ICON® Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Before and after 1540 Fractional Laser treatment

As the months start to get colder and the constant sunlight of the summer recedes, it’s important to realize that constant UV exposure has unseen effects on the body. Bathing in the sun is fun for the time being, but UV rays get into the skin and cause mutations in DNA and overexpression of factors that degrade collagen. Collagen is the primary fiber responsible for the elasticity of our skin, and the lack of it results in wrinkles and fine lines. These along with dark spots and cellular damage from mutations are all symptoms of accelerated aging in the skin due to overexposure to UV rays in the sun. 

 

ICON laser treatment is a great non-invasive option for rejuvenating the skin. The laser works by shooting energy into the outer two layers of the skin (epidermis and dermis), stimulating the skin’s natural healing mechanisms which makes fresh skin tissue that looks younger than ever. 

 

1540 Fractional Laser Before and After

 

This laser treatment is ideal for dealing with the effects of sun damage such as photoaging as well as many other skin conditions. The reason that this laser can tackle so many issues is because it has different modalities. It’s MaxG laser uses IPL (intense pulsed light), which is absorbed by the damaged areas of the skin, lifting and removing them from the healthy tissue below. This IPL device is especially useful since it can be applied to smaller and larger areas, and can minimize dyschromia and the effects of photoaging. The 1540 fractional laser improves elasticity of the skin by stimulating the body’s production of collagen and elastin, which makes smoother skin by eliminating surgical scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. 

The treatment is short (usually less than 30 minutes) and works for almost all skin types. It is common to have some redness or swelling in the applied area for a few hours to days after the treatment. Regardless, most can resume daily activity the same day after getting the treatment.

If you have any questions about this treatment, or want to schedule an appointment, call our office at (609) 587-9944 or e-mail us at info@sleep-wellness.org.

 

References:

 

http://www.iconlaser.com.au/

 

https://www.ironwooddermatology.org/derm-cosmetic-treatments/lasers-and-lights/ipl-photofacial.html

 

https://www.inlandcosmetic.com/medspa/icon-laser-skin-resurfacing-rancho-cucamonga/

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK247164/figure/skincancer.f7/

 

https://www.changesplasticsurgery.com/icon-skin-renewal.html

 

Author
Tirtho Banerjee Tirtho Banerjee is a Johns Hopkins undergraduate studying to become a doctor. He believes medicine should be available to everyone and hopes that educating the public is the first step to realizing that.

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