EXCEL V® FACE & LEG VEIN LASER TREATMENT

 

 
“The veins around my nose were driving me crazy. I could cover them with makeup but every time I blew my nose, I had to reapply. Dr. Grodberg suggested the Excel V® laser. After two treatments, the skin looks clear.”
—JG, Mahwah

“The Excel V® laser generates a focused beam of light, which delivers energy to a specific site through a small hand piece connected to the laser console. The laser energy is absorbed selectively by the color red and consequently the Excel V® laser’s therapeutic effects are most apparent on red blood vessels. This makes the Excel V® laser very well suited for treatment of Telangiectasia: facial spider veins caused by a dilation of capillary vessels or arterioles; Cherry Angioma: slightly raised, red lesions; Spider Angiomas: slightly raised, red spider-like lesions and leg veins.”
—Dr. Michele Grodberg

If you’re considering treatment with the Excel V® laser, here are Dr. Grodberg’s answers to a few frequently asked questions:

HOW DOES THIS LASER WORK?

“The laser light is selectively absorbed by oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) in the blood vessels causing destruction of the unwanted blood vessel while leaving the surrounding cells intact.”

DOES THE LASER HURT?

“Some patients report feeling a slight stinging sensation during the treatment but this feeling is transient and is minimized by the application of cool compresses. It is also possible to pre treat the areas with a numbing cream, however, most patients do not find this necessary.”

WHAT WILL THE TREATED AREA LOOK LIKE AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

“The treated area will appear red which usually resolves in 2 to 4 hours. Some swelling may also be experienced and may last 1 to 2 days.”

WHAT POST LASER CARE IS NEEDED?

“Post laser care is minimal. You may be instructed to use an anti-bacterial ointment on the treated area for a short period of time. It is important to stay out of the sun during the healing process.”

WHEN WILL RESULTS BE SEEN?

“Final treatment results should be evident within one month after treatment for blood vessels. In the meantime, normal daily activities can be resumed with only a slight redness evident at the treatment area.”

Before treatment and 9 months after treatment.
Photos courtesy Greg Waslen, MD

 

MGMD® MAINTENANCE AND CARE REGIMEN:

Skin Rejuvenation Kit (MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser, MGMD® Antioxidant Cream, MGMD® Rejuvenating Eye Serum, MGMD® Intensified Facial Moisturizer) – may be used to soothe areas after treatment

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MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser
MGMD® Antioxidant Cream CF or MGMD® Antioxidant Serum CF
MGMD® Sun Shield Sheer Effect SPF 50+

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MGMD® Antioxidant Green Tea Cleanser
MGMD® Intensified Facial Cream with Vitamins & Antioxidants

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