ICON Fractional Laser 1540
Fractional laser treatment refers to a method where a laser is used to target small columns of the skin, while leaving the surrounding skin intact. By doing so, the skin can heal itself by replacing old and damaged skin with newer and healthier skin, resulting in improved texture and tightness. The ICON features ablative fractional laser technology that stimulates the development of new cells and collagen. The ICON can treat age spots, sun damage, acne scars, and irregular skin tone or texture. Treatment time for Icon Laser Therapy is dependent on each patient’s skin condition.
Who is a good candidate? Who is NOT a candidate?
A good candidate is someone looking to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, or stretch marks or have mild to moderate skin texture irregularities.
How is the treatment done and what to expect?
Most patients feel only mild discomfort and find the procedure tolerable and require no numbing cream or anesthesia. The Icon delivers energy in ultra-short bursts, and patients often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band
How long does it take to see results?
You will see continued improvement in the skin’s appearance during and after a course of 1-3 treatments with visible results after each individual treatment.
Why do the procedure/benefits?
The Cynosure ICON 1540 Fractional laser is a powerful treatment that can be used on both light and dark skin types to effectively reduce sun damage, freckles, brown spots, broken capillaries, acne scars, and enlarged pores. The ICON 1540 Fractional Laser delivers excellent results with minimal downtime and is suitable for all skin types.
How long is recovery? What does it look like? (Bruising, swelling, etc.)
After the treatment, the skin may be slightly pink and swollen for the first 24 hours, but patients can return to their normal activities immediately. Recovery time can be as few as four days and experience no long-term side effects like you would with invasive surgery.
How often do you have to follow up/maintenance?
This treatment requires only 20 to 30 minutes per session and is typically done in a series of 3 to 5 treatments, spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart.