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How Does the Vbeam Treat Facial Redness?

A portrait of a woman with a close-up of redness on her cheek in focusIf you experience facial redness – whether caused by rosacea or another issue – it can feel really devastating. No one likes to have a badly blushed face, especially on a daily basis! Living every day with facial redness can be addressed with various treatments at Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald’s practice. One of our patient-favorites is the Vbeam laser.

This treatment has numerous benefits, including:

  • High rates of patient satisfaction
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Works well on most skin types

According to Candela Medical, the maker of Vbeam, patients with red and obvious blood vessels experienced improvement of 75-100 percent after an average of 2.6 treatments.

Most people benefit from 2-4 treatment sessions. This laser treatment is customized to your unique skincare needs, which is how the number and duration of treatments are selected. Most individual sessions last 15-30 minutes, not including the check-in time and time to ask Dr. Fitzgerald any questions you have.

The Vbeam laser works by targeting anything that is red, like broken or enlarged blood vessels and spider veins (which are what cause rosacea and redness). The spider vein absorbs the beam of laser light, which seals off the unnecessary vein. The laser eliminates excess veins causing redness, as well as dark red or blue inflamed veins deeper beneath the skin. The result is clearer skin!

But that’s not all this laser does. It also reduces:

  • Acne scars and other types of scars
  • Red birthmarks
  • Angiomas
  • Venous lakes
  • and more!

Most people report minimal discomfort. The pulses of laser energy may feel like a light snap of a rubber band against the skin. We can administer a cooling feature instantly to alleviate any excess warmth or irritation. You may want to take a few days off from social activities afterward, since bruising and redness is not uncommon. Each treatment session is spaced about a month apart from the previous. Results are long-lasting and can be maintained with repeated laser treatment.

If you are interested in Vbeam laser treatment for redness or rosacea, please contact our team to arrange a consultation with Dr. Fitzgerald. Please call our Los Angeles dermatology practice at 323-464-8046.