Introduction to ICON 1540 Fractional Laser Treatment
The Icon 1540 is a fractional laser technology that is FDA-approved to treat stretch marks, scars, wrinkles, sun damage, and sagging skin. The Icon 1540 stimulates new collagen production to plump the facial skin, minimize facial wrinkles, and improve skin laxity.
The laser distributes microscopic columns of energy that stimulate the production of collagen. Wrinkle depth and severity are minimized and tone and texture are improved. The technique is based on the fractionation of the laser beam.
Instead of a solid laser beam treating the surface of your skin, the ICON fractional laser divides the laser energy into an array of microbeams. These microbeams create microcolumns of treated skin; instead of resurfacing a large continuous layer, 1000 tiny treatment zones per centimeter are created.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Alissa Lamoureux has extensive knowledge and experience with laser platforms. She uses Cynosure® Icon™ 1540 for her patients in Shrewsbury to reduce scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, sun damage, and sagging skin.
Tone your skin with ICON™ laser technology
There are many common aesthetic concerns that bother us with age. Some of these include sun damage, fine lines, stretch marks, and even surgical or acne scars. These bothersome aesthetic conditions can be difficult to improve with other solutions but, with our Icon™ laser technology, we can improve your skin quickly and easily. In just a few short treatment sessions you will see results in both the tone and texture of your skin, leaving you with the skin you’ve been wanting.
Pulses of fractional laser light are used to break down old and damaged tissue, triggering your body to create new tissue in the area being treated. This new tissue will provide healthier skin that’s more even in both color and texture.
Icon™ utilizes fractional laser technology to deliver specialized pulses of energy into your skin and target your unwanted pigment, wrinkles, stretch marks, or scars without causing harm to the surrounding skin. Once the energy is absorbed into the skin your body’s natural healing process will begin creating new, healthy skin in the area that was treated.
Icon™ can be safely used on most skin types. During your consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors. Depending on the condition being treated 1-3 treatment sessions are recommended for skin renewal and 3-5+ sessions are recommended for stretch marks and scars. Treatment sessions should be scheduled 3-6 weeks apart.
You can expect to see an improved appearance of your skin tone and texture over the first 6 weeks after your treatment.
How ICON 1540 Fractional Laser Treats Stretch Marks?
The Cynosure ICON 1540 fractional laser penetrates into the dermis and directly stimulates the growth of new and evenly distributed collagen while re-modeling dermal scars. The ICON 1540 is a non-ablative fractional laser that delivers light energy to small columns of the skin while leaving the rest of the skin intact.
These microcolumns allow the skin to repair itself by replacing older, sun-damaged skin with newer, more youthful, and healthier skin. The ICON 1540 is FDA-approved to treat stretch marks and offers more safety and higher treatment efficacy than other lasers of its kind.
The ICON 1540 fractional laser can diminish the appearance of stretch marks in a series of sessions with minimal discomfort and no downtime. Clinical studies achieved an average improvement of 51% and 75% in the appearance of stretch marks following a series of treatment sessions at cosmetic surgery medical spas.
Before the use of the 1540 fractional laser for treating stretch marks, treatment remained a challenge and consisted of topical skin care lotions, Retin-A cream, or superficial laser treatments.
The ICON 1540 fractional laser can also improve skin texture, and tightness, minimize sun damage, freckles, brown spots, broken capillaries, acne scars, enlarged pores, wrinkles, and sagging skin, and reduce imperfections.
Before and After: Realistic Expectations of ICON 1540 Fractional Laser
Are There Any Side Effects of ICON 1540 Fractional Laser?
The ICON 1540 fractional laser treatment may cause mild to moderate discomfort during the procedure, but most patients don’t experience extensive downtime. Common side effects include redness and swelling, which usually subside within a few days. The treatment is considered safe and effective with no recurrence of side effects in patients who have undergone follow-up.
What to Expect During an ICON 1540 Laser Treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, redness, swelling, and/or brown debris at the surface of the skin is common and typically lasts 2-24 hours but could last up to 3-5 days in some cases. We will discuss any other possible side effects and the necessary post-treatment care with you during the consultation.
Icon 1540 Fractional Laser Cost: Is It Worth the Investment?
The cost of Icon 1540 fractional laser treatment depends on different aspects, such as the area being treated and the number of sessions required. It is best to consult with a professional at BotoxRN and Medspa in Houston Near You to determine if Icon 1540 fractional laser treatment is worth the investment for you.
They offer a range of services, including skin tightening, body sculpting, and laser hair removal. You can contact them at (832) 831-1356 or visit their location at 3895 Southwest Fwy Houston, TX 77027.