Excel V is a laser system for providing treatment of a variety of vascular and benign pigmented skin conditions on men and women of all skin tones using the most advanced technology.
Excel V can treat larger/blue veins more efficiently than IPL. It is very effective for redness/brown on the neck (poikiloderma), blue veins around the eyes, and scars.
Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the hand piece. Following the treatment the pain is minimal to nonexistent and can typically be controlled with icing after procedure.
The number of treatments depends on various parameters, including the size, thickness, and color of the vascular lesion. Superficial vascular lesions are usually the easiest to treat; some patients might see significant improvement after 1-3 treatments.
Dr. Behr has the V beam Perfecta which is a Pulsed Dye Laser with the latest technology. The laser delivers a specific wavelenth of light that is absorbed by blood vessels in the dermis to help remove them.
The Vbeam is very effective in reducing redness of the face and neck and in treating rosacea. Specifiic lesions it treats well are broken vessels, spider hemangiomas, cherry hemangiomas and port wine stains. It is also helpful in treating scars and warts.
The skin being treated is protected by Candela’s dynamic cooling method DCD, which delivers a cooling mist before the laser pulse. The feeling most patients report is a warming or like a rubber band snap.
Yes, this technology has been used in the 1980’s for the treatment of port wine stain birthmarks in infants and young children. Dr. Behr used an earlier version of the same laser in the 1990s while at UCLA. It is very safe and predictable. Side effects include slight swelling for a few hours and occasionally bruising for a few days.
That depends of the lesion being treated. Broken blood vessels are usually treated in 2-3 treatments. Diffuse redness and portwine stains can take several to get the best results but improvement should be seen after each treatment.