The Cutera Excel V is a state-of-the-art laser treatment that can treat a variety of vascular conditions and benign pigmented lesions. The laser uses a unique high-power green laser to precisely treat visible vessels. The light is specifically absorbed by the blood vessels in the dermis. These blood vessels are coagulated and then reabsorbed by the body during the natural healing process. Since the Excel V has a longer wavelength (1064nm) it can target purple leg veins, periorbital blue veins and deeper vascular structures. Its advanced design cools before, during and after each pulse, which provides the highest level of control and safety.
Excel V also precisely targets the superficial melanin (or pigment) in benign pigmented lesions of the skin including sun spots like freckles and lentigines, dermatosis papulosa nigrans, (dark raised growths around the eyes), poikiloderma, and diffuse sun damage. The laser light denatures the pigment cells which causes the pigment to darken and rise to the surface and flake off within a couple of weeks.
In addition to facial redness and brown spots, the Cutera Excel V Laser can be used to target the blood vessels in superficial and deep warts.
What Conditions Does the Excel V Treat?
- Vascular lesions including facial veins, scars (red raised scars that are often caused by surgery, trauma, or burns), stretch marks, red birthmarks, port wine stains, angiomas, as well as rosacea.
- Benign pigmented lesions such as sun spots, freckles, dyschromia,
- Spider veins and leg veins
- Large pores
- Wrinkle reduction and uneven texture
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The number of treatment depends on various parameters, including the size, thickness and color of the vascular lesion. Superficial vascular lesions are usually easiest to treat; some patients might see significant improvement after just one treatment.
How Much Does Excel V Treatment Cost?
Excel V cost varies depending on the size of the area and the condition being treated. It can range from $100 to $500 per treatment. During your consultation, we will customize a plan to suit your treatment needs.
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. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur.