When we asked physicians what was missing from their existing vascular lasers, one thing was consistent and clear – dermatologists want one system that can treat the full range of vasculature – from small superficial vessels to large deep vessel disorders.
The Excel V laser system, with three unique laser modes, offers the flexibility to treat more vascular conditions than existing pulsed dye and KTP lasers. The conditions the Excel V laser can treat include:
- Port Wine Stains
Port wine stains are congenital malformations of the dermal microvasculature and are present in approximately 3 in 1,000 births. They range in color from light pink to dark purple. Port wine stains can occur anywhere on the body, but the majority appear on the face.
Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by flushing or redness of the face. While distinct vessels can be part of the condition, the overall redness is caused by vessels that are too small to see individually.
- Leg Veins
Leg veins are dilated vessels that range from large varicose veins to small telangiectasias (commonly referred to as spider veins). These dilated vessels can appear in the lower extremities due to flow abnormalities, causing the vessels to expand. Women are much more likely to develop leg veins than men.
- Facial Telangiectasia
Telangiectasias are distinct, dilated blood vessels that range from 0.1 to 1 mm in diameter. While they most often do not present a medical issue, they do create a cosmetic concern particularly when they appear on the face. Common areas where they appear include around the nose and on the cheeks and chin.
- Cherry Angiomas
Cherry angiomas are small red papules that appear spontaneously on the skin. They typically appear in middle age, and will proliferate. At first appearance, cherry angiomas may be a fraction of a millimeter in size, but typically grow to a couple of millimeters in diameter.
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