What is Excel V+ and What It Can Do For Your Skin?

Mar 03, 2021
Our skin is not only our largest organ, it's one of the most important things to care for throughout our entire lives. Sometimes what we can personally for our skin doesn't produce the results we want, nor do we have the power to fix certain things...

What is Excel V+ and What It Can Do For Your Skin

Our skin is not only our largest organ, it's one of the most important things to care for throughout our entire lives. Sometimes what we can personally for our skin doesn't produce the results we want, nor do we have the power to fix certain things that our bodies do naturally. That's where The Breast Place can come in! With many of our treatments, your skin can look and feel as you desire! One of our most popular treatments is Cutera's Excel V+! 

Hello readers, friends, warriors, and supporters! We are thrilled that you've found yourself at The Breast Place blog. We hope you're staying healthy and well, and just like everything else, taking it one day at a time! With the ongoing health threat of the pandemic and the winter blues that set in this time of year, it's hard to stay focused, on track, and on schedule. We hope you enjoyed our last blog discussing how you can nurture and care for your self-esteem and self-confidence as an adult and through the difficult challenges life puts us all through! This time of year makes many of our readers blue, which we understand! Keep the advice we discussed in our last blog close to heart for that reason, and to make every day a little easier.

One of the through lines of our last blog was that the treatments we offer in our offices help with several things that can affect our self-esteem like signs of aging, loose skin, stretch marks, difficult pockets of fat, wrinkles, scarring, body hair, rosacea, and scars left behind from acne. With our products from Enuron, tru Sculpt iD, Secret RF, body contouring, laser hair removal, and Excel V+, these issues can become issues of the past. Skin rejuvenation on the face is one of our most popular treatments. Secret RF is one of those treatments which we've already talked about in previous blogs. Today, we are going to be talking about Excel V+, our second option for facial rejuvenation! 

Our skin rejuvenation services can help keep you looking young even after the effects of treatment, raising children, menopause, and getting through life's challenges. Laser resurfacing is used to address pigmentation issues like melasma and sunspots, and micro-needling with radiofrequency is used to help with the promotion of rebuilding your collagen with no downtime. This can be achieved with Secret RF. Laser resurfacing is the newest technology aiding in rejuvenation and antiaging. If you are concerned with fine lines, wrinkles, or redness like rosacea, our Cutera Excel V+ laser treatments are perfect for you! Paired with the best skin products for optimal results, we hope to empower you to look and feel your best at all times and through all stages of your life. According to Cutera, Excel V + delivers the power to safely treat challenging vascular and pigmentary conditions and today's most common skin concerns! 

What's Excel V+ and What Does It Entail? 

As we've talked about many times before, and what we understand ourselves, is that over the years our skin naturally takes a beating no matter how much we care for it. Excel V+ by Cutera is an incredibly safe laser technology that is very effective with treating excessive redness, enlarged pores, age spots, fine-line wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin texture. How does it work? Excel V+ delivers wavelengths to targeted areas and these wavelengths are absorbed by the chromophores in our bodies, which are the parts of a molecule responsible for its color (the redness and brown discoloring on our skin). They are also absorbed by melanin, oxyhemoglobin, and water, helping with fine lines and wrinkles.

During your treatments, areas on the body can be treated in as small as .5mm and as large as 1mm to ensure precise treatment and to help avoid any tissue damage to the skin that doesn't need treatment. These laser treatments work by stimulating collagen regrowth by heating the upper dermis, which lives way below your skin's surface. Dilated capillaries will receive additional heat to reduce the redness in your skin. Have no fear of this heat, however, because before, during, and after each pulse delivered to the treatment area, Excel V+ will deliver consistent contact cooling. This cooling temperature will be adjusted to your comfort levels. Another great perk? This is another wonderful non-surgical treatment that can be done without the use of topical anesthetic or gel! Higher energy levels will be used for larger spots and short pulses, with the most advanced wavelengths available, 532 nm.

After your treatments, the skin might look slightly red and your dark brown spots might look darker. This will only last a few hours or a few days. You can use makeup to cover up any redness through this period. You will begin to see results in one to three weeks. Redness will decrease, your complexion will improve, and dark spots will flake off and fade. It is recommended to avoid sun exposure after treatment. Excel V+ will help bring a youthful glow to your skin, smooth out your uneven skin texture, reduce your pore sizes, and much more. Each treatment will see more and more improved results and will build on previous improvements. 

What Are the Benefits of Excel V+? 

With all of our services and non-surgical services, there are so many benefits that come with each of them! First of all, you might be asking yourself if you're a good candidate for this procedure. If you're considering trying this service, here is a little food for thought. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 14 million people are living with rosacea, and 40% of the population suffers from pigment concerns. If you are wanting to help improve your skin, then it is right for you! What are some of the other benefits you will see and experience with Excel V+?

  • Very minimal downtime. 
  • It is not an invasive treatment, and it is a great solution for treating vascular conditions and unwanted pigmentation. 
  • It is a very customizable treatment. The treatment can be adjusted for each skin type and area of the body patients would like treated. It is appropriate for every skin type and every body. 
  • Procedures usually only last between 15-30 minutes. 
  • You can usually begin seeing results after a single treatment! 
  • Its unique treatment allows for precise treatment of small areas and allows for larger areas to be treated in smaller periods. 
  • Its cooling system allows treatment to be very comfortable for patients! 

What Are Some Common Misconceptions About Laser Skin Treatments? 

  • #1 Laser skin treatments are too expensive!
    • While the upfront cost might seem hefty, it will be something that will help you save money over time. Think of all the money you will save on not buying skincare products that promise to deliver what our laser skin treatments do, but never deliver? 
  •  #2 Lasers can cause cancer by emitting radiation.
    • This is one of the scariest myths out there, and one we want to squash right away. At The Breast Place, one of our major focuses is to help support women who are and who have gone through cancer treatments. We would never bring something into our offices that could potentially cause cancer. The wavelengths are limited to a safe zone and do not emit any radiation. 
  •  #3 Lasers are painful!
    • While they can be used as weapons, when it comes to aesthetic care these lasers should never hurt. While many patients will feel a little bit of pressure or a feeling similar to pinching, it should never be painful. When a more powerful laser is being used or a laser is being used on sensitive areas of the body, a topical anesthetic can be applied. 
  • #4 The lasers will burn me!
    • Similar to feeling pain, you should not get burnt. As long as you are being treated by a professional who has been trained properly (as we have) this will not be an issue. 
  • #5 Lasers only help the surface of the skin.
    • As we've mentioned in our last few blogs, the laser treatments go deep below the surface of the skin to treat your dermis and below, you are basically getting treated from the inside out! 
  • #6 Darker-skinned individuals can't receive treatment.
    • Treatments are adjusted to each individual's skin tone and treatment area, and they can be tailored for nearly all skin types! 

Excel V+ and all of our laser skin treatments offer incredible benefits, with little downtime and hardly if not any side effects. Each service is a great option to help you deal with unwanted issues weighing on your conscience and self-confidence! If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below, and always feel free to reach out to us! We look forward to seeing you soon, and we look forward to helping you make the very best out of 2021!