Excel V for Rosacea
Individuals with rosacea are often able to manage flare-ups by avoiding their triggers and using make-up to cover redness and visible blood vessels.
However, rosacea is a chronic skin condition, and many patients seek professional guidance to improve their appearance and alleviate self-consciousness.
Fortunately, Excel V is an excellent treatment option for reducing visible blood vessels, acne, and diffuse redness associated with rosacea. This FDA-approved device by Cutera also has a high safety profile and rate of satisfaction.
So, is Excel V right for you? Here’s what you need to know.
What Is Excel V?
Excel V is an Nd:YAG laser that effectively diminishes broken blood vessels, redness, rosacea, port wine stains, cherry angiomas, spider veins, and varicose veins.
The device operates at three different wavelengths with a variety of temperature and spot size settings for a highly customizable procedure.
Who’s a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Any healthy adult that’s experiencing a vascular condition and would like a more even skin tone is a candidate for Excel V. This treatment is safe for all skin types and has no downtime.
How Does Excel V Target Rosacea and Other Vascular Conditions?
When targeting rosacea, redness, and broken blood vessels, Excel V emits heat at a wavelength that is ideal for hemoglobin absorption.
During the treatment, the laser applies energy to the face, chest, or body as a quick pulse of light that feels similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Most patients find the procedure fairly comfortable, as it features a sapphire cooling system before, during, and after each pulse.
There is little to no risk of adverse effects with Excel V, and some minor redness and swelling may be present for a couple of days after treatment.
Patients are able to resume all normal activities and return to work once the procedure is over.
Additionally, they are advised to avoid sun exposure and wear a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least a 30 SPF.
How Many Sessions of Excel V Are Needed?
While patients with rosacea and other vascular concerns often note results after one use of Excel V, most individuals benefit from a series of treatments.
The exact number of sessions can vary from person to person and often depends on the condition being treated.
For additional information on Excel V and the treatment of rosacea and other vascular concerns, please call our office today to schedule an appointment.