally, the post treatment redness lasts for 24 hours. Some folks do develop swelling which can persist for several days. These signs are usually mild; down time with VBeam is really quite minimal.
Vbeam is a great laser for Rosacea
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
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