V-beam for sun damage, help!

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V-beam for sun damage, help!

Postby jenbenn » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:16 am

I have had several v-beam treatments over the years for facial capillaries. Usually successful. I had a red spot on my nose which my derm said was the beginning of sun damage. But it's been bothering me a lot and so I went for v-beam to see whether it would help - figured it couldn't harm. The doc did 2 areas - one for veins and one for the sun damage. The veins area is fine today, no swelling and smooth. But the sun-damaged area is ROUGH and reddish. A really rough texture. Can anyone reassure me, or have you done v-beam on sun damage?
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Re: V-beam for sun damage, help!

Postby fanny » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:11 pm

Welcome, whilst I have no experience with vbeam, I would call your doctor and tell them what is going on, it might be a normal response.
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Re: V-beam for sun damage, help!

Postby Davin Lim » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:42 pm

Agree.... You will to be assessed by your doctor. This maybe an area of sundamage (solar keratosis) - rough red persistent scaly spots. The redness maybe due to inflammation or broken blood vessels - or a combination.
IF it is solar keratosis, V Beam will not improve the roughness. Treatments such as Efudix (only to the spot) or PDT maybe needed.
Bottom line- get it checked out...

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