Would you like a more youthful appearance without having to undergo surgery?
About Laser Skin Resurfacing
After the age of 20, your skin produces 1% less collagen each year. When combined with the cumulative effects of sun exposure, unwelcome lines and brown spots are inevitable. There’s now an effective solution to remove the signs of aging from your face, chest and hands! Laser skin resurfacing is ideal for the improvement in the appearance of pore size, skin tone and wrinkles, giving you the youthful looking appearance you’ve always wanted. With Cynosure’s® Icon™ Laser, dramatic results are possible without the lengthy downtime associated with an invasive facelift or other, fully-ablative laser treatments. This in-office treatment takes less than 30 minutes and provides remarkable results you will be happy to show off.
How It Works
This fractional technology uses microbeams or columns of energy to create areas of affected tissue that extend through the skin’s epidermis into the dermis while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed resulting in faster healing. This triggers the body’s natural healing process to clear away old, damaged skin cells and create new, healthy cells to take the place of the cells that have been cleared away. The laser also stimulates the production of new collagen & elastin deep within your skin. Over time, this will build up the support structure under your skin resulting in a younger and smoother looking appearance.
What To Expect On The Day Of Treatment
Before your Icon™ skin resurfacing treatment, we will apply a topical anesthetic over the area being treated. Once you are ready for the treatment, the topical anesthetic will be removed and the skin will be washed. You will be provided eye shields to protect yourself from the light during treatment. The treatment will begin with guiding the Icon™ handpiece over the treatment area. You may feel heat or a tingling sensation during the treatment. Depending on the size of the area, treatments take about 30 minutes. Immediately after the treatment, the area will be cooled and we will apply an occlusive ointment which should be used over the next few days to decrease healing time.
Post Treatment Instructions For Skin Resurfacing
- Immediately after treatment, it is common for your skin to feel warm and appear to be sunburned. Swelling and pinpoint bleeding may also accompany this.
- Ice/cold packs should be used as instructed for swelling and discomfort.
- To decrease healing time and minimize discomfort an occlusive ointment should be applied to the treated area.
- Avoid sun exposure during the first few weeks following the procedure. A broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunblock SPF 50 or greater should be used for any transient exposure. If possible, cover treated area with clothing or use a wide brimmed hat to reduce exposure.