Does the VBeam laser work well for rosacea?

I am looking for the best possible rosacea treatment and stumbled upon the VBeam laser. Has anyone tried this laser for rosacea? How did it work and are there any side effects I should be aware of?


F, 42, New York

Tags:woman age 35-44 rosacea side effects laser

I’ve struggled with rosacea for over 15 years, and the V-beam laser has really changed my appearance. I had the classic “pizza face” look, and I wanted a treatment that would completely get rid of the constant redness. The V-beam uses light to eliminate the broken blood vessels that cause the face to look red and inflamed. It’s a very safe procedure, and my doctor applied a topical anesthetic cream to my face, so I didn’t feel any pain during the treatment. I did have very minor swelling and redness for about two days after the laser therapy, but after a week, my skin had no visible redness and looked great. In order to maintain my great skin, I have to get follow-up V-beam treatments every four weeks, but it’s totally worth it. The only side effect my plastic surgeon mentioned was a possible change to my skin pigmentation, but you should not have that side effect if your treatment is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon or dermatologist.

For years, I kept my rosacea under control, but eventually, no matter what I tried, the redness persisted. I decided I was ready to try VBeam treatments, and I am so glad I did. It took about 3 treatments before I saw a substantial decrease in the red in my face. I could go back to work after each of my treatments, and the only side effect I had was some bruising and swelling after one of my treatments which the technician had previously predicted due to the location of a large blood vessel. The procedure is quick and painless, so I think it's definitely worth a try.

I've been suffering from rosacea for most of my adult life. I’m now 38 and want to seek the best rosacea treatment that I can. My level of redness was fairly mild. My dermatologist suggested v-beam. The V-beam laser did an excellent job of treating the redness that is caused by my rosacea. I had to undergo two sessions. I didn't find the procedures to be painful. My doctor applied a numbing cream before the laser treatment. I'm actually pleased with the results. My redness was greatly reduced and I saw results within two weeks. This isn't a cure for rosacea, but the procedure will eliminate my facial redness for the next two years.