Excel V


Excel V is a laser system that uses a high-power laser with targeted pulses to repair vascular skin conditions. The procedure involves moving the Excel V hand piece over the impacted areas of the skin until the abnormal vessels diminish. The system uses a unique high power laser that is absorbed by abnormal blood vessels in the skin. The laser heats and eliminates the abnormal vessels in the skin.  The system makes use of an innovative cooling mechanism to ensure patient comfort. The number of treatments needed depends on the number, color and size of the abnormal vessels being treated.

Ideal candidates suffer from rosacea, port wine stains, facial veins, spider veins, freckles, brown spots, skin tags, acne scars, scar reduction or wrinkles. Candidates should avoid tanning for a month prior to the treatment. Any treatments that may irritate the skin such as waxing should also be avoided for one or two weeks before the treatment. Patients with prior laser or light based procedures on the face within 6 months or are less than 20 years of age or older than 80 years of age are not good candidates.

The cost of Excel V depends on the surgeon's level of expertise, the geographic location of the procedure and if other procedures are performed at the same time. The cost of an Excel V procedure ranges from $250-$1100.

The procedure improves the appearance of the skin, tone irregularities, scars and wrinkles and corrects or repairs vascular skin conditions. Recovery takes about three to seven days. There could also be some redness, bruising and swelling that will resolve within a few days. Exposure to the sun should be avoided shortly after the procedure. The results become evident two to six weeks after the procedure. The results can last for more than 3 years.

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

submitted on   Wed Jun, 15, 2016 by Aric Aghayan, MD     
Halo hybrid fractional laser is a skin laser that delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths of laser energy at the same time. Ablative lasers, like CO2 and Erbium, vaporize the outer skin layers to effectively resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Non-ablative technologies like Fraxel laser are1