The Vbeam Perfecta and Smoothbeam were used on my face. No numbing cream was applied before. It's been 3 days. I did not have any bruising. Dr. Bernstein of Ardmore, Pa, north of Philly (Philadelphia), said he would try to not bruise. He is very excellent Doctor.
My only complaint is that he did not use the lasers on my neck. I asked him to use the lasers on one huge pimple on my neck, but he did not use the lasers anywhere else. Sure enough, the next day, I am getting a few pimples on my neck (not his fault, but from shaving!)
I did not notice any improvements from the laser acne treatment. My acne has been improving as a result of the combination of acne medicine I am on.
I'll post back after my 2nd treatment in a month.