The VBeam laser is the gold standard laser treatment for improving the appearance of facial rosacea. The VBeam pulsed dye laser treatment reduces the redness associated with many skin issues, including visible blood vessels, rosacea, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular and pigmented lesions, birthmarks, acne scars, and stretch marks. The Vbeam laser restores the skin’s luster and clarity without discomfort or downtime, making it one of the most popular non-invasive laser treatments at Dr. Michele Green’s private dermatology office in NYC.
Manufactured by Candela, the Vbeam is the best-pulsed dye laser of its kind. The Vbeam delivers bursts of laser light with a wavelength of 595 nm to the treated areas. The light energy is converted to heat, eliminating certain pigment while the rest of the surrounding skin is undamaged. Most patients require a short series of Vbeam treatment sessions to attain their ideal cosmetic results, although there is some improvement with each treatment session. Whether you suffer from rosacea, acne scars, or any other type of vascular or red lesion, the Vbeam laser treatment can safely and effectively remove the visible redness and reduce blood vessels to restore your skin to a clear complexion.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing her patients worldwide with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options, including the Vbeam laser for redness. With over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Green is consistently voted one of NYC’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and the New York Times for her dedication to her patients and expertise. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, you can discuss your specific skin issues and personal aesthetic goals with her. Dr. Green will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for rejuvenation that provides you with a clear, radiant, healthy, and youthful complexion that lasts.
What is the Vbeam?
The Vbeam laser is a pulsed dye laser manufactured by Candela that utilizes a 595 nm wavelength of intense laser light to treat redness associated with facial rosacea, and heal broken blood vessels, acne scars, and sun damage, all without any discomfort or downtime. The micropulse technology allows Dr. Green to treat all these cosmetic dermatologic conditions without purpura or bruising. A Dynamic Cooling Device (TM) (DCD) automatically releases a burst of cool air before emitting each laser pulse, protecting the skin against bruising and allowing for an overall comfortable patient experience. The Vbeam laser treatment only takes a few minutes to complete. Since there is no downtime, you can put makeup on or return to work immediately after your treatment session. Dr. Michele Green is an expert in the field of cosmetic dermatology with over 25 years of experience and is consistently voted one of the best providers of this laser treatment in NYC.
What does the Vbeam do?
The Vbeam is the gold-standard non-invasive treatment option for restoring the skin’s clarity by reducing vascular lesions, broken blood vessels, acne scars, rosacea, red stretch marks, psoriasis, and many other skin issues that present with redness. The Vbeam delivers bursts of laser light with a wavelength of 595 nm to targeted areas. The light energy is converted to heat in the skin, eliminating certain pigmented or otherwise abnormal skin cells being treated. In contrast, the rest of the surrounding skin is undamaged. Most patients require a short series of three to six initial Vbeam treatment sessions to attain their ideal cosmetic results, although there is some improvement with each treatment session. Whether you suffer from rosacea, unsightly leg veins, acne scars, or any other type of vascular or red lesion, the Vbeam laser treatment can safely and effectively remove the red blood vessels and restore your skin to a clear complexion.
What is a pulsed dye laser?
In cosmetic dermatology, laser treatments are used to address many different skin issues and improve overall skin tone, texture, and elasticity. Innovative laser technology allows the emission of single, high-intensity wavelengths of coherent light energy. Depending on the wavelength of the laser light, pulse width, and amount of energy used (measured in Joules), laser treatment can help treat various dermatologic skin conditions. A pulsed dye laser (PDL) is a type of laser technology that utilizes an organic dye mixed in a solvent as the lasing medium. Pulsed dye lasers produce visible laser light at a wavelength of 585 or 595 nm. Pulsed dye laser works through selective thermolysis. The chromophores in the skin absorb the laser’s energy. In the Vbeam pulsed dye laser, the main chromophore targeted is the hemoglobin in blood or blood vessels.
Is the Vbeam a pulsed dye laser?
Yes, the Vbeam laser is a pulsed dye laser manufactured by Candela. The Vbeam laser technology utilizes energy at a wavelength of 595 nm. The laser light penetrates through the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin to target the hemoglobin in the blood vessels or pigment in skin cells, depending on the skin issue being treated, ultimately reducing the visible pigment in the skin to restore clarity. Dr. Michele Green in New York City utilizes the newest pulsed dye laser technology, the Vbeam Perfecta, at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood. Manufactured by Candela, the Vbeam Perfecta pulsed dye laser is the best of its kind.
Which dermatology conditions does the Vbeam laser treat?
- Facial rosacea
- Acne redness
- Facial flushing
- Acne scars
- Facial veins
- Spider veins
- Leg veins
- Cherry angiomas
- Surgical Scars
- Stretch marks (striae)
- Birthmarks like Port Wine Stains and other benign vascular lesions
- Post-injection (like from Juvederm injections) bruising
- Warts (non-facial)
How does Vbeam Laser treatment work?
The first step is scheduling a consultation with board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. At her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, you can discuss your specific skin issues and personal aesthetic goals with her. Dr. Green will collect a thorough medical history, review any previous cosmetic treatments you may have had, including any laser treatments, and physically assess your skin condition to determine which treatment options best suit your needs. If you are a good candidate for the Vbeam laser treatment, the procedure may be performed on the same day as your consultation or scheduled for a later date, depending on time allowance and your personal preference.
Due to the Dynamic Cooling Device incorporated into the Vbeam laser, the treatment is essentially painless. The Vbeam emits a burst of cool air before each laser pulse. Some patients, however, are sensitive to the laser treatment. Patients sensitive to the laser may wish to use a topical numbing cream before their treatment session to minimize any potential discomfort. Dr. Green will prescribe the topical numbing cream to the pharmacy of your choice, and it should be applied thirty minutes to one hour before your treatment session. Many patients compare the sensation of having Vbeam laser treatment to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the Vbeam laser treatment can take 5-10 minutes. Common side effects of the Vbeam include mild swelling, redness, or warmth in the treated area, which will resolve on their own shortly after treatment. Patients are urged to wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 and avoid direct sunlight, saunas, and tanning salons before and after their Vbeam laser treatment. Most patients require a short initial series of three to six Vbeam laser treatment sessions to achieve their ideal aesthetic goals, each spaced approximately one month apart. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will work with you to develop a cusotmized treatment plan for rejuvenation and a timeline for your treatment sessions that works best for you.
35-44 year old treated with VBeam
Rosacea is an extremely common dermatology condition that affects more than 16 million individuals in the United States. The visible signs of rosacea include flushing, redness, broken blood vessels, a burning sensation on the skin, sensitive skin, and dry, rough, scaly patches.For many patients with rosacea, the appearance of their facial flushing and redness can induce feelings of self-consciousness or negatively impact their overall quality of life. Flare-ups of rosacea can be cyclical and are often triggered by stress, heat, allergies, or hormones. The Vbeam laser is the best vascular laser to treat facial rosacea, remove the redness, and target capillaries, and blood vessels, leaving your skin clear and rejuvenated. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan for your rosacea that incorporates a combination of the in-office treatment options, specially formulated skincare products, and any necessary prescriptions best suited to your skin issues.
How many treatment sessions of V-Beam for rosacea?
The exact number of treatment sessions needed depends on the type and severity of the skin issue and the individual’s response to the Vbeam laser treatment. Patients with severe rosacea symptoms will likely need more laser treatment sessions than those with mild symptoms. Most patients achieve their ideal results after five to six treatment sessions, each spaced approximately one month apart. While the Vbeam laser is an excellent non-invasive treatment option for rosacea, it can not cure the skin condition. The Vbeam laser treatment will not necessarily prevent a patient with rosacea from experiencing future flare-ups. However, many patients choose to have maintenance Vbeam laser treatment sessions scheduled 3 to 6 months apart for ongoing redness reduction and skin radiance.
Vbeam laser treatment for stretch marks
A stretch mark is a scar that develops in response to rapid skin stretching or shrinking. Stretch marks may form due to sudden weight gain, weight loss, a rapid growth spurt, pregnancy, puberty, bodybuilding, or as a side effect of certain medications. Stretch marks are extended depressions in the skin that may be white or red in color. Men and women of any age group, skin tone, or skin type may develop stretch marks. Stretch marks are most commonly present on areas of the body such as the stomach, thighs, buttocks, breasts, and upper arms. Dr. Green often treats red stretch marks with the Vbeam laser. The Vbeam laser light operates on a wavelength that targets the red pigment of newly developed stretch marks. The laser light energy is converted to heat in the skin and absorbed by the pigment, destroying it while leaving undamaged surrounding skin cells. The result is a reduction in visible redness and restoration of the skin’s clarity. Dr. Green utilizes the Fraxel or eMatrix resurfacing laser treatments to improve the appearance of older, white stretch marks. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in NYC, she will assess your stretch marks and determine which laser treatment is best for providing you with a clear, smooth complexion that lasts.
Vbeam laser for acne scars
Acne scars develop due to inflammation associated with the acne lesions causing irreparable damage to the underlying skin tissue. The most common type of acne scar is hypertrophic, characterized by an indentation in the skin, and occurs when insufficient collagen is produced during the wound-healing response. Acne scars can also be pigmented. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or PIH, is a skin condition characterized by discoloration that commonly occurs after an inflammatory skin condition such as a rash, acne, or other wounds. Depending on the patient’s skin tone, the color of the discoloration associated with PIH can vary and may appear brown, black, red, pink, or purple. During the natural healing process of the skin, there is potential that skin cells involved with healing the area are also contributing to the overproduction of melanin, leading to the development of hyperpigmented spots. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation may go away on its own but can be alleviated more quickly through the use of curated skincare products and in-office cosmetic treatments, such as the Vbeam laser treatment. While the Vbeam laser can only target red pigment associated with acne scars and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, laser treatment options such as the Fraxel laser and eMatrix laser can improve textural irregularities and complement the Vbeam laser treatment. This is one of the reasons that Dr. Green combines her signature acne scar laser treatment plan to include the Vbeam laser. Many patients also have dermal fillers injected into their acne scars, such as Restylane, Juvederm, or Sculptra, simultaneously with their Vbeam laser treatments to best reverse the appearance of acne scars.
2 months before and after – Vbeam
Vbeam laser treatment for Port Wine Stains
The Vbeam laser is extremely safe and effective and has been used to treat children with port wine stains since the 1980s. In fact, the Vbeam was one of the first lasers developed to treat patients, and its design has been so outstanding that little has changed over the years. A port-wine stain (nevus flammeus) is caused by a vascular anomaly in the skin from birth. The capillary malformation causes the area to be stained red with the appearance of port wine. Port wine stains continue to grow in the same proportion as your body grows. The most common location for a port wine stain is on the face, and as a child gets older, the lesion deepens in color to a deeper red or purplish color, sometimes with skin thickening or lumps. After several sessions, the Vbeam successfully treats port wine stains and diminishes its color and appearance. If you suffer from a port wine stain, the Vbeam would be the best choice to remove this birthmark.
How long after Vbeam treatment will you see the results?
You will begin to see the results of the Vbeam laser treatment approximately 4 to 8 weeks after your first treatment session. With each subsequent treatment session, an additional 25 percent improvement in facial redness, rosacea, and telangiectasis, can be observed. The cumulative results of the Vbeam laser treatment are why your skin looks better and brighter with each subsequent treatment session. When you have your Vbeam laser treatments with internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC, photographs will be taken of the treated area before each treatment session to track your progress and enhance your treatment plan.
What are the side effects of Vbeam laser?
The Vbeam is one of the safest laser treatments on the market. There are very few potential side effects associated with the Vbeam laser. Most patients who have the Vbeam laser treatment have no downtime whatsoever. Post-treatment, the most common side effects include a mild amount of redness, swelling, or other skin irritation, all of which typically resolve shortly on their own. Some patients may also experience bruising, which usually resolves in one to two weeks. Some patients may experience bruising at higher treatment settings, which will resolve on its own in one to two weeks.
If a patient is tan or has recently used self-tanners, they should wait until the tan is gone before having the Vbeam laser treatment to avoid a burn from the laser. The laser energy of the Vbeam will be blocked from affecting the treated areas by the excess pigment in your skin, rendering treatment less effective. For this reason, Dr. Green will not treat your skin with the Vbeam laser if you are already tanned or have a sunburn. Another rare potential side effect of the Vbeam laser is hyperpigmentation. Patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I-III, or a fair to olive-colored skin tone, may respond better to the Vbeam laser energy than other Fitzpatrick skin types or darker skin tones. It is always recommended to have your laser treatments with an experienced board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC, who has the expertise to recommend the laser treatments appropriate for your skin type and best suited to treating your skin issues. Finally, some patients may experience a side effect known as a histamine reaction to the laser treatment, which appears as welts at the treatment site. This reaction generally resolves in two days and can be mitigated with oral antihistamines.
How long does swelling last after the Vbeam laser?
Some swelling and mild erythema can last an hour or up to 48 hours after your Vbeam laser treatment. The newest generation of pulsed dye laser technology, the Vbeam Perfecta, has very little swelling or redness as a side effect after the procedure. Patients with sensitive skin are more prone to having histamine release after the Vbeam laser treatment. Dr. Green often recommends that these patients take an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Claritin before their Vbeam laser treatment. The antihistamine will prevent swelling from the Vbeam laser but not compromise the overall cosmetic results of your laser treatment.
4 sessions of VBeam – 2 months before and after
How to reduce swelling after the Vbeam
Mild swelling in the treated area is a common side effect after the Vbeam laser. Typically, any swelling will resolve independently within a week after the procedure. Dr. Green recommends patients with swelling use a cold compress or aloe vera to help soothe skin irritation. Taking an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Claritin before the Vbeam laser treatment can help prevent swelling without compromising the overall cosmetic results of your laser treatment. With the latest generation of PDL technology- the Vbeam Perfecta, it is even less likely that patients will encounter any side effects, including swelling. Dr. Green utilizes the Vbeam Perfecta laser at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, meaning patients can achieve smoother, clearer, more youthful-looking skin without downtime.
Does the Vbeam laser hurt?
No! The Vbeam laser at Dr. Green’s office is the Vbeam Perfecta, equipped with a Dynamic Cooling Device that releases a burst of cool air before each laser pulse. The Vbeam laser treatment is painless thanks to the cryogen associated with the laser treatment. Cryogen, a cool spray, is released with each pulse of the Vbeam laser. The cryogen cools the skin and makes the laser procedure very tolerable. If you are sensitive to procedures, Dr. Green will prescribe a numbing cream that should be applied in a thick layer to the treated area one hour before your laser treatment. Most patients compare the Vbeam laser treatment to the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin.
How to prepare for the Vbeam laser
Protecting the treated area from sun exposure is important, and refrain from using tanning beds for at least two weeks before your scheduled Vbeam laser treatment. Tanned skin cannot be safely and effectively treated with the Vbeam laser because the excess pigment blocks the laser light from properly treating the targeted components. The Vbeam laser treatment is thus less effective when skin is tanned, and the risk of potentially developing skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation as a side effect increases. Patients should also refrain from using other cosmetic treatment options, including chemical peels and cosmetic injections, for at least two weeks before the Vbeam laser treatment. When you consult Dr. Green for your Vbeam laser, you will receive all the information required to best prepare for your treatment.
What are the post-Vbeam instructions?
Patients should avoid sun exposure in the treated area following the Vbeam laser treatment to ensure they achieve the best cosmetic results. It is recommended to moisturize and apply sunblock to the treated area after your Vbeam laser treatment. In addition, Dr. Green recommends using MGSKINLABS, Inc. Vitamin C Serum immediately after your treatment session and twice daily. The Vitamin C serum is a powerful antioxidant skincare ingredient that will help diminish both the redness and pigmentation in your skin, enhancing the positive results of your Vbeam laser treatment. Dr. Green also advises patients not to use saunas or steam rooms for 48 hours after the Vbeam laser treatment, which can aggravate the skin and cause unwanted swelling. When you work with Dr. Green for your Vbeam laser treatments, she will provide you with the aftercare instructions to adhere to attain the best rejuvenation results.
Vbeam, 5 months – 4 sessions
Can you exercise after Vbeam laser treatment?
While you can exercise after your Vbeam laser treatment, it is best to avoid strenuous exercises that require excessive heat or sweating, as the heat can exacerbate your underlying skin condition and cause or exacerbate swelling. We recommend waiting 24 to 48 hours to exercise if your skin is prone to swelling and redness.
How much does Vbeam laser treatment cost?
The total cost of Vbeam laser treatment ultimately depends on the size of the treated area, the skin issue being treated, the experience level of your provider, the geographic location of the office where you’re treated, and the number of treatment sessions needed to achieve your ideal results. Consulting with an experienced board-certified dermatologist will be more expensive than at a medical spa or with an uncertified technician. Dr. Green performs all of the Vbeam laser treatments in her NYC office. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over 20 years of experience who is consistently identified as one of the best laser treatment providers in NYC. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for your Vbeam laser treatment sessions. At that time, the total cost of your Vbeam laser treatment can be estimated.
How often can you get Vbeam treatment?
The Vbeam laser treatment can be performed monthly to manage facial redness, acne scars, stretch marks, or other skin condition. When you consult with internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to determine a treatment plan and timeline for your treatment sessions that work best for your specific skin issues and overall aesthetic goals.
Is the Vbeam laser safe?
Yes! The Vbeam laser is FDA-approved for many indications and is a safe treatment for various skin types. The Vbeam laser is a nonablative laser that treats only the targeted blood vessels, redness, and areas of hyperpigmentation. The surrounding skin remains unaffected by the Vbeam laser treatment and has no recovery time. To avoid encountering unwanted side effects and guarantee optimal cosmetic results, it is always recommended to have laser treatments with an experienced board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, such as Dr. Green in NYC. Dr. Green has over two and a half decades of experience in cosmetic dermatology and treats patients of all ages, skin types, and skin tones. Dr. Green will work with you to guarantee your laser treatments are safe and effective for addressing your skin issues.
Does the Vbeam laser tighten the skin?
The Vbeam laser treatment does help stimulate some new collagen production, but this non-invasive laser treatment option doesn’t specifically tighten the skin. If you are interested in non-invasive treatment options for skin tightening, the Thermage is ideal. Thermage is the gold standard treatment option for non-invasive skin tightening. Thermage relies on radiofrequency energy to deliver heat to the dermal layers of skin, stimulating new collagen production in the treated areas. Collagen is a skin protein that provides a firm foundation and contributes to a youthful appearance. By inducing new collagen production, Thermage creates firmer, tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin in a single treatment session. The results of Thermage are gradual and begin to be noticeable between one and six months post-treatment. Thermage can be used to treat the face, neck, chest, decolletage, upper arms, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. The cosmetic results from Thermage can last up to two years, with most patients engaging in an annual maintenance treatment session to keep up the best rejuvenation results.
Does the Vbeam laser stimulate collagen?
Yes! The Vbeam laser does stimulate some new collagen production in the treated areas. The Vbeam laser stimulates collagen production, reducing broken blood vessels, pore size, wrinkles, and pigmented acne scars. While the Vbeam laser treatment can help improve the appearance of fine lines by stimulating new collagen production, it primarily targets visible redness in the skin. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for your specific skin issues.
What is the difference between the Vbeam and IPL? Is Vbeam or IPL better for rosacea?
The Vbeam laser treats blood vessels on the face and body of different calibers and depths. The IPL treats overall facial redness but does not target specific blood vessels. The Vbeam laser is the gold standard treatment for rosacea and visible redness in the skin. The Vbeam treatment can reduce redness associated with rosacea in far fewer treatments than the IPL. This is because the Vbeam operates on a wavelength specifically targeting redness, whereas the IPL uses broad-spectrum light to target various skin issues. Patients with a mild amount of sun damage may prefer the IPL for its ability to target multiple skin issues. However, Dr. Green typically recommends combining the Vbeam and Fraxel or eMatrix laser treatments to achieve the best rejuvenation results. As an expert in non-invasive laser treatments for rejuvenation, Dr. Green will work with you to determine which ones best suit your skin type, skin condition, and aesthetic goals.
8 months before and after VBeam
Can Vbeam Treatment be combined with other treatments?
Yes! Many patients combine the Vbeam laser with other non-invasive cosmetic treatments for rejuvenation, such as HydraFacials, chemical peels, microneedling, Fraxel, eMatrix, and Clear + Brilliant. Due to the ease of the Vbeam laser treatment and lack of downtime associated with the procedure, many patients choose to treat other skin issues, such as their sun spots, freckles, or age spots, while having the Vbeam laser treatment. Since the Vbeam is such a gentle laser, it can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as Botox or Dysport and dermal fillers of Juvederm, Sculptra, and Restylane. It is extremely popular at Dr. Michele Green’s NYC office to combine these treatment options for the best cosmetic results during the same visit.
Clear + Brilliant laser
The Clear + Brilliant laser treatment was FDA approved in 2011 to treat the visible signs of aging, sun damage, and skin texture. Clear + Brilliant laser treatment can be used to address and prevent a host of skin concerns in just minutes. The combined intelligent optical tracking and fractionated laser technology of the Clear + Brilliant laser are used to create thousands of controlled microscopic wounds in the skin efficiently. This increases the skin’s permeability, so beneficial ingredients, like vitamin C, are more effective. The laser treatment also induces the natural wound-healing process of the skin, which produces new collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that provides a firm foundation and contributes to a youthful appearance. Clear + Brilliant laser treatment results in healthier, more radiant skin. The Vbeam laser treatment with Clear + Brilliant is one of the most popular combinations for rejuvenation at Dr. Michele Green’s private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will work with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for the Clear + Brilliant and Vbeam laser treatment combination.
Vbeam Perfecta laser
The Vbeam Perfecta is the next-generation Vbeam laser and treats all the same indications as the original Vbeam laser. In addition, it treats pigmented lesions as freckles, sun spots, discoloration, and other benign pigmentation. Dr. Green uses this latest generation- the Vbeam Perfecta, an even more advanced system for treating facial telangiectasias and rosacea than the classic Vbeam laser. The Vbeam Prima is quite similar to the Vbeam Perfecta but has been reported to have many servicing issues.
Best Skincare to pair with Vbeam laser treatment
Maintaining a proper skincare routine is essential when treating your skin for facial rosacea, sun damage, or discoloration. While the Vbeam laser can successfully treat various types of redness, including blood vessels and sun damage, using the proper skin care products and sun protection are necessary to maintain the results from your Vbeam laser treatment and prevent new sun damage and signs of aging. The Vbeam pulsed dye laser is the gold standard in laser rejuvenation. However, using sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily in addition to your laser treatments is essential. In addition to sun avoidance, Dr. Green also recommends reducing alcohol intake and cigarette smoking, as they age the skin and contribute to facial blood vessels and rosacea.
The Vita-C serum is the most popular skincare product from Dr. Green’s proprietary line, MGSKINLABs, Inc., and complements the Vbeam laser treatment. The Vita-C serum is a high vitamin C concentration recommended for daily use. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant ingredient that has anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties. Using vitamin C serum twice daily helps protect against free radicals and pollutants in the environment, enhances the skin’s natural protective barrier, and improves skin tone and texture. Vitamin C plays a role in collagen synthesis and connective tissue healing, which can lead to a more radiant, youthful complexion. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent skincare product for patients with rosacea, as it has a soothing and healing effect against inflammation.
How long does Vbeam last?
In many cases, the results from Vbeam laser treatment are permanent. While an effective treatment option for patients with facial redness due to their rosacea or acne, Vbeam can not cure these skin conditions. As such, some patients with rosacea may experience flare-ups due to various triggers and require maintenance treatment sessions after their initial series of Vbeam sessions. Dr. Green recommends patients with active breakouts are treated for their acne before or while undergoing Vbeam laser treatment to prevent the development of new pigmented scars or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Dr. Green will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs and target the underlying factors contributing to your breakouts so that you achieve and maintain a smooth, clear, healthy complexion. Additionally, if a treated area gets new sun exposure, patients may require more Vbeam laser treatment sessions due to new sun damage. When you consult Dr. Green at her private dermatology office for Vbeam laser treatment, she will work with you to develop a treatment plan that best targets your specific skin issues.
Is Vbeam laser treatment permanent?
For many patients, the results from Vbeam laser treatment are permanent. Patients treated with the Vbeam laser for acne scars, stretch marks, port wine stains, cherry angiomas, spider veins, and other vascular lesions typically experience permanent cosmetic results. Although Vbeam laser treatment can improve the appearance of facial redness associated with rosacea, it can not cure the condition since it is hereditary. The VBeam laser treatment can improve the appearance of a patient’s redness, but maintenance treatments will be needed for facial redness. Patients with rosacea may experience future flare-ups that can be treated with the Vbeam laser when they occur. Dr. Green provides her rosacea patients with the best specially formulated skincare products and topical prescriptions to help prevent flares. In addition, while Vbeam laser is an excellent non-invasive treatment option for reducing the appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and pigmented acne scars, it can not prevent their development should new breakouts occur. Dr. Green recommends treating active acne breakouts before or in conjunction with Vbeam laser treatment to ensure your complexion continues improving without encountering new acne scars or hyperpigmentation. During your initial consultation with Dr. Green, she will collect a thorough medical history and review your skincare routine and any previous treatments you may have had for your skin issues. Dr. Green may request access to previous medical records about your skin condition. Dr. Green will physically assess your skin condition and work with you to determine a customized treatment plan that best suits your needs and goals to access the natural-looking, long-lasting results you’re after.
How many Vbeam treatment sessions do I need?
Most patients require 5 to 6 VBeam laser treatments. During their initial consultations with Dr. Green, we will help you suggest the number of treatment sessions needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. Disclaimer: The exact number of treatment sessions required to achieve ideal results may vary from patient to patient, depending on the type and severity of the skin issues targeted with the VBeam laser. When you consult with board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, you will have the opportunity to discuss your skin concerns and personal aesthetic goals with her. She will work with you to estimate the number of Vbeam laser treatment sessions needed and evaluate your progress monthly to ensure you reach your aesthetic goals.
How long until I see the Vbeam results?
The results from a Vbeam treatment session are typically evident in four to eight weeks. Most patients require a short initial series of five to six Vbeam laser treatment sessions, each spaced one month apart, to achieve optimal cosmetic results. However, there is a gradual improvement with each Vbeam laser treatment session. When you consult with Dr. Green for your Vbeam laser treatment, she will evaluate the progress in the treated area during each follow-up visit. As an expert in cosmetic dermatology with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Green can also recommend skincare products and other non-invasive treatment options that will complement your Vbeam laser treatment to maximize your rejuvenation results.
Who is a good candidate for Vbeam laser?
A good candidate is a healthy individual interested in achieving a smoother, clearer, more youthful complexion. Patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I to III, with fair or olive-colored skin tones, are ideal candidates for the Vbeam laser treatment. The Vbeam laser treatment is not recommended for patients with darker skin tones or tanned skin. This is because the melanin in the skin can block the laser light from targeting the red pigment, which means the Vbeam treatment is not as effective for individuals with darker skin tones or tanned skin. The risk of encountering unwanted skin discoloration as a side effect is also greater for patients with darker skin tones. It is important that candidates for Vbeam laser treatment limit sun exposure for at least two weeks before their treatment session. A sunburn or tanned skin in the treatment area may prevent you from having the Vbeam. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for rejuvenation with the Vbeam laser.
Is the Vbeam laser safe for Asian skin types?
Yes! The Vbeam laser is a safe and effective treatment option for reducing visible redness in Asian skin types. Asian skin is extremely prone to unwanted side effects such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and permanent skin discoloration when the wrong laser technology is utilized for treatment. Therefore, it is important to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable healthcare professional, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green, for your Vbeam laser treatments to prevent unwanted side effects best and guarantee optimal cosmetic results. Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience treating men and women of all skin types. She will carefully listen to your concerns, conduct a thorough examination, and determine the safest and most effective treatment options to create a healthy, youthful, and beautiful complexion that lasts.
Why choose Dr. Michele Green for your Vbeam laser treatment?
Whether you are suffering from rosacea, unsightly leg veins, acne scars, or any other type of vascular or red lesion, the Vbeam laser can safely and effectively remove the red blood vessels and restore your skin to a clear complexion without any discomfort or downtime. Most patients require a short initial series of Vbeam laser treatments to achieve their ideal cosmetic results and a long-lasting smooth, clear, youthful complexion. Dr. Green will work with you at her private dermatology office to create a personalized plan for your Vbeam laser treatments.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning men and women with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options available, including V-Beam laser treatment for redness. Dr. Green is consistently voted one of NYC’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, New York Magazine, and the New York Times for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding rejuvenation treatment, customizing each patient’s protocol best to suit their particular skin concerns and personal aesthetic goals. To learn more about V-Beam laser treatment and other non-invasive cosmetic rejuvenation treatment options, contact us online today or call the NYC office at 212 535 3088.