Everything You Need to Know About Cutera Excel V Laser System

Published On: November 10th, 2021Categories: Men's Health, Treatments, Women's Health7.9 min read
Doctor uses the cutera excel v laser to treat vascular disease in patient's leg.

Millions of people are afflicted with vascular skin conditions, such as spider veins, reticular veins, rosacea, and telangiectasia. These conditions result in broken blood vessels, lesions, and discoloration. The Excel V laser system is a new and effective non-invasive approach to treating these vascular skin conditions with the safety and comfort of the patient in mind.

Individuals affected by these dermatological conditions usually report self-consciousness and reduced confidence, which affects the quality of their lives considerably. Treatment options have been limited to medical procedures such as surgery, sclerotherapy, and electrosurgery that often have adverse side effects. In this article, we will discuss the Excel V laser and briefly compare it to other treatment methods.

What is an Excel V Laser System?

Excel V Laser System

Excel V laser system, developed By Cutera based on feedback from leading physicians worldwide, is the most advanced vascular laser technology that dermatologists use to treat vascular issues and discoloration due to conditions including rosacea, sun damage, spider veins, acne scars, brown spots, and freckles.

The Excel V laser solid-state system utilizes two frequencies to treat the aforementioned skin conditions. These are 532 nanometers (KTP) and 1064 nanometers (Nd: YAG). 532 nm frequency is effective against superficial vascular lesions, including rosacea, spider veins, and redness. 1064 nm frequency is effective against darker and deeper vascular lesions such as venous lakes and other vascular malformations.

This award-winning treatment is the only tunable laser system that combines two best-in-class and ultra-precise wavelengths in one device. The Excel V laser system delivers precise treatment parameters and versatility, offering our specialists the flexibility to treat a wide range of skin conditions. It achieves this through its two interchangeable handpieces.

Excel V laser’s state-of-the-art design includes real-time calibration, allowing your physicians to adjust treatment parameters on the fly. This laser system also utilizes innovative cooling technologies to ensure you are comfortable and there’s minimal downtime and side effects. This state-of-the-art laser system can be used to treat the following, but Pedes Orange County treatments are for spider and reticular veins in the face and legs:

  • Rosacea
  • Spider and reticular facial veins – Treatments Done At PEDES
  • Spider and reticular leg veins – Treatments Done At PEDES
  • Venous lakes
  • Telangiectasia
  • Freckles
  • Skin tags
  • Cherry Angiomas
  • Age spots or brown spots
  • Port-wine stains
  • DPNs
  • Poikiloderma

How does Excel V Laser System Work?

The main goal of laser treatment is to bring about controlled damage (in this case, the destruction of hemoglobin) to affected tissue while minimizing damage to the adjacent structures. The Excel V laser system functions by delivering high-power light energy pulses to the abnormal veins, which absorb the energy.

The energy pulses are converted into heat energy, which promotes blood clotting or coagulation within the veins. As a result, the blood vessels walls collapse and seal shut, after which your body reabsorbs them gradually, and your skin regains its natural coloration. Naturally, the flow of blood is rerouted to the veins located deeper in your skin.

The pigmented lesions are treated similarly. The cells containing high concentrations of pigment absorb the laser energy and generate heat. The lesions first darken and then flake off to restore a natural even skin tone.

Several treatments may be necessary to attain the desired results. Usually, you will find that one or two treatments are enough for smaller veins. However, the number of required treatments will depend on the size, coloration, and number of the blood vessels under treatment. Superficial vascular lesions are the easiest to treat. Some people may see considerable improvements after a single treatment. Physicians can use the Excel V laser system to treat all types of skin types.

How Is the Treatment Performed?

Everything You Need to Know About Cutera Excel V Laser System - Pedes Orange CountyThe first step in Excel V laser treatment involves a consultation with one of our vascular specialists. After the initial consultation, your physician will be able to determine if Excel V laser treatment is appropriate for your specific condition. The physician will examine your skin, discuss your needs and select the best treatment settings for your case.

One of the benefits of this treatment is that you won’t need topical anesthesia or injections throughout the procedure, unlike other treatments. However, you can choose to use a topical anesthetic before treatment if that’s your preference. The entire process takes about 15 to 30 minutes.

Depending on your condition, the doctor will pass the device handpiece over the affected areas of your skin until the affected vessels diminish. Excel V laser’s proprietary cooling mechanism helps protect your skin and minimize. Most people will experience a stinging sensation when the device delivers energy pulses through the handpiece. The pain is minimal to non-existent following the treatment.

How Effective is Excel V Laser System?

Laser technology is one of the most versatile tools in medicine, and especially dermatology. The Excel V laser system is very effective. It can address several skin concerns and treat anybody’s area often in one session. The benefit of this laser treatment option is that your physician can precisely adjust treatment parameters to deliver treatment levels that specifically match your skin condition.

This impressive degree of customization makes the Excel V laser system effective at treating so many skin conditions in one or two sessions. Several different procedures utilizing different techniques were necessary to treat many of these skin conditions in the past. Your physician will inform you of the number of treatments necessary for your specific skin condition following the initial consultation.

What Are The Potential Side Effects?

With Excel V laser treatment, many patients experience few if any adverse side effects. The most commonly noticed side effects include slight swelling and reddening of the skin.

In some rare instances, some patients may exhibit mild blistering or bruising. Usually, these side effects resolve within one or two days, but there’s no downtime. You can return to your daily activities immediately after the procedure.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Excel V Laser Treatment?

A wide range of people is qualified for Excel V laser skin treatment. Unlike some other laser treatment options, Excel V is suitable for treating patients with all skin types and skin tones, as the Fitzpatrick skin type classification system identifies.

If you seek an effective, safer, and non-invasive way to treat spider veins, facial veins, leg veins, you are a good candidate for Excel V laser treatment. It may also be the best option for you if you want to improve generalized redness and rosacea or get rid of the pigmented sun(age) spots, freckles, and liver spots.

What is The Cost of the Treatment?

As with any medical procedure, the cost of treatment will depend on the specific condition you are looking to treat. Each individual case is unique so the cost will be different for all individuals. However, the cost will increase proportionally if you seek to treat conditions that affect a larger portion of your skin, which require extra treatment time and sessions.

When Will You See Results?

For most patients, the majority of the treated blood vessels show significant improvements within two to six weeks following treatment. However, the final result will not be apparent, at least for several months. New blood vessels may appear over time, but they can be treated with follow-up sessions.

Cutera Excel V Laser vs. Other Treatments for Spider and Reticular Veins

Cutera Excel V Laser is preferable to any other treatments for spider and reticular veins due to reasons as outlined herein;

  • Experienced specialists can set the system to enhance proper treatment that exclusively complements the skin condition the patient is suffering from.
  • Laser spot size presence in the Cutera Excel V System also aids in faster treatment of larger areas affected. Also, it makes sure small areas that need treatment are adequately catered for at great precision.

Overall, this system’s advanced features and top-level customization makes it easy to offer an effective and full treatment for many conditions within the first session, compared with other treatment procedures that will need more sessions for the treatment to be effective.

Post-Treatment Care Procedures

Post-treatment care is very important, especially for vascular lesions. Your physician may advise you to apply chilled gel packs or cold compresses after the treatment. Also, you are not to undergo retreatment four to six weeks after the Excel V laser procedure.

You should generally avoid exposure to the sun and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent the risk of inflammatory pigmentation. It would be best if you also avoided the heat and other skin irritants (like saunas and hot tubs) for several days after treatment.

Why Pedes Orange County

Overall, Pedes Orange County believes The Excel V Laser system represents the new gold standard in venous laser treatment due to its notable benefits for both patients and physicians. Equipped with the latest Cutera Excel V Laser System technology equipment, Pedes Orange Country has trained and experienced specialists who can adjust the treatment parameters to cater effectively to any skin condition you’re suffering from.

This treatment system is highly effective, non-invasive, allows customization to specific needs, treats all Fitzpatrick skin types, features proprietary technology that ensures patient safety and comfort, requires no downtime, and can produce results with single treatments. If you have any questions or want to set up an appointment, please call us at 949-207-3987, and one of our specialists will take care of you.