ExcelV a non-invasive laser treatment for red and brown spots offered near San Diego, CA
What is the ExcelV?The ExcelV is a 532 nm wavelength laser from the technology company CUTERA®. It selectively targets the brown pigment in brown spots and the red pigment in red spots to erase the signs of sun damage, also called “photoaging.” It works by gently heating the melanin in the brown spot or the heme in the red spot, which then stimulates your body to remove the spot.
The ExcelV laser is equipped with a state-of-the-art cooling system that helps keep your skin cool and comfortable during the treatment. It can be used to treat the entire face, neck and chest wiping away much of the sun damage that has accumulated through the days of surfing, sailing, and playing in the sun.
Benefits of ExcelV laser treatmentIf you are looking for something to freshen up your look and reduce your red and brown spots so that you look younger without having anything injected or surgically excised, the ExcelV is the right laser for you! It can refresh your appearance and improve your look and has many benefits:
- There is little to no downtime
- Patients experience virtually no pain during treatment
- The treatment only takes 20 to 30 minutes and yields great results
- It is versatile and can be used on brown and red spots anywhere on the body
- It treats angiomas, port wine stains and many other vascular lesions including leg veins
What to expect with ExcelV treatment
After you have scheduled your appointment, you should avoid self-tanning lotions and excessive sun exposure for at least two weeks before your treatment. You should also avoid treatments that affect your skin for one to two weeks beforehand, such as depilatory creams, facials, peels, and waxes. If you are a man, you will need to shave on the day of your appointment to remove any stubble in the treatment area.
The treatment itself takes about 20-30 minutes. You will have numbing cream applied to your skin prior to your treatment to make it even more comfortable. You may feel a slight stinging sensation from the laser, but most patients only experience mild discomfort. After your treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling for one to two days, and ice packs can be used to alleviate these symptoms. Within one to two days, the pigmented areas that were treated may turn darker brown or black and will naturally exfoliate off your face within a week. We usually advise patients to wash their face with a gentle cleanser, to apply a broad-spectrum, high-quality sunscreen daily and to avoid irritating products such as retinols, vitamin C, acids, and astringents until any redness or swelling is gone.
Most people only need one treatment however, you may want multiple treatments for optimal results. Dr. Lloyd can advise you in your initial consultation about what to expect based on your current skin condition and desired results.
Learn more in a consultationIf you have enjoyed a lot of fun in the sun but your skin has suffered from it, then ExcelV may be the perfect treatment for you! Call the Skin & Vein Institute at (760) 642-6674 or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lloyd. We are conveniently located in Encinitas, CA and serve the greater San Diego area.
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Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.
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