Lots of us have redness or areas of extra pigmentation that aren’t exactly appreciated. Whether they’re age spots or broken blood vessels, you can cover them with makeup, but that gets old.
Maybe you should come in, dodge the April showers, and shower your unwanted discolored areas with Excel V laser energy. This can get the red (or brown) out, pardon the reference, Visine.
What is Excel V?
Excel V is an innovative laser from Cutera, a leader in the aesthetic world. Excel V offers a precise, but large spot size and patented cooling technology to have great results without downtime.
What skin issues is Excel V used to treat?
These are the variety of skin problems we can treat with our Excel V platform at AesthetiSpa:
- Sun damage
- Red and blue facial veins
- Leg veins
- Scars and keloids
- Cherry angiomas
- Port wine stains
- Diffuse redness and discoloration on the face or neck
- Sebaceous hyperplasia (dilated oil glands)
How is an Excel V treatment done?
These treatments don’t require topical numbing cream, so they take just 15-30 minutes, depending on what we’re treating. First, we fit you with a pair of protective eye goggles to protect your eyes from the laser pulses. Next, we set the spot size and the depth of penetration of the Excel V laser. These are based on the treatment area and the extent of discoloration or broken blood vessels. The handpiece is held against the skin and, within the spot guide, the laser light is pulsed onto the outer skin. It penetrates the outer epidermis, and the hemoglobin or melanin in the age spot or blood vessel absorbs the light energy. This energy converts to heat and it closes off the vein or breaks up the melanin in the age spot. Vessels close off and instantly become less visible or fully disappear. They then continue to diminish as the body scavenges the closed-off vein. With the age spots, the spot darkens and then peels. The body goes about disposing of the melanin particles to continue to lighten the area.