Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have perfect skin? Unfortunately, few of us do. Most of us have imperfect skin marred by flaws, such as spots, scars, lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks.

If imperfections make you feel unhappy about the state of your skin, consider laser treatment. Lasers offer a safe, effective way to erase or improve the appearance of cosmetic skin flaws. Having laser treatment to correct skin issues can minimize imperfections and leave you feeling more confident about how you look.

Here at Northwest EndoSurgical in Houston, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent, a board-certified general surgeon, uses the Icon™ laser to treat a range of skin flaws on the face and body. 

Here’s how this type of laser treatment can help you.

A solution for many skin problems

The Icon laser can treat a range of cosmetic skin concerns, including:

The Icon laser system is so gentle it can be used on even the most delicate facial skin.

Before for your treatment

For best results from laser treatments, there are a few things you should do beforehand: avoid exposure to the sun and tanning beds, don’t smoke, and stop using certain skincare products. Dr. St. Laurent reviews your medications and tells you whether you should stop taking any of them before your treatment. 

During your treatment

Dr. St. Laurent performs Icon laser treatments in his office. You may have one treatment or several, depending on your skin’s needs. 

If you prefer, Dr. St. Laurent may desensitize your skin with a topical numbing agent before treating it. Then he applies the laser energy in short, gentle bursts. Although the treatment does cause a slight pinching sensation, most patients don’t find laser treatment painful.

After your treatment

While you recover from your treatment, you may experience some redness, tenderness, or slight bruising. You can take over-the-counter pain medications if needed. 

Dr. St. Laurent advises you about how long to avoid sun exposure after your treatment. Results may take several weeks or months to fully appear.

Are Icon laser treatments right for you?

Dr. St. Laurent can answer all of your questions about whether laser treatment is right for you. During your consultation, he performs an exam and asks you questions about your health history to make sure you’re a good candidate for this procedure. If it’s right for you, you can book your laser appointment. 

Don’t let skin imperfections bother you any longer. To schedule an Icon laser consultation, call our office or book an appointment online today.

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