Icon™ Laser Treatment: A Minimally Invasive Way to Enhance the Appearance of Your Skin
Stretch marks, lines, wrinkles, body hair and other cosmetic concerns keep you from feeling confident about your appearance. The Icon™ Laser is specially designed to treat common cosmetic concerns on the face and body. Board certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew St. Laurent has chosen the Icon™ Laser to offer his Houston area patients a safe, effective and non-surgical option for improving their appearance.
What Are Icon™ Laser Treatments?
The Icon™ Laser treats a range of cosmetic concerns on the face and body. For facial treatments, the system reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin color, and overall dull appearance. The system can also be used to treat stretch marks and unwanted hair on the body.
Benefits of Icon™ Laser Treatments
The Icon™ Laser can be used for a variety of cosmetic concerns, and the system is safe enough for use on the delicate skin of the face as well as the body. The Icon™ Laser treats:
- Stretch marks
- Scars resulting from acne and surgery
- Spider veins on the face
- Unwanted hair on the body and face
- Lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin pigmentation
How Are Icon™ Laser Treatments Performed?
When the laser energy is applied to the skin, the patient experiences a sensation that is similar to a small pinch or being snapped with a rubber band. Most patients tolerate the treatment without anesthesia, but others may require a topical numbing agent, especially if a large or sensitive area is being treated. Dr. St. Laurent applies the laser energy in short bursts, moving from one part of the treatment area to another after application. Depending on the cosmetic issue being treated, Dr. St. Laurent may recommend more than one treatment.
Preparing for Icon™ Laser Treatments
Icon™ Laser treatments are out patient, non-invasive procedures that are performed in our office. As such, no special preparation is required.
Icon™ Laser Treatment Recovery
Recovery from Icon™ Laser treatments is significantly shorter than recovery from surgery. The most common symptoms after Icon™ laser treatments is skin reddening. In rare cases, patients experience tenderness, swelling and bruising. Any discomfort is well-managed with non-prescription pain medication. Dr. St. Laurent may require you to avoid sunlight for a period of time.
How Much Do Icon™ Laser Treatments Cost?
The Icon™ Laser system treats a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, so the cost of your treatment is not known until after your consultation. The treatments are not covered by your medical insurance. You will need to pay at the time of your treatment. We accept personal checks, major credit cards and cash, as well as financing through CareCredit® and American Healthcare Lending®.
Are Icon™ Laser Treatments Right For Me?
Icon™ Laser treatments are broad-range cosmetic treatments that are safe for almost all skin types. Some medications and medical conditions may preclude you from Icon™ Laser treatments. If Dr. St. Laurent determines that you are not a good candidate for Icon™ Laser treatments, he advises you about other options for your cosmetic concerns.
Why Choose Dr. St. Laurent For Icon™ Laser Treatments?
For more than 20 years, Dr. St. Laurent has worked with obese patients who achieve weight loss through bariatric surgery. He has seen first-hand the effects of obesity on the skin and body. Because he is committed to the success and satisfaction of his patients, he hand-selected the Icon™ Laser to address cosmetic issues related to carrying excess weight and massive weight loss.
What To Expect During Your Icon™ Laser Treatment Consultation
Cosmetic treatments with the Icon™ Laser are safe for all skin types. The laser energy works well for a range of concerns, yet is gentle enough for use on the face. When you talk to Dr. St. Laurent about your Icon™ Laser treatments, he explains how the laser treatments will help your stretch marks, surgical scars, lines, wrinkles and other concerns. He also explains how many treatments are necessary for optimum results.
Your success in overcoming the effects of obesity is a tremendous achievement. The journey, though, has left you with surgical scars and stretch marks. You may also have signs of aging or even unwanted body hair. Icon™ Laser treatments by Dr. St. Laurent help you feel your best and to celebrate your achievements! Contact our office today to schedule your Icon™ Laser consultation today!