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    Default Going for Cutera Excel V next week.. advice?

    Ok... so after my absolutely disastrous go with Veingoh (I got scars on my nose) I am back to lasers, and the Excel V seems to be the new gold standard...

    I have red patches / veins on my nose left over from when I used to flush really bad (flushing stopped by ipl and Rosex cream) and am starting to get pustules on my nose again.

    I am booked in for the treatment with Dr V Dondos at Medicetics in London next week Tuesday.

    Does anyone who has had excel v before have any advice in regard to pre / post laser care?

    Many thanks.

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    Had it and I am pleased of the result. For me it was more painful than IPL and I was really swollen for few days later.
    Nothing scary though
    I had treatment for my cheeks and nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forsberg View Post
    Had it and I am pleased of the result. For me it was more painful than IPL and I was really swollen for few days later.
    Nothing scary though
    I had treatment for my cheeks and nose.
    Many thanks, how did you prep your skin before and what did you use for aftercare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CONTACTMC View Post
    Many thanks, how did you prep your skin before and what did you use for aftercare?
    Hi ContactMC,

    I am also interested in Excel V. Please keep us posted on your results.

    M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissM View Post
    Hi ContactMC,

    I am also interested in Excel V. Please keep us posted on your results.

    M.
    Will do.... hope this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CONTACTMC View Post
    Many thanks, how did you prep your skin before and what did you use for aftercare?
    Nothing fancy. Of course it is obvious that skin cannot be sunkissed, you cannot take some kind of natural herbs and photosensitive drugs.
    Right after I was offered LED therapy for 20 minutes to prevent inflammation of the skin, this procedure is only optional though.
    For few days frozen bag of gel was my friend to help fight swollen face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forsberg View Post
    Nothing fancy. Of course it is obvious that skin cannot be sunkissed, you cannot take some kind of natural herbs and photosensitive drugs.
    Right after I was offered LED therapy for 20 minutes to prevent inflammation of the skin, this procedure is only optional though.
    For few days frozen bag of gel was my friend to help fight swollen face.
    Did you have broken red veins as well as background redness?

    Ipl has fixed my flushing pretty much...i just have patches of ruddyness / red veins that the ipl just could not seem to clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CONTACTMC View Post
    Did you have broken red veins as well as background redness?

    Ipl has fixed my flushing pretty much...i just have patches of ruddyness / red veins that the ipl just could not seem to clear.
    Almost background redness only as flushing has been killed by IPL so it wasn't a problem anymore.

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    Default Has the first treatment today.

    Seems to have gone well, it was a very comfortable treatment, the cooled tip really does work.

    I had just the ktp laser today to target telangiectasia on and next to my nose, hard to tell as my nose is a bit red after the treatment, but they seem to be gone for now (hope they stay gone).

    I only have one laser bruise next to my nose, all other places I was zapped seem fine.

    Will keep you updated as to my progress.

    If this works I intend to go back and have the laser genesis all over to even out my skin tone a bit more and hopefully fill in some shallow scars created when I tried the god awful Veingogh (that thing should be banned).

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    Forgot to add Dr Dondos was very thorough and made sure I knew what I was getting into and the possible outcomes, she used a special headset with polarised light so she could see the vessels clearly.

    Afterward she applied betnovate cream and sunscreen and gave me some vitamin k cream to apply at home.

    Very nice lady and very professional.

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