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Rosacea & Facial Veins

cutera_may12The award winning Cutera excel V™ is a state of the art laser treatments that can treat a variety of vascular conditions.  The laser uses a unique high power green laser to precisely treat visible vessels.  The light is specifically absorbed by the blood vessels in the dermis.  The blood vessels are coagulated and then reabsorbed by the body during the natural healing process.  Since the Excel V has a longer wavelength it can target purple leg veins, periorbital blue veins and deeper vascular structures.  Its advanced design cools before, during and after each pulse which provides the highest level of control and safety.   Excel V has the flexibility to treat any case, from superficial and deep vascular conditions to benign pigmented lesions.

For most non-invasive aesthetic procedures results become visible over a course of treatments.  But with excel V results are immediate!!

Which conditions it treats?

Spider veins, leg veins, rosacea & diffuse redness, facial telangiectasias, port wine stains, sun spots, brown pigmentation, scars, hemangiomas cherry angiomas, large pores wrinkle reduction and uneven texture.

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How many treatments are needed?

The number of treatments depends on various parameters, including the size, thickness and color of the vascular parameters, including the size, thickness and color of the vascular lesion.  Superficial vascular lesions are usually easier o treat.  Some patients might see significant improvement after just one treatment.

After your treatment?

  • Avoid sun exposure and us a broad spectrum sunscreen to prevent further sun damage;
  • Bruising, redness and swelling are common and resolve with time;
  • A “Bug Bite look” is common and usually resolves in 1-2 days;
  • Avoid heat and hot tubs for 1-2 days;
  • Avoid irritants a few days post treatment.  Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide and glycolic/salicylic acids;
  • Leg vein treatments only; compression stockings are optional.  Avoid high impact for 3-5 days.  Hemosiderin staining (brown staining) may occur after a treatment and usually resolves with time (1-2 years) but, on a rare occasion it may be permanent.  Large leg veins may take months to resolve and should not be re-treated before then.