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excel® v

excel® V by Cutera is a minimally invasive laser treatment cosmetic procedure to address vascular skin lesions and certain skin conditions like rosacea through dual wavelength laser technology.

excel® v

The Skinny


Average Recovery

3 days

Permanence

Permanent

Application

Laser/Light Therapy

Surgical

No

Cost

$250 - $2000

The Specifics


What is excel® V?

excel® V laser by Cutera is a noninvasive laser treatment to treat pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, and certain skin conditions. This laser system uses dual wavelength technology to breakdown abnormal blood vessels, broken blood vessels, and pigment collections to eliminate unwanted skin lesions and vascular conditions with minimal downtime and high patient comfort due to a proprietary cooling mechanism.

excel® V lasers can be used in dermatology to treat spider veins of the leg veins, port wine stains, telangiectasias, brown spots, angiomas, sun damage, sun spots, rosacea, discoloration, cherry angiomas, facial veins, and diffuse redness. The excel® V laser system may only need one treatment session, although the number of treatments varies greatly by individual. Most candidates report significant improvement through an excel® V laser treatment.

What cosmetic concerns does excel® V treat?

Green laser technology at two wavelengths penetrate dermal layers to breakdown abnormal pigmentation and blood vessels, and restore uniform skin tone and appearance allowing it to address concerns like uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, veins, and rosacea.

Who is the ideal candidate for excel® V?

The ideal candidate for excel® V therapy has a vascular skin lesion or skin condition causing abnormal skin pigmentation. excel® V therapy is safe in most all skin types. excel® V is not recommended for those with excessively large or severe skin concerns, those with certain chronic medical conditions, or women who are pregnant.

What is the average recovery associated with excel® V?

There is little to no recovery following an excel® V treatment. Minimal skin irritation and redness may be present for a few hours following the procedure. Good skincare and proper sun protection will facilitate recovery and augment results.

What are the potential side effects of excel® V?

Possible side effects following an excel® V procedure include redness, swelling, bruising, discomfort, paresthesias, and thermal burns.

What can someone expect from the results of excel® V?

The results of excel® V may be noticeable in as little as one treatment, or multiple treatments depending on a myriad factors of the area being treated. Once the desired aesthetic is achieved the results are permanent.

What is the average cost of excel® V?


An excel® V procedure can cost anywhere from $250 to $2,000. The actual cost of excel® V is dependent upon location, board certified provider, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure.

Pros

Minimally invasiveImproves skin toneLasting Results

Cons

Less dramatic resultsRequires multiple treatments

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


excel® V is a non-surgical skin resurfacing procedure. Here is a general guide for what to expect before, during, and after excel® V use:

The Takeaway


excel® V is a minimally invasive procedure to reduce the appearance of or eliminate pigmented skin lesions including vascular skin lesions and conditions like rosacea.

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  2. American Academy of Dermatology Many Ways to Firm Sagging Skin
  3. AOCD Skin Tags American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
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