Icon™ IPL Photofacial Skin Enhancement
Smooth, evenly toned skin is something men and women of all ages strive for, but genetics, sun exposure, and other influences can impede this goal. If you have hyperpigmentation, spider veins, or another perceived skin imperfection, non-surgical laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatments can help. Dr. Mark Richards, our board certified plastic surgeon, utilizes the most advanced technology available to address these common concerns. The Icon™ Aesthetic System by CynoSure™ Palomar has a multitude of settings that can improve the appearance of almost every skin type. Versatile and customizable, the Icon™ Aesthetic System can help you achieve the skin you’ve always wanted.
What Is an IPL Photofacial?
IPL therapy, also known as photorejuvenation or “photofacial” treatment, uses targeted light to gently stimulate cell turnover and improve the appearance of the skin in other ways. This non-surgical treatment involves the application of high-energy light pulses to targeted areas of the skin, which starts a rejuvenation process deep within dermal layers. The skin essentially starts healing and renewing itself, reducing the aesthetic effects of many common skin conditions. IPL photorejuvenation is designed to provide precise treatment to the target areas without affecting nearby tissues.
What Concerns Can Icon™ Intense Pulsed Light Treat?
The Icon™ Aesthetic System’s IPL therapy component can be used to address numerous common skin concerns, including:
- Melasma, red spot, and sun spot treatment
- Pigmentation and age spots
- Blood vessels
- Stretch marks
- Leg and facial spider veins
- Mild scars that result from surgery, acne, or other factors
The Icon™ IPL treatment system also includes cooling technology that can help minimize discomfort during the procedure, as well as a computerized melanin reader that can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands, and other areas to address pigmentation issues. This exceptional treatment offers a comprehensive array of benefits for both women and men, ultimately providing the ability to achieve effective enhancement and smoother, healthier-looking skin. In addition, the Icon™ Aesthetic System can be utilized for long-term hair removal in virtually any region of the body.
How Does Icon™ IPL Therapy Work?
Once IPL therapy is determined to be an ideal option for your goals, we will develop a customized treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs. Icon™ IPL procedures are performed utilizing a special device that will be gently and precisely moved across the area targeted for treatment. Light energy will penetrate the tissue layers, helping stimulate both cell turnover and the production of new collagen. The Icon™ system’s advanced cooling mechanism should greatly minimize the potential for discomfort during treatment. This technique can begin a process that results in more youthful skin, improved tone and texture, and a more even pigment.
Depending on your individual needs and the size of the treatment area (or areas), Icon™ IPL procedures can often be completed in less than 30 minutes. The results should progressively become more noticeable as the effects of treatment continue to replenish the skin over the ensuing weeks. A mild degree of swelling and a sensation similar to a sunburn will likely be present after treatment; however, these effects often fade in a matter of hours, and most patients do not need a period of recovery following the procedure.
While some patients can achieve optimal results with just a single IPL treatment, most individuals will need a series of treatment sessions for the best outcome.
How Much Does Icon™ IPL Cost?
Here at Ageless Impressions – Plastic Surgery Institute, the cost of IPL therapy can typically range from $150 to $800 per treatment session. This range is quite broad because each procedure is customized for the patient’s individual needs and goals based on a variety of factors that affect the total price. The size and number of areas targeted for treatment, in addition to the complexity of the skin concerns being addressed, are some of the components that will go into the total price of the IPL procedure. Once your personalized treatment plan is developed during the initial consultation, a member of our team will provide you with a cost estimate that includes all associated expenses. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the many payment methods we accept at our practice, or talk with you about financing options. Our office works with a reputable healthcare financing company that can help qualified applicants pay for their IPL procedure on a convenient, monthly basis.
For more information on IPL photofacial and skin enhancement procedures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.