spring street dermatology dermatologist consulting with a patient about Excel V laser treatment for spider and leg vein removal in NYC


combination laser for spider veins and leg veins

The Excel V laser safely and efficiently treats a variety of vascular lesions including telangiectasias, broken blood vessels, angiomas, vascular birthmarks, spider veins, and leg veins.

  • Downtime: Very minimal
  • Pain Level: Minimal
  • Results Duration: Long-lasting


Facial and leg veins, telangiectasia, rosacea symptoms, brown spots

Side Effects:

Mild redness, swelling, and occasional scabbing immediately following treatment


Primarily used on the face and legs

Follow Up:

Some patients require a second treatment session to achieve an optimal outcome

How Performed:

Handpiece delivers laser pulses into dermal tissue


Topical anesthetic applied prior to treatment

Procedure Type:


Expected Outcome:

Reduction in visible vessels, diffuse redness and age spots


Results visible 1-2 weeks after treatment

Spring Street Dermatology Excel V device in New York City, NY

The Excel V is a combination KTP 532 nm and ND:YAG 1064 nm laser that safely and efficiently treats a variety of vascular lesions including telangiectasias, broken blood vessels, angiomas, vascular birthmarks, spider veins, and leg veins. It can also reduce facial redness associated with rosacea or sun damage and can treat solar lentigos or sun spots. Treatments are well tolerated with minimal downtime. While improvement is generally seen after the first treatment, most patients will require multiple sessions for best results.

What is the Excel V laser?

With a powerful combination of high-performance dual wavelengths (532/1064) and Cutera’s proprietary long-pulsed Nd:YAG technology, Excel V provides a safe, fast, and efficient cosmetic treatment system for a wide range of skin discolorations and vascular skin conditions.

The 532 nm wavelength is effective on a variety of superficial vascular lesions, while the 1064 nm Nd:YAG wavelength expands the system’s capabilities to include deeper, darker vascular lesions. Excel V works by delivering pulses of light energy that target the blood within a vein, causing it to coagulate. The treated vessel is then reabsorbed by the body. Blood flow is redirected to veins deep below the skin’s surface, eliminating the appearance of spots, veins, redness, and other skin discolorations. To learn more about the Excel V, visit clinicaltrials.gov.

What Does the Excel V treat?

The Excel V laser is a highly customizable device that can address a variety of skin concerns, including:

  • Acne
  • Angiomas
  • Visible vessels
  • Facial redness
  • Hemangiomas
  • Leg veins
  • Telangiectasia
  • Port-wine stains

Who is a Candidate for an Excel V Treatment?

An Excel V treatment is a good option for men and women who have vascular lesions or brown spots they’d like to eliminate. Excel V works on a broad range of skin tones and types and can be effective for patients of all ages. Our board-certified dermatologists are happy to discuss your concerns and goals during your consultation, so they can create the most effective, customized treatment plan for you.

Benefits of Excel V

Versatile and customizable

Treats both superficial blemishes and deeper vascular lesions

Eliminates red spots and visible vessels

Does not require downtime

Treats vascular concerns in 1-2 sessions

Produces natural-looking results

The Procedure

Unlike other laser procedures, Excel V does not require any form of anesthesia. However, patients have the option to use a topical numbing cream before treatment to ensure a more comfortable experience. Your dermatologist will place the Excel V handpiece over the treatment area where pulses of light are directed at vascular irregularities in your skin. To minimize discomfort, the device comes with a proprietary cooling mechanism that produces continuous cooling before, during, and after the laser pulse. The actual treatment may be completed in as little as 5-10 minutes. Treatment time will vary depending on your skin condition and treatment area size but at most, a complete session should last no more than 45 minutes.

Schedule Your Excel V Laser Consultation With a Dermatologist in NYC

Give yourself a rejuvenated appearance through comprehensive medical care and the most advanced cosmetic dermatology treatments available. To learn more about Excel V and our other anti-aging treatment options and to schedule online, contact Spring Street Dermatology in SOHO or Tribeca, NYC to schedule a consultation.

Before & After Photos

Excel V Questions & Answers

Q: Are there any possible side effects from an Excel V treatment?

A: Some patients may experience mild redness or swelling, similar to a sunburn. These symptoms are usually minimal and should subside within a day or two. These side effects shouldn’t keep you from your normal activities.

Q: How long will my results last?

A: Since Excel V eliminates visible vessels or age spots, the results will be long-lasting. However, you can develop more veins and spots over time. Touch-up treatments every one to three years are recommended to maintain results. To lower your risk for a recurrence, always wear sun protection and ask your dermatologist for ways you can prevent future veins from forming.

Q: Does an Excel V treatment hurt?

A: Most people will experience a slight stinging or snapping sensation during treatment, though the Excel V has an inbuilt cooling system that helps minimize discomfort. Following the treatment, discomfort is minimal to none. A topical anesthetic may be also available to improve your treatment experience. Overall, Excel V is a well-tolerated procedure.

Q: What is recovery from an Excel V treatment like?

A: There is no downtime after the Excel V procedure. After your session, you should be able to immediately resume your normal activities. You may experience some mild swelling and redness for a day or two, but these side effects are usually minimal. Occasional scabbing can also occur. Protect your skin from sun exposure to avoid potential damage.

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