Study Results for Rosacea and Red Acne Scarring
Rosacea Study*: 20 patients with Rosacea. A greater than 80% improvement seen in all patients treated. Acne Scar Study: 200 patients with Acne Scar Redness. All patients benefited from a 30-50% reduction in the post-acne redness after the first treatment. After three or four treatments, a reduction in redness of 75-90% was achieved. In a number of patients, the post-acne redness disappeared altogether. The results seemed to vary based on the depth of the acne scarring.
Most patients suffered from light purpura (bruising) after treatment, lasting approximately three to four days. This was a light pink bruise rather than the eggplant bruise seen when using older models of the pulsed dye laser. At the parameters used, there was no Pigmentary change. There was no pretreatment or post-treatment care regimen.
Pre treatment – Avoid exposure to the sun and tanning of the areas that are to be treated throughout the course of treatment.
Post-treatment care – Immediately following the treatment, the area may be slightly swollen, sensitive and may feel warm. Avoid sun exposure or tanning. Apply ice for discomfort. Apply moisturizer or topical antibiotic cream if needed. Avoid scrubbing or rinsing the area with abrasive skin cleansers the first few days following treatment
Possible side effects – Patients may experience some temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Pigmentary changes in skin color may be experienced by some patients. The skin will typically return to normal pigmentation over time. We have the most up to date version of the Vbeam in our office (2013) which further reduces risk to any and all skin colors.
*Rosacea Study Results