Get the Red Out for Good with Cutera’s excel V+ Laser
Posted: March 20, 2019 | Word Count: 525
If you are one of the millions of people who live with flushing and the redness of rosacea on your cheeks or spider veins on your legs, you know these skin conditions can affect more than just your appearance.
As many as 90 percent of people with rosacea report that this condition makes them feel badly about themselves, and 41 percent say it has caused them to avoid public contact or cancel plans. Among those with severe rosacea, nearly 88 percent said the disorder had negatively affected their professional interactions, and about half said they had even missed work because of a flare, according to a survey by the National Rosacea Foundation. Veins on the legs, which affect 84 percent of us, can cause night cramps, swelling or itching.
The days of using extra foundation or covering up with leggings and feeling self-conscious in short skirts are over. Thanks to treatment advances like Cutera’s new excel V+ laser therapy, millions of people with rosacea, unwanted redness, facial and leg veins are taking their lives back.
The excel V+ safely zeros in on the blood vessels that are a hallmark of rosacea and spider veins, destroying them while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
According to dermatologist Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD, of Connecticut Skin Institute, “The new excel V+ from Cutera is more powerful, which actually allows me to treat patients in a kinder, gentler yet more effective manner. I can use larger spot sizes that were previously not possible and thus, use less actual energy, which means less patient discomfort. I can treat rosacea quite effectively, particularly stubborn little red blood vessels on the face as well as red facial lesions including birthmarks.”
In the past, this type of laser therapy was considered risky for people with darker skin, but Cutera’s excel V+ laser is safe and effective for all skin types including dark, light or tanned skin. “Another advantage of the excel V+ is to reduce redness and brown spots, which is very popular among millennials as a minimal-to-no-downtime procedure,” says Dr. Ibrahimi.
Depending on the type, size and color of the veins to be treated, your healthcare provider will determine if laser therapy is right for you. Dermatologist Dr. E. Vic Ross at Scripps Clinic, San Diego, CA, explains, “The new, enhanced excel V+ offers a greater range of spot sizes and versatility. These advances allow for a speedier and more comfortable experience for our patients. The new pencil-sized tip allows for more precise beam delivery for smaller lesions.”
The excel V+ treatment takes about 10 or 15 minutes and a series of sessions may be needed for optimal results. Most people say the treatment feels like a quick rubber band snap sensation, but a built-in cooling mechanism helps minimize any discomfort. Recovery is minimal, but there can be some redness, swelling or bruising that lasts for 24-48 hours with visible improvements noticeable in two to six weeks and final results in a few months.
So, don’t waste any more time feeling self-conscious about rosacea or spider veins. Schedule a consultation with an excel V+ Laser provider near you today.