A new approach to treating vascular conditions
The Excel laser is highly effective for treatment of many vascular conditions of the skin including high pressure vessels, deep and superficial veins as well as other conditions on the face and body for men and women of all skin tones. If you have visible veins or other vascular irregularities, Excel vascular laser treatment may be the solution.
Excel Laser Therapy
Cutera’s Excel V is a state-of-the-art dual wavelength (1,064 nm and 532 nm) laser system that treats a wide variety of vascular skin conditions.
Excel laser therapy treats superficial vascular conditions with its high power green laser (532 nm) light. This laser heats the undesired blood vessels, causing them to collapse and seal. Over time, the blood vessels will no longer be visible. Deeper and/or larger vessels may require treatment with the more deeply penetrating 1,064 nm laser.
The Excel V laser effectively treats a wide variety of vascular conditions:
- Angiomas (red spots that may be raised or beneath the surface of the skin)
- Facial blush / redness
- Facial veins
- Leg veins
- Red birthmarks or port wine stains
- Red raised scars
- Spider veins
Pre-treatment instructions include: Avoid tanning or self-tanning lotion for one month prior to treatment. Do not wear makeup on the day of treatment. Any treatments that may irritate your skin, such as waxing, should also be avoided for one or two weeks before treatment.
Minor redness, mild bruising and mild swelling may occur after treatment. While visible improvement may be immediately apparent for smaller blood vessels, larger blood vessels typically darken and then gradually disappear over several months. Incremental improvement is expected with facial redness/rosacea – although significant improvement may occur after the first session several treatments may be required.
Are you a candidate?
Excel V laser therapy is safe and effective for all skin tones, including light, dark and tanned skin. Good candidates for this procedure are men or women with noticeable vascular conditions such as rosacea, port wine stains, spider veins or facial veins that make them self-conscious. Schedule a consultation today to learn if Excel V laser therapy can help you achieve the results you are looking for.
Will treatments hurt?
The Excel V laser uses a chill tip to rapidly cool the skin before the laser energy is delivered. This minimizes any discomfort and protects the skin. Most patients feel a slight stinging sensation briefly when the energy pulses are delivered.
What are the side effects of Excel V Therapy?
There are few side effects with excel V therapy, although some patients experience mild redness and some swelling at the treatment sites that typically dissipates within a day. Some patients may also experience slight bruising.
How soon will I see results?
The majority of patients experience significant improvement of treated areas within several weeks, although the final results may not be seen for months.
How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments depends on the size, color and thickness of the vascular lesion that will be treated. In many cases, patients see dramatic improvement after a single treatment, and many do not require repeat sessions.
What is Laser Genesis?
Thermal video of Laser Genesis treatment with excel V laser – courtesy of Cutera
Laser Genesis is a non-contact laser skin rejuvenation treatment in which the laser quickly warms the skin to stimulate new collagen production, remodeling of existing collagen and reduction of excessive superficial blood vessels if present. With a series of treatments patients may experience firming of the skin, decreased pore size, wrinkle improvement, softening of lip lines and decreased redness of the skin. The treatments do not require anesthesia or downtime.