Struggling with rosacea, visible blood vessels, spider veins, and other skin-reddening conditions can be frustrating. We understand. And no amount of makeup can make you feel confident in your skin until those conditions are cleared up.
VBeam just so happens to be a treatment specifically for these issues.
Let’s learn more about VBeam, what it is, how it works, and if it’s the best fit to treat your unique skin condition by our very own Dr. Brian Moore.
What is a VBeam laser?
The VBeam is an FDA-approved device with a pulsed dye laser. This means it’s being delivered in pulses and a dye, which is used to generate beams of various colors.
Because of its use in treating dilated blood vessels, like with rosacea, you may have heard of it referred to as a vascular laser.
“This is a yellow light laser that is safe and effective in many skin types,” says Dr. Moore.
What conditions does the VBeam help with?
This laser helps lessen or even eliminate the appearance of pink and red spots and patches on the skin. It is the primary treatment for the redness and flushing associated with rosacea.
However, VBeam is also used to treat conditions like spider veins as well as port-wine stains.
Is VBeam better or worse than other types of lasers for similar issues?
Dr. Moore says, “For treating conditions related to blood vessels,VBeam is the best and the gold standard for this treatment.”
What is a VBeam treatment like?
Before treatment, you’ll have a consultation to determine if VBeam is the best option to treat your unique skin condition. Once it’s determined to be the best course of action for you, you’ll be prepped and treatment will begin.
“There is some mild discomfort with this treatment, but it usually does not require numbing or pain medicines,” Dr. Moore explains. “The short pulses feel like cold and hot snaps on the skin. A stream of cold air directed at the treated area helps to minimize discomfort.”
What to expect after a VBeam treatment?
Because this is a laser treatment, there will undoubtedly be some down time after treatment in order for the skin to heal and the changes to take effect. While every body and skin is different, you can expect some mild side effects as the norm.
Dr. Moore clarifies, “Depending on the treatment level, there can be mild pinkness to even bruising, but this is expected.”
What are VBeam results?
For VBeam treatment results, you can expect the areas to lighten up considerably and even go away completely.
How many VBeam treatments do I need?
Depending on your condition and its severity, several treatments may be necessary in order to return your skin to your liking. While you will certainly see results from a single treatment, long lasting results come after multiple.
“Usually patients need from 1-5 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart,” is Dr. Moore’s suggestion.
If you’re looking to take control of your skin and reach your goals, book an appointment with us to determine if Vbeam is the right treatment for you!
About Dr. Brian Moore
Born in Cleveland, Dr. Moore attended University School where he graduated Cum Laude. He matriculated at Columbia University and graduated with a degree in English Literature. From there, he decided that medicine was his calling and attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Moore trained for one year in internal medicine at the rigorous MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. From there, he completed a two-year clinical trials research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. During this time, he conducted research in several cutting-edge areas of dermatology.
Following this, Dr. Moore went on to complete a prestigious dermatology residency at the Cleveland Clinic, where he learned a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. His areas of interest include medical and aesthetic dermatology, with a particular focus on the biology of pigmented lesions.