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ICON — SKIN TIGHTENING/LIFTING (FRACTIONAL TREATMENTS WITH 1540 HEAD)
The fractional component of the Icon causes physical breakdown of collagen, resulting in rebuilding and resurfacing of the skin and yielding smoother texture and improved cosmesis. Although certainly not “face-lifting results”, individuals frequently have profound results with this intense tightening of the skin.
$450 for face
$600 for face and neck
$750 for face, neck, and décolleté
More details about skin tightening/lifting
The Icon delivers pulse laser treatments to facial skin around the eyes, lower face, and neck resulting in a
significant rejuvenating process, which causes the return of the elasticity to the skin that has been lost to years of sun exposure and age. With each pulse, the circular 15mm head delivers over a hundred holes to the skin, physically breaking down its subcutaneous collagen and forcing it to restructure. The results of this treatment include beautiful resurfacing and lessened creases, wrinkles and crepiness of the skin. For the most dramatic result with this head, we recommend stacked treatments of 1-3 appointments every 1-2 months; plan on results 2 months after your last treatment.
We require you to arrive at the spa approximately 30 minutes prior to your appointment to allow us time to apply a topical anesthetic. This numbing cream will absorb into your skin, resulting in less pain during the laser treatment. We strongly recommend taking pain medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen prior to appointment. Even with topical anesthetic and oral pain-killers the piercing pain with treatment varies, but can be rather intense. Always know that if the pain is unbearable, the settings can be decreased, resulting in a tolerable treatment. Discomfort typically resolves post-treatment, with the application of cool compresses. Further preparation of the treated area includes: no exposure to the sun for two weeks, no use of Retin-A for two weeks and no use of Actutane for two months.
In order to cover the surface area to be treated, we apply the 15mm circular head repeatedly to the skin, delivering over a hundred microscopic holes with each pulse. We then perform a second pass over the treatment area, taking approximately 30 minutes.
Afterwards the treated areas may feel warm and will likely have scattered red circular spots for several hours; these should all resolve by the next morning. Likewise you are medically stable to return to work and normal activities the next day.Expect results from this treatment within 2-4 months.
ICON — PIGMENTED LESIONS, BROKEN CAPILLARIES, ROSACEA (IPL TREATMENTS)
TIPL/Photofacial treatments are usually performed on the face or upper chest (décolleté). For vascular lesions the prices will vary, but generally run about $50-$100 for a small area. Individual pigmented spots will be priced on consultation and will run from $25-$50 per lesion.
$375 for face
$500 for face and décolleté
$100 for hands
IPL/Photofacial treatments are usually performed on the face or upper chest (décolleté). For vascular lesions the prices will vary, but generally run about $50-$100 for a small area. Individual pigmented spots will be priced on consultation and will run from $25-$50 per lesion.
More details about pigmented lesions, broken capillaries, rosacea (IPL treatments)
We use the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) component of the Icon to improve the appearance of brown spots related to sun or aging, vascular lesions related to broken capillaries and redness related to rosacea. The areas of your body that are the most responsive to IPL treatments are the face, neck and décolleté; you will also see nice results on lesions to the hands and arms. Other lesions can be discussed on a personal consultation. After one to two treatments, the treated areas will have a much cleaner and spotless appearance. For best results, we recommend one to three treatments approximately two months apart.
Please arrive with the skin to be treated freshly washed, and without the application of any products, including makeup, lotion, sun screen, and perfume. Other long-term preparation for this treatment includes: no exposure to the sun for two weeks, no use of Retin-A for two weeks and no use of Actutane for two months. There is minimal pain associated with the treatment which resolves instantly.
The IPL treatment consists of multiple laser pulses to the skin that feel hot and sharp but to a minimal-to-moderate degree. Individuals are able to tolerate this without oral or topical painkillers. We make one pass over the treatment area and apply a cool compress immediately following. This method causes the hyperpigmented areas to first intensify in color after therapy, then surface and slowly slough off over the following 7-10 days. You are medically safe to return to work the next day and applying cover-up and makeup is fine. Some individuals feel the discoloration is profound and uncomfortable going into public.
Of all the treatments we perform, it is absolutely critical that you have no sun exposure for the two weeks following your treatment, or the treated lesions will return.
Plan to apply sun block especially aggressively over these treated areas when you must have sun exposure.
It is exceedingly important that you have absolutely no sun exposure after treatments for several weeks, as your skin is highly responsive to the effects of UV rays and the treated area will return promptly. Thus, we recommend IPL photo facial treatments in the fall and winter for the most ideal results.