VBeam versus IPL “Photo Facials“
The VBeam Laser (Pulsed-Dye) has been used for over 20 years for the
treatment of Rosacea, as well as many other dermatological abrasions. It was developed to treat the most severe vascular birthmarks, like port-wine stains. Treating Rosacea, or facial redness and veins is, of course, much less difficult than
dark birthmarks, making this technology a prime candidate for effective
treatment of Rosacea.
Many clinics or spas offer Intense Pulse Light or Photo Facials to treat
Rosacea. However, we have found the VBeam Laser to not only be more
effective, but more cost effective for our patients as well.
Many other clinics and spas provide photofacial packages that involve “full-face” treatment, even if your Rosacea is localized to one or two areas. This results in an inflate cost, with little to no added value. Typically performed by a nurse or esthetician, photofacial packages can cost $3000 or more, with spotty results
Our doctors personally perform your VBeam Rosacea laser treatments, and
will tailor the session to meet your needs, usually at far less cost than their IPL Photofacial package counterparts. The VBeam Laser offers quick and painless treatment of Rosacea, with no need for topical anesthetic.
In addition to the treatment of Rosacea, the VBeam Pulsed-Dye Laser can be
used to treat a long list of dermatological conditions.
The Baywood Clinic goes above and beyond to provide professional, safe, personable and effective laser treatments:
We perfected a State-of-the-art laser treatment for Rosacea (facial redness and veins).The Baywood Clinic doctors personally perform over a thousand treatments every year. We use a VBeam laser – the gold standard of treatment, found in major University Hospitals world-wide.
Our board certified doctors work with you one-on-one, not a physician’s assistant or nurse, from your very first consultation, to your very last treatment session, to ensure a fully satisfying experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is very common skin condition that affects more than 1.5 million Canadian individuals. It causes ‘rosy cheeks’ and red patches or small blood vessels on the face, and once inflamed, will remain inflamed for extended periods of time. The symptoms of Rosacea are made worse by exposure to sun, extreme heat/cold, and exercise.
What are the causes of Rosacea?
The specific cause of rosacea is unknown, but it is widely believed to be caused by the over dilation of blood vessels in the face. Flare ups can be caused by a wide range of triggers, from changes in environment, to alcohol spicy foods, to emotional stress, and many others.
What is the connection between Rosacea and Spider Veins?
After initial treatment of Rosacea, once the redness and inflammation has subsided, it is normal for spider veins to appear more noticeably. Spider veins can also be eliminated using similar vascular laser treatments. Click here to learn more about our clinical laser treatment for spider veins.
How many laser treatments are needed to eliminate Rosacea?
On average, 3-4 sessions are required for maximum cosmetic result. The number of treatments needed will vary based on your skin type, as well as the severity and exact location of your rosacea flare-ups.
What can you expect after your first Rosacea laser treatment?
It is normal to see your skin clear up dramatically after just a single treatment with the VBeam laser. However,you can expect there to be some slight bruising of the treated area, though, with a skilled and experienced physician, no pain or discomfort should be experienced.