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When people think about skin imperfections, wrinkles are often the first thing that comes to mind, but up to 50% of women suffer from vascular issues with their skin such as systemic redness or visible veins that negatively affect their appearance. Excel V laser treatment is specifically designed to target and improve vascular skin issues for visible, long-lasting results. Dr. Christine Lee in Walnut Creek, CA works with patients in a personalized consultation to determine the best course of treatment for their particular skin issues and then recommends a customized treatment plan that may include Excel V laser treatment and other complementary therapies.

Excel V laser treatment, Walnut Creek

What is Excel V?

The CUTERA® Excel V system uses the latest laser technology to minimize the appearance of unwanted vascular lesions on your face or body. Skin issues that Excel V can be used to treat include:

  • Rosacea
  • Spider veins
  • Skin discoloration and lesions
  • Facial veins
  • Scars and keloids
  • …and more

Excel V works by using a specific type of laser to target areas of redness or blue or purple discolorations on your skin. The energy from the laser destroys the small vessels or pigmented cells causing discoloration issues, which results in a smoother, more even skin tone. The laser can be customized for your individual skin tone and color for the best results, and the spot size that is treated is also fully customizable, ensuring that the healthy skin surrounding the treatment area is unaffected and that your blood can naturally re-route through the nearby blood vessels.

What to expect at your visit

The Excel V treatment process is simple and comfortable. It typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes, during which time the doctor will place the Excel V wand over the affected area using the precisely right spot size and laser energy needed. A special cooling instrument is used to keep your skin comfortable during the procedure, so no injections or topical numbing agents are needed.

Dr. Christine Lee can work with you to determine the number of treatments that are needed, but some patients see significant results after just one session. Call The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute in Walnut Creek at (925) 528-0117 to learn more and determine whether Excel V is the right option for you!

Dr. Christine Lee

Dr. Min-Wei Christine Lee

Dr. Christine Lee is a Board-certified Dermatologist with sub-specialties in laser surgery, cosmetic surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, facial plastic reconstruction, and dermatologic surgery. She leads The Skin And Laser Treatment Institute as its Director and serves as Clinical Faculty for the Department of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. Patients travel from across the globe for her expertise, and Dr. Lee has trained thousands of stateside and international doctors.

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