Advances in technology, in regards to laser treatments within the dermatology world, have provided us with the high quality treatments that we’re able to provide with the Cynosure Palomar Icon laser. As your dermatologist, we are always looking to provide you with the highest quality of skin care possible, and that’s why we offer a variety of skin treatments through the Cynosure Palomar Icon laser.

What forms of treatment can this laser provide?

  • Pigment clearance
  • Acne and surgical scar treatment
  • Leg vein clearance
  • Stretch mark treatment
  • Reduction of wrinkles
  • Laser Hair Removal

What are the benefits of this form of laser treatment?

With so many advances having been made in the creation of this laser, there are quite a few benefits to using it as your choice of dermatology and laser treatment. With the high quality cooling features and the Skintel® Melanin reader, this laser in particular is able to improve the amount of times that treatments take while still providing the high quality results that you, as a patient, seek.

Why is laser treatment a good option for these different circumstances?

Laser treatment provides dermatologists the opportunity to get up close with what it is that we’re working on. Whether it be acne scars or clearing up some pigmentation, lasers allow for us to get to the root of the problem and tackle it from all angles. Aside from precision, laser treatments allow for your dermatologist to work on the area of skin that is being treated without causing any damage or irritation to the surrounding skin.

If you have any questions about the particular cases that our laser treatment is available for, feel free to reach out to our office and speak with a member of our team directly. We would be more than happy to help you.

IPL Photofacial

If you are looking to revitalize your skin’s appearance…..look no further.  Photo-facial (photo-rejuvenation) utilizes intense pulsed light (IPL) to diminish skin imperfections. It is ideal for reducing the appearance of pigment on your face, chest or hands including age spots, sun damage, freckles or unwanted vessels. In just a few quick treatment sessions you will see a reduction in the appearance of brown spots and vessels leaving you with a more even skin tone and beautiful looking skin.

1540 Nonablative Resurfacing Laser

Feel and Look Refreshed with Laser Skin Renewal. This non-ablative fractional laser can easily improve the appearance of age spots, acne scars, stretch marks and wrinkles, leaving you more refreshed.  Laser skin renewal is performed using the Icon™ laser which delivers pulses of energy deep into your skin, targeting brown spots and stimulating collagen leaving you with a smoother and more even appearance. This advanced laser technology targets skin imperfections without harming the surrounding tissue. Healing time is fast and most procedures can be performed in thirty minutes or less with minimal discomfort and excellent long-term results.

About Skin Revitalization

Uneven skin tone is a common aesthetic problem we all notice as we age especially if we have an active lifestyle out in the sun. After years of unprotected sun exposure you will notice brown spots, freckles, sun spots. You may also notice unwanted vessels around your nose or rosacea on your cheeks. These common concerns can now be removed and you can reveal your glowing complexion with skin revitalization.
Skin revitalization is ideal for reducing the appearance of pigment on your face, chest or hands including age spots, sun damage, freckles or birthmarks. It is also the perfect solution for unwanted vessels on your face including spider veins, broken vessels or rosacea (redness/flushing of the cheeks). In just a few quick treatment sessions you will see a reduction in the appearance of brown spots and vessels leaving you with a more even skin tone and beautiful looking skin.

How It Works

Icon™ utilizes optimized pulsed light technology which, unlike lasers, uses many wavelengths of light with special filters that deliver the best wavelengths to treat specific aesthetic conditions. As the handpiece glides over the area being treated, specialized pulses of light are delivered into your skin and target brown spots, sun-damage and vessels without causing harm to the surrounding skin. Once these targets absorb the energy they are destroyed and will slowly disappear through your body’s natural healing process. You will see your brown spots turn darker in color and flake off over the next few weeks. You may also see an immediate improvement in your vessels with a continued clearance over the next few weeks.

What To Expect On The Day Of Treatment

Before the optimized pulsed light handpiece is used, a gel is applied to your skin where you will receive treatment. You will also be provided eye shields to protect yourself from the light during treatment. The treatment will begin with the provider guiding the Icon™ handpiece over the treatment area. You will feel cooling while the handpiece is gliding over the treatment area to provide a comfortable session. You may also feel a slight rubber-band like snapping when the energy is being delivered into your skin which disappears almost immediately however, a warm sensation after the treatment is common. Depending on the size of the area, treatments can take just minutes.

After the treatment, the gel will be removed and a cooling gel may be applied to your skin. Bandages and ointments are not necessary due to the nature of the treatments being so minimally invasive. For a few days after your treatment, you may feel like you have a mild sunburn but can resume your normal day to day activities immediately following treatment.

If you are a laser skin revitalization patient, please be aware of the following:

  • Remove all make-up and lotions prior to the treatment.
  • At least 4 weeks prior to your appointment, discontinue unprotected sun exposure, tanning beds and tanning creams on the areas receiving treatment.

 

Post Treatment Instructions For Skin Revitalization

    • Immediately after the treatment, it is common to feel a mild sunburn-like sensation around the treatment site, which typically lasts 2-24 hours. Redness and/or swelling may accompany this and usually resolves in 2-3 days.
    • Avoid sun exposure on the treated area and use a sunscreen SPF 45 or greater at all times throughout the course of treatment.
    • The pigment may initially look raised/darker with a reddened perimeter. The pigment will gradually turn darker over the next few days and begin crusting and eventually flaking off of the skin from day 7-21.
    • The vessels may undergo immediate graying or blanching, or they may exhibit a slight purple or red color change. The vessels will fully or partially fade in about 10-14 days.

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