One of the most iconic treatments of all aesthetic procedures is our spotlight focus this month! This rock star laser device is appropriately named Icon™ and is considered best-in-class for laser resurfacing. The Icon™ boasts a variety of attachments that will allow your Skin MD practitioner to treat non-ablatively or ablatively under the supervision of our MD team.
What are the benefits of Icon™ skin resurfacing?
Refreshing the appearance of your skin has never been easier. The Icon 1540 will stimulate new collagen and elastin production, which will help to plump your facial skin, minimize facial wrinkles while improving skin laxity. Since the Icon™ device is more powerful than other competitor lasers, the Skin MD providers can treat deeper, which will promote a more significant treatment response! This means longer-lasting results that are more effective. Combined with minimal downtime, Skin MD clients are looking and feeling better…quicker.
The Icon™ laser can address and reduce the appearance of:
- Sun Damage
- Brown Spots
- Uneven Texture
- Scarring (including Acne Scars!)
- Stretch Marks
- Unwanted Hair
- Sagging Skin
How does the Icon™ help with skin rejuvenation?
The Icon™ laser delivers targeted energy that stimulates the production of collagen deep within your skin. The energy delivered also targets pigment to cosmetically break up undesirable brown spots and sun damage. Your wrinkle depth and severity are also minimized, improving the tone and texture of your skin.
How many Icon™ treatments do I need?
This is a common question we are asked at Skin MD. The first answer we often give is ‘It depends’. It depends on YOUR goals. The second differentiator is what YOUR skin needs! During your consultation, we will explore your goals, analyze your skin, and come up with a treatment plan that is 100% customized for YOU. When it comes to aesthetic treatments, there are a million different protocols (and devices) to consider. If the Icon™ 1540 treatment is the best path for you, often a series of 3-5 treatments will be recommended, spread out 4 to 5 weeks between visits.
Although many Skin MD clients who receive Icon™ resurfacing treatments see a positive change within days, optimal results usually occur after 2 to 3 months. Allowing time for complete healing and for your body to produce new collagen and elastin is imperative to reap the full rewards of this game-changing procedure.
What about stretch marks, acne scars, and other imperfections I want to treat?
You know the adage that ‘two heads are better than one’? When this adage is applied to the Icon™ laser, we say two handpieces are better than one! (We actually have more than 2 handpieces…but you get our drift…) We may utilize different handpieces to target multiple skin concerns during your treatment. To give you an example:
- Our MaxG handpiece uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to minimize sunspots, hyperpigmentation, vascular lesions, rosacea, and redness.
- Our 1540 fractional laser provides resurfacing to stimulate collagen and elastin production and will encourage your skin to be smoother and firmer while reducing (or eliminating) fine lines. The use of fractional laser light breaks down scar tissue in surgical scars, acne scars, and stretch marks triggering the production of new tissue.
- Side note – the Icon™ is the only FDA-cleared aesthetic device for treating stretch marks.
Because we have access to multiple handpieces, we can safely offer remarkable results on any skin type, including very dark and very light skin.
Whether you are looking to treat visible sun damage, achieve a more uniform skin color, texture and tone, or reduce the signs of aging, the appearance of stretch marks, acne / surgical scars, and pigment issues schedule a consultation to chat about if the Icon™ laser treatment Boston is right for you.
During October at Skin MD, we are offering 30% off the Icon™ 1540 treatment, which is a Spook-tacular Deal! Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation.