Sponsored by Cutera
Skin revitalization takes many forms in cosmetic practices, but the excel® V+ by Cutera (Brisbane, Calif.) stands out when it comes to laser energy devices. One reason is that the excel V+ enables aesthetic physicians to expand treatment capabilities beyond skin revitalization. From challenging vascular and pigmentary conditions to reducing injection bruising1, the device delivers power and precision to treat over 30 unique applications for optimal patient results.
Ashish C. Bhatia, MD, associate professor of clinical dermatology at Northwestern University, and co-founder of Oak Dermatology, a multi-center practice in the suburbs of Chicago, Ill., confirmed that the excel V+ allows his practice to treat numerous conditions with a single platform. “There are a few things that make it special,” he began. “Our main goal is efficacy and safety with comfortable treatments, and with the excel V+, we can do all of those things. One of the most common treatments we use it for is skin revitalization with Cutera’s signature Laser GenesisTM procedure. This comfortable and quick treatment immediately gives glow to the skin while it stimulates long-term collagen production to help improve the skin’s appearance over time.”
The device offers two clinically proven wavelengths – 532 nm and 1064 nm – which allows Dr. Bhatia to treat both superficial and deep conditions, such as telangiectasia, rosacea, facial and leg veins, angiomas, port-wine stains, poikiloderma, wrinkles, bruising, inflammatory acne and age spots. “We also use it in combination for keloid or hypertrophic scars using steroid injections then treatments with the excel V+,” he added.
Additionally, excel V+ treatment applications extend to both aesthetic and medical dermatology. Mason Mandy, MD, a general surgeon and vein specialist at Metro Vein Centers (New York, N.Y.), treats vein disease and enjoys the reward of seeing his patients’ lives improve dramatically with the right treatments. “We treat mostly unsightly veins, such as spider veins and small varicose veins, and occasionally hyperpigmented lesions,” he explained.
“We often use the excel V+ laser in combination with sclerotherapy and treat those veins that respond best to laser treatments with this device.”
excel V+ is a small, efficient device that takes up little room and can power on in seconds, making it an optimal add-on to other medical and aesthetic treatments. It features auto-calibration for quick adjustments in settings, and the intuitive user interface and pre-set parameters provide a high level of confidence in clinical endpoints and outcomes.
Adjustable from 5° C to 20° C, excel V+’s sapphire contact cooling delivers consistent cooling before, during and after each pulse. Temperatures are adjustable to match the indication being treated for effective yet comfortable and safe treatments. According to Dr. Bhatia, the cooler temperatures allow for less pain and safer treatments for patients of all skin types.
As a fast, effective procedure with no downtime, patients benefit from treatments with Cutera’s excel V+. Dr. Bhatia added, “Cutera’s excel V+ has improved our business by boosting patient satisfaction, improving our spectrum of treatment options, and increasing our family/friend referrals. Overall, it has definitely improved our ability to treat patients and their satisfaction with treatment.”
1. Morton LM, Smith KC, Dover JS, Arndt KA. Treatment of purpura with lasers and light sources. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Nov;12(11):1219-22. PMID: 24196329.