Jun 23, 2019

Excel V Laser Review: Rosacea & Spider Veins Treatment

Excel V Procedure Review
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Editorial Review


  • Excellent for deep vascular targets (veins).
  • Excellent for isolated broken vessels on the face, particularly on the nose.  
  • Also works for sun induced lentigines (brown spots) and skin toning, as well as certain leg veins in conjunction with sclerotherapy.
  • Works well, easy to use, effective, many potential clinical applications.
  • Can also be used to treat vascular lesions like port wine stains.


  • Generally requires more than one treatment (like others in this class).
  • Large capillary vascular malformations may not respond as well to this treatment as other modalities.

Things You Should Know:

  • Expect some redness, swelling and possibly some bruising after the procedure, for 24-48 hours after procedure.
  • Post-treatment ice packs are essential.
  • Patients who have a tan, and those with tattoos, can expect adverse outcomes with any 532nm device, including this one.
  • Wavelength specific eye protection needed. Repeat treatment may be necessary for many skin conditions.

Most Common Use Cases:

  • Used for most types of multi-color vascular lesions (veins).
  • Excellent for the treatment of deep vascular targets (e.g. leg veins).
  • Broken facial vessels and peri-orbital (around the eye) veins.

Physician Testimonials

"Not much negative to say about this device except the procedure is a bit uncomfortable and patient may experience some temporary swelling and redness after the procedure"  Jeffery Dover M.D.

"Simply the best KTP Laser anywhere. Dependable, powerful, versatile. No consumables, which is a major plus in comparison to pulsed dye lasers"- Anonymous Physician Reviewer

Additional Information (provided by Cutera)

Procedure Description:

Excel V provides precision laser treatments for today?s common face and body aesthetic and dermatologic skin concerns to quickly give a clean, healthy looking complexion.

Typical Clinical Applications:

Rosacea, redness, leg veins, facial veins, skin revitalization, mild inflammatory acne, acne scars, scars, sun spots, age spots, and discoloration.

Best Patient Candidates:

Patient with sagging or crepey skin, unwanted wrinkles, bulging or dimples, wanting younger, fresh look to face and or body.

Other Patients Considerations:


Excel V US Procedure Cost & Price Range:


Average Number of Treatments Needed:

1 to up to 6 treatment depending on the application.

Excel V

Excel V

Excel V is a nonsurgical procedure that uses high-power laser energy to address various skin problems, such as facial redness, sun spots, spider veins, acne scars, rosacea, and others.