YAG Laser Vs. Vbeam for Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea

I am considering having laser therapy for erythematotelangiectatic rosacea and was wondering if the Nd:YAG 1064 (Candela smoothYAG) is as effective or more effective than the Candela Vbeam for treating the background erythema. I have mild telangiectasias, but mostly have persistent malar erythema. Thank you.

Doctor Answers 2

VBeam over 1064.

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OK, speaking on probability, and hence exceptions may apply. I treat at least 3-5 laser rosacea patients per day, using all forms of vascular laser, from the 595 V beam , 7 55 Alex, 1064 Long pulse Nd Yag, to non -laser treatments such as IPL. 

90% of ETR or erythematotelangiectatic rosacea respond best to v beam, some cases respond better to BBL or IPL, and a small number of cases respond well to 1064 in a paintbrush low fluence (low energy level setting). 

Hope this helps, 


Dr Davin Lim
Laser Dermatologist. 

YAG Laser Vs. Vbeam for Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea

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I have both of these laser types and I personally prefer the v-beam as the gold standard for facial vascular erythema and telangectasias.  The trick will be getting results without purpura.  Seek a dermatologist with a great deal of experience with this device.

Dr. Malouf

Peter J. Malouf, DO
Fort Worth Dermatologist
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