This intense pulsed light (IPL) system emits highly controlled light energy into areas of skin imperfection. Once the light is absorbed by the skin, heat is generated to destroy melanin, which is a black to brown pigment responsible for hyperpigmentation of skin. To remove unsightly vascular lesions such as spider veins and telangiectasia, MaxG™ uniformly heats the entire blood vessel, causing it to shrink. Over time, the damaged abnormal blood vessel is naturally eliminated by the immune cells of the body, leading to even skin tone and fresher, rejuvenated skin.
MaxG™ IPL laser treatments will elicit a definite reduction in sun damage and clearer complexion in about two weeks after each treatment. Over the course of one to three months post-treatment, skin will continue to rejuvenate.
The MaxG™ is the best IPL in its class for several reasons. It delivers visible results quickly and is a powerful, effective treatment alternative to microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Treatment sessions take approximately 30 minutes, with little to no downtime, allowing you to quickly return to your daily activities. Traditional lasers operate on a single wavelength, while the MaxG™ employs a unique combination of Dynamic Spectrum ShiftingSM and dual-band filters for unparalleled precision and efficiency. This allows for thorough heating across the entirety of the blood vessel, providing treatment for the skin’s deepest facial vessels and the most effective outcomes.
The MaxG™ system can be safely used on individuals with Type 1 (ivory), Type 2 (Fair), Type 3 (Fair to Beige), and Type 4 (light brown) skin tones.
IPL laser treatments work by heating up the surrounding tissue and melanin in the treatment area. Dark skin types have increased melanin and, due to the heat produced, can stimulate and increase the appearance of the darkened pigmentation, making this skin type not a candidate for IPL.
It is also not recommended for individuals who have had recent sunburns, are pregnant, have a history of seizures, have severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area), have active skin infections, or have used Accutane within the previous six months.
This laser system delivers visible results quickly and is a powerful, effective treatment alternative to more invasive, ablative laser treatments. Treatment sessions take approximately 30 minutes with little to no downtime, allowing you to quickly return to your daily activities. The Icon 1540 Fractional™ laser system is also less painful than traditional ablative treatments because of its unique ability to emit a single, short pulse of laser energy versus other systems that emit multiple, longer pulses to the skin, which heats the skin more. With its active contact cooling handpiece and application of numbing cream, this procedure is very tolerable, while still offering maximized results.
The Icon 1540 Fractional™ laser system emits highly controlled light energy into the deep layers of the skin with precise microscopic beams. This energy then creates narrow, deep columns of skin coagulation that stimulate new, healthy skin cells to replace older, damaged skin cells. This same light energy heats the target area specifically, stimulating production of new collagen and promoting resurfacing of younger, fresher, healthier skin. Over time, scars and stretch marks are greatly reduced, leading to smoother and lighter skin.
The Icon 1540 Fractional™ laser system can be safely used on most individuals.
It is, however, not recommended for individuals who have had recent sunburns, unprotected sun exposure within four weeks prior to treatment, are pregnant, have a history of seizures, have severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area), have active skin infections, or have used Accutane within the previous six months.
If you are uncertain whether you are a candidate, our practitioner can perform a thorough skin evaluation to determine whether this procedure will provide the results you are looking for.
Most patients will notice that their skin tone is smoother and more even after about three weeks, with progressive improvement over the course of six months as the skin naturally renews itself. For fractional laser treatments, one to three treatment sessions are recommended for skin renewal, and three to five or more sessions are recommended for stretch marks and scars.
ThreeforME™ laser treatments are a combination of Intense Pulse Light (IPL) laser therapy with fractional laser therapy using an XD lens that can target skin imperfections more deeply and an XF lens that allows the session to be completed quicker, minimizing discomfort of the procedure. With the first pass of the laser, IPL will treat discoloration from sun damage such as freckles, brown spots, or age spots, as well as correct facial veins including broken blood vessels, spider veins, and rosacea. The second pass of the laser uses a fractional non-ablative laser that stimulates collagen production in the skin, revealing a reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and other skin texture irregularities. Combining these two lasers leads to a dramatic improvement in skin with one procedure.
Most individuals will have dramatic results with one ThreeforME™ laser treatment. Results will be evident in about one to three weeks after each session. Over the course of six months, results will progressively improve as the skin continues to rejuvenate itself, new collagen forms, and old damaged skin cells are replaced with newer, healthier skin cells. For individuals with more severe skin imperfections or wrinkles, one to two additional sessions may be necessary.
ThreeforME™ laser treatments can be safely used on most skin types. It is not recommended for individuals who have had recent sunburns, are pregnant, have a history of seizures, have severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area), have active skin infections, or who have used Accutane within the previous six months.
|Icon MaxG™||$150 for spot treatment
$250 for full skin rejuvenation (i.e., face, chest)
|ICON 1540 Fractional™||$200 for spot treatment
$450 for full face resurfacing
$450+ for larger areas