Cutera Excel V Laser
The Cutera Excel V laser is the newest, most advanced laser for treating vascular skin conditions. It combines two different wave lengths to make it the most effective, versatile and powerful vascular laser available. This includes a powerful 532 nm KTP laser wavelength, in addition to two 1064 nm Nd:Yag laser modes.
The Excel V has many benefits over other types of lasers and light treatments such as the pulse dye laser (V-Beam laser) and IPL treatments. Excel V is a versatile and powerful laser that can be more effective in treating vascular conditions and it can achieve this in less time (fewer treatments) then any other laser/light based treatment.
What does Excel V treat?
- Facial veins
- Facial telangiectasia
- Broken capillaries
- Leg veins (Red & purple spider)
- Age/brown spots
- Acne scars
- Skin lesions
- Port wine stains
- Skin tags
How does Cutera Excel V work?
Cutera Excel V treats vascular conditions by administering a unique high power green laser that is absorbed by the abnormal blood vessels in the skin. The laser heats the abnormal vessels causing the vein walls to collapse and seal shut. Over time, the vessels will no longer be visible. To minimize discomfort and protect the patient’s skin, the Cutera Excel V uses a proprietary cooling mechanism.
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What is the goal?
To treat vascular lesions of the head, neck and body. This includes facial telangiectasia, facial redness, Rosacea, cherry angiomas, venous lakes, bruising, port wain stains, leg veins and scars.
What is the procedure like?
The Excel V laser is used to treat vascular lesions and bruising in the comfort of our office laser treatment rooms. Safety eye shields will be placed to protect your eyes.
Does it require anesthesia?
No anesthesia is required for the Excel V laser. The laser has a sapphire crystal that is cooled to about 5 degrees Celsius. This minimizes discomfort. Ultrasound gel may also be applied to your skin to make it more comfortable.
How long does it take?
This will depend on how many areas and lesions are treated. The treatment usually does not take more then 15 minutes to complete..
What happens after the procedure?
You will go home right after the procedure and can drive yourself home. There is rarely any significant discomfort afterwards. Depending on what type of lesion is treated, you may see results immediately.
What's the recovery like?
Initially you can have some increased redness over the treated areas. This generally last from one to three days after the procedure. There is no significant pain or discomfort and pain medication is not needed.