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excel V (Laser Vein Removal)

About The excel V

If you have unsightly red, blue, or purple-colored veins on your face or body and you are bothered by how they look, there are options to diminish the appearance of them. Instead of covering up or concealing unwanted veins, a noninvasive approach using laser vein therapy with the excel V by Cutera can offer a great solution. Commonly located on the legs and face, veins are little blood vessels that branch and become visible underneath the skin. Caused by age, genetics, and other factors, veins may be blue, red, and purple, which makes them hard to conceal. As spider veins typically progress throughout your life, they may lead to greater visibility. The excel V laser vein removal technology is effective in treating a variety of vascular lesions seen at the surface level of the skin.

Additional Applications

The wavelengths delivered with the excel V make it an ideal solution for vascular concerns, but the advantages go beyond just veins. Excel V can be used to treat unwanted sun spots or age spots, scarring, bruising, and skin revitalization concerns. Cutera's signature Laser Genesis procedure reduces skin conditions, like facial redness, acne scarring and scars, the signs of aging (fine lines and wrinkles), and skin quality.

Best Candidates

Laser vein treatments at your excel V provider's office may improve the appearance of small or mid-sized veins that are apparent on your body and face. These visible blood vessels are typically not a medical issue; however, they are often deemed unattractive by patients. Affected men and women tend to avoid certain types of clothing (such as swimsuits and shorts) no matter the climate, or use a lot of concealer to attempt to hide their veins. Laser vein removal is best for people who have overall good health, do not have blood clotting issues, do not have skin conditions that are aggravated by heat, and are not pregnant.

Your Consultation

During your consultation, the excel V provider will gather information about your health history, examine the veins you wish to be treated, answer your questions, and discuss what your overall aesthetic goal is in regards to the appearance of your veins. Once this is all accomplished, he or she will design a treatment plan for you that will meet your distinct requirements to reach your aesthetic goals.

Procedure Technique

For your laser vein procedure, your skin will be cleansed and prepped for the laser session. Since the excel V is very precise, intuitive, and highly focused in on the target area, it will not damage the surrounding skin or tissue. A cooling gel is spread over the vein, and the excel V handheld laser will be passed across the skin in several pulses. The vessel absorbs the energy of the laser, which collapses and closes the vessel wall. Once the vein is treated, it takes about 4 – 6 weeks for it to be reabsorbed by the body and disappear. You will be allowed to leave right after the treatment to get back to your daily activities. Exercise and other activities may need to be modified, depending on the veins you had treated.

What To Expect

After your excel V session, you may see some slight bruising, redness, and swelling; however, these side effects usually subside within 1 – 2 weeks. It is necessary to avoid extended exposure to UV rays following your treatment. You may see improvements immediately, but results will be different for every person. During your follow-up with your excel V provider, your results will be reviewed and photographed. Your provider may suggest additional treatments if it is necessary to achieve your optimal results.