Excel® V Laser

What is Excel® V Laser?

Excel® V Laser consists of two handpieces, CoolView and Genesis V. CoolView utilizes two different wavelengths to target blood vessels of varying depths. As a result, a series of treatments can effectively reduce fine telangiectasias or blood vessels, angiomas, rosacea, diffuse redness as a result of rosacea and sun damage, periorbital veins, venous lake, and red scars. Genesis V is a non-ablative treatment that uses microsecond pulses to heat fine blood vessels in the dermis while stimulating collagen. Consequently, a series of treatments reduces the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles.

How does Excel® V Laser work?

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Post-treatment photos taken two weeks later show decreased facial redness, broken blood vessels, and purple discoloration of cheeks, nose, and lower eyelids.

The CoolView handpiece utilizes two different wavelengths. The 532 nm wavelength targets red blood vessels, such as those found in fine telangiectasias, angiomas, red scars, rosacea, and blood vessels responsible for causing diffuse redness. The 1064 nm wavelength targets purple blood vessels, such as periorbital vessels and port wine stains.

Genesis V is a non-ablative, 1064 nm laser treatment. It uses small pulses of heat to heat the dermis to stimulate collagen production while targeting fine blood vessels. As a result, there are decreased acne scars with minimal downtime.

Who is a candidate for Excel V® Laser? Who is not a candidate?

Excel® V Laser can be used on patients who are seeking to treat blood vessels, rosacea, and redness.

Excel® V Laser should not be used on patients with active infections and who are pregnant. Furthermore, Excel® V laser should not be used on patients who have been on accutane/isotretinoin within the past six months.

How do you prepare for Excel® V Laser?

Patients are advised to avoid alcohol, advil, alleve, fish oil, and aspirin 48 hours before and after treatment to minimize bruising. Furthermore, patients should avoid tanning for thirty days before treatment to avoid hyperpigmentation and blistering. Patients with a prior history of cold sores would benefit from taking anti-viral medication before and after treatment to prevent outbreaks.

What can you expect during Excel® V Laser treatment?

Ultrasound gel is applied to the treatment area and eye protection is provided. The Excel® V Laser is glided on the treatment area while pulses of light target the blood vessels. There is mild discomfort as a result of the pulses. During treatment, superficial blood vessels can disappear or bruise while areas with background redness may swell or turn red. The laser tip has a cooling mechanism to help reduce redness and swelling. After treatment, ice packs and topical arnica are applied to decrease bruising, redness, and swelling.

Patients who are receiving Genesis V treatment do not require ultrasound gel. Rapid pulses of light are emitted to the treatment area. There is minimal redness and swelling that occurs, which subsides within a few hours after treatment.

Is Excel® V Laser painful?

Excel® V Laser is a highly tolerable treatment. There is no numbing involved.

What are the side effects of Excel® V Laser?

Side effects of Excel® V Laser include discomfort, redness, swelling, and bruising. This can last up to one week after the procedure. Rarely, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation can occur as a result of aggressive settings.

What are the aftercare instructions for Excel® V Laser?

Patients can continue icing the treatment areas to reduce redness, swelling, and bruising. Patients are recommended to avoid the sun for four weeks after treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation and redness.

When will I notice results from Excel® V Laser? How many treatments are needed?

While some reduction of blood vessels may be seen immediately after treatment, full results can be seen four weeks after treatment. Patients with superficial blood vessels may require two to three sessions. Patients with diffuse redness, red scars, and acne scars will require multiple sessions, four weeks apart.

What are the potential costs for Excel® V Laser?

Please contact the office at (212) 207-0078 or info@newbloomderm.com for pricing.

How is Excel® V Laser different from the other treatments offered?

Excel® V Laser is a non-invasive, painless treatment with minimal side effects. It does not involve any injections of materials into the skin or ablation of the skin. It is ideal for patients who are seeking clearance of blood vessels and redness. Patients who have a mixture of brown and red discoloration as a result of sun damage may opt for Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment. Patients who are seeking to treat both blood vessels and skin laxity may instead consider Sylfirm X RF microneedling. Patients with scars who want a more dramatic result and can afford additional downtime may consider SmartXide DOT Fractionated CO2 laser.
Before any treatments are scheduled, a cosmetic consultation is required to ensure that Excel® V Laser is an appropriate treatment.