The Cutera Excel® V device is an advanced aesthetic technology that combines two powerfully precise lasers (KTP 532nm and 1064 Nd-YAG) to target and eliminate vascular concerns (unsightly veins, reduce redness) and benign pigmented lesions (age spots, sun spots, discoloration) on the face and body. At the Aesthetic Surgery Center, all laser treatments are performed by physicians only. We have several laser modalities in our armamentarium. Depending on the condition that you are trying to treat, our physicians will select the appropriate device to accomplish your goals.
The Excel® V treats nearly twenty unique aesthetic and dermatologic skin concerns. However, in our practice, the most common Excel® V treatments are used to address rosacea due to capillaries, facial and small leg veins, periorbital and temporal blue veins, age/brown spots, and to improve complexion. Our plastic surgeons will select one of Excel® V’s two lasers (KTP 532nm or 1064 Nd-YAG) and customize treatment settings to target the vessels/pigmented lesion based on their depth and your skin color.
The treatments are performed while awake in our office, and may or may not benefit from topical anesthetic cream prior to treatment. Most treatments require one to two treatment sessions. The number of treatments will vary based on your condition. During the treatment, a cooled treatment tip will be applied to the skin to cool and protect the skin. The treatment can feel like a hot rubber band snapping against the skin.
After the treatment, redness and/or swelling are expected and generally resolve within a few days. It is possible to have bruising after treatment of vascular lesions and sometimes this can stain the skin. Treatment of pigmented lesions such as brown spots causes darkening initially, then the spots slough off within the first 2 weeks. Make-up can typically be worn immediately although sun protection/avoidance is recommended. Please call us at 239-594-9100 to schedule our consultation.