Laser Treatments Central Coast
For Laser Treatments on the Central Coast, the Cutera Excel V Plus Laser is an industry-leading laser device that treats a wide range of skin conditions. It targets and reduces vascular and pigmented skin lesions, with excellent, noticeable results. With advanced laser technology, the process can address issues such as pigmentation, vascular lesions like spider veins, benign skin lesions, mild to moderate acne, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Dr Shauna Watts offers this specialised laser treatment, suitable for a wide range of skin types. The laser provides more power and speed than other treatments, offering patients a convenient and efficient way to reduce unwanted spots and lesions.
How Do Laser Treatments on the Central Coast Work?
Laser treatments use a high-power laser for vascular lesions and pigmentation issues in the skin. With a powerful but gentle beam of light energy, laser treatments target the pigment and melanin in the skin. The skin then absorbs the light, causing unwanted cells to be destroyed whilst preserving the surrounding, healthy cells. This restores a smooth and even skin tone.
The Excel V laser uses two main wavelengths that target pigmentation and redness. It has a unique delivery device that makes the treatment more comfortable while minimising damage to the surrounding skin. Additionally, the laser has adjustable settings, which means Dr Watts can customise the treatment to your own skin concerns.
Unlike previous models, the new Excel V Plus laser has additional features which allow a shallower laser length, making it an effective treatment for smaller vascular lesions, redness, and rosacea.
Laser treatments target a wide range of vascular and pigmented skin concerns. Vascular lesions are blood vessels located directly under the skin’s surface. The Cutera laser addresses vascular issues such as:
- Leg veins
- Spider veins
Additionally, pigmented lesions are caused by an overproduction of melanin in the skin. We can also address these issues with laser treatments, such as:
- Age spots
Whether you’ve noticed visible small blood vessels and pigmentations, fine lines and wrinkles, or are concerned about pore size, the Excel laser can be an excellent option. As well as these skin issues, people who are interested in general skin rejuvenation can also benefit from laser treatments. The procedure reduces signs of damage, leaving a natural, unblemished overall look.
In order to develop a treatment plan that suits your needs, you will have a consultation with Dr Watts prior to your treatment session. On the day of the procedure, your skin will be cleaned and prepared, and protective goggles may be placed over your eyes. Dr Watts will move the laser handpiece over your skin, targeting the vascular or pigmented lesions you wish to address. There is generally minimal pain associated with this process. The device’s specialised cooling system will soothe the skin and therefore help you have a comfortable treatment.
The duration of the procedure will depend on the number, size, and location of your vascular or pigmented lesions. Generally, one treatment session will last for 15 to 30 minutes.
Recovery and Results
After the procedure, you may feel a stinging sensation, and you may have some redness and swelling. These mild side effects will subside within a couple of days. In rare cases, bruising or blistering can occur. Dr Watts will provide instructions on how to optimise the healing process and minimise any post-treatment discomfort.
Patients tend to see noticeable improvements in two to six weeks after treatment, with continual improvements afterwards. Many patients see great results after one session, but depending on the case, you may need more laser treatments in order to gain your desired results.
Book Your Private Consultation
Dr Shauna Watts is a highly skilled medical clinician who tailors each patient’s treatment plan to their needs and desired outcomes. Prior to your treatment, a meeting with Dr Watts is integral to developing a treatment plan that suits you. This private meeting will include a discussion about your health and skin condition, as well as the results you hope to achieve. Knowing your needs will help Dr Watts support you in your journey and provide:
- An outline of your treatment options that support your health and aesthetic goals
- Guidance based on your needs in a welcoming, supportive environment
- A treatment plan that complements your needs and desired outcomes
This meeting will help you feel secure and confident in your treatment options and make a well-informed decision that is best for you.