ICON™ 1540 FRACTIONAL LASER
How It Works
Icon™ utilizes fractional laser technology to deliver specialized pulses of energy into your skin and targeting your unwanted pigment, wrinkles, stretch marks or scars without causing harm to the surrounding skin. Once the energy is absorbed into the skin your body’s natural healing process will begin creating new, healthy skin in the area that was treated. Over the next few weeks you will see continued improvement in both the coloration and smoothness of your skin.
What types of scars can be treated?
Icon™ is designed to treat surgical and acne scars on any area of the body, including the face.
What types of stretch marks can be treated?
Icon™ is designed to treat stretch marks caused by pregnancy, weight gain and body changes due to puberty.
Am I a good candidate?
Icon™ can be safely used on most skin types. During your consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.
What type of result can I expect?
You can expect to see an improved appearance of your skin tone and texture over the first 6 weeks after your treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
This is dependent on the size of the area and the condition being treated, however most sessions take no longer than 30-45 minutes, unless the area treated is a large size.
What does the treatment feel like?
Most people feel mild discomfort during the treatment but speak to your provider regarding pain management options. This also depends on patient’s pain tolerance level.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the condition being treated 1-3 treatment sessions are recommended for skin renewal and 3-5+ sessions are recommended for stretch marks and scars, or potentially more, depending on various factors.
How far apart are treatment sessions?
Treatment sessions should be scheduled 2-6 weeks apart. Your treatment provider will be able to provide you with treatment session interval after doing your first treatment.
How much does the treatment cost?
Treatment costs vary depending on the size of the area and condition being treated. Also depends how many session(s) would be needed for the induvial. Pricing is discussed upon a consultation with the treatment provider. Call (718) 369-0019 to book a free consultation or request it on the website above.
How does it work?
Pulses of fractional laser light are used to break down old and damaged tissue, triggering your body to create new tissue at the area being treated. This new tissue will provide healthier skin that’s more even in both color and texture.
Prior Treatment Instructions
If you are a laser skin renewal patient, please be aware of the following:
Remove all make-up and lotions at treatment site prior to the treatment.
At least 4 weeks prior to your appointment, discontinue unprotected sun exposure, antibiotic free (2 weeks after last pill), tanning beds or self-tanning products on the areas receiving treatment. Inform your treatment provider if you are pregnant or nursing.
How quickly will I recover?
Typically, you can resume regular daily activities the same day as your treatment. If a more aggressive treatment if performed, you may require a couple days of healing. You must apply SPF daily when going outdoors.
Post Treatment Instructions
Immediately after the treatment, redness, swelling and/or brown debris at surface of the skin is common and typically lasts 2-24 hours but could last up to 3-5 days in some cases.
Gentle cleansing and use of non-irritating cosmetics are permitted after treatment.
Avoid sun exposure on the treated area and use a sunscreen SPF 45 or greater at all times throughout the course of treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Immediately after the treatment, redness, swelling and/or brown debris at surface of the skin is common and typically lasts 2-24 hours but could last up to 3-5 days in some cases. We will discuss any other possible side effects and the necessary post-treatment care with you during the consultation.
During your consultation, the aesthetician will first analyze your skin type in order to design the best suited treatment program. The number of sessions would also be determined as per your skin and problem type. (Every patient is a unique individual and every treatment has unique aspects. Individual results vary from patient to patient.)