excel® V+ by Cutera®
If you’re ready for clear skin again — free of visible veins, hyperpigmentation, unwanted hair, and scars — the groundbreaking excel V+ by Cutera® makes it happen. The excel V+ is the latest generation of high-powered, precise, dual-wavelength lasers, and Gotham Plastic Surgery is the first practice in all of New York City to offer this advanced laser therapy.
What makes the excel V+ better than other lasers?
The excel V+ is the first laser to feature a micro-pulsed energy delivery system that’s so precise and powerful that it can break apart the pigment in the deepest lesions without affecting your surrounding, healthy skin.
The excel V+ utilizes CoolView™ sapphire technology to keep your skin comfortable and cool without the need for numbing gel, even as it zaps and eliminates:
- Diffuse redness
- Spider veins on the legs (telangiectasias)
- Cherry angiomas
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Facial rejuvenation
- Collagen stimulation
- Mild-to-moderate acne
- Acne scars and general scars
- Laser hair removal for small areas (perfect for small areas like armpits)
In short, you can use the excel V+ to treat rosacea, sunspots, veins, wrinkles, scars, unwanted hair and more on both your face and body.
You can get the excel V+ at any time, but spring is the perfect time to book some facial rejuvenation and treat pesky spider veins to help get summer ready.
Find yourself with sunspots at the end of summer? No problem! Book a “Summer Clean Up” treatment at the end of summer to remove sunspots (just make sure you no longer have a tan and haven’t tanned within 4 weeks prior to treatment) and the excel v+ can restore your even skin tone.
Does the excel V+ treat large lesions, too?
The excel V+ features advanced technology that breaks apart and eliminates excess pigment in lesions ranging in size from just 2 mm to as large as 16 mm in diameter (roughly the size of a pencil eraser to the size of a penny). Your Gotham Plastic Surgery expert adjusts the scope of the laser’s delivery in minute increments to ensure that all of the heat is delivered to the hyperpigmented regions of your skin or to visible veins and lesions.
Why does the excel V+ feature two different wavelengths?
The excel V+ lets your doctor choose from two clinically proven wavelengths — micro-pulsed 532 nm and 1064 nm — so that they can treat both superficial and deep lesions, veins, and wrinkles. Your doctor adjusts the wavelength depending on the type of lesion they’re treating. Cutera’s unique truPulse technology guarantees consistent, reliable outcomes.
How does the excel V+ remove hyperpigmentation and redness?
Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. When you want to eliminate visible red veins, hyperpigmented lesions, or diffuse redness, your doctor targets the chromophores melanin and oxyhemoglobin. These two pigments are responsible for the red and brown color of unsightly lesions and veins. The laser energy breaks up the pigment so that your body can process it and eliminate it over time.
You may notice that your skin looks clearer after just one treatment. Some lesions may dry up and flake off over the next several weeks. As your skin rebuilds itself over the next weeks to months, you’ll notice that your complexion is clear, even, smooth, and free from disfiguring veins and spots.
How does this laser improve wrinkles and scars?
The laser energy from excel V+ can be directed at fine lines and wrinkles to stimulate neocollagenesis, which is a technical word for the healing process in which your skin starts to rebuild itself with the building blocks collagen and elastin. The laser’s energy can also break up the disordered collagen in scars and stimulate neocollagenesis to rebuild smoother, more orderly skin. For shallow, pitted scars — such as acne scars — the laser stimulates the growth of healthy new skin to fill out the depression so that your skin is smoother and more even.
Does this treatment hurt?
The excel V+ targets its micro-pulsed energy to the treated lesions, veins, and wrinkles only, so that your surrounding, healthy skin is untouched. The excel V+ also features advanced CoolView™ technology that uses the power of sapphires to keep your skin at a comfortable temperature throughout your treatment, without the need for numbing creams or gels or any type of anesthetic.
How long do excel V+ treatments take?
Your clear-skin and rejuvenating treatments with the excel V+ are up to five times faster than those of other lasers, like the VBeam laser. Dr. Miller, Dr. Steinbrech and Gotham’s Physician Assistant Marissa treat a single area in just 3-5 minutes. You can schedule your session during your lunch hour, or in the middle of a busy day without creating a time pinch.
Depending on your needs, you may need a series of treatments to get the improvement you desire. Our team can book your follow-up treatments ahead of time and send reminders when necessary. While you may notice an improvement in your skin’s clarity and tone directly after your first treatment, the benefits continue to accrue over the 2-4 months as your skin rebuilds itself with new collagen and elastin.
To be among the first in Manhattan to experience the unsurpassed power, precision, and performance of the excel V+, call our friendly team at Gotham Plastic Surgery today, or book your own appointment using our convenient online form.
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