Vascular skin conditions can have far-reaching consequences for those who have it; from red splotches across the face to unsightly red veins, vascular skin conditions can seem almost impervious to lifestyle changes or attempts to cover them up. Vascular skin conditions like Rosacea, spider veins, and telangiectasia are caused by abnormal blood vessels that dilate too easily, leading the skin to look perpetually flushed, or in some cases, develop dark patches or red veins that sprawl across the face and body.
Renew MediSpa is proud to offer patients the Excel V, a revolutionary laser facial discoloration treatment that combines two different wavelengths of light to treat a large range of skin conditions. The Excel V is incredibly customizable, and it can work on a variety of skin tones and skin depths; more importantly, patients have the opportunity to treat multiple conditions with one device.
Excel V’s long-pulse technology also makes it optimal for reaching abnormal blood vessels deep under our skin. With the Excel V, Renew MediSpa can offer patients clearer, flawless skin with a treatment that’s completely nonsurgical and requires no recovery period.
While some vascular skin diseases like port wine stains are present at birth, other conditions like rosacea appear once a patient is well into adulthood. Regardless of how they form, those who have them often suffer through years of emotional and psychological turmoil; it’s difficult to be confident or proud about your appearance with such visible facial flaws. Patients who are ready to treat these skin diseases and achieve smoother, clearer, and more luminous skin can benefit from the Excel V’s powerful results and lack of downtime.
Of course, the Excel V can treat more than vascular skin diseases; the Excel V can treat patients seeking to reduce the appearance of pigment discolorations like sun spots and hyperpigmentation.
The Excel V is also an excellent choice for treating small spider veins on the legs. It requires no downtime and there are no support stockings needed after the treatment.
Excel V works by targeting the oxyhemoglobin in our blood vessels and the melanin pigments that make up the unsightly brown spots in our skin. This mechanism allows the Excel V to fire heat energy into the blood vessels, resulting in their collapse and absorption into the body. The heat energy also breaks up melanin into little pieces so that they could also be gradually absorbed by the body.
Despite the power and efficiency of its dual wavelengths, the Excel V happens to be one of the most comfortable laser treatments in the industry. The Excel V’s sapphire contact cooling hand piece protects the patient by providing cooling before, during, and even after the laser is fired.
Depending on certain factors, the Excel V treatment should only take about 30 minutes to complete. Although most patients require multiple treatments, they will be able to see an improvement even after the first treatment. The number of treatments will depend on the patient’s skin type, skin quality, the size of the skin condition, and the color of the skin.
While the Excel V requires no downtime, it’s recommended that patients avoid sun exposure for a week or two after their Excel V treatment. Post treatment puffiness/swelling may occur depending on the type of condition treated. This can take the appearance of generalized puffiness, or a “hive- like” appearance. Application of cold packs will reduce this, and you can use hydrocortisone OTC and/or topical Arnica preparations to reduce this. Our expert laser technician, Kristine Redmond, performs the majority of these treatments at Renew. During your consultation, she will advise you as to whether you may expect any downtime, based on the condition being treated and the area of the body.
We have had many vascular devices over the years since Renew first opened in 2005. Excel V is hands down the most powerful, efficient and comfortable device we have ever used to treat vascular conditions of the face and body.