What Is ICON Laser Skin Revitalization?
ICON is a non-surgical laser treatment that revitalizes the skin and helps to reverse the aging process. If you suffer from stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, spider veins, rosacea, acne scars and other signs of aging skin, you may be the perfect candidate for this aesthetic treatment. In fact, this device is the only Health Canada and FDA-cleared laser system used to treat stretch marks. With ICON, Health Watch Medical Clinic can address all of your skin concerns at the same time! Treatments do not require any surgery and there is little to no downtime involved. You may be able to come in for a quick procedure and then return to your normal routine immediately.
How Does ICON Work?
The ICON laser system treats moderate-to-severe acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks (and more) with two laser wavelengths. This allows us to target multiple skin concerns during a single treatment session. The MaxG hand piece uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to minimize spider veins, vascular lesions, sunspots, hyperpigmentation and redness. The 1540 fractional laser stimulates collagen and elastin production, which helps to firm up the skin and smooth out/reduce fine lines, surgical scars, acne scars and stretch marks. The procedure is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime. We can customize your session based on your concerns and aesthetic goals.
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What Can I Expect During Treatments?
We perform ICON skin revitalization as an in-office treatment. After we cleanse your skin, we will apply a topical numbing cream to cool your skin and help minimize any discomfort you might feel during the treatment. During your initial consultation, we will create a custom treatment plan just for you. During the procedure, you may receive treatment with the 1540 fractional laser, IPL or both. This will depend on the skin concerns that you are looking to address. Using ICON’s hand piece, we will make a few passes on your skin to induce collagen and elastin production. After the session is over, you can expect some minor redness or swelling. This should fade eventually, and aside from needing to protect yourself from the sun, you can return to your normal activities.
What Can I Expect From the Results?
Although patients usually notice visible improvements after 1 treatment, a series of 3-4 treatments is usually recommended to achieve optimal results. This is especially true if you are looking to improve the tone, texture and appearance of your skin. 5 treatments may be needed to treat stretch marks. Immediately after the procedure, you may notice darkening of the treated skin. This is normal, and the outer layers of your skin will soon exfoliate to reveal younger-looking, smoother skin. As your skin produces new elastin and collagen, you may notice a gradual reduction in fine lines. Over the course of several months, you may notice firmer skin.
Request Skin Revitalization Treatments in Calgary
Get beautiful, revitalized skin with a custom treatment plan at Health Watch Medical Clinic in Calgary. From our two convenient locations, we help our patients to look and feel their absolute best. To find out how ICON can help you, please fill out the form on our site to request a consultation. You can also reach us by phone at 403-257-6669 for our McKenzie Lake location or 403-452-9308 for our Chinook Park Plaza location.