Increased awareness of technological advancements and the cosmetic appeal of modern dermatology is creating a growing demand among physicians for aesthetic devices that are both versatile and functional. The excel V+ by Cutera (Brisbane, Calif.) is a next-generation laser platform, offering cutting-edge precision and effectiveness in the treatment of vascular and pigmentary concerns.
Versatile enough to be used as a standalone treatment, or in combination with other therapies, this dual-wavelength platform provides a comfortable and quick solution for over 30 common patient concerns. The excel V+ delivers power and performance to effectively treat redness, age spots, bruising, rosacea, reticular veins, poikiloderma, and many other skin concerns. In contrast, Cutera’s signature Laser Genesis skin revitalization procedure offers a low-cost entry point with no downtime, making it the perfect gateway for patients who are new to aesthetics.
According to Vince Bertucci, MD, dermatologist and owner of Bertucci Medspa the excel V+ addresses dermatosis papulosa nigra, spider veins, and reticular veins that may not respond to other modalities. As he explained, “The device is customizable, reliable and easy to use, and I can address a range of conditions, from facial redness to individual lesions like angiomas. I love that it doesn’t have consumables, which makes it very cost-effective for my clinic.”
Dr. Bertucci also emphasized the benefits of Cutera’s signature treatments. “One of the newest things I’ve been doing is the Laser Genesis. Patients who desire treatments with little to no downtime have been extremely happy with the improvement in their skin quality and color, so it is a whole new aspect of my business that I didn’t have before.”
Jeffrey S. Fromowitz, MD, owner of Dermatology of Boca (Boca Raton, Fla.), takes advantage of the device’s versatility. “The platform has tremendous application in my practice as we treat a range of patient concerns, including telangiectasia and port wine stains,” he advised. “It has two wavelengths to safely and effectively treat many vascular concerns. Incorporating 532 nm and 1064 nm wavelengths in one device, along with the Dermastat handpiece, allows me to use it daily in my practice.”
Dr. Fromowitz indicated that in addition to vascular concerns and pigmentation, he also utilizes the excel V+ to treat warts, fungal nail infections, and a host of skin revitalization concerns.
Renita Ahluwalia, MD, lead dermatologist and co-founder of the Canadian Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Centre (Ontario, Canada) is committed to providing her patients with natural-looking results, offering targeted treatments as well as full-face, customized plans. “Our customized Laser Genesis with excel V+ has become one of our signature treatments. The Laser Genesis treatment is a staple for prejuvenation and improving texture and tone, and then a customized excel V+ treatment in the same session targets specific blemishes. We sell packages of three or six depending on patient goals.”
Incorporating creativity with device innovation, Dr. Bertucci uses the excel V+ in combination with other treatments, such as microneedling or laser resurfacing. “We may add a series of excel V+ treatments to flatten scars and improve skin quality after intralesional steroid injections,” he added. “We also use it with other aesthetic treatments, like HydraFacials. The HydraFacial cleans and exfoliates, then we add the Laser Genesis for collagen stimulation and to augment results even more.”
The reliability and versatility of Cutera’s excel V+ can benefit any aesthetic practice. “The device is safe, easy to use, and most of all, we can achieve desirable outcomes with relatively little downtime,” Dr. Ahluwalia emphasized. “This builds trust and confidence that keeps our patients happy and coming back for more.”