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In The San Francisco Bay Area

Vbeam® Laser Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area

At PotozkinMD Skin Care and Laser Center, our board-certified dermatologists and laser technicians have expertise in skin rejuvenation treatments such as Vbeam®.

What is Vbeam®?

Vascular skin conditions develop as we age and experience sun damage and other environmental skin stressors. Conditions such as Rosacea can cause severe flushing and redness and can be more difficult to experience emotionally and hide under makeup.

The Vbeam is a pulse dye laser that’s FDA-approved and the gold-standard treatment when it comes to treating redness in the skin. It’s non-invasive and involves minimal downtime, and the laser is able to selectively treat the targeted lesions without damaging any of the surrounding skin tissue.

The laser frequency is designed to where it can be absorbed by the targeted blood vessels but not the skin itself. When your vessels are heated, they coagulate and are slowly absorbed by your body through the natural healing process it triggers.

As a non-ablative laser, Vbeam doesn't harm your skin by cutting or burning. It’s relatively gentle, though there are small bursts of a heated sensation that you might feel during the treatment.

Vbeam is safe and effective to treat many parts of your body, including delicate areas. It can treat areas such as:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Hands

Vbeam can improve a wide variety of skin conditions such as:

  • Broken Capillaries and other red blood vessels
  • Port wine stains on newborns
  • Rosacea
  • Facial veins
  • Scars
  • Warts
  • Red  birthmarks
  • Poikiloderma on the neck (redness)
  • Angiomas (little red growths)

What are some expectations with the Vbeam® laser?

During treatment, you'll be given protective glasses or eye shields to protect your eyes from the laser light. A small handpiece is placed against your skin which delivers short bursts of energy along with cooling treatment between each pulse of the laser. The entire process should last no more than 20 minutes. 

Many patients describe the treatment as feeling like quick rubber band snaps. In most cases, we won’t need to apply a topical anesthetic. After treatment, you may feel like you have a mild sunburn for several hours. Some may experience swelling and minor bruising, but this treatment has no real downtime associated for most.

There are many factors that contribute to how your skin looks and feels. The number of treatments needed and the results are based on your unique skin condition. Typically we will recommend 3-5 treatments 4-6 weeks a part for optimized results.

In some cases, results may be permanent. But if your condition is reoccurring, such as rosacea, there may need to be additional treatment routines recommended. Most patients start to see the improvement immediately after treatment.

We will recommend protecting your skin from sun exposure with sunscreen and staying away from excessive heat for a period of time after treatment. It’s important that someone with extensive experience in laser treatments performs the Vbeam laser treatment. Dr. Potozkin and Dr. Ellis are laser experts and will be able to determine a personalized treatment plan that will best suit your needs during your initial consultation.

Our Philosophy

“Our practice philosophy is simple — to deliver the very best care we can in the very best way we can. To us, that means we make each and every patient feel welcomed from the moment that they walk in the door until they leave the office. It means that we listen to what the patient has to say and address those concerns. It means we give advice and recommend treatments based on our extensive training with leaders in the field, our wealth of personal experience, and our commitment to excellence. For our cosmetic patients, it means working with the patient to achieve results that look natural, not overdone or exaggerated. It means that we always strive to do the right thing for the patient, as we value very highly ethics, honesty, and integrity. It means we stand behind what we do and will do everything in our power to get the best results we can for the patient. It means we carefully select the highest quality staff to represent us and help us carry out these goals. Lastly and most importantly, it means that we treat the patient the way we would want ourselves to be treated, with respect and kindness. Because at the end of the day, without all of our loyal patients, we wouldn’t have a practice.”

Extremely caring

"He saved my life! Literally! I've been seeing Dr. Potozkin for over 20 years and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my skin. I had melanoma 20 years ago and he took care of me and just recently I had it again. And might have more, but I'm waiting on the results. But if I do, I am confident that Dr Potozkin and his highly trained staff will take care of me. He is the best in his field. Everyone on his staff is so caring and helpful. I feel so comfortable when I'm there. So please, if you have any skin concerns, make an appointment, don't delay, your life may depend on it."

Diane D.
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Friendly & ThoughtFul

"Dr. Potozkin is an amiable, thoughtful provider.  His expertise is evidenced by his ability to diagnose and determine the appropriate treatment or options to address the issue at hand.  His staff is always welcoming, friendly and helpful which makes for an overall great experience at each visit.  I highly recommend POTOZKIN MD Skincare Center if you are seeking an outstanding specialist and staff."

Marian O.
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Efficient & Professional

"Dr. Potozkin and his team are the best! My skin issues/problems have drastically improved since I have been coming to this Doctor-over 5, maybe even 10 years. His staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The office is a flagship store that sells my favorite skin repair and healing products- by SkinCeuticals. I don’t live near this office, but I would never go anywhere else even if it’s closer. Absolutely worth the trip. The results are real!"

Gretchen Z.
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VBeam Before and After (Female)

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be a SkinCeuticals Flagship location?
As a Flagship center, we carry the complete range of SkinCeuticals products and treatments. When you visit our practice, you gain access to proven skincare solutions and personalized guidance from our expert skin care specialists, ensuring that you receive the most effective and suitable treatments based on your unique needs.

What sets SkinCeuticals apart from other skincare brands?SkinCeuticals stands apart through its scientific approach, integrating research from product inception to formulation packaging. Each product undergoes rigorous medical-grade clinical testing, a testament that distinctly differentiates SkinCeuticals from other cosmeceutical brands.How do I determine which SkinCeuticals products are best for my skin type?Leverage the expertise of our skilled skincare specialists at PotozkinMD to assess your unique skin and requirements. They'll seamlessly recommend the ideal SkinCeuticals products tailored specifically for you.Are SkinCeuticals products suitable for sensitive skin?
SkinCeuticals offers advanced skincare solutions designed for sensitive skin. Our skincare specialists can evaluate your skin and recommend products that are meticulously formulated to calm, soothe, and minimize signs of sensitivity, including the appearance of skin redness.

What role do antioxidants play in SkinCeuticals products?
Antioxidants are the foundation of SkinCeuticals products. Each antioxidant serum offers sophisticated environmental protection, backed by clinical evidence that showcases its ability to enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and foster a naturally balanced skin tone.

Can I combine multiple SkinCeuticals products in my skincare routine?
Absolutely. Discover your foundational regimen during your consultation with one of our skincare specialists. Our team works with you to develop a customized skincare regimen tailored to your needs and goals.

What benefits can I expect from using SkinCeuticals vitamin C products?
SkinCeuticals’ renowned vitamin C products contain powerful ingredients that have been clinically proven to neutralize free radicals, protect against oxidative stress, and offer visible anti-aging benefits.

Do SkinCeuticals products address specific skincare concerns like aging or pigmentation?
We carry the complete SkinCeuticals line, including glycolic acid formulas available in cleansers, serums, toners, or creams. With an array of products, we can tailor a plan that addresses fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, uneven skin tone and texture, and many other specific skin concerns.

Can SkinCeuticals products be used in conjunction with treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasion?
SkinCeuticals products are specially formulated to complement cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, and injectables, to protect your skin post-treatment and enhance your results.

Are there any precautions I should take while using SkinCeuticals products?
Consulting with one of our skincare specialists before investing in new skincare products is the best precaution you can take to ensure optimal results and compatibility with your unique skin needs.

How long does it typically take to see results from using SkinCeuticals products?
Consistent use is essential to see results from medical-grade skincare products like SkinCeuticals. Many patients see visible improvements within 4-12 weeks, depending on the specific products used and individual skin conditions.

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