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#1 aztecgirl

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:31 PM

Hi so after much research and anguish I finally got the courage to go get a VBeam treatment done.

I know there is some controversy over whether you're supposed to bruise after the treatment... my derm said I wouldn't bruise and I couldn't imagine having a more aggressive treatment. Even with numbing cream I couldn't help but squirm in my seat. It hurt SO bad. It's about 9 hours later and my marks are still very swollen.

 

I can already see some redness reduction but I know it'll take a few days to really tell the difference. I was recommended to get 2 more treatments and I definitely will as I only paid $200 for it. I didn't take any before pictures but I have some posted in my other forum  about lactic acid peels if you're curious about what my marks looked like. I'll post an after picture at the end of the week and keep you updated with my progress! 

 

 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

What else does the VBeam help with?  I have red marks, very shallow scars and blotchiness. Could that help? Do you think it's better than microdermbrasion?



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:34 PM

I just want to warn you guys if you have moderate scarring that Vbeam is very superficial of a treatment. In order to get the most effective results a ablative treatment is recommended. I have done a lot of microdermabrasions and Vbeams. They are great, but you will need a lot of sessions to get good results. Good luck!



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:39 PM

I just want to warn you guys if you have moderate scarring that Vbeam is very superficial of a treatment. In order to get the most effective results a ablative treatment is recommended. I have done a lot of microdermabrasions and Vbeams. They are great, but you will need a lot of sessions to get good results. Good luck!

 

what type of scars?



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:31 AM

I just want to warn you guys if you have moderate scarring that Vbeam is very superficial of a treatment. In order to get the most effective results a ablative treatment is recommended. I have done a lot of microdermabrasions and Vbeams. They are great, but you will need a lot of sessions to get good results. Good luck!

 

what type of scars?

  I think pretty much any moderate to deep scarring of any kind won't respond to Vbeam. From what she said, Vbeam appears to be good for only pigmentation and very minimal smoothing like super shallow need-to-look-real-close-in-good-lighting scars. 



I just want to warn you guys if you have moderate scarring that Vbeam is very superficial of a treatment. In order to get the most effective results a ablative treatment is recommended. I have done a lot of microdermabrasions and Vbeams. They are great, but you will need a lot of sessions to get good results. Good luck!

Hello! Thanks for the warning. Like I mentioned, I have PIH, some slight blotchiness and reallyyy shallow scars where you can barely tell it's there. (But I can tell and I hate it)I want to get a few microderms to cheer my face up a little before I go into lasering the ugly scars on my nose.  From your experience, how many treatments of microderm will get rid of these minor imperfections? 



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:36 PM

Hi first of all, Vbeam IS the best for deep scarring- much better than microdermabrasions and chemical peels. It targets the capillaries in your skin and burns them anyway which is what reduces the redness. This treatment is ONLY successful for red marks. It won't do anything for pitted scars except make them less noticeable by taking out the redness

Ehehe- I was told id need 3 treatments but I have very deep setting redness. You might only need one or two

It's 2 days after my treatment and my swelling is about 90% down. I'm seeing about a 30% reduction in my redness which might increase over the next couple of days as my body reabsorbs the blood vessels that have been burnt. So far I'm very happy with my result and the way my skin looks

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:26 PM

Yeah

 

I just want to warn you guys if you have moderate scarring that Vbeam is very superficial of a treatment. In order to get the most effective results a ablative treatment is recommended. I have done a lot of microdermabrasions and Vbeams. They are great, but you will need a lot of sessions to get good results. Good luck!

 

what type of scars?

scars don't respond too well with V beam. V beam is mostly for pigmentation problems and if the scars themselves are very shallow. When I first started trying to get rid of my acne scars I tried the V beam and smooth touch. I spent about 1500 and barely saw any results minus getting rid of pigment. If you are looking for a laser to improve scarring, the new gold standard nowadays is the fractionated ablative lasers. They come in erbium or Co2 types with a lot of different manufacturers. However, do not be fooled by what drs stress when they say a certain manufacturer is better than the next. It is all about the user controlling the laser ie depth, amount of microns, how many passes of the laser are done on the treated area as well etc. The reason ablative lasers are better than non ablative lasers such as Fraxel restore and Vbeam etc is because the ablative lasers stimulate collagen much more effectively. The lasers ablate columns in the skin as well as the top layer of the skin, which in turn forces the body to repair the skin and therefore create my collagen in order to fill in the depressed acne scars. This is the goal of non ablative lasers as well, but what they do not tell you is that you need ablation in order to get maximum results. I would recommend you go for the stronger treatments if your skin is that damaged because you will be happier with your results.



 

I just want to warn you guys if you have moderate scarring that Vbeam is very superficial of a treatment. In order to get the most effective results a ablative treatment is recommended. I have done a lot of microdermabrasions and Vbeams. They are great, but you will need a lot of sessions to get good results. Good luck!

 

what type of scars?

  I think pretty much any moderate to deep scarring of any kind won't respond to Vbeam. From what she said, Vbeam appears to be good for only pigmentation and very minimal smoothing like super shallow need-to-look-real-close-in-good-lighting scars. 



>I just want to warn you guys if you have moderate scarring that Vbeam is very superficial of a treatment. In order to get the most effective results a ablative treatment is recommended. I have done a lot of microdermabrasions and Vbeams. They are great, but you will need a lot of sessions to get good results. Good luck!

Hello! Thanks for the warning. Like I mentioned, I have PIH, some slight blotchiness and reallyyy shallow scars where you can barely tell it's there. (But I can tell and I hate it)I want to get a few microderms to cheer my face up a little before I go into lasering the ugly scars on my nose.  From your experience, how many treatments of microderm will get rid of these minor imperfections? 

 

Microdermabrasions are best if done in packages so they can have a reduced costs and due to the fact that usually you will require a couple to get rid of imperfections. I personally did microdermabrasions for 6 mos doing it once a week, and I got fairly good results for some very shallow scars. However, compared to how much time I spent versus the improvement, I would have just gone with the ablative lasers. It would have saved me much time and money!

 

As far as your pigment problems, it depends what sort of pigment problem it is in order to predict how many microdermabrasions you would need. For example, after you get a pimple and there is the dark mark left after, those would tend to go away rather quickly with a microdermabrasion. (I would think anywhere from 2-3 and they would fade as well as the fact that the skin gets rid of those ones a lot quicker). If it is a red mark due to a scar forming, then it would require a lot more microdermabrasions.

 

To be honest with anyone that is willing to spend a lot on microdermabrasions, I actually ended up buying one online and doing it myself (because after all the treatments I realized the machines they had were similar to the ones I could buy online). You do not need any special training to work it and I started with the lowest intensity and gradually increased. It is very easy!



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:16 PM

i had 4 microdermas with absolutely no success 



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 01:58 AM

i definitely notice the difference in my marks today! I'm going to make another Vbeam appointment tomorrow for sometime in mid-December as I definitely want to continue with this treatment. It's my goal to have my marks gone by coachella eusa_pray.gif



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 01:37 AM

Appointment is set for Dec 30th! I'll post some pictures before my 2nd treatment so everyone can see what I'm working with and again before my 3rd to compair

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:14 PM

just wanted to update: it's been about 2 weeks since this treatment and i am so so impressed. my marks are down by about 50%. i did a lactic acid peel about 4 days ago and these past couple of days my skin has looked so so beautiful. I am even more excited to get my second peel done later this month because i can really see the results and they are amazing. 



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 03:13 PM

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:09 PM

i have some "before" pictures posted on my other thread about lactic acid peels!! i'm gonna post pictures on here right before my second appointment because my skin will have recovered even more by then. you're supposed to see full results in 8-12 weeks



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:15 PM

do u think vbeam will work for work for red/brown marks unrelated to acne? like i have some marks from bad shaving which i hate



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:58 PM

Please don't forget about the pics. Very eager to see your progress from this treatment as it looks like exactly the type of thing I could benefit from. Good luck on your next treatment and I hope it is as successful for you as your last one was


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:30 PM

do u think vbeam will work for work for red/brown marks unrelated to acne? like i have some marks from bad shaving which i hate

  from what i understand, Vbeam does not work for brown marks. it doesn't do anything for your actual, physical skin and is instead targeting at the capillaries lying underneath. i think you would  benefit most from chemical peels.. i've had a lot of success from doing lactic acid peels at home twice a month. they can be done as frequently as twice a week but i found that i get better results when i space them out more. i now use them less for mark removal and more for keeping my skin fresh 



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:55 PM

Cannot wait for these pics. Going to keep bumping this if it starts to die.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:55 PM

I had to postpone my second treatment until the end of this month because I went home for winter break.. But here's the marks I'm dealing with. The weekly lactic acid treatments have been helping TREMENDOUSLY

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

I also want to mention that even just after one treatment, I got 4 marks lazered and 3 of them are either gone or almost completely gone

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:19 PM

So this is going to be my last post in here aside from answering any questions
 
I've gotten 2 Vbeam treatments and the results have been amazing.
My marks are down by 50% if not gone and it should only take a few more zaps to get rid of them completely. 
From my experience, it takes about 2 weeks before you see any results and my skin if puffy/swollen but NOT bruised for about 2-3 days. 
 
I would definitely recommend getting a Vbeam treatment for red marks because it works. 

Edited by aztecgirl, 18 March 2014 - 06:39 PM.





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