The CynoSure ICON is a ‘state of the art’ cosmetic laser platform that combines the versatility of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) with an Erbium fractional 1540 nanometer-wavelength laser. By utilizing the numerous options that this technology offers, the patient can be treated for a diverse number of issues. This device is safe for the use in all skin types.
The versatile non-ablative, fractional Erbium laser is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles by delivering energy to the skin that stimulates the formation of new collagen. There is mild to moderate redness and edema for as little as two to four days. After this brief period of inflammation, fibroblasts in the skin begin to produce fresh, new collagen that adds structural support to the skin and thus reduces the depth and appearance of wrinkles and tightens the skin.
The ICON can be used to treat of a host of conditions
– Wrinkle reduction
– Hair removal
– Stretch marks
– Spots on face and body
– Leg and facial veins
By utilizing both types of energy, the fractional laser can be combined with the IPL energy to resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Both wrinkles and unwanted brown and/or red spots are treated in just one clinical setting. Typical recovery times are three to four days. This is referred to as ‘ThreeForME’ (brown, red and wrinkles) and once healed the facial skin has a smooth, refreshed appearance.
Using the machine’s unique blend of Intense Pulsed Light, unwanted hair can be removed from the armpits, bikini line and face.
By applying the laser energy to stretchmarks, new collagen is stimulated and reduces their appearance. The same type of treatment may also be applied to unsightly scars anywhere on the body.
Unwanted veins on the face and legs can be treated using the IPL technology. Both spider and reticular veins respond well to this technology. Treatment takes about thirty minutes.
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