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Excel V Laser

Paradise Dermatology is excited to now offer a solution to patients concerned with rosacea, facial veins, cherry angiomas, and spider veins on the legs - the Excel V Laser

What is the Excel V laser?

 The Excel V laser system uses a unique, high-powered multi-wavelength laser that eliminates unwanted blood vessels on the face and body and reduces facial redness. 

How many treatments will I need? 

The number of treatments will depend on condition and area treated.  Results are seen with one treatment, but some conditions such as rosacea and facial redness get the best results with multiple treatments.

Is the treatment painful?

Treatments are quick and pain-free.  The laser treatment can feel similar to a rubber band snapping against skin. Depending on the procedure, a cooled treatment tip will be in contact with the skin to protect and provide comfort during the procedure.

Are there side effects or downtime?

Redness and swelling are common after treatment but typically resolve in a few days. If you are having leg veins treated, we will ask you wear compression wraps to the treatment area for 3-5 days and avoid activities that heat the body up like saunas or workouts for a few days. 

Excel V laser is a great tool to help you have the clear, beautiful skin you want. Call our office to schedule a consult. 

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If you haven’t heard: April is National Rosacea Awareness Month. And while we’ve all heard about rosacea, surprisingly, 95% of Americans suffering from it know little to nothing about it—or its signs and symptoms. This may be due to the fact that it’s often mistaken for acne or other common skin conditions. So let’s break down what it is, what causes it and treatment options.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness in your face and often produces small red bumps similar to acne. Most people with rosacea seem to flush or blush more often than the average person. Rosacea can’t be cured, but can be controlled. Left untreated, rosacea tends to worsen over time. Using your medications faithfully can give you much clearer skin and help keep the symptoms from coming back.

What Causes Rosacea?

This is unknown! There are many theories about what can cause rosacea, though:
• Bacteria
• Blood vessel abnormality
• Neurologic abnormality
• Demodex (follicle mite)

What Triggers Rosacea?

There are many potential trigger factors, but they do not affect all people with rosacea. Here are the most common ones:
• Alcohol
• Spicy foods
• Stress
• Exercise
• Extremes of heat or cold
• Some fruits; including tomatoes, citrus and bananas
• Irritants applied to facial skin (soaps, astringents)

What Are Treatment Options for Rosacea?

• Oral antibiotics to reduce inflammation
• Topical antibiotics to reduce red bumps (Metrogel, Finacea)
• Laser ablation of dilated blood vessels
• Mirvaso cream to minimize appearance of redness and flushing
• Soolantra cream to reduce inflammation and provide anti-parasitic properties

Have further questions about rosacea? Give us a call or make an appointment today. We’re always happy to help!

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