Icon Fractional Laser Resurfacing For Aging Skin

Icon Fractional Laser Resurfacing For Aging Skin

The effects of aging, including the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage, are unavoidable for all of us at some point in our lives, regardless of our status. However, recent advances in medical science and other fields have made it possible to combat the effects of aging in various ways. ICON fractional laser treatment is one of the newer treatments that can address these signs of aging and is considered one of the most effective.

We are pleased to provide our patients with the option of undergoing treatment with the ICON fractional laser, which is among the most adaptable and successful laser procedures currently on the market.

 

How Icon Fractional Laser Can Help You

ICON can target specific issues with your skin, such as discoloration, wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars, while at the same time inducing no damage to healthy skin in the surrounding area by utilizing a technology known as fractional laser resurfacing. Once the skin has absorbed the energy, the body’s natural healing process takes over and regenerates new, healthy skin in the treated area. The tone of your skin and its texture’s smoothness will improve over the next few weeks.

During a single treatment, your provider can address a variety of skin concerns using two distinct handpieces thanks to the ICON device, which are as follows:

  • Spider veins, vascular lesions, sunspots, hyperpigmentation, and redness can all be reduced with the help of intense pulsed light (IPL), which the MaxG delivers.
  • The ICON 1540 Fractional Laser is a non-ablative laser resurfacing device that can reduce or eliminate fine lines, surgical scars, acne scars, and stretch marks. It does this by facilitating collagen and elastin synthesis, which gives the skin a firmer and smoother appearance. 

Results You Can Expect From ICON Fractional Laser Treatment

We can achieve significant results in as little as one treatment with ICON’s combination of two different laser wavelengths, which significantly improves over older laser techniques. This combo laser treatment may be effective, but it is quick and straightforward to administer despite its potency.

Depending on your particular needs, the ICON laser can be altered to treat a wide variety of skin conditions that can occur on either the face or the body, including the following:

  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine Lines
  • Acne scars and other types of scars
  • Stretch marks 

Pre-Appointment Instructions

Before you come in for your appointment, your provider will give you some instructions to follow if this is your first time experiencing the ICON fractional laser. Please read and comply with the following pre-appointment instructions carefully:

  • Before beginning, ensure that the treatment area is clean and free of any lotions or makeup. 
  • Stop using tanning beds, creams, and unprotected sun exposure on the areas of your body that will be treated at least four weeks before your scheduled appointment. 
  • A potential side effect of treatment is a slower rate of hair growth. If you do not want to run the risk of experiencing hair loss in those areas, you should steer clear of ICON fractional laser in those areas,

What To Expect In Your Appointment

Sessions usually last no longer than half an hour, but this time limit can be increased or decreased depending on the size of the problem area. The first thing that will be done is to provide you with laser eye shields to protect your eyes from intense light. Laser energy is absorbed into your skin whenever an ICON handpiece is moved over the area to be treated on your body.

Our treatment plan could cause some mild to moderate discomfort in some patients. We will provide you with instructions for any necessary follow-up care. After the procedure, you may encounter some redness or swelling at the treatment site for a few days, but this should go away within the first three days of recovery. If these side effects persist, contact your provider for more instructions. 

Additional treatment sessions should be spaced out by between three and six weeks.

 

How Many Appointments?

It takes the majority of patients three to four treatments before they see the best possible improvement in their skin’s tone, texture, and overall appearance. To effectively treat stretch marks, you will typically require five appointment visits.

After some transitory discoloration of the treated area, which is to be expected, exfoliation will reveal skin that is smoother and appears to be younger. You will see a gradual improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a firmer appearance, over subsequent months as your skin produces new collagen and elastin.

 

Other Features Of ICON Fractional Laser

While ICON fractional laser is well known for its anti-aging applications, there is much more this treatment can do for you. Here are some of the following. 

Laser Hair Removal

Hair removal via laser or other light-based methods can give you the silky, shaven-ready skin you’ve always dreamed of having. You only need a few straightforward treatments to see results that will last.

This light-based technology that emits gentle pulses of energy into the skin targets the hair follicles responsible for the growth and heats them. After the energy has destroyed the hair follicle, new hair can’t grow in its place.

Removing Leg Veins

Laser light travels beneath the surface of the skin and into the veins. The energy is taken in by the blood, which then causes the vessel to burst. The vessel will fade away, resulting in a return of the skin’s normal appearance. It is a quick and straightforward method for improving the appearance of your legs. Thanks to this treatment, there is no need to constantly worry about covering these leg veins with long clothing. 

Takeaway

ICON fractional laser can do so many anti-aging wonders for your skin, even removing some leg veins or unwanted hair! The treatment is straightforward, causes only minimal side effects, and the results speak for themselves. It’s a laser treatment unlike any other, so if you are interested in the treatment, contact and visit our clinic, Valley Primary Care. We also offer other aesthetic treatments that can assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals and needs. 

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