This laser is a new approach to treating vascular and benign pigmented conditions. The Cutera Excel V is effective in treating a number of conditions, including rosacea, spider veins, leg veins, port wine stains, cherry angiomas and benign pigmented lesions such as sun spots. The laser also has cosmetic benefits to patients who have scars or skin lesions from past injuries or surgeries.
The Cutera Excel V Laser Procedure
The Cutera Excel V treats vascular 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 causing the vein walls to collapse and seal shut. Injections or topical anesthetics are not required during the procedure. The laser has a cooling mechanism to minimize discomfort and protect the skin.
The Cutera Excel V Laser Treatment
The number of treatments depends on various parameters, including the size, thickness and color of the vascular lesion. Superficial vascular lesions are usually easiest to treat and some patients see significant improvement after just one treatment. After the treatment there may be slight swelling and reddening of the skin. A majority of the treated veins show significant improvement within two to six weeks.
To learn more about our Cutera Excel V Laser, please contact us at (212) 288-0060 today to schedule an appointment.