Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your skin? Many men and women begin to see discoloration, age spots, and blood vessels arise on different areas of the body due to environmental factors, hereditary, age, or health factors. If you are interested in non-surgical treatments to correct skin imperfections but are nervous about your skin safety, the Palomar Icon™ laser at Carolina Plastic Surgery can alleviate your hesitation with next-generation technology.With contact cooling and a built-in melanin reader for patient safety and comfort, there is no need to live with an appearance that doesn’t make you feel your best. Call our office today and set up a consultation to meet with Dr. Saini and find out if this treatment is right for you!
What is the Palomar Icon?Cynosure’s Palomar Icon™ is a skin rejuvenation laser designed to improve a multitude of skin concerns that can arise over time. This is the latest and most advanced laser technology. Offering multiple devices in one machine provides an array of comprehensive laser treatments, in turn eliminating the need for various machines or treatments. Some, but not all, of the treatments provided are wrinkle reduction, hair removal, scar repair, pigmentation correction, and vascular treatments. This technology has become very popular throughout the aesthetic community and provides incredible results. Due to the many capabilities of this machine, it also provides a wide range of treatment levels that will ensure the patient’s needs and expectations are met.
How Does the Palomar Icon Laser Work?The Palomar Icon is a non-ablative laser, meaning that it can reach down into the deeper layers of the skin while the top layers remain untouched. This helps issues such as pigmentation, lines, wrinkles, and scarring by delivering light through microbeams that penetrate deep into the dermis and reduce skin imperfections. Collagen production is then increased. By doing this, the skin begins to repair itself while also replacing the damaged skin with newer, healthier skin. This next generation technology is the first of its kind for patient safety, featuring an advanced Skintel melanin reader for skin safety and contact cooling to protect the epidermis throughout treatment. This feature has the capability to calculate melanin density which will ensure that the most accurate laser strength is being used for the individual patient’s skin. The device also has a built-in contact cooling technology to provide minimal discomfort throughout the treatment.
That being said, the Palomar Icon™ is your one-stop shop for your skin goals!
What Does It Treat?
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Pore reduction
- Vessel and pigment clearance
- Removal of varicose veins
- Acne treatment
- Wrinkle reduction
- Scar and stretch mark reduction
- Hair reduction
The Palomar Icon BenefitsThe Palomar Icon™ takes a 360-approach to laser treatments by providing outstanding results for the most common skin concerns. Due to different, but very common, issues, the skin begins to show signs of “wear and tear”. This is why Palomar Icon™ has become one of the most beneficial skin rejuvenation lasers on the market today.
The Palomar Icon’s™ deep penetrating lasers help to reduce and correct the appearance of blood vessels on the face and other areas of the body, pigmentation or sun damaged issues, fine lines, and wrinkles and can be used as an anti-aging treatment as well.Men and women both have found extreme improvement of their skin after undergoing treatment which in turn has helped build confidence and create a more positive self-image!
ConsultationWomen and men interested in receiving an Icon laser treatment are encouraged to come in for a consultation with Dr. Saini and discuss all options! During the consultation, Dr. Saini will ask what the particular skin concerns are and desired results. Through a thorough examination, she will be able to advise the best course of action in order to achieve the patient’s goals. It is possible for the doctor to perform the treatment on the same day of the consultation, provided she feels that you are a good candidate and the treatment will be able to improve the particular concerns at hand.
The ProcedureThis versatile treatment system can perform a wide range of corrective procedures in less time than other lasers, and its built-in safety features ensure minimal to no downtime. Your treatment options can be discussed with Dr. Saini during your consultation. Before beginning the treatment, Dr. Saini will provide the patient with protective eyewear that will ensure safety while undergoing laser procedures. Treatments will then begin with the use of the Skintel melanin reader to scan the target areas, testing the amount of melanin in that particular area to determine what strength of the laser wavelengths is safe for the unique tone. The treatment will be completely customized to the particular needs discussed during the consultation. Dr. Saini will then proceed with the particular treatment and technique that is necessary to obtain the individual patient’s desired results. Once the laser energy has been emitted into the dermis, it effectively targets pigmentation, discoloration, visible veins, or scarring. Then it gently heats deeper dermal layers of the skin to stimulate the production of essential collagen and elastin for skin remodeling. This will allow the skin to repair damage, as well as create newer and healthier skin, leaving an overall rejuvenated appearance. In cases of unwanted body hair, it can also disable active hair follicles. If interested, this can be discussed during the consultation and Dr. Saini can go over all options and provide recommendations for the best results possible.
Recovery and ResultsFor the first 24 hours following the laser treatment, patients may feel slight discomfort in the treatment area, including the feeling of a mild sunburn, slightly sensitive, and possibly swollen skin. These will all go away quickly. Dr. Saini recommends patients stay out of direct sunlight throughout the healing process and should be cautious to avoid extreme exposure to sunlight for the first 3 months. When going outdoors, it is best to apply sunscreen at all times. In the case of flaky skin, Dr. Saini can recommend a moisturizer that will be the best fit for your particular skin type.
- $350.00 Full Face
- $450.00 Face and Neck
- $250.00 Decolletage
- $550.00 Face, Neck, and Decolletage
- $150.00 Hands
- $375.00 Forearms and Hands
- $600.00 Full Back
- $375.00 Half Back
- Spot Treatment Starting prices at $50.00
- Scars and Stretch Marks – $250.00/ for a 15-minute session