Icon Laser Specialist
Icon Laser Q & A
What is the benefit of the Icon Laser?
The Icon laser uses ablative fractional laser technology to stimulate the regeneration of new skin. The energy from the laser causes enhanced production of collagen and elastin, compounds that provide skin its youthful, springy, and supple appearance. It’s non surgical, meaning you have no incisions or sutures. You’ll have minimal downtime so you can return to your normal activities sooner, and with a refreshed, enhanced look.
What skin conditions can the Icon laser treat?
The laser offers a non-invasive way to enhance your appearance. It has a wide variety of applications, including:
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch mark and scar treatment
- Erasure of leg veins
- Hair removal on the face and body
- Skin texture improvement by resurfacing and providing photo rejuvenation
How does the Icon laser work?
The energy from the Icon laser targets structures beneath the surface layer of the skin. Your body responds with a natural healing response to correct dark spots, scar tissue, and deep lines and wrinkles. The laser may also be used to target hair follicles and destroy them so hair can’t regrow in unwanted places.
What is skin resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing improves the way your skin looks and feels. It addresses flaws, including:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
The laser works on all skin types and pigments.
What happens at an Icon laser session?
After a consultation with Dr. Divi to make sure you’re a candidate for the treatment, you’ll be scheduled for a short session using the laser on the areas you wish to target. You’ll be set up in a private treatment room, and the Dr. Divi applies the treatment wand to your skin. It starts to emit a cooling sensation, which helps protect your skin and ease the heat sensations experienced during the laser portion of the session.
Dr. Divi moves the wand over the desired treatment areas, where it starts to penetrate the surface layer of the skin. You can expect to feel tingly heat, but most people tolerate the session quite well. Sessions last just 15 to 30 minutes.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of Icon laser treatment sessions you’ll need depends on the number of areas you choose to treat and your desired results. Dr. Divi develops a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal results.