Photofacial/IPL Facial Specialist

Sleep and Wellness Medical Associates

Medical Spa located in Hamilton, NJ

Photofacial/IPL Facial Q & A

Sleep and Wellness Medical Associates

Photofacial with Icon Laser

There are many common aesthetic concerns that bother us with age. Some of these include sun-damage, age spots, fine lines or wrinkles. These bothersome aesthetic conditions can be difficult to improve with other solutions but, with our Icon™ laser technology, we can improve your skin quickly and easily. Icon™ is capable of delivering Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)  which is absorbed by both melanin (brown) and heme (red) pigments. In series, treatments with IPL treats unwanted pigments and signs of sun and other damage, and restores a youthful, bright complexion. In just a few short treatment sessions you will see results in both the tone and texture of your skin, leaving you with the skin you’ve been wanting. Look as young as you feel with laser photofacial.  Multiple Icon laser treatments can diminish the creepy lines and stimulate collagen without surgery. Treatment has minimal downtime with long-lasting results.

UNDERSTANDING ICON LASER

The Icon is a multi-modality IPL and Laser platform that can perform several functions based on the advanced handpieces that attach to it. The addition, this device has allowed us to greatly expand our light-based treatments, and to further complete the spectrum of treatments we offer. The Icon with Max-G handpiece is arguably the best IPL device available: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) delivers light across a variety of wavelengths in the visible spectrum. The light is absorbed by both skin pigment and vascular lesions, allowing these areas to lift and clear from the tissue. This device is the ideal treatment for sun and skin damage and for the removal of facial vessels, rosacea, and general dyschromia. It also allows us to treat larger areas (photofacials) as well as targeting specific spots.

To get the skin you’ve only ever dreamed of, contact our office for a free consultation.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate?

Icon™ can be safely used on most skin types. During your consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.

 

What type of result can I expect?

You can expect to see an improved appearance of your skin tone and texture over the first 6 weeks after your treatment.



How long does the treatment take?

This is dependent on the size of the area and the condition being treated, however most sessions take no longer than 30 minutes.

 

What does the treatment feel like?

Most people feel mild discomfort during the treatment but speak to your provider regarding pain management options.

 

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on the condition being treated 1-3 treatment sessions are recommended for skin revitalization.

 

How far apart are treatment sessions?

Treatment sessions should be scheduled 3-6 weeks apart.

 

How much does the treatment cost?

Treatment costs vary depending on the size of the area and condition being treated.

 

How does it work?

Pulses of fractional laser light are used to break down old and damaged tissue, triggering your body to create new tissue at the area being treated. This new tissue will provide healthier skin that’s more even in both color and texture.

 

How quickly will I recover?

Typically, you can resume regular daily activities the same day as your treatment. If a more aggressive treatment if performed you may require a couple days of healing.

 

Are there any side effects?

Immediately after the treatment, redness, swelling and/or brown debris at surface of the skin is common and typically lasts 2-24 hours but could last up to 3-5 days in some cases. We will discuss any other possible side effects and the necessary post-treatment care with you during the consultation.

 

 


*Individual Results May Vary