The Cutera excel V is a laser treatment option offered by New York board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jessica Krant that can safely and effectively treat a number of conditions on both men and women of all skin tones. While the Cutera excel V laser is primarily known for treating vascular conditions, such as spider veins and broken capillaries, this laser can also treat benign pigmented lesions and sun-damaged areas. Keep reading to learn how the Cutera excel V laser works and how this laser treatment option can help you to feel confident and beautiful in your skin again.

How does Cutera excel V work?

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The ultimate goal of laser treatment is to induce controlled damage to the affected blood vessels through destruction of hemoglobin (a protein found in red blood cells) while minimizing injury to adjacent structures. To accomplish this, the Cutera excel V utilizes a long-pulsed Nd: YAG laser that targets and destroys the abnormal or damaged blood vessels responsible for the vascular condition. In fact, the Cutera excel V is the only tunable laser system on the market that combines two ultra-precise wavelengths (532 nm and 1064 nm) in one device. After the body naturally eliminates these cells, the skin will return to its normal tone and texture.

What does Cutera excel V treat?

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The two interchangeable handpieces give this device the flexibility to treat a wide range of conditions, from superficial and deep vascular conditions to benign pigmented lesions. The CoolView (532 nm/1064 nm) handpiece with sapphire cooling window is indicated for treatment of benign vascular, cutaneous, and pigmented lesions.

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The genesis V (1064 nm) non-ablative skin therapy handpiece is indicated for treatment of wrinkles, rosacea/diffuse redness, and scar reduction. Plus, the laser has an adjustable spot size, which makes it possible to treat both deep and superficial lesions. Dr. Krant will be able to easily custom-tailor each treatment session to fit your unique needs and goals.

How many Cutera excel V treatments are needed?

The number of Cutera excel V treatments needed will depend on various factors, including the size, thickness, and color of your vascular lesion. Superficial vascular lesions are typically easiest to treat and some patients may even notice significant improvement after just one treatment. However, on average it takes 2 to 3 treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart to achieve the desired result.

Schedule your consultation

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Jessica Krant, serving the Manhattan area, to learn more about the Cutera excel V laser treatment.