What is the Excel V+ Laser?
The excel® V+ is a favourite with some of the best laser clinics in the world. The excel® V+ is comprised of two lasers, a KTP laser and the Nd:YAG laser, this is why the device can treat a broad range of skin concerns without any compromise in efficacy.
It features sapphire contact cooling for enhanced patient comfort and a special pen-like handpiece that allows for precision tracing of small vascular and pigmented lesions in difficult-to-treat areas of the face and body.
The excel® V+ laser also has a variable spot size, which can be precisely focused from 2 mm so that tiny vessels can be traced, up to 16 mm (the largest spot size in its class) for comfortable, efficient treatment of larger areas.
In addition to Excel V+, we now also provide Cutera’s signature Laser Genesis™ procedure which has been designed to treat sensitive, rosacea prone skin. This delivers a non-ablative, no-downtime treatment to address skin revitalization concerns, textural impurities, and scarring.
Laser Genesis is a fantastic treatment to make the skin firmer, tighter and create a more even complexion but it can also be used to treat pigmentation, (including melasma) and reduce the size of pores.
By stimulating collagen regrowth, Laser Genesis effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tightens pores, reduces oil production, improves overall tone and texture on the skin, gets rid of sun damage and helps to diminish any redness on the skin.
Laser Genesis works by gently heating the dermis, which is located below the skin’s surface. Patients often find the treatment very soothing, as there is zero discomfort involved. We can now combine this with a HydraFacial (HydraGenesis) to create the ultimate treatment for glowing skin.
A soothing ultrasound jelly is applied to the skin which provides a cooling contact for a special sapphire tip. This helps to ensure that the skin is kept cool and protected during the treatment. It also enables a soothing treatment with minimal discomfort. The laser feels like a warm flicking sensation with soothing cooling before and after the laser. Typically no anaesthetic cream is required.
Both the KTP and long pulse Nd:YAG lasers can be used to trace the thread veins, which can be seen to immediately diminish after each laser shot. The laser light heats up the blood vessels, which then collapse, and then seal shut. They are then broken down by the body’s own natural healing mechanism. When treating areas of pigmentation, these areas will darken before flaking off or being reabsorbed by the body.
Treatments can be combined to treat smaller specific problems, such as thread veins and brown spots, along with larger areas of dyschromia, sun damage and redness on the same day.
Facial Pigmentation & Redness - 2 Treatments
Facial Vessel Single - €100
Face (Small Area) - €150 (€400 Course of 3)
Full Face - €250 (€600 Course of 3)
Full Face & Neck - €300 (€750 Course of 3)
Full Face, Neck & Chest - €350 (€950 Course of 3)
Leg Veins (Small Area) - €250 (€600 Course of 3)
Leg Veins (Large Area) - €450 (€1200 Course of 3)
Full Face Genesis - €200 (€500 Course of 3)
Full Face, Neck and Chest Genesis - €300 (€750 Course of 3)
Hydragenesis - €300 (€750 Course of 3)
Genesis “add-on” - €100
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Excel V+ treat?
Excel V+ treats more than twenty unique aesthetic and dermatologic skin concerns. The most common excel V+ treatments include rosacea, facial and leg veins, age/brown spots, and acne scars.
How does Excel V+ work?
Your treatment provider will select one of excel V+’s two lasers and customize the treatment settings to target the color and depth of your skin concern. Most treatments are finished in just a few minutes, and results are typically seen after a series of 1-3 treatment sessions.
What are the benefits of excel V+
Excel V+ delivers clinically proven results on a wide range of skin concerns. The treatments are comfortable and fast, with most treatments performed in under 10 minutes. Depending on the area(s) and concerns being treated, some procedures may take up to 30 minutes.
How many treatment sessions will be required?
With excel V+, most skin concerns require only one to two treatment sessions to achieve results. However, the number of treatments will vary based on your condition. Your excel V+ provider will discuss a customized treatment plan during your consultation.
Is the treatment painful?
Excel V+ treatments can feel similar to a quick rubber band snap against skin. Depending on the procedure, a cooled treatment tip will be in contact with the skin to protect and provide additional comfort to the area.
Are there any side-effects and what is the downtime?
Typically, you can wear make-up and return to normal activities immediately. Redness and/or swelling can be expected following treatment. For full face treatments, swelling will peak 24 to 48 hours post treatment and usually resolves within a few days Your provider may recommend a topical steroid to reduce swelling as needed. Treated brown spots will darken following the treatment and slough off within 3 to 5 days.