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Name your skin imperfection and chances are VBeam can improve it. A birthmark? Redness? Rosacea? None of these is a match for VBeam’s pulse dye laser’s ability to even out skin complexions.

What is VBeam?

VBeam zaps bursts of light at the skin so imperfections like visible blood vessels and capillaries are heated evenly in microbursts. The result is firmer skin and a more clear complexion.

The VBeam Laser

How Does the VBeam Work?

The VBeams intense light pulse destroys targeted blood vessels, but it does not damage the surrounding skin and tissue. The heated blood vessels then coagulate. Your body absorbs them during the healing process. It’s the gold standard for vascular related skin issues like port wine stains, cherry anglomas (red freckles), rosacea, and spider veins.

What Non-Vascular Issues Does it Treat?

VBeam is effective for more than vascular skin issues. It also treats common skin complaints that include:

  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Raised scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Stretch marks

VBeam Can be Used Anywhere

It’s possible to use VBeam anywhere on the face, and even on the body. This includes the neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs.

How to Prepare For VBeam

It’s vital to avoid tanning and excess sun exposure in the weeks leading up to your VBeam treatment. On the day of your treatment, your dermatologist will give you a pair of goggles to wear during the procedure to protect your eyes from the VBeam. You’ll be in a comfortable, reclined position and the procedure will take fewer than 20 minutes.

What Does VBeam Feel Like?

Patients describe the feel of VBeam device many ways. Some say it feels like a rubber band snapping on their skin, others describe it as tingling, irritation, or zaps. The good news is that you get a puff of cold air from the device before each zap, which helps cool your skin.

After VBeam

Following VBeam treatment, your skin will feel like it has a mild sunburn. You are likely to experience post-procedure swelling for up to five days afterward. Minor bruising is possible, but rare.

How to Care For Your Post-Procedure Skin

It’s vital to take especially-good care of your skin in the first two weeks after your VBeam treatment. Apply and sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) about a quarter of an hour before going out in the sun. Remember to reapply it every two hours because sunscreen loses its effectiveness over time. Use gentle, non-comedogenic skin care products. Also, avoid:

  • Excess heat
  • Saunas
  • Hot tubs
  • Jacuzzis
  • Toners
  • Scrubs
  • Bleaching creams
  • Glycolic acid
  • Retinoids

What’s The Cost of VBeam?

One VBeam treatment costs between $400 – $800. It can take up to five treatments to get your desired results. It’s a financial investment that can pay dividends later on in increased self-confidence. Plus, who can put a price on feeling good in your skin?

The VBeam laser’s ability to zap redness makes it one of the best lasers available for vascular related skin issues. Preparing for a treatment is as simple as avoiding tanning in the weeks leading up to your procedure. The actual treatment is over in 20 minutes. Two weeks of post-procedure care involve avoiding excess heat and harsh skin care products. If you think VBeam is right for you, contact your dermatologist for a consultation and start feeling better in your skin.