What Are Side Effects of Excel V Laser?
Conditions such as rosacea, age spots, and acne scars can leave your skin looking less than its best. They can also affect your self-confidence and make you dissatisfied with your appearance. Fortunately, if you’d like to treat these issues, a new, state-of-the-art treatment – excel V – produces excellent results with no downtime.
In this blog, the top dermatologists and skin care specialists at Florida Academic Dermatology Center in Coral Gables, FL, explain more about excel V laser treatments, including its side effects:
What is the excel V laser?
Excel V is a state-of-the-art laser system that utilizes two proven wavelengths to treat and eliminate vascular skin conditions. It’s highly customizable since it has an adjustable spot size to help treat superficial as well as deeper issues.
What does it treat?
- Spider veins
- Age spots
- Brown spots
- Acne scars
- Facial and leg veins
- Port wine stain
- Venous lake (purple lesions on lips)
- Cherry angioma
- Sun damage pigmentation
How does excel V work?
Your treatment provider can customize your treatment by adjusting excel V’s settings to target the color and depth of your specific skin issues. The high-powered green laser is absorbed by the abnormal blood vessels in your skin, which then heals them to improve the color and tone of your skin.
What benefits does the excel V laser provide?
Excel V provides the following benefits:
- Offers precise, effective treatment
- Can treat skin types ranging from very light to very dark
- Can treat conditions ranging from mild to severe
- Usually takes only a few minutes
- Only one or two treatment sessions is often required
- Causes minimal discomfort at worst – similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin. A cooling tip and/or topical anesthetic can help further minimize discomfort.
- Results in no long-term side effects or downtime
- Is a non-invasive procedure
What side effects can the treatment cause?
Side effects are usually mild and of short duration. You’ll probably experience redness and/or swelling for a few days.
What is recovery like?
You can usually wear makeup and resume your normal activities immediately after your treatment. Your doctor can recommend a topical steroid to reduce swelling if necessary.
And if you’ve had brown spots treated, they should darken and slough off within 3 to 6 days.
To find out whether you may be a good candidate for excel V laser treatments, make an appointment today for a consultation with Florida Academic Dermatology Center in Coral Gables, FL. We strive to provide the highest quality of care and world-class, cutting-edge treatments delivered by a dedicated staff who puts patients first.