Fine lines, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and stretch marks are no match for the Icon™ laser. At Complete Healthcare for Women in Richland, Washington, Richard Lorenzo, DO, uses this multiplatform laser to treat a wide range of cosmetic concerns, from wrinkles and scarring to unwanted hair and sun damage. For skin that looks young, even, and clear, call Dr. Lorenzo at Complete Healthcare for Women or book an appointment online.
The Icon is an aesthetic platform that performs both IPL rejuvenation and laser therapies. The Icon is also the only laser that contains Skintel™, a live melanin reader, which better understands your unique skin type.
The Icon can help you achieve better-looking skin if you have:
As a noninvasive treatment, the Icon works by impacting the deepest layers of your skin. The laser energy activates your body’s natural healing response, which stimulates cell regeneration and collagen production. Over the coming weeks and months, your skin tightens and repairs itself to reveal gorgeous new skin.
Dr. Lorenzo delivers pulses of laser or light energy to the area you want to treat, which breaks up skin imperfections and stimulates collagen production. Over time, your treatments start to reveal the smoother, younger looking skin underneath. What makes the Icon unique is that it targets wrinkles, scars, and skin imperfections without damaging the surrounding skin.
You may notice changes in the appearance of your skin shortly after your first treatment, though the most dramatic results occur as collagen production begins over the next few months. While you may be satisfied after one treatment, Dr. Lorenzo recommends coming in for maintenance treatment when needed. Many patients typically return for one to three treatments to enhance and maintain their results.
Each session takes approximately 30 minutes, though the time varies from treatment to treatment. While the treatment itself may feel mildly uncomfortable, tell Dr. Lorenzo if you feel too much pain.
Because the Icon laser is a noninvasive treatment, there are very few risks. Side effects such as redness, swelling, itching, and minor changes in skin color are perfectly normal. They should subside over the next few days.
If you think the Icon laser is right for you, talk to Dr. Lorenzo about your options. While made for most skin types, the Icon is not recommended if you have active acne or a weak immune system.
The Icon laser is ideal for patients who want smoother, younger, brighter looking skin without invasive surgery or injections. For more information on the Icon laser, call Complete Healthcare for Women or book an appointment online.