If you’ve ever struggled with rosacea, you’re not alone. Rosacea affects millions of Americans and it can be life disrupting. Facial redness can be difficult to conceal. At Laser Esthetica, we use the VBeam Laser to help treat effects of rosacea.
Its proven effectiveness and lack of risk and side effects make VBeam a preferred method of treatment for many patients. As with any treatment, however, it is essential to understand how it works and its effects before beginning your sessions.
How does Vbeam work?
The VBeam is a pulse dye laser, which means that the laser energy is delivered in pulses and a dye is used to generate the particular wave length of light. Since the VBeam is used to treat dilated blood vessels, as in rosacea, it is often called a vascular laser. The target of the vascular laser is hemoglobin, the red protein in blood cells in the blood vessels. Skin cells that surround the dilated blood vessels are not damaged.
What to expect with a Vbeam Laser Treatment:
Many people compare the pain to a rubber band snap or a slight stinging sensation. During treatment, you will wear protective eyewear to protect your eyes from any laser light rays. The length of treatment depends on the surface area lasered.
What to expect after the Vbeam Treatment:
Directly after treatment you will apply a cold compress in order to decrease pain and swelling. The treated skin should not be exposed to sunlight without sunscreen protection.
VBeam is not painful enough to require anesthesia. 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.
During your personalized consultation, Dr Prasad or her team will thoroughly explain the treatment plan she recommends for you and how many treatments she anticipates will be needed. Ready to learn more about VBeam for rosacea? Schedule a consultation today: 916-783-0580.