Laser Resurfacing

Fast, effective, safe use of a 1540 Erbium laser to resurface the skin and reveal more radiant, younger skin.

USES: Aging and sun affect the skin in many ways: fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, spider veins, loss of collagen and firmness all impact your skin’s appearance. The ICON Cynosure/Palamar Aesthetic Laser system addresses all of these needs. This is arguably the most versatile and effective laser available. MEDHERO Wellness is proud to offer this treatment option

HOW IT WORKS: The ICON allows us to use multiple laser heads to choose the correct wavelength for whatever problem we are trying to treat. We have 3 different IPL heads (Intense Pulsed Light) to allow us to treat unwanted hair and various pigmented lesions (sun spots/brown lesions and veins/red lesions).

The 1540 Fractional Erbium laser provides non-ablative (minimal down time, no blistering) treatment to heat the skin deep and superficially to stimulate collagen and elastin to reduce fine lines and improve skin tone/texture. This is also the only laser that is FDA approved for stretch marks. It is absolutely amazing for all scars — acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, injuries, etc.

RESULTS: Fantastic results can be achieved with minimal downtime and less treatments than most lasers on the market. Most patients will require several treatments and this number will vary on what we are treating. As always, we offer free consults with our clinicians to help you make the right decision.

Laser Resurfacing

COMBINATION TREATMENT:

Due to the amazing treatment options with the ICON, it allows us to perform exciting treatment combinations such as the “Three for Me” treatment. This combines the technology to use IPL and the 1540 laser to treat skin tone as well as skin texture. 1) IPL targeting browns and red imperfections in the skin. 2) Deep laser resurfacing 3) Superficial laser resurfacing — targets texture and fine lines by stimulating collagen.

TARGETED PROBLEMS:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Spider veins and vascular lesions
  • Sun damage, freckles, brown spots
  • Acne and other scars
  • Stretch marks

What to Expect:
After cleansing your skin, we will apply a topical numbing medicine and allow this to sit for approximately 30 minutes. Depending on your desired treatment, you can expect some minor redness, irritation, warmth and swelling. Your skin will look normal to red and you can have some initial darkening of the brown and red spots (this is the pigmented spots coming to the surface).

You can resume normal activity but might have some restrictions on what products you can use on your skin for 48-72 hours. You will need to avoid prolonged sun exposure for the first day or so after treatment. We will also be posting some post treatment instructions and recommendations on the website, see our “Beauty Blogs” section.

How Many Treatments Will I Need:

You will see improvements after your first treatment, but a series of 3 or 4 treatments 4-6 weeks apart will achieve optimal results in skin tone, texture, fine lines, sun damage, etc. Scars including stretch marks we usually recommend 5-6 treatments. Immediately after treatment, you will notice redness of the skin (with the 1540 resurfacing) and darkening of the skin with IPL (treatment of pigmented lesions). This is expected and desired, the outer layers of the skin will exfoliate off revealing healthier and smoother skin.

It will take months to see the collagen rebuild and improvement in fine lines. Remember, we are using heat to stimulate your own body to replenish and replace lost collagen — this takes time.

Is the ICON laser right for me?

The ICON is very versatile and therefore can treat most skin types safely reducing sun damage, scars, blemishes and signs of aging. We strongly recommend a free consultation with one of our expert clinicians to discuss your personal skin concerns then we can build a custom plan to best address your concerns. Please email or call anytime. medherowellness@gmail.com or 760-652-6071.