Is Vbeam a Good Laser Treatment for Rosacea?

Has anyone tried vbeam laser for rosacea treatment? Is it effective? How soon? What was healing like? Did you need more than one session?

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Treating Rosacea with LimeLight IPL

The signs of Rosacea : facial redness and broken capillaries, are easily treated with many laser therapies. Some lasers are more harsh on the skin than others.  The Limelight IPL is a non-invasive method of targeting the pigmented redness and minimizing the telangiectasias ( tiny veins).  This treatment is a mild delivery of heat sensation vs a "snap" of other laser types. Recovery is fast without any down-time as with older laser versions.

San Juan Capistrano Physician
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V Beam and Others for Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic condition that needs ongoing treatment to maintain control and best appearance. The V Beam and many other lntense pulse light laser devices are also beneficial and the recovery time is fast.

Vbeam is THE treatment for correcting the redness and thread veins

First off, think of Rosacea as a condition that requires ongoing management.
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.

Chien C. Kat, FRCS
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
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Gold Standard

The VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser has historically been the gold standard for treating facial redness from Rosacea.  Since Rosacea tends to be a chronic skin disease it is not uncommon to need multiple treatments. The newer VBeam lasers do not require the downtime that the older devices required.

Jerome Potozkin, MD
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Vbeam is a great laser for Rosacea

VBeam is the most advanced Pulsed Dye Laser Technology that treats red skin, broken blood vessels, rosacea, and birthmarks. This laser targets the selected area with an intense yet gentle burst of light. This laser is so safe that it’s used for the treatment of port wine stains on infants and young children. Treatments usually give quick improvement and the key is consistency with treatment. You will see dramatic results; it just takes time—and a combination of treatments and therapies.

Dennis Gross, MD
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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

Pulse dye laser, or V beam is an excellent treatment for the 'erythotelengectatic' subtype of rosacea- namely if you have redness, flushing, blushing and blood vessels. One treatment will make a difference, however many patients will benefit from several sessions spaced 3-4 weeks apart. 

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
Brisbane, Australia

Redness associated with Rosacea or sundamage can be helped by the Vbeam Laser

I love using the Vbeam laser to compliment other treatments for Rosacea. Its great for the fine telangiectasias on the cheeks and around the nose whether they are from flushing and rosacea or from chronic allergies and sun-damage. I usually do two to three treatments depending on the severity of the redness but also make sure that we address the gentleness, paraben free and soap free, components of your skin care regimen and discuss triggers for rosacea.

There is a little redness right afterwards but no down time essentially. You can go about your normal day and evening.  You might wakeup the next morning with a little puffiness under the eyes if the cheeks were treated but that resolves pretty quickly after getting up and going. Although you can get bruising, the settings I use are adjusted to treat with non-purpuric, non bruising settings.

Many patients have a maintenance treatment  once or twice a year to treat new blood vessels that are forming.

Brenda Dintiman, MD
Fairfax Dermatologic Surgeon

​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.

Bobby Buka, MD
New York Dermatologist
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V-Beam is the ideal treatment for rosacea

The V-Beam, or V-beam perfecta (the latest version of the V-beam) is the gold standard for rosacea. Treatment with the V-beam laser can be life changing for many people. The V-Beam laser targets redness in the skin. It treats flushing and can eliminate spider veins. 

There are other lasers, and light sources, like IPL that claim to treat rosacea. I have yet to see a peer reviewed medical study that anything is nearly as effective as the V-Beam for rosacea. Additionally, the results I've seen on my patients has been extraordinary.  

Find a medical office with a physician owned and operated laser center that performs many, many laser services. Expertise is required to get the best results. Find a practice experienced with the V-Beam

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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