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Warning for V-Beam laser - Proceed with caution!

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Re: Warning for V-Beam laser - Proceed with caution!

Postby kfowle1968 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:52 pm

I just had my VBeam Laser procedure today. Didn't do any research therefore I did not know what to expect. I was very surprised at how painful it was. I have alot of bruising and swelling under my cheeks and accross my nose. I was totally surprised. I have two more treatments to go but I will try and remain optomistic for a great outcome. I will try to cover some of the bruising with makeup and place ice packs on the areas to help with swelling tonite in hopes I will be able to make it to the office tomorrow. My doctor said the bruising will last 10 - 14 days. WOW!
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Re: Warning for V-Beam laser - Proceed with caution!

Postby happyaboutlasers » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:33 pm

V-beam saved my face! I had horrible sun induced rosacea, and had been through 10 ipl treatments, which only made things much worse. I finally found a great v-beam doc who cured me. I had at least 4 hardcore v-beam treats with major swelling, some bruising type pain, but very few actual bruises. I looked like hell for at least 5 days after each treatment, and I admit that is scary. You just can't imagine ever looking the same again. My results were amazing. Almost all redness gone, improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, and some very minor tightening of skin. I just had a touch up treatment with a different doctor, and didn't get nearly the same result. If you can find a doc that knows how to push the envelope, then do it. It works!!!! They can tell while they are doing the treatment if you are bruising, because they bruise is immediate and they should turn down the settings. Sometimes, the only way to get rid of a very stubborn area is to "bruise" the area, but they don't have to bruise your whole face.
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Re: Warning for V-Beam laser - Proceed with caution!

Postby theshahay » Tue May 29, 2012 10:27 am

I am 47 and had Vbeam on my neck 9 weeks ago to reduce sun damage. It was very painful and afterwards my neck looked liked alligator skin with perfect white circles all over it. I was told it would last about 4 weeks and I would need to wear turtle necks. I am over 2 months into this and I still have white circles all over my neck. I was suppose to go back for another treatment after 4 weeks. I have rescheduled my appt 2 times with hopes my neck would return to normal before pursuing another dose. I am keeping my next appt just to show the doc what my neck still looks like. I refuse to have another treatment until this goes away and I FEAR it never will! I live in the desert and refuse to wear turtle necks and scarves for the rest of the summer. I regret having this treatment.
Mrs. Spanky
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Re: Warning for V-Beam laser - Proceed with caution!

Postby sued » Wed May 30, 2012 7:12 am

The problem with this and other similar treatments, is that doctors, nurses and other practitioners can buy the device and get a weekend's training to be certified. Each individual has a different level of expertise and training, as you can see from the posters. Some people have wonderful results, and others are scarred. I realize that harsher regulations drive up the price, but they also eliminate these kinds of issues. We assume our surgeons have advanced degrees and diplomas, and wouldn't accept anything less, yet we allow someone to use potentially scarring equipment on our faces, without knowing whether or not they have mastered the skills needed to use the equipment. It's so hard to research their training, other than word of mouth.
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Re: Warning for V-Beam laser - Proceed with caution!

Postby goldei4040 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:44 pm

Sued, it sounds like your doc didn't give you an even treatment. I have been to several different docs, and some are very thorough and make sure they do overlapping pulses so you don't have an uneven treatment. It sounds like your guy didn't do that. If he gives you an even treatment then your whole neck will clear up, and it will all be a nice even white color.
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