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Vascular Laser

Artistry Wellness Hawai ‘i is excited to add Excel V+ vascular laser to our lineup of lasers to revitalize and help treat skin conditions such as redness, rosacea, acne scars, face and leg veins such broken capillaries, spider veins

Face Care

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Frequently Asked Questions


The laser works by delivering pulses of light energy that cause the blood within the vein to coagulate. This eventually destroys the vessels, which are gradually resorbed by your body. Blood flow is then redirected to veins deeper below the skin’s surface.


  • Rosacea

  • Diffuse redness

  • Veins, facial

  • Veins, leg

  • Veins, periorbital

  • Angiomas

  • Port wine stains

  • Poikiloderma

  • Wrinkles

  • Venous malformations

  • Bruising

  • Inflammatory acne

  • Benign pigmented lesions

  • Age/brown spots

  • Small area hair removal

  • Scars

  • Acne Scars


For most procedures, Excel V+ provides quick treatments with best results within just a few days. Most procedures only take 5 to 10 minutes but some may take up to 45 minutes.


Depending on your concerns, a single laser treatment or a series of treatments may be recommended. Your aesthetic nurse will discuss a customized treatment plan during your consultation.


Redness and/or swelling can be expected following treatment and will resolve within a few days. Treated brown spots will darken and slough off within 3 to 6 days. For full face treatments, swelling will peak 24 to 48 hours post treatment and usually resolves within a few days. Typically, you can wear make-up and return to normal activities immediately. 

Your Visit


​Four Weeks Prior 

  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners including spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.

One Week Prior 

  • Avoid taking medications or supplements that thin the blood—Aspirin, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, and any NSAID’s (Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory agents such as Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Naproxen). Please consult with your primary care physician/practitioner prior to discontinuing any medications. 

  • Notify clinic with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment

  • History of herpes or cold sores may require an anti-viral prescription prior to treatment

48 Hours Prior

  • Avoid skin irritants (examples below)

    • Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, vitamin C/ascorbic acid, astringents, etc.

24 Hours Prior

  • Do not drink alcohol. 

  • Avoid caffeine.

  • Plan your appointment well in advance and make sure you are not attending a party or a wedding venue for at least 1 week.

  • If you develop a cold / flu, cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend that you please reschedule your appointment until it resolves.


  • Please arrive at the office with a "clean face"—makeup-free and washed.

  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved.

  • A topical anesthetic or "numbing cream" may be applied to the treatment area to maximize your comfort. Please arrive on time as this process may take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. 

  • Hydrate.


  • Wait at least 1-3 before washing face or applying soap, cream or makeup to the treatment area, depending on the treatment.

  • Always use clean hands when touching the treated area. Face wash with a gentle cleanser (no exfoliating ingredients or acids such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid, etc). Gently massage your face with tepid water so as to remove all serum and other debris, such as dried blood.

  • Gently pat skin dry with a clean towel.

  • After 2-3 days, or when comfortable, you can return to using your regular skin care products.

  • Avoid applying makeup for at least 24 hours after treatment.  Do not apply makeup with a makeup brush, sponge, or applicator that might not be clean.

  • For warmth, swelling, or discomfort, a cold compress, ice pack, cold vinegar soak (2 cups water + 1 tsp white vinegar) or Tylenol may be used. 

  • If an antibiotic or antiviral was prescribed for you, please take exactly as directed.

  • Peeling and skin flaking are common side effects that occur within 48-96 post treatment. Do not pick, rub, or peel off any skin during this healing process. These actions can result in hyperpigmentation, scarring  and/or infection. 

  • Do not use a Clarisonic or any other scrub brushes during peeling.

  • Avoid direct sunlight during the 2-3 days of healing. 

  • Avoid strenuous exercise and sweating until after skin is healed. In addition, limit activity in hot  tubs, extremely warm/ hot showers, and saunas.

  • After 48 hours, wear at minimum SPF 45-50 mineral or physical sunscreen with re-applications every 2 hours. We recommend skinbetter science sunscreens - compacts, stick, or lotions (available in tone smart or sheer).

  • Avoid alcohol-based toners for 10-14 days.

  • Avoid any other facial treatment for 4 weeks.  ​

  • Warning: If excessive swelling or signs of infection occur, please contact the office immediately. (Moderate swelling immediately post treatment is normal). Signs of infection include: 

  • Drainage that looks like pus

  • Increased warmth and/or redness around the treatment area 

  • Significant tenderness or pain around the treatment area 

  • Fever - Temperature of 100.5F or greater

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