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  • Vbeam Prima - Experience and documenting my progress

    Hello everyone!

    Im a male, 28 years old, asian with slight tan olive skin tone. My redness started forming the beginning of 2020 and I didn't really think much of it until about June when I realized I'm always red. Over the weeks after, I started noticing that it was only getting worse. After seeing my doctor, we came to the conclusion that I have rosacea and Im type 1 with permanent redness on my cheeks, nose, chin, and a bit on my forehead. The only thing that flushes is my nose if I workout or exposed to heat or cold temperature. Im also a bit of type 2 and develop a few pustules that only last a day or two if I eat poorly the day before. I follow a good diet and supplementation plan for me so I think I have that under control.

    I've done 2 vbeams treatments non bruising with the perfecta with maybe 10-15% improvement.

    5 days ago I went with the PDL Vbeam Prima which I've read is the 3rd and latest version the vbeam. I did my research and found an experienced laser specialist in San Diego, CA. My laser specialist didn't recommend a strong setting for me since I am slightly tan. After our consultation, he decided to go with border line bruising settings for the best results with lower chance of adverse effects.

    Laser Experience:
    Day 0: Compared to the perfecta, the prima was definitely more painful but manageable without any numbing cream. After the treatment my cheeks appeared red from the laser with a hint of bruises on my cheeks and chin. The bridge of my nose has 3-5 purple purpura circles that were definitely bruised. But I figured with border line strong settings I would've had a chance of bruising anyways. They gave me icepacks and explained that I will have some inflammation and some swelling. The previous 2 vbeam perfecta treatments I wasn't as red and there was no swelling at all. Throughout the day/night I started to experience some swelling forming on my cheeks and nose.

    Day 1: The morning I woke up, my cheeks were swelling to the point where I couldn't even open my eyes completely. I can literally see my cheeks puffed from just looking down at my phone. It felt like my cheeks were raised 1-2 inches out. Bruising is still there and lingering redness from the treatment is still the same.i would say I'm a shade or 2 redder than pretreatment.

    Day 2-3: Swelling, lingering redness, and bruises are still the same. But the night of day 3 my swelling was starting to go down a bit.

    Day 4-5: Swelling is about 80% down, bruises and lingering redness is still there. Im starting to think I'm slightly bruised even throughout my cheeks just without the purpura marks that most experience. The bridge of my nose still has prominent purpuric marks. I can see its slowly going from purple to red but I don't think it will fade until by week 2-3.

    Wanted to share my experience and continue documenting my journey the next coming weeks and months. I was recommended 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. If I see some progress I will update here and if I see any improvements after week 4-6 I will definitely go for my 2nd Prima treatment. Wish me luck!
    Last edited by luckz; 8 December 2020, 09:00 AM.

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    I recommend you use vaseline to keep your skin moist. It will heal better. Only apply vaseline to clean skin as it will trap any dirt particles and result in acne.
    I'm recovering from Mirvaso-induced skin damage. Ask me about it if you are too.


    T-Shirt: "Laser skin treatment. That's what it is if you're wondering. Yes, it hurt."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by darren1 View Post
      I recommend you use vaseline to keep your skin moist. It will heal better. Only apply vaseline to clean skin as it will trap any dirt particles and result in acne.
      Didn't think of applying vaseline to clean my face. Will definitely give that a shot. Thanks!

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      • #4
        Day 6-7: It looks like swelling has gone down. Purpura marks on the bridge of my nose are still very prominent. Instead of being dark purple, it is now dark red. Cheeks are still redder than pretreatment but looks like some of the redness caused by the laser is slowly starting to fade. Im noticing my skin texture is starting to change a bit which is I think is part of the healing process.

        After my last vbeam, I noticed I was a bit more reactive and broke out in pustules everyday. Fortunately, my skin has been pretty clear during this recovery process.
        Last edited by luckz; 9 December 2020, 10:24 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by luckz View Post
          Didn't think of applying vaseline to clean my face. Will definitely give that a shot. Thanks!
          Keep the tub of vaseline somewhere where it will be slightly warm. I keep mine on top of my boiler. This way, the product is slightly soft and glides onto the skin easily, meaning no aggressive rubbing is needed. Look up the use of occlusives in wound healing.

          If you're a flusher, beware. The heat generated by the face in a bad flare-up can become trapped under a layer of vaseline. I've experienced this first hand.
          I'm recovering from Mirvaso-induced skin damage. Ask me about it if you are too.


          T-Shirt: "Laser skin treatment. That's what it is if you're wondering. Yes, it hurt."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by darren1 View Post
            Keep the tub of vaseline somewhere where it will be slightly warm. I keep mine on top of my boiler. This way, the product is slightly soft and glides onto the skin easily, meaning no aggressive rubbing is needed. Look up the use of occlusives in wound healing.

            If you're a flusher, beware. The heat generated by the face in a bad flare-up can become trapped under a layer of vaseline. I've experienced this first hand.
            Unfortunately I flush on my nose during random times, I will definitely watch out for that.

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            • #7
              Week 2 Day 8-14

              Bruises are still fading. Went from purple, to red, now turning slightly brownish and no longer dotted. Overall, it looks like they are fading nicely. Will be expecting another week or so for the bruises to be gone.

              As far as the extra shade of redness I got after treatment. The extra redness has faded. Some parts where I got slightly bruised are still redder but looks like its going to take awhile to heal. Overall the rest of my cheeks and chin look like they are healing nicely and I can see some areas that were reddish pink, now turning whitish pink.

              I can say Im starting to look better than pre treatment in some areas. Definitely not healed, but excited and hoping to see more progress the next couple of weeks. I plan on having another session booked sometime the beginning of January once all the marks fade. Which would be about another 3 weeks from now.
              Last edited by luckz; 17 December 2020, 05:13 AM.

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              • #8
                Results : about 20-30% improvement from my last. I can I say I fully healed in about 4 weeks from the vbeam. Didn't achieve the results I wanted but I'm glad I went in for this treatment.

                Went in for another session 7 days ago. non bruising settings. I am now a shade redder than pretreatment. My nose tends to flush a bit more, probably due to the cold weather and being more reactive from the vbeam. As far as swelling goes this treatment, I didn't swell as much as the previous but the slight swelling still lasted a good 4-5 days.

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                • #9
                  have you any photos of your treatment>?

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                  • #10
                    Get yourself a good sunscreen, ideally a zinc-based one.
                    I'm recovering from Mirvaso-induced skin damage. Ask me about it if you are too.


                    T-Shirt: "Laser skin treatment. That's what it is if you're wondering. Yes, it hurt."

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