Cutera Excel V
Pigment discoloration, skin lesions and visible veins are prevalent in most people. These conditions are often attributable to the natural aging process, heredity, sun exposure or injury. Regardless of how common these conditions are, these unwanted skin conditions are often difficult to conceal and can distract from a person’s appearance.
Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan offers patients treatment for these frustrating skin and vascular conditions with the new Cutera Excel V. The Excel V is a state-of-the-art laser technology, used to treat women and men of all skin colors and ages. Excel V safely and effectively treats superficial and deep vascular concerns, pigmentation issues and benign skin lesions. This non-invasive, patient-friendly treatment improves the appearance of the skin with minimal discomfort, few side effects and little or no recovery time.
What is Cutera Excel V?
Cutera Excel V is a non-surgical laser treatment for cosmetic and chronic skin and vascular conditions. The Excel V utilizes two wavelengths:
- 532 nm to treat superficial vein issues and mild pigmentation concerns
- 1064 nm to address deeper vein conditions as well as darker or more complex skin lesions and irregularities
The combination of these two wavelengths gives Excel V the unique ability to treat a wide range of skin conditions on people of all skin colors. In addition, the Excel V is customizable so that laser energy can be adjusted and delivered according to the size, depth and severity of the vascular or skin issue.
How Does Excel V Work?
Excel V works by administering precise laser energy to unwanted or painful veins, pigmentation concerns or benign skin lesions. The laser is delivered via a handheld device, slightly larger than a pen. The energy from the laser heats the blood vessel or damaged skin cells, causing the treated vessel or skin cells to die. In the case of vascular concerns, the body will eventually reabsorb the treated vein. For pigment concerns and skin lesions, the treated skin cells will slough off and new, healthy skin will replace the unwanted blemish.
The Cutera Excel V Procedure
The treatment area is cleaned, and a gel may be applied before the procedure to help the Excel V tool glide across the treatment area. The treatment begins by placing the tip of the handheld device against the skin. At the tip of the device is a cooling plate with a clear viewing window, about the size of a nickel, so that each laser pulse can be placed precisely where it is needed. Laser energy is administered directly to the unwanted vein or skin lesion in a series of quick pulses that may feel like rapid rubber band snaps. The cooling plate eases discomfort to the treatment area before, during and after each laser pulse. Most Excel V procedures take 10 minutes or less, although more extensive conditions can take up to 45 minutes.
Most patients feel comfortable returning to work and normal activities immediately following their Cutera Excel V treatment. However, patients who undergo a more aggressive treatment may want to refrain from public appearances for a few days. For most patients, mild swelling and redness are common in the first few days and can be concealed with makeup. If a large section of the body undergoes treatment (for example, the entire face) or if the vascular condition is more complex, swelling and redness may last longer. Treated skin lesions will crust over and slough off within a week. Treated vein conditions often have immediate, noticeable results that will continue to improve over the next week or two. While the treatment area is healing, avoid the sun, apply moisturizer and sunscreen, gently wash the area, and refrain from picking at scabs or peeling skin.
What does Cutera Excel V Treat?
The Cutera Excel V laser can safely and effectively treat mild or severe skin lesions, light or dark pigmentation problems, and superficial or deep vein concerns such as:
- Skin tags
- Port-wine stains
- Brown, red, blue or purple skin discolorations
- Venous lakes
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Spider veins
- Leg veins
- Facial veins
The Benefits of Cutera Excel V
The solid-state construction, dual laser wavelengths and adjustability of the laser make the Excel V an excellent treatment option for skin and vein issues on the scalp, face, neck, back, arms, hands, legs and feet. Benefits of the Cutera Excel V include:
- Accessible to people of all skin colors
- The procedure is non-surgical
- No anesthesia is required
- The tip of the device can easily access the unique contours of the face
- The device delivers precise, customizable laser energy directly to the treatment area
- Minimal discomfort during treatment
- Treatment usually takes 10 minutes or less, although more complex conditions may take up to 45 minutes
- Visible improvement after one treatment, with complete elimination of the unwanted skin or vein condition after two or more treatments
- Side effects after treatment are usually mild
- Little or no downtime or recovery time
How Many Cutera Excel V Treatments Will I Need?
While multiple Excel V treatments may be needed to fully eliminate a skin lesion or vascular concern, most patients see visible improvement after just one session. The exact number of treatments to completely resolve a skin or vein issue varies by patient and depends on the severity of the condition being treated. Mild, cosmetic skin concerns may resolve with only one or two Excel V treatments, while more complex skin and vascular conditions may require two or more visits to disappear completely.
Is Cutera Excel V Right for Me?
Excel V is an effective treatment for many skin and vein conditions; however, the best way to determine if Excel V is right for you is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Ronald Lev. Dr. Lev has the expertise to accurately diagnose your condition, as well as experience with and access to different technologies, to provide you with the best and most effective treatment for your vein or skin issue. Call Advanced Varicose Vein Treatments of Manhattan today at (212) 204-6501 to learn how the Cutera Excel V laser can help you look and feel better.