Icon Laser Treatment in North Carolina

Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer ICON Laser treatment, a noninvasive option which can benefit nearly any patient. The ICON Laser is an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) system which uses the Skintel Melanin Reader, the laser therapy industry’s only live melanin reader. This enhances both efficacy and safety for all patients.

What is Cynosure ICON?

Cynosure ICON is an advanced IPL laser system which can be used for a wide range of cosmetic treatments, including photofacials and laser hair reduction. With Cynosure ICON, patients can achieve younger-looking skin and address aging signs without surgery, plus address pigmentation issues like rosacea that cannot be corrected with a plastic surgery procedure.

Essential ICON Laser Information

ICON Laser Treats:

  • Facial vessel clearance
  • Pigment reduction 
  • Scar treatment (including surgical or acne scars)
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Permanent hair reduction 
  • Fractional skin resurfacing 

Recovery

Most will experience redness, swelling, and sensitivity for up to 1-2 weeks. The skin will also peel throughout this period.

Cost

Average cost of ICON laser treatment ranges from about $100-600 depending on the treatment area.

How Does Cynosure ICON Work?

ICON delivers laser energy Deep into the dermis layer of the skin to address aging signs where they first begin. The treatment also works using the Skintel Melanin Reader, an FDA-approved device that provides detailed information about your skin type that cannot be otherwise gathered. The Skintel Melanin Reader takes measurements from specific test areas on the skin. This information is then used to tailor the settings of the ICON system to best meet your goals and ensure safety throughout your treatment session.

ThreeForMe

ThreeForMe with Cynosure ICON addresses fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and unwanted visible veins through a single treatment. ThreeForMe is performed in two steps of ICON laser treatment. First, IPL is used to address sun damage including brown spots, broken blood vessels, rosacea, and freckles. Next, ICON’s “microbeam” technology is used to stimulate new collagen and elastin production for firmer skin. This second step improves texture issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, or scars.

Laser Hair Removal 

The ICON laser system can be used to permanently remove unwanted hair. The laser energy targets hair follicles, sufficiently damaging them so that hair no longer grows. At the same time, the surrounding skin is not affected or damaged in any way. Laser hair removal with the ICON system is fast and virtually pain-free. Multiple treatment sessions are required to address hair in various stages of growth over time. Contact our office if you have any other questions about laser hair removal!

Skin Revitalization

ICON laser offers nonsurgical skin revitalization to improve the skin’s appearance and reduce sun damage, unwanted veins, or uneven skin tone through light-based technology. Specialized light pulses precisely target unwanted pigmentation including redness or brown spots, breaking apart pigment which then disappears over time with the body’s natural healing process.

Scar or Stretch Mark Removal 

Removing stretch marks and scars, including surgical scars or acne scars, is simple, fast, and virtually pain-free with ICON laser treatment. The fractional laser is used to target the pigment of scars or stretch marks while increasing collagen production for smoother skin. This treatment improves both the pigment and texture of a scar or stretch mark.

"The doctor is amazing. He is highly competent and very thorough in his explanations for expectations. He is also patient and is a great listener. He truly seeks to understand what the patient wants. He took his time with me and answered all of my questions and also offered his insight into the procedural options for my case. In addition, his staff is amazing. The staff too are friendly, professional and caring. They listened to what I want/need and are understanding of the patient's experience with 1) having the procedure, 2) cost 3) timing. I look forward to having the surgery under his and his staff's care."

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Jeffrey A. Ditesheim, MD, FACS

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Charlotte, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim is a highly-accomplished, board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence. In choosing a plastic surgeon, you want to be completely confident that your procedure will be performed with advanced surgical skills and true artistry. Dr. Ditesheim has an impeccable reputation in Charlotte, North Carolina and beyond, drawing discerning patients to his exclusive clinic in Ballantyne.

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To learn more about ICON laser treatments, call (704) 389-2052 or contact us online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is better, chemical peel or laser resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing typically produces results faster, but chemical peels can be more customizable depending on the patients’ needs. An aesthetician or plastic surgeon can recommend the best treatment option for you during a consultation.

How can I heal faster after laser resurfacing?

Maintaining proper skin hydration after laser skin resurfacing will help you heal faster and increase your comfort throughout the recovery process.

What should you not do after laser?

After receiving laser treatments, you should avoid excess sun exposure, hair removal, exposing skin to hot water, or topical beauty products except as directed.

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