V Beam for Rosacea (Mild to Medium) - Saved My Life - McLean, VA

First, before you read this lengthy review I just...

First, before you read this lengthy review I just wanted to let you know that V Beam saved my life and brought me back from very dark (red) place I was sliding in.

Im white female, 30 yoa. I was diagnosed with Rosacea about 2 years ago. My Rosacea was in mild to medium form - redness and little red spots/pimples. Redness was blathering me, a lot. First year and a half was trying and trying different things (you name it). I was trying to stay away from any lasers after reading a number of horror stories online. But at some point about 6 months ago I realized that I had to do something else because my face was getting worse. Redness was persistent and I started to have those hot flashes with no reason when my face and neck was burning bad/red. I had to do something.

After reading 100s of advises I decided to try V Beam (Note: my fellow sufferers, please do not confuse V Beam with IPL - they are different lasers; if you have problems with REDNESS you need V Beam NOT IPL). I did very (I repeat VERY) careful search for doctors (I live in DC area) and chose the one with very good reputation. Please be careful when searching for doctors - I had very bad experience with the laser trying to get rid of spider veins on my legs because I did not do enough research.

I read a lot of reviews so I knew it is going to be painful (rubber bands on face etc); I knew the process of recovery could be from few days to few weeks , according to the reports; and I knew that different people reacted differently. During the initial consultation the doctor said that normally it is necessary to take 4 to 6 sessions and then depending on the results to go back once or twice a year. Each session with that doctor was 375$.

My first V Beam appointment was on April 15th, 2015. It was painful (that's the person with multiple tatoos talking) but it was more psychologically difficult to lay there with closed eyes when someone is hurting your face. Procedure was about 15 minutes. The doctor (Dr. Walia) was GREAT and the staff was great. After the first procedure my face was a bit swollen and very red but the doctor assured that that's normal and I look exactly the way how I should.

I stayed home for about 2 days - my face being red and 'raw'/sore. On the 3rd day I was leaving a house with makeup. In a week I was going out (from the house) as usual with make up (moisturizer+primer+foundation+powder).

BUT then....about week and a half later I realized I was not that RED anymore, my skin was not perfect but it was definitely less red. Hot flashes disappeared! I bought a very nice tinted moisturizer and to my surprise I could get away putting only it on!!!

6 weeks after the first treatment I had the second V Beam. The recovery was a bit different - I did not get very red like after the first treatment but my face got swollen a lot for about 3 days. In a week or so
my face looked fine and DEFINITELY less red.

I had my 3rd treatment last Thursday. Again my face was a little red a swollen but results are great. I was examining my skin today and it is great! Not completely healed yet but good color and no pimples.

V Beam was The Treatment for me, nothing else helped before that. I know everybody is different but it did help to me. I think it will be useful for anybody with Rosacea but make sure you carefully choose your doctor.
Dr. Sunny Walia

Dermatology Associates of McLean is great. Dr. Walia did my V Beam procedure

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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