Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics
8201 Preston Road #350
Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: (214) 631-7546
Fax: (214) 631-8546
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4p.m.

Unwanted blemishes such as broken capillaries, veins, and birthmarks can give the skin a red flush that is often mistaken for a sunburn. But thanks to advances in laser technology, it is now possible to safely and effectively treat these types of vascular conditions without invasive surgery. Our practice offers the Cutera Excel V™ laser to reduce redness and improve skin tone. This laser procedure is especially effective for facial veins, port wine stains, and spider vein treatment in Dallas.

Our board-certified dermatologists can help you feel more confident and comfortable with effective vein treatment options. We treat men and women from throughout Plano, Frisco, and other neighboring communities. Request a consultation online or call (214) 631-7546 to find out more. When you schedule a consultation for cosmetic procedures, you will also receive a customized “Total Skin Rejuvenation” plan to help you achieve your ideal look.

How Does the Excel Laser Vein Treatment Work?

Most skin redness is caused by either an increased number of blood vessels or blood vessels that are enlarged or dilated. The Cutera Excel V laser creates green light energy that is absorbed by the red color of blood vessels and is converted to heat, sealing off the tiny vessels in the most superficial part of the skin. Like other lasers, the Excel V can be used with a minimal risk of complications, making it an ideal treatment for people of all ages.

The Cutera Excel V laser is a minimally invasive procedure that takes less than an hour to perform. Most patients are immediately able to return to their regular routines with little downtime. The Cutera Excel V offers several different modes if more aggressive treatment is necessary. Several treatments of the same area may be required for maximum fading, and these treatments are generally spaced several weeks apart.



Our board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Lori Stetler, Dr. Kristel Polder, and Dr. Jill Feetham, lead a team of experienced and highly trained aesthetic specialists who provide exceptional patient care.

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What Does a Laser Vein Treatment Do?

Laser vein treatment is a safe and affordable option for individuals who are struggling with vascular abnormalities such as visible blood vessels and spider veins.

We encourage you to browse our photo gallery to see real results our dermatologists can achieve with laser vein treatment.

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Do I Need a Laser Vein Treatment or Sclerotherapy?

During your consultation, your doctor will examine your concerns and recommend the vein treatment best suited for you (see table). We often combine sclerotherapy and lasers to achieve the best possible outcome.

Laser Vein Treatment vs. Sclerotherapy

Vein Treatment Addresses How It Works Treatment Areas Number of Treatments
Excel V Laser Spider veins
Laser energy Legs Multiple (depending on condition)
Sclerotherapy Small varicose veins
Small/medium spider veins
Injections of irritant Legs Multiple (depending on condition)

Laser Vein Treatment Results and Recovery

After your laser vein treatment, you may return to your regular daily activities; there is no downtime required. We do recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. Treated areas may be red for the first few hours, but the surface of the skin is not affected by the laser. Treated veins clear away gradually as the body absorbs them. Improvement is typically noticeable about 2 to 6 weeks after treatment; final results take several months to attain. In most cases, multiple treatments are needed for optimal results.

Common Questions

How does the Excel V™ laser treat veins and rosacea?

Excel V is a multimodal laser, meaning it is specifically designed to treat a variety of different vascular lesions including port wine stains and spider veins in addition to rosacea. Excel V works by administering a powerful green laser to abnormal blood vessels. The laser’s energy is absorbed by the blood vessels, which are damaged and eventually seal shut. The blood vessels then gradually disappear. Because vascular lesions are caused by abnormal blood vessels, the Excel V laser is able to treat a variety of these types of concerns.

How is the Excel V laser different from other skin lasers?

Lasers are incredibly versatile tools in the dermatology world, and they come in many forms to treat a wide variety of skin concerns. Laser skin resurfacing treatments such as Fraxel® remove outer layers of damaged skin and stimulate cell renewal for a softer, healthier-looking complexion. IPL, which is similar to a laser, uses concentrated light energy to scatter pigment in your skin, reducing dark spots and other color irregularities. The Excel V laser is different from both of these services because its green light targets only the red discoloration of vascular abnormalities.

How much do vein treatments cost?

It’s difficult to provide an exact figure because every patient is different. At the Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics, we develop a customized treatment plan for each patient that may include sclerotherapy, a laser treatment, or both. During your consultation, we’ll evaluate your specific concerns and draw up a treatment plan that’s right for you. We’ll also provide you with a precise quote.

What other treatments do you offer to improve the look of my legs?

Whether they opt for sclerotherapy or a laser treatment, most patients are thrilled with the results of their vein treatments. Thanks to a renewed sense of confidence about the appearance of their legs, some patients choose to further enhance results with additional services, such as:

  • CoolSculpting®: This treatment freezes unwanted fat cells, effectively killing them. Over time, the dead fat cells are flushed out of the body naturally. Quick, comfortable CoolSculpting treatments are a great option for reducing stubborn bulges on the inner and outer thighs.
  • Laser hair removal: A series of just a few laser hair removal treatments can leave legs smooth indefinitely — no more stubble, razor irritation, or nicks to cover up, and no more shaving or waxing necessary.
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