The Icon™ Aesthetic System is the next generation of platform technology. Offering multiple devices in one machine, it enables aesthetic practitioners to provide a comprehensive suite of the most popular treatments, from hair removal to wrinkle reduction to scar and stretch mark treatment. In addition, only Icon offers the ability to perform the ThreeForMe™ Laser Treatment—the proven way to solve wrinkles, sun damage, and facial veins, all at the same time.
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles and the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numerous follicles and impeding the hair’s growth. We use the highest technology lasers with unparalleled treatment efficacies in hair removal, especially when it comes to the thinner hairs that other lasers simply cannot target.
Laser skin rejuvenation (often called resurfacing), uses a precise laser instrument to gently remove the outer layers of damaged skin. This concentrated process, which is only available in a professional medical office or spa, directs pulsating beams of laser light over irregular skin, gently peeling off old, dead layers. This removal process allows new cells to form where timeworn layers were removed. As skin heals following a laser rejuvenation session it will start to appear healthier, tighter, and younger looking.
Laser treatment is generally very effective at removing age spots, liver spots, sunspots, and brown spots on the skin. It is the treatment of choice for these pigmented lesions. Lasers work by emitting a beam of specialized light that is passed through the skin and preferentially absorbed by only the pigmented cells in the skin. The laser causes the pigments to break up and disappear, leaving you with smooth, clear skin. There are several lasers available that work remarkably well in treating unwanted pigmentation.
Just like you would expect, laser scar revision uses the help of lasers to erase your scars. Several sessions are usually needed to remove scars. The procedure improves imperfections and overall skin tone using bursts of focused laser energy. This engages the body’s natural healing response, which ramps up collagen production and rebuilds new tissue to replace the scar tissue. Fewer sessions are needed for minor scars, whereas more sessions are necessary to completely remove complex, severe scars.
STRETCH MARK TREATMENT
There are a few different types of lasers that are used to help minimize stretch marks, one of those is a fractional laser such as Cynosure’s Icon 1540. This fractional, non-ablative laser will be able to create new growth of collagen and elastin—meaning hello new skin, and goodbye stretch marks.
If you think you could benefit from laser treatment and are looking to get results for one of the procedures listed above, schedule a free consultation or contact us today with any additional questions.