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Treatment for veins and redness on face and body.
Eliminate unsightly veins and redness on the Face and Body. This LASER treatment safely and effectively treats both the tiny red superficial face and body veins as well as the larger, deeper blue, reticular veins. This treatment is offered for both men and women of all skin types.
The Excel V 532 wavelength is 5 times better absorded by the red component in blood (oxyhemoglobin) than the prior Gold Standard – The VBeam
There are 2 wavelenghts: 532 and 1064nm which allow for a wider spectrum of treatment options, less treatment sessions, and with higher degree of safety.
Conditions Treatable with the EXCEL V include:
- Poikiloderma of Civatte
- Cherry Angiomas
- Port Wine Stains
- Diffuse Redness
- Telangiectasias (broken capillaries)
- Leg Veins including Spider Veins and Reticular Veins (no injections, no compression hose)
- Blue Veins around the Eyes and Temple
- Hair Removal in Dark Skin Types
- Venous Lakes
- Award-winning laser
- Effective and safe
- No downtime
HOW DOES THE LASER WORK?
A laser generates an intense beam of light that can selectively target a treatment site. The laser light is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) and melanin (black or brown pigment found in the skin) causing decomposition or destruction by heat of unwanted cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER SURGERY?
The benefits of laser treatment over alternative therapies may include improved therapeutic results precisely controlled surgery which limits injury to normal skin, fewer complications and a safe and effective outpatient, same day surgery for vascular and pigmented lesions.
WHAT IS A VASCULAR LESION?
A vascular lesion is formed by abnormally large or numerous blood vessels located directly under the surface of the skin. These vessels may be visible through the skin and may result in a red appearance of the skin.
WHAT IS A BENIGN PIGMENTED LESION?
Melanin is the dark pigment present in skin and is produced by melanocytes. Benign pigmented lesions occur when an abundance of melanocytes are found in the skin. Lesions may be flat or slightly raised.
WHAT SHOULD A PATIENT EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?
Treatment may vary depending upon patient characteristics and the area being treated. An individual treatment program will be developed by your physician. Treatment sessions typically take 10-15 minutes. Patients are advised to remove make-up in the treatment area and to avoid tanning prior to scheduling a treatment. You will be asked to wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the intense beam of laser light. The doctor will use a pen-like handpiece to direct a beam of laser light to the lesion. Some patients report feeling a slight stinging sensation during treatment so a cooling gel or system may be used to help alleviate any discomfort.
WHAT SHOULD A PATIENT EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
Some redness may occur in the treatment area immediately following treatment; however, it should subside within several hours. Some swelling may also be experienced and will go away in 1-2 days. Postoperative care is minimal. Your doctor may ask you to use anti-bacterial ointment on the treated area for a short period of time and will suggest that you stay out of the sun during the healing process. Final treatment results should be evident 10-14 days after treatment for vascular lesions and within 2-3 weeks after treatment for benign pigmented lesions. In the meantime, normal activities can be resumed with only a slight redness evident at the treatment area.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF LASER TREATMENT IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Ask your doctor. After a brief examination, your doctor will determine if laser treatment is appropriate for you.
Treatment Type: Laser Vein Treatments
Treatment Problem or Condition: Facial Veins/Capillaries, Spider Veins
Skin Type: No
It is best not to be tanned prior to this procedure for optimal effectiveness of the laser treatment.
2 or 3 treatments, spaced eight weeks apart, may be required for best results.