Recovery after vbeam laser acne treatment

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Recovery after vbeam laser acne treatment
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Vbeam laser treatment, also called pulsed dye laser treatment, is used for many skin problems such as rosacea, spider veins, acne and red acne scars. The Vbeam targets broken capillaries to erase redness. Unlike other laser treatments, the Vbeam does not remove a layer of skin, so recovery takes less time.

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The skin may remain red for up to a day after each Vbeam session. Treatment for acne is often done in three to five sessions.


The skin may remain sensitive for a day or two after each Vbeam session. The sensitivity and irritation are comparable to a light sunburn.


Bruising can be completely avoided with the Vbeam, but if it does occur, it will be at its worst within the first couple of days after treatment. There are no long-term effects of bruising, which tends to clear up within three to 10 days.

Pigmentation Changes

Short-term pigmentation changes may occur with Vbeam laser acne treatment. It will last a few weeks.


Scarring is possible but extremely rare with the Vbeam laser treatment, because the laser uses yellow light, which is very safe for skin, according to the Baylor College of Medicine's Department of Dermatology.

After Care

A heavy moisturiser, such as petroleum jelly, must be applied two to three times a day for about a month to protect the treated skin. This will also help speed up the healing process. Using sunscreen is recommended to reduce the chances of skin pigmentation changes.

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