At Aloha Laser Aesthetics, we go beyond LASIK and traditional eye care solutions. Our team recognizes the demand for cosmetic skin treatments that enhance the appearance of the face and body, which is why we are pleased to offer a variety of laser treatments that can improve both the look and texture of your skin. We are skilled in performing IPL and skin resurfacing treatments with the ICON™ laser system to revitalize the skin, reduce superficial vascularization, correct uneven pigmentation, and diminish the prominence of scars.
For details on how the ICON™ can benefit your skin and the multitude of cosmetic issues it can address, we invite you to browse the informational sections provided below:
- What is ICON™ Laser Skin Resurfacing?
- Skin Concerns Treated with ICON™
- What are the Benefits of ICON™ Laser Skin Resurfacing?
- ICON™ Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
- ICON™ Laser Skin Resurfacing Side-Effects
- ICON™ Laser Skin Resurfacing Recovery
- Skin Care after ICON™ Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Cost of ICON™ Laser Skin Resurfacing
If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss how our laser skin treatments can address your individual concerns, please contact us to set up an appointment.
What is ICON™ Laser Skin Resurfacing and Optimized IPL?
The FDA-approved Cynosure ICON™ is a versatile laser system that offers powerful non-ablative fractional skin resurfacing and optimized IPL (intense pulsed light) technology to target a wide range of specific skin concerns. The innovative features and capabilities built into this next-generation laser system enable ICON™ to provide outstanding skin revitalization and complexion-clearing results that work for all skin tones. By adjusting to the appropriate energy, depth, and pulse settings, ICON™ can be an ideal option for accomplishing the following goals:
- Removal of visible blood vessels and unwanted pigment from facial skin
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Treatment for surgical scars and acne scarring
- Treatment for stretch marks
- Removal of superficial leg veins
What Specific Skin Concerns Can ICON™ Treat?
While we love the sunny weather and outdoor lifestyle we enjoy here in Hawaii, unprotected sun exposure can take a toll on the skin’s appearance. Dark spots, redness, uneven skin coloring, and broken blood vessels—along with other types of vascular and pigmented lesions—are common signs associated with aging that many of our patients hope to eliminate with laser treatment. With fully customized ICON™ sessions, we are able to help our patients combat a wide range of issues that may result from a combination of sun damage, aging, hormonal fluctuations, genetics, and other factors.
More youthful, even, glowing skin can be as simple as just a few short ICON™ treatments. ICON™ can be effective for treating all of the following skin concerns:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Broken capillaries and spider veins
- Age spots
- Scarring and stretch marks
- Other pigmented and vascular lesions
What are the Benefits of ICON™ Laser Skin Resurfacing and IPL?
Compared to other aesthetic lasers designed for skin rejuvenation, ICON™ offers a long list of advantages that make it a superior choice for many individuals seeking younger looking skin. Treatment with ICON™ is:
- Non-surgical and minimally-invasive
- Fully customizable
- Designed for the face, chest, body, and hands
- Developed to be safe and effective for darker skin tones
- Quick, with sessions typically lasting less than 30 minutes
- Ideal for treating sun-exposed skin
Additionally, most patients describe treatment as virtually painless, with only brief moments of mild discomfort in some instances. Once the session is complete, it is typically safe to resume normal activities immediately if desired.
What Happens During Treatment with the ICON™ Laser?
Before treatment with the ICON™, topical anesthetic is placed the skin for comfort when the laser energy is applied. Depending on your skin tone and the type of skin conditions being treated, Dr. Faulkner will select the appropriate settings for the laser and proceed with treatment of the targeted area. The ICON™ handpiece is moved over the skin’s surface carefully for even application of laser energy, and additional attention is paid to areas that require more intensive treatment. Once the designated area has been thoroughly treated, your skin will be covered with a soothing ointment that aids in the healing process.
Does the ICON™ Laser Create Side-Effects?
Compared with ablative skin resurfacing lasers, the fractional ICON™ laser is less likely to produce side-effects. Patients with darker skin tones can feel confident about their treatment as the ICON™ laser is considered to be safe for all skin tones. Based on the nature and intensity of your treatment plan, Dr. Faulkner will thoroughly discuss potential side-effects you should be aware of. It is important to note that Dr. Faulkner’s extensive training with the ICON™ laser, treatment expertise, and experience using aesthetic lasers of many types helps reduce the occurrence of problematic side-effects. We also emphasize that proper post-treatment care is vital to delivering optimal results.
What Can I Expect During Recovery after ICON™ Laser Treatment?
Recovery time can vary from patient to patient. Some individuals are able to return to their usual activities immediately, while others who receive deeper, more intensive treatment may choose to relax for the first couple days. Immediately following treatment, it is common to experience the sensation of a mild sunburn. Some slight swelling and a pinkish hue make take a few days to resolve. The treated skin will renew over the course of a few weeks, shedding the darker pigment to reveal fresh, glowing, beautiful skin. Dr. Faulkner can inform you about the healing process you should expect based on the specific details of your ICON™ laser treatment plan.
What Kind of Skin Care is Necessary after ICON™ Laser Treatment?
Proper skin care is crucial after your ICON™ laser treatment. It is strongly recommended that you apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least a 30 SPF daily, both during healing and for months after—this is a must to protect your sensitive new skin from sun exposure. Based on the details of your treatment, Dr. Faulkner may recommend other specific skin care products for moisturizing and caring for your skin during the healing process and beyond.
How Much Does ICON™ Laser Treatment Cost?
Each ICON™ laser treatment plan is highly customized to suit the skin needs and goals of the patient. Treatment intensity, complexity, repetition, and the surface area covered can all impact the total price for the procedure, though pricing mainly depends upon the area treated with the laser. We offer discounted package prices for multiple treatments, which can save you money on each session. If you’d like to find out exactly how much treatment will cost for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, you will be able to receive an estimate for your proposed treatment plan. You can also learn more about our accepted payment methods and the financing options we offer through third-party companies that can help make the cost of care more convenient and affordable.
Contact Our Practice
If you are interested in learning more about how the ICON™ laser can improve the appearance of your skin, we encourage you to contact Aloha Laser Aesthetics to schedule a consultation.
*Individual Results May Vary