Beam Me Up

Yesterday, I had my first experience with a Vbeam Laser.

A week ago I had no idea what a Vbeam laser is.

Last week, when I went for my normal skin check with my dermatologist, he was pretty definite about having me return.

Like many fair-skinned blonds, I have a lot of red tones in my skin.

Even when I was in grammar school, I was the one who had a bright red face exactly one minute into p.e. class.

I can’t tell you how many times in my life people have assumed I’m about to pass out due to my bright red face (when, in fact, I was perfectly fine).

The last couple years (as I’ve aged!!!), I’ve also gained a few small broken capillaries around my nose.

No big deal – nothing bad, terrible, or awful.

They looked like mini spider veins, and every morning I would put a little concealer on them and hope it lasted through the day.

Sure, it would nice to be a little less red … but I really didn’t think twice about it.

The Vbeam laser targets red.  (Broken capillaries, little spider veins, port wine stains, rosacea, etc.)

I was told the Vbeam laser was painless, very quick (about 15 minutes), with no down time and no recovery.

I decided I would give it a try.

My expectation was very low.

(I would be much more excited if I was getting my wrinkles lasered away vs. the “red” in my skin.)

But …?

You know me …

I’m quickly and easily excited.

I was zapped a couple times (in less than a minute?) and absolutely thrilled to see a very noticeable, immediate, difference.

(It felt like a rubber band snapping against my skin – fast and not a big deal.)

Those little broken capillaries around my nose?


In a milli-second!

It was pretty magical.

I walked out of the derm’s office and went right back to my normal day.

They do suggest doing more than one treatment for the best long-term results.

I’ll probably go back for another quick visit after I get PR off to college in August.

I’ll also make sure to write a follow up post down the road.

It will be interesting to see how I feel about the results as the dust settles and/or after a second treatment.

Again, it was very quick and simple.

I’m sure, like everything, it’s important to find someone you trust if you decide to do be Vbeam’ed.

Technology is amazing, isn’t it?

Now, if only someone could zap me a whole new body!


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