Excel V Laser Excels in Treating Many Vascular Conditions
What does this laser treat?
The Excel V treats a broad range of blood vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely and effectively. Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience outstanding results with minimal side effects.
How does it work?
The system delivers pulses of light energy which causes the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel, which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below the skin’s surface, where it should be.
How many treatments will I need?
Often, patients find that 3-5 treatments are sufficient for smaller veins. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Since individual results vary we schedule a consultation to customize a plan to suit your individual needs and a package price that provides discounts for multiple treatments. Treatments are performed every four weeks.
What does the treatment feel like?
Most patients have expressed a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the hand piece. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
What are the possible side effects?
Although many patients report few, if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last about 48-72 hours.
When will I see results?
Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within 8-12 weeks of treatment. However, your final results may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these veins can be retreated.
This advanced laser system can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Port Wine Stains
- Leg Veins
- Facial Telangiectasias
- Cherry Angiomas
Through extensive research and development, the Excel V laser by Cutera was designed from the ground up to meet some of the most requested features physicians wanted in a vascular laser system.
Diffuse redness and rosacea are challenging conditions to treat. The very small, fine network of vessels that creates diffuse redness requires a very short pulse width to treat effectively.
The Excel V laser includes the parameters for a patented procedure known as Laser Genesis. This microsecond 1064 nm treatment is an excellent choice for diffuse redness, rosacea, and scars, as well as being an excellent skin rejuvenation treatment. This unique procedure targets the micro veins with microsecond high-peak-power pulses, reducing redness while stimulating collagen production.
Recent research has shown improvement in a range of scars, from fresh surgical scars to keloid and hypertrophic scars, following treatments with Laser Genesis. Because this procedure has no downtime and only minimal discomfort, Laser Genesis has become a staple of skin care for many offices. This one procedure offers a multi-purpose, all-season, all skin type solution for overall skin health.
High Energy, Short Pulse
Vascular laser treatments follow the principle of Selective Photothermolysis – the selective destruction of a targeted structure based on the proper combination of wavelength, pulse width and fluence.
Some of the most challenging vascular conditions to treat include port wine stains and diffuse redness, since both include a network of fine vessels. Small vessels will require a short pulse to confine the energy to the vessel. These small vessels also will require a high energy to provide sufficient heat for results.
To find out if the advanced Excel V laser is right for you, please contact The Laser Center at Contour Dermatology to schedule a consultation.