Why Does Chic la Vie Offer Excel V Laser Treatments by Cutera?
For patients seeking nonsurgical cosmetic solutions, laser treatments produce some of the best results with minimal downtime. And among these treatments, the Cutera Excel V Laser is the new gold standard in laser treatment.
Though most lasers take multiple sessions to achieve noticeable results, many procedures performed with the Excel V may require less treatments, and results are visible almost immediately. Dual wavelength technology makes this procedure more effective, but also more efficient in treating a wide range of aesthetic flaws.
What conditions does Excel V treat?
Due to its versatility and outstanding performance, the Excel V is recommended for the treatment of over twenty different conditions, from acne scars and general discoloration to skin tags and spider veins. For patients who have blemishes, discolored areas of the skin, lesions, or even unsightly veins, the Excel V is a great choice for helping to improve upon those conditions.
Excel V has been shown effective at treating a number of conditions, including:
- Telangiectasias (broken blood vessels)
- Cherry angiomas
- Benign pigmented (brown) skin lesions
Excel V treats mild and severe forms of these conditions. The system may also have a cosmetic benefit for patients who have skin lesions or scars from past injuries or surgeries. At Chic la Vie Med Spa we have seen many patients enjoy wonderful cosmetic benefits after this procedure.
How does Excel V work?
Excel V, developed by Cutera, is a new laser system providing treatment for a variety of vascular skin conditions. Many skin conditions manifest in the form of broken or abnormal blood vessels in the skin, such as the case with rosacea, in which the facial blood vessels dilate excessively causing redness and flushing. Excel V treats these 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 until they are removed. At the end of treatment, the patient’s natural skin tone and color are restored.
How is the procedure performed?
After an initial consultation with the patient, the physician determines if treatment with the Excel V is appropriate. Unlike other procedures, injections or topical anesthesia are not required throughout the duration of the 15 – 30-minute procedure. Depending on the condition, the physician places the Excel V handpiece over the affected areas of the skin until the abnormal vessels diminish. To minimize discomfort and protect the patient’s skin, the Excel V uses a proprietary cooling mechanism.
What skin types does Excel V treat?
All skin types identified in the Fitzpatrick skin type classification can be treated with the Excel V system. This classification denotes 6 different skin types, ranging from very light (type I) to very dark (type VI). The 532nm wavelength is ideal for treating skin types I – IV and the 1064nm mode can be used on all skin types I – VI.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of sessions depends on various parameters, including the size, thickness, and color of the vascular lesion. Superficial vascular lesions such as small telangiectasia and diffused redness are easiest to treat; some patients might see significant improvement after just one treatment.
Are there other laser treatment options available for these skin conditions?
Yes, there are other laser treatment options available for skin conditions. The challenge usually associated with laser treatment is tailoring the treatment to precisely match the patient’s unique skin condition. Some existing lasers may be effective for treating a condition at one size and depth, but may not work effectively on conditions that affect a larger area.
How can I find more information about Excel V laser treatment?
More information is available at www.excelv.com