The Vbeam was introduced in the 1980s and is one of the safest and most widely used lasers in aesthetic medicine today.

The Vbeam laser is a safe, gentle, and versatile device.  It delivers intense bursts of light to the skin of the face, neck, or chest. The light is absorbed by undesirable blood vessels on the surface of the skin, resulting in reduced redness and a more even complexion. It utilizes a cool cryogen spray (DCD) that accompanies the laser pulse, protecting the skin and making the treatment very comfortable.


What is Vbeam used for?

The Vbeam laser, recognized for its long record of safety and efficacy, is used to treat:

Broken capillaries

Telangiectasias, or facial and nasal spider veins, are typically a result of sun exposure or an after-effect of acne or rosacea. These tiny broken veins in the face cause a persistent flushed looked and have the visual effect of aging the face. They are worsened by heat, alcohol, tobacco, and sun. Skin that is prone to these broken vessels should be treated gently and cared for with mild products. Sunscreens and hats will afford a level of protection that will help maintain your cleared skin during and after treatment.

Rosacea treatment

Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder of the facial skin. It typically begins any time after age 30, as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead. It may come and go. Over time, the skin becomes ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue.

Vbeam has been proven to substantially reduce and often eliminate the redness and flushing of rosacea. Another procedure that is very useful in rosacea treatment is called Photofacial, which uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology. These IPL treatments and Vbeam laser treatments are commonly used together in a rosacea treatment program for their additive effects5.

Red Acne Scars

The red color left behind on the skin from acne scars is a result of tiny broken capillaries at the site of the healed acne lesion. This redness is more common to newer acne scars and is hard to conceal, making the evidence of acne more pronounced, even after it has healed. Lasers, which target these broken capillaries, cause the small vessels to coagulate and be reabsorbed by the body. This effectively removes the redness. The Vbeam laser is often used in combination with other lasers which smooth out the acne scars, such as Fraxel or Smoothbeam.

Leg spider veins

Age, pregnancy, and heredity play a large part in the development of varicose and spider veins. Varicose veins are better treated by sclerotherapy, while small red and purple spider veins (hemorrhagic telangiectasia) are easily and comfortably treated by vascular lasers such as the Vbeam 4.


Raised or puffy scars that are often caused by surgery, trauma, acne or burns are well-treated by Vbeam Perfecta3, especially when combined with other therapies.

Stretch marks

Frequently appearing after pregnancy or periods of rapid weight gain and loss, such as during puberty and growth spurts,  stretch marks are commonly found on the stomach, thighs, buttocks, breasts, shoulders, and lower back, stretch marks can leave red, purple, or white discoloration. Vbeam works to correct the color changes associated with stretch marks10.

Frequently Asked Questions about Vbeam Perfecta Laser Treatments

How much will Vbeam laser treatment cost?

We price our Vbeam treatments by the size of the area treated and complexity of the treatment. Typically, the price of an individual session for the face, chest, or legs is around $450-550. We do offer package discounted pricing when multiple sessions are purchased at the same time. Your complimentary consultation will include a detailed price quote for your specific treatment plans.

What is the treatment like, does it hurt, and is downtime required?

The Vbeam laser treatment is quite comfortable, and though no topical anesthetic is required, it may be used. The skin is protected during the treatment with a cold cryogen spray, which precedes each pulse of the laser. Most patients will experience a small amount of redness and swelling in the skin for about 24 hours after the treatment, but this should not interfere with any planned activities at home or work. No downtime is required.

How many treatments are required and at what interval?

We generally provide a series of treatments, spaced three to four weeks apart. Depending on the nature of the condition being treated, it may require one or two treatments, or possibly more. Certain conditions, such as Rosacea, will require maintenance in the future.

Can Vbeam treatment be combined with other therapies?

One popular technique is providing a series of treatments that alternate between IPL therapy (Photofacial) and the Vbeam5. Each technology has its own attributes, and when used in combination, may further enhance the results.

Vbeam laser may be used in combination with the Fraxel, Portrait, Smoothbeam, BOTOX® COSMETIC and dermal fillers.

What precautions should be taken before and after treatment?

Avoid exposure to the sun and tanning of the areas that are to be treated throughout the course of treatment. Immediately following the treatment, the area may be slightly swollen, sensitive and warm, and cool compresses are helpful.

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Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.