VBeam Perfecta Laser Treatment: Benefits And How It Works

The "perfect" secret for achieving flawlessly radiant skin with minimal discomfort.

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If you are dealing with acne, scars, pigmentation, or rosacea, you must have tried various treatments to alleviate these conditions. If none of them worked for you, don’t worry. The VBeam Perfecta laser treatment can help. This world-renowned technology uses a pulsed dye laser to improve vascular skin problems and facial redness with minimal downtime. It often produces immediate results. Read this article to find out how the VBeam Perfecta laser works, its benefits, and much more. Keep scrolling!

What Is VBeam Perfecta Laser Treatment?

The VBeam Perfecta laser treatment is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that uses 595 nm pulsed dye laser (PDL) to reduce skin redness, vascular lesions, and visible facial veins. It emits yellow light with a pulse of 0.45-40 ms and dilates or removes damaged blood vessels without harming the nearby tissues.
This treatment is beneficial for conditions like rosacea, erythema (redness), hyperpigmentation, and spider veins. This advanced PDL technology is developed by Candela, a leading global aesthetic device company. It is used for treating numerous skin conditions. Find out in the next section.

What Does The VBeam Perfecta System Treat?

The VBeam Perfecta system is used for managing rosacea symptoms and treating issues like pigmentation, scars, spider veins, broken capillaries, birthmarks, and newly formed stretch marks. According to a study, VBeam Perfecta may be more effective than Cynergy (another 595nm laser) in treating port-wine stains (a type of birthmark) (1).

It can also be used to help manage and reduce:

  •  Scars
  •  Acne
  •  Cherry angioma (a type of skin growth)
  •  Hemangioma (red birthmark)
  •  Venous lakes (blue-purple bump on the skin)
  •  Warts (non-facial)
  •  Stretch marks
  •  Psoriasis
  •  Benign pigmented lesions

It is commonly used to diminish facial redness but can be used on other body parts to treat leg veins and cellulite. Let’s understand the key benefits of the treatment in the next section.

Benefits Of The VBeam Perfecta Laser Treatment

1. It Is Gentle And Safe

The VBeam Perfecta laser treatment is gentle on the skin and gives effective results. It has high patient tolerability and no adverse effects (2). Moreover, its patented technology cryogen-based Dynamic Cooling Device ensures quick and safe results.

2. Effective In Rosacea Management

A meta-analysis found that rosacea affects around 5.46% of the general population and about 2.39% of patients visiting dermatologists. It tends to impact women (26%) slightly more than men (18.3%) and becomes less common as people age. Its prevalence stands at 13.5% among individuals aged 18-25, 9.6% among those aged 26-54, and only 1.0% among those 55 and older.

The VBeam Perfecta laser treatment is highly effective in treating rosacea symptoms, including redness, visible facial blood vessels, and overall skin condition (3). Patients also prefer this treatment over Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment for photodamaged skin (4).

3. It Has Low Downtime

The treatment is quick, with little to no downtime. It does not need extensive aftercare, except for sunscreen to protect the vulnerable skin. Also, it often gives instant and long-lasting results.

It also helps reduce skin redness and other vascular issues, may give you an even skin tone and younger-looking skin, and take care of pigmentation issues. These are reasons people prefer VBeamPerfecta over other similar laser treatments.

However, you may need multiple sessions to see effective results. In the next section, let’s understand how it works.

How Does The VBeam Laser Work? What To Expect From A Session?

The VBeam Perfecta laser emits intense light pulses that dissolve or destroy the damaged tissues or blood vessels in the target area. This reduces skin redness, pigmentation, and marks, leaving it even-toned.

The pulses are timed, and one session takes anywhere from 15-20 minutes. First, the dermatologist will sterilize your skin and make you wear protective eye goggles. Then, they will use a pen-like laser device to target the concerned area.

This method is painless ( other than a mild stinging sensation) and does not cause post-treatment bruising and other side effects.

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The number of VBeam laser sessions required depends on the severity of your skin condition. For example, a birthmark removal will require more than 2 sessions while handling varicose veins only needs 2 sessions.

The VBeam Perfecta system has a patented Dynamic Cooling Device that soothes the skin with a cryogen to reduce post-treatment redness and discomfort. Watch this video to get an idea about what to expect from the VBeam laser treatment session:

You may have to take multiple sessions at the interval of 6-8 weeks or as suggested by the dermatologist. Janice June, a YouTuber, shared her experience with the V-Beam Laser to treat the broken capillaries on her face with the help of a dermatologist. She said, “It took her, maybe, about 20 minutes to do both of my cheeks, and then, she did work my jawline”, and went on to add, “She did tell me that I would probably have to do it at least one or two more times. So usually, they recommend between two and three sessions (i).”

In the following sections, we have answered common doubts that you may have regarding the treatment.

Is The VBeam Laser Right for Me?

The treatment is right for you if:

  •  You have skin redness and other vascular skin conditions.
  •  You have rosacea, port-wine stains (a type of birthmark), stretch marks, and dilated facial blood vessels.
  •  Your skin tone is pale to medium. People with darker skin tones or tan should seek medical consultation before the treatment as lasers often cause pigmentation issues in darker skin tones.
  •  You do not use Accutane (retinoids) as it may make your skin sensitive to laser treatments.
  •  You are not pregnant or lactating.
  •  You do not have skin issues and active viral conditions like cold sores. In such cases, you have to treat the existing conditions and then go for laser treatment.

What Is The Recovery Time After Treatment?

The VBeam Perfecta treatment has zero to minimal downtime. Most patients resume their daily routine right away. Side effects are typically mild and temporary and may include slight swelling or skin redness for a day or two.

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Avoid major sun exposure and heavy scrubbing for at least 4 weeks before and after the session, as it can traumatize the skin.

VBeam Laser Treatment Side Effects

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The VBeam Perfecta laser treatment may entail some temporary side effects. While some individuals might encounter bruising, this typically resolves within a week. Rarely, there might be pigment changes or scarring, especially when the treatment is administered by an inexperienced practitioner or on tanned skin.

To avoid these common adverse effects, it is important to follow post-treatment care instructions diligently. This includes wearing sun protection and avoiding harsh skincare products. Furthermore, consulting a qualified dermatologist or skincare professional proficient in V Beam treatments can help mitigate these side effects and ensures a safer and more effective experience with this laser therapy process.

VBeam Perfecta laser treatment is a world-renowned technology that helps treat skin conditions like acne scars, stretch marks, psoriasis, wrinkles, rosacea, and dilated facial veins. It is non-invasive, safe, and effective. In this treatment, short pulses of yellow light are used to destroy the damaged tissues. You may have to take multiple sessions at an interval of 6-8 weeks to reap maximum benefits. Though there are no major side effects, you may experience swelling or skin redness soon after the treatment. Always consult a trusted doctor to know more about the treatment and decide if it suits you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long after Vbeam treatment do you see results?

You will start seeing the results of your Vbeam treatment after 4 to 8 weeks.

Are Vbeam results permanent?

Vbeam results last between 6 months to 2 years. Additionally, following a healthy lifestyle can make the results last longer.

What should you not do after Vbeam?

Avoid hot showers, saunas, rubbing, scratching, exfoliation, picking, or applying products with harsh chemicals on the area. Use gentle cleansers and moisturizers to keep the area clean and hydrated.

Which is better for rosacea? IPL or Vbeam?

Yes. Vbeam needs less number of treatments and is considered a safer treatment procedure than IPL.

Key Takeaways

  • The Vbeam perfecta laser treatment involves the use of yellow light with a pulse of 0.45-40 ms to remove damaged blood vessels.
  • The surrounding blood vessels are not harmed while removing damaged blood vessels.
  • This treatment can reduce scars, acne, psoriasis, stretch marks, and wrinkles.
  • There is no pain or post-treatment bruising. The single session will take 15-20 minutes.

Uncover the secrets behind V Beam Perfecta laser treatment with this informative video. Get answers to all your burning questions about this innovative procedure—learn about its benefits, potential side effects, treatment areas, and how it can effectively address various skin concerns.


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  1. Prospective comparison treatment of 595-nm pulsed-dye lasers for virgin port-wine stain
  2. Pulsed dye laser vs. intense pulsed light for port-wine stains: a randomized side-by-side trial with blinded response evaluation
  3. Treatment of rosacea using pulsed dye laser
  4. Long-pulsed dye laser versus intense pulsed light for photodamaged skin: A randomized split-face trial with blinded response evaluation



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Bianca Lorena Saldes
Bianca Lorena SaldesRegistered Cosmetic Nurse
Bianca Lorena Saldes is a Registered Cosmetic Nurse and Esthetic Educator with over five years of experience in the field. Her expertise lies in anti-aging treatments, and she aims to help individuals feel confident and look their best.

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Annie Jangam
Annie JangamBeauty & Lifestyle Writer
Annie Jangam is a researcher-turned-content writer with 11 years of experience. She enjoys dissecting complex clinical studies and shuffling through the scientific jargon to make science interesting and easy to understand.

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Eshna Das
Eshna DasAssociate Editor
Eshna is an associate editor and a certified skin care coach. She has over three years of experience, a triple main bachelor’s degree in psychology, English, and journalism from Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru, and a master’s degree in psychology from Sampurna Montfort College, Bengaluru.

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Swathi E
Swathi ESenior Beauty & Lifestyle Writer
Swathi has a postgraduate degree in English literature from The English And Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, and over three years of experience in writing on beauty, health, and lifestyle. She also has a diploma in English journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Kottayam, and is a certified skincare coach.

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