Location: Omaha, NE
Member since 12/7/2010


  • 7 total posts
  • 2 reviews

Reviews & Stories

Broken Capillaries on Face - Painful, Downtime, Good Result - Omaha, NE

I went to get the vBeam on a few broken capillaries on my cheeks, expecting 0 downtime. Like getting Botox. It was horribly painful and I ended up with nearly black bruises and swelling so bad I was put on prednisone. I couldn't leave the house for a week. Now, 5 months later, no remaining damage and the spider veins are gone. Not sure I would do it again, but I should would be better... READ MORE

Wouldn't Do It Again - Omaha

I had traumatic swelling and purpura after getting vbeam PDL for minor spider veins on my cheeks. I was on high dose prednisone for 5 days. 4 weeks later and I still have more discoloration on my cheeks than I had with the spider veins. READ MORE

Recent comments from Omaha3523

I would guess that it will heal and you will eventually be happy. After 8 weeks, I felt I was optimally healed, but I had the same experience as you have had at the 11 day point. Mine still looks better than originally after 4 years,... READ COMMENT

Hang in there and ignore the bitch with the complete lack of compassion. If it is any consolation, I was completely freaked out after my procedure and it took about 6 months, but I did fully recover. I suggest you be sure to use a... READ COMMENT

Britt - I gave it a thumbs down because I was not prepared for the downtime. I was told zero downtime, so I expected it to be like getting botox - in, out and back to the office. It was the swelling and the 8 weeks of bruises/redness.... READ COMMENT

It's not as bad as it sounds - without makeup, I could still see redness for 8 weeks. After a week, I could go out with well applied makeup, but if you were looking, you could tell. After 4 weeks, I was not self conscious if I had... READ COMMENT

When I went in for a consultation in April, he said "no problem, we can get rid of those, but wait until winter because you can't go in the sun after". So, I made my appointment in early November and went in. They were having me sign... READ COMMENT