31 East Darrah Lane
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

ICON Laser Resurfacing

What is ICON Laser Resurfacing?

ICON™ 1540 is a non-ablative fractional laser renowned for its ability to rejuvenate the skin by harnessing microscopic beams of heat to stimulate collagen production and enhance skin tone, texture, and elasticity. The treatment offers safety across various skin types and necessitates a series of sessions to achieve optimal results. Importantly, as a non-ablative laser, the 1540 laser does not remove a layer of skin, enabling immediate application of sunscreen and makeup without experiencing downtime. It is widely utilized to address scars, stretch marks, and complexion irregularities on a diverse range of skin types.

How does ICON Laser Resurfacing Work?

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Enhanced Collagen and Elastin Production:

  • ICON’s 1540 Fractional Laser delivers non-ablative laser resurfacing that effectively stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. This, in turn, contributes to firmer, smoother skin and a reduction or elimination of fine lines, surgical scars, acne scars, and stretch marks.
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Microbeam Laser Energy:

  • The ICON fractional laser employs a microbeam laser energy approach, creating microthermal zones within the skin. These zones extend from the epidermis into the dermis, initiating a natural healing process.
  • As part of this process, new, healthy tissue is generated to replace the affected areas, leading to the development of healthier, more youthful-looking skin. The treatment is particularly effective in diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, making it an excellent choice for skin rejuvenation.
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Versatile Skin Compatibility:

  • ICON laser skin resurfacing is suitable for individuals across a broad spectrum of skin types, encompassing very light to dark skin tones.

What are the Benefits of ICON Laser Resurfacing:

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1) Diminishing Wrinkles and Fine Lines:

  • ICON laser resurfacing is a highly effective option for reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It is particularly adept at addressing nasolabial folds, commonly known as laugh lines, marionette lines (folds at the corners of the mouth), and crow’s feet around the eyes.
  • Remarkable improvements are often noticeable after just one session of ICON laser treatment, typically lasting between 30 to 45 minutes. The procedure is generally well-tolerated, requiring topical anesthesia. Patients typically experience a gentle warming and tingling sensation as the laser pulses are applied.
  • Following the session, a soothing moisturizer is applied to the skin, and patients are advised to use sunscreen if exposed to direct sunlight within three months after the procedure.
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2) Scar Reduction, Including Acne Scars:

  • ICON laser treatment offers scar removal capabilities, effectively targeting hyperpigmentation and depressed areas caused by scars, including those resulting from surgeries and trauma. It is especially valuable in reducing the appearance of acne scars.
  • Acne scars can manifest as pigmentation spots, either reddish or brownish, and may be indented or raised. ICON laser pulses work to improve and smooth out these skin irregularities. Similarly, the treatment is recommended for addressing age spots. Typically, a series of three to six sessions is required to achieve comprehensive scar removal.
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3) Eliminating Stretch Marks:

  • Stretch marks often develop on the thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen, and breasts. They initially appear as reddish lines on the skin, which may evolve into whitish marks and deepen over time. These marks are frequently associated with fluctuations in body weight.
  • ICON laser treatment employs thermal energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production within the skin, resulting in improvements in both the color and texture of the skin. This process effectively reduces and eventually eliminates stretch marks.
  • Satisfactory results are typically achieved after three to five treatment sessions, with noticeable improvement occurring approximately two weeks post-procedure.
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4) Enhancing Skin Tone and Texture:

  • ICON laser resurfacing is proficient in enhancing overall skin tone and texture. It effectively addresses skin areas that appear dull, rough, or less supple due to the natural aging process.
  • By promoting collagen and elastin production, ICON laser treatment revitalizes the skin’s appearance, resulting in a more toned, youthful, and smoother complexion.

What are the Benefits of ThreeForMe™ Treatment?

ThreeForMe™ treatment offers a comprehensive approach to addressing various skin concerns, combining multiple benefits into one convenient session. It works through a three-step process to target different aspects of skin issues while minimizing downtime and saving time compared to multiple separate sessions.

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1) Improved Skin Pigmentation and Texture:

  • ThreeForMe™ utilizes IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and the Cynosure Icon Max G system in the first step to reduce pigmentation concerns. IPL employs rapid light pulses to target and damage melanin or blood cells in the skin, allowing the body to naturally eliminate them as waste.
  • Following IPL treatment, the Cynosure 1540 XD fractional laser is employed for non-ablative laser resurfacing. This step stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin through controlled heat, resulting in gradual skin tightening and lifting over time.
  • The third step involves the use of the 1540 XF laser, which further enhances skin lightening, brightness, and overall tone and texture.
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2) Versatile Treatment Options:

  • ThreeForMe™ is a versatile treatment that effectively addresses a range of common skin concerns simultaneously.
  • It is highly effective in reducing:
    – Fine Lines and Wrinkles
    – Veins and Vascular Lesions
    – Redness and Brown Spots
    – Sun Damage and Freckles
    – Acne and Scarring
    – Stretch Marks
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3) Time-Efficient and Minimal Downtime:

  • ThreeForMe™ streamlines the treatment process by combining multiple benefits into one session, saving patients time compared to undergoing separate treatments.
  • This approach minimizes downtime, allowing individuals to resume their daily activities with minimal interruption.

How is ICON Laser Resurfacing different from other skin revitalization treatments?

ICON Laser Resurfacing stands out from other skin rejuvenation devices due to its combination of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser technology which simultaneously treats skin concerns (such as wrinkles, fine lines) and skin conditions (such as rosacea, facial veins), while stimulating collagen production and exfoliating the skin. Your skin is highly benefited from ICON Laser Resurfacing; it’s a package deal!

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required for ICON Laser Resurfacing can vary depending on the degree of the skin tone, texture and elasticity.

How long is the typical treatment?

ICON Laser Resurfacing treatment typically takes less than 30 to 45 minutes.

Is the recovery time long?

ICON Laser Resurfacing has minimal downtime; you can get the treatment and proceed with your day! You’ll see optimal results after 6 weeks.

What are the potential side effects?

Following the procedure, side effects may include mild redness or bruising in the affected area for a few days.

Is the treatment painful?

For ICON Laser Resurfacing, you’ll receive appropriate local anesthesia before the procedure to make you more comfortable.

Can I receive ICON Laser Resurfacing if I have a darker skin tone?

Yes, ICON Laser Resurfacing works on various skin types and skin tones, but consulting with a certified practitioner beforehand is recommended in order to receive a more personalized and tailored treatment.

How do I know whether ICON Laser Resurfacing Technology is right for me?

You can consult a qualified medical professional to see if ICON Laser Resurfacing technology is right for you. Our office is available for consultations at 31 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence Township NJ. To schedule an appointment, call the following number: 855-611-9116

Important Pre-Treatment Instructions

To reduce the chance of any adverse side effects, we recommend doing the following things (unless your physician says otherwise):

  • Make sure to hydrate, and moisturize your skin well daily before the treatment (at least a week in advance).
  • Keep treatment areas clean and free them of any substances such as lotion, makeup, sunscreen or any other cosmetic products.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight a week before the treatment.
  • Follow the precise pre-treatment guidelines given by your healthcare provider to achieve the best outcomes and reduce the risk of potential complications.

(this section should only serve as additional information; it is NOT a substitute for your physician’s instructions).