excel® V laser treatment gets the red out
What is a vascular laser?There is no one-size-fits-all dermatology laser. Each device is designed to target specific pigments. excel V is a vascular laser because its dual-wavelength Nd:YAG technology addresses red, brown, purple, and blue pigments in skin. Those colors are found in visible blood vessels and veins, a common skin concern.
Dr. Downie uses excel skin care to treat:
- Vascular lesions – An overgrowth of capillaries that may be raised or flat. Hemangioma, port wine stains, and several other types of birthmarks are in this category.
- Rosacea – Chronic blushing, flushing, and visible blood vessels that often come with blemishes and rough skin texture.
- Diffuse redness – A large area of dilated capillaries that show through the skin.
- Telangiectasias – Threadlike red patterns or spots usually occurring on the nose, cheeks, chin, and mucous membranes.
excel® V laser treatment in Montclair, NJ: What to expectA typical excel V treatment takes less than a half hour. Usually topical anesthetic is not needed for this gentle procedure. You simply feel warmth as the handpiece is passed over the treatment area, and possibly a slight stinging sensation as light pulses enter the skin. Then skin is cleansed, cooled with ice packs, and protected with sunscreen. You may wear makeup and return to normal activities right after your appointment.
Usually, several sessions spaced about a month apart are needed for optimal clearance. In most cases, treated discoloration does not return (although new spots may develop over time).
You can find more information on this website specifically about excel V laser for spider veins and broken blood vessels . . . or call (973) 509-6900 to schedule a consultation at image Dermatology ® P.C. so Dr. Downie may answer your questions personally.