What is Cutera Excel V?

The award-winning excel V™ is the only laser system that utilizes two super-precise laser wavelengths in one device. With the Cutera Excel V laser we can treat a range of conditions from pigmented lesions to deep vascular conditions including rosacea, broken capillaries, reticular veins, vessels and much more. Both men and women love this treatment.  Some results are instant and are long term. Using a sapphire tip to keep the skin cool during treatment for maximum comfort, the laser delivers precise energy for maximum efficacy. Our ASC laser technicians will guide you through the best game plan for you to meet your skin goals.

How Does Excel V Work?

Think purple, brown and red! Excel V’s specific wavelengths are drawn to these colors in the skin and destroys them.  New cell turnover is triggered allowing new cells to grow and replace the old ones, leaving the skin with a healthy improved skin tone and texture.

Excel V improves:

There are approximately 20 different indications that Excel V can treat on ALL skin types.  Some of these include:

  • Redness
  • Brown Spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Leg Veins
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Hemangiomas
  • Telangiestasias
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Poikiloderma

Consult

The Excel V consultations and treatments are performed by one of our Laser Practitioners. At that time, we will take the time to discuss your goals for improving your skin’s health and appearance. We will go over what to avoid before treatment and what to expect during and after so you can schedule your Excel V treatment at the perfect time for your schedule.  Our complimentary consultations are performed in office and oftentimes can be done at the same time as your Excel V treatment!

Procedure

On the day of your Excel V treatment, pictures will be taken to monitor your progress. Once you’re comfortable in the treatment room, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed. Shields will be placed over your eyes to protect from the light. We will apply gel to the skin and you will feel the sapphire tip  that is unique to the Excel V and provides continuous cooling to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. The pulses of laser are fast and most patients tolerate this treatment extremely well and liken the feeling to a snapping sensation on the skin.

Recovery

Excel V is a non-invasive treatment; patients can typically return to their most of their everyday activities immediately following the treatment. Some pigment may darken and flake off after a few days. You should avoid heat such as hot tubs and saunas for 1-2 days. Try to be careful about sun exposure following your treatment; make sure that you are wearing a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30.

Results

Individual results will vary. Vascular can show immediate resolve but, require future treatment to maintain the results.  Tone, texture, pore size and dull skin are all noticeably improved with this treatment.

Planning

A series of treatments is typically advised, intervals of 4-6 weeks apart depending on the area and condition being treated.