The Cutera XEO laser is a versatile device that can be used to address a number of aesthetic concerns, including spider veins and reticular veins safely and effectively. Through a number of calibration settings, this laser gives Dr Stevens extensive options for developing a treatment plan customized to your unique cosmetic needs after your medical venous issues have been addressed.
How the Cutera XEO laser works
The Cutera XEO laser was designed to give Dr Stevens many options for developing a customized laser skin treatment plan. At the core of this device is a powerful laser technology that can be custom-tailored with a variety of settings that adjust the wavelengths delivered to the skin. This is a vital feature, as the wavelength will dictate how deeply the laser penetrates and what structures it will affect. The 1064 nm ND:YAG wavelength has been found optimal for vascular treatment.
What the Cutera XEO treats
The Cutera XEO laser can be used to treat residual spider veins and reticular veins following both radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy.
Is Cutera XEO laser safe?
When administered by Dr Stevens, treatments with the Cutera XEO laser are safe and comfortable. He is highly trained in assessing skin problems and in using a number of laser technologies to achieve favorable aesthetic results.
How long do treatment results last?
The results from laser treatments with the Cutera XEO laser will depend on the specific issue being treated, and may require more than one treatment. As the underlying problem of venous insufficiency has been previously addressed, the chances of successful treatment and long term success are optimized.
What to expect during treatment?
When you visit Premier Heart and Vein Care for a Cutera XEO laser consultation, Dr Stevens will make a careful assessment of your current skin condition, to determine whether this laser treatment option is the best choice in your situation.
Before the Cutera XEO laser treatment starts, you will be provided with special protective eyewear to ensure your safety. Local anesthetic is applied as well to minimize discomfort. Discomfort is usually minimal.
The side effects from laser treatment are typically very minimal, but will depend on the specific skin problem being addressed. For example, more aggressive treatments may cause redness, bruising and mild swelling, while other treatments may leave no visible signs. Visual improvement usually occurs within two to six weeks, however final results may require several months.