Cutera Excel V

Common Conditions Treated With Excel V:

Rosacea

Rosacea is a common disorder that mainly affects skin on the face. While it is typically characterized by harmless cosmetic symptoms, such as redness in the face, some patients also complain of heating or discomfort when they flush. Triggers of rosacea episodes can include strenuousexercise, temperature extremes, alcohol and spicy foods.

Telangiectasia

Telangiectasias are tiny broken blood vessels that are permanently fixed in the dilated state. While they usually do not present a medical issue, they do create a cosmetic concern as they can take on the appearance of fine red lines coursing through the surface of the facial skin.

Leg Veins

Leg veins are dilated vessels that range from large veins to small telangiectasias. Other non‐laser treatment of leg veins typically involves sclerotherapy, a procedure in which a liquid is injected into the damaged vessels to harden and destroy the vessel wall. Excel V can treat leg veins up to 4mm in diameter.

Port Wine Stain

A port wine stain is a type of red or purple birthmark made of dilated blood capillaries. They often appear on the face and do not fade unless they are treated. Non‐laser treatment of port wine stains has included radiation, freezing and surgery, often resulting in pain and scarring.

Cherry Angioma

Cherry Angiomas are small red bumps that appear spontaneously on the skin. They typically appear in middle age and will proliferate. Non‐laser treatment of cherry angiomas includes cryosurgery and electrosurgery.*

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Leg Veins*

Nose Veins*

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: WHAT IS EXCEL V?

A: excel V is the most advanced aesthetic technology that combines two powerfully precise lasers to target and eliminate vascular concerns (redness, unsightly veins) and benign pigmented lesions (age spots, sun spots, discoloration) on the face and body.

Q: WHAT DOES EXCEL V TREAT?

A: excel V treats nearly twenty unique aesthetic and dermatologic skin concerns. The most common excel V treatments include rosacea, facial and leg veins, age/brown spots, and acne scars.

Q: HOW DOES EXCEL V WORK?

A: Your treatment provider will select one of excel V’s two lasers and customize the treatment settings to target the color and depth of your skin concern Most treatments are finished in just a few minutes.

Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EXCEL V?

A: For most procedures, excel V provides quick treatments with best results within just a few days. Most procedures only take 5 to 10 minutes but some may take up to 45 minutes.

Q: HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?

A: Most treatments require only one to two treatment sessions. The number of treatments will vary based on your condition. Your excel V provider will discuss a customized treatment plan during your consultation.

Q: IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?

A: excel V treatments can feel similar to a rubber band snapping against skin. Depending on the procedure, a cooled treatment tip will be in contact with the skin to protect and provide comfort to the area. A topical anesthetic may be available from your provider to improve your treatment experience.

Q: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS? What about downtime?

A: Redness and/or swelling can be expected following treatment and will resolve within a few days. Treated brown spots will darken and slough off within 3 to 6 days. For full face treatments, swelling will peak 24 to 48 hours post treatment and usually resolves within a few days. Typically, you can wear make-up and return to normal activities immediately. Your provider may recommend a topical steroid to reduce swelling as needed.*

 

 

*Medical Disclaimer “There’s no guarantee, results may vary”.

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