Cosmetic Surgeon Santa Monica - VBeam Laser


The Vbeam laser is one of the most prolific cosmetic lasers used to treat facial blushing, rosacea, and vascular changes of the skin. In our Santa Monica and Beverly Hills plastic surgery office, Vbeam advanced technologies are used to improve hypervascular skin changes on the face and body. The Vbeam uses pulsed dye energy to heat up and destroy superficial blood vessels in the skin with amazing success. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a specialist in the Vbeam laser, having demonstrated the technique multiple times on The Doctors television show. 

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Vbeam laser is often used to treat spider veins on the nose, face, and legs; rosacea; scars; and stretch marks. Unlike ablative lasers like fractional CO2 and Fraxel, treatments with the Vbeam perfecta or Vbeam Platinum require no downtime or recovery. The side effect and risk profile for Vbeam laser is minimal, with patients reporting improvement in their skin conditions soon after treatment. 
  • Rosacea – Facial redness and inflammation
  • Facial veins – Around the nose, cheeks, and chin. 
  • Large facial veins and leg veins
  • Scars – Surgical scars, Traumatic scars
  • Red birthmarks – hemangiomas, cherry angiomas, and port wine stains
  • Angiomas –Spider angiomas and cherry angiomas
  • Poikiloderma of Civatte – Sun damage on the neck and chest
  • Warts
  • Active Acne
  • Age spots and sunspots

Dr. Karamanoukian uses the Vbeam pulsed dye laser for scar therapy as a preemptive tool to reduce the development of early scars; or as a late tool for hypertrophic and keloid scars that have developed. Vbeam pulsed dye laser quickly destroys the blood supply to overactive red scars, causing them to regress with time. 



Cosmetic plastic surgery and dermatology treatments can sometimes lead to bruising that can outlast our social schedules. Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, and other facial filler injections can cause bruising around the eyes and forehead. At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center in Santa Monica, our expert plastic surgeon uses the Vbeam and IPL Limelight treatments to reduce bruising and improve the time to bruise-elimination in patients that cannot tolerate the normal process of bruise clearance by their skin.

The Vbeam laser is an effective tool in the elimination of bruises. It is considered a gold-standard in bruise treatment and has been demonstrated on The Doctors by Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian as a safe skin treatment for unwanted bruising. If you have developed a bruise after facial filler injections or Botox injections, please call our patient care coordinator to schedule an urgent appointment consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian in Santa Monica.

"The Vbeam laser is a gold-standard in the treatment of bruises and skin injuries on the skin. Our center is guided by the most advanced protocols to help ease your recovery after facial fillers and injections." Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Immediately after your Vbeam laser treatment in Santa Monica, you will experience some increased redness and warmth that is completely normal and expected. The redness will slowly resolve and initiate the resolution of your bruise. Depending on the depth of your bruise, whether it goes deep into the epidermis or dermis, you may need multiple treatments to resolve the bruising caused by injections. Dr. Karamanoukian is also experienced in treating deepr bruising that has resulted from vein injections, vein treatments, cosmetic plastic surgery, and trauma. 

Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center is a luxury cosmetic plastic surgery and skin center in Santa Monica that specializes in surgical plastic surgery and non-surgical laser treatments. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian for Vbeam laser in Santa Monica, please call our patient care coordinator today.  



The Vbeam laser is ideal for those patients with rosacea who wish to treat their skin condition without medications. Celebrated by dermatologists and plastic surgeons as the gold-standard for vascular lasers, Vbeam pulsed dye laser is used to destroy localized skin inflammation and skin telangiectasia that is rampant in rosacea. Although several treatments are required to effectively reduce rosacea symptoms, the recurrence rate for rosacea is still relatively high after therapy. Vbeam treats rosacea rather than cures the skin condition, so longterm maintenance with Vbeam is required. 

Treatment sessions for Vbeam laser are typically spaced one month apart in the treatment of rosacea and facial blushing. Downtime is minimal after treatment and patients are advised to avoid direct sunlight between laser sessions. In most cases, rosacea treatment with Vbeam pulsed dye laser is an excellent alternative to topical antibiotics or oral antibiotics. When used alone, Vbeam can effectively clear active rosacea in patients. Once you have completed your series of laser treatments, it is recommended that you maintain results with yearly or twice-yearly laser therapy.


Warts are very common skin lesions that occur on the face or body in patients who have been exposed to a HPV viral load through a break in the skin. These warts are often caused by the HPV virus and can spread as a result of skin to skin contact. Treatments for viral warts are often reliable and take advantage of either a surgical approach or laser wart removal. The dermatologists at Kare Plastic Surgery and Skin Health Center focus on validated methods for wart removal with same-day appointments and in-office consultations. Our mainstay treatment is the V beam laser wart removal therapy which can be performed on the same day as your consultation and utilizes a vascular laser to destroy the warts underneath the skin.

Patients may also benefit from a surgical procedure to undermine the base of a deeply rooted wart on the plantar surface of the foot, hands, or face. Our Santa Monica plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology center utilizes the most advanced techniques for cosmetic dermatology and skin warts. Schedule a consultation today  and visit our office for a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment regimen. Vbeam laser wart removal uses a FDA-Approved and safe method for wart removal that avoids medications with known side effects.