What are ICON laser treatments?
Cynosure’s ICON laser offers a nonsurgical treatment option for correcting or minimizing cosmetic flaws and/or permanent hair reduction. ICON laser treatments can address scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and pigmentation problems by stimulating the growth of new collagen to correct skin flaws. For permanent hair reduction, the technology damages hair cells to prevent regrowth.
What are the benefits of an ICON laser treatment?
ICON laser treatments offer a non-invasive way to correct or reduce cosmetic flaws. This provides a number of benefits, including lowering the risk of complications, such as bleeding and infections at the affected sites. These treatments also have no downtime, so patients can go back to their day-to-day routines and activities. Patients also experience less discomfort with ICON laser treatments compared to more invasive, surgical treatments for cosmetic flaws.
Laser Hair Removal
If you are tired of constantly waxing and shaving, ICON is also an effective solution for hair removal. This laser is safe for all skin types, making it the perfect treatment for everyone. Patients in Marin County and the surrounding areas can now take advantage of this non-invasive procedure. At La Follette OB-GYN & Aesthetics, we can remove unwanted hair from large areas of the body, including the back, legs, arms and chest. Compared with other laser devices on the market, ICON sessions are much faster and less painful.
What should patients expect during treatment?
Patients of our Greenbrae office who undergo ICON laser treatments might have some mild discomfort, that lasts for a short time. There is no serious discomfort associated with the use of this laser technology. Patients should keep in mind that more than one treatment is generally needed for optimal results. The number of laser treatments patients need depends on their personal aesthetic goals, however, most patients have 4-6 treatments for optimal results.
Are ICON laser treatments safe?
ICON treatments are a safe method of correcting cosmetic flaws and removing hair (laser hair removal) for many patients. Those who undergo the treatment with this device don’t have to worry about suffering the same complications or serious side effects they would with invasive treatments. Patients usually have some slight swelling and redness in the areas that were treated. This is an indication that ICON laser treatments are successfully working. Patients should let Dr. La Follette and Dr. Dela Merced know about any medical conditions they have and any prescription and nonprescription medications they’re taking prior to ICON treatments.
What is the next step?
Drs. La Follette and Dela Merced welcome the opportunity to explore seeing if this technology is best suited for your personal aesthetic goals during a one-on-one consult.
Give us a call at (415) 461-1949 to learn more, or use the Schedule Now button below to request a consultation at La Follette OB-GYN & Aesthetics of Greenbrae Marin County.
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