ICON™ Skin Rejuvenation in Huntersville, NC
Lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and brown spots are just some of the ways that your skin shows your age. At Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina, we offer advanced non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments, such as ICON™ cosmetic laser procedures. Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified Huntersville surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, and his staff offer the treatments to individuals in Charlotte and the surrounding areas who do not wish to undergo surgery.
What is ICON™ Skin Rejuvenation?
Older skin does not possess many of the qualities that keep young skin smooth and free of lines and wrinkles. When it comes to skin, aging can happen at any point in your life. Sun exposure, pregnancy, smoking, excess weight and other factors diminish the skin’s collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elasticity. With these natural substances, your skin is defenseless against lines, wrinkles, uneven color and stretch marks. ICON™ skin rejuvenation helps restore the health of your skin, so you look younger.
Benefits of ICON™ Skin Rejuvenation
Some of the benefits of ICON™ skin rejuvenation are:
- Non-surgical and requires no injections
- Reduces stretch marks, lines, wrinkles, blemishes, brown spots, and other cosmetic flaws
- Average treatment time is 30 minutes
- Safe and effective for most skin types
What is ICON™ Skin Rejuvenation Used For?
ICON™ skin rejuvenation is recommended for:
- Uneven pigmentation
- Lines, wrinkles and creases around the eyes, lips, brow area and forehead
- Stretch marks
- Improving areas on the body, such as arms, hands, and décolletage
What Should I Expect From ICON™ Skin Rejuvenation Treatments?
Each patient tolerates ICON™ skin rejuvenation at an individual level. If you are not comfortable at any time during the treatment, we can administer a topical numbing cream to help you relax. It is applied 30 minutes prior to treatment. A handheld device with a smooth surface is placed against your skin. Dr. Cook or his well-trained staff apply laser energy to the area in short bursts. The sensation feels like a small pinch, and you may also experience a mild heating sensation that feels similar to a slight burn from a smoking match. After Dr. Cook or his staff apply the laser energy, they lift the device and move it to another section of the treatment area. At the end of your treatment, we apply a cold compress, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
Several treatments may be required for optimal results. Your skin may look and feel look you have a mild sunburn. You may also have some tenderness and swelling. The initial symptoms last no more than two days.
For one to two weeks after the treatment, you may have blistering, dark areas of skin, scabs, crusting and bruising.
No downtime is required for the treatment, but you may want to schedule your ICON™ skin rejuvenation when you do not have an important upcoming event.
What Should my Physician Explain to me About ICON™ Skin Rejuvenation Treatments?
If you have taken Accutane in the past six months, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a history of certain skin conditions, ICON™ skin rejuvenation may not be recommended for you. Side effects of the treatment are typically worse in patients on certain medications.
How Much Does ICON™ Skin Rejuvenation Cost?
ICON™ skin rejuvenation costs are based on the intensity of laser energy that is applied and the size of the treatment area. We accept payments by cash, personal checks, major credit cards and financing through Alphaeon™ Credit.
Located in Huntersville, North Carolina, Pure Facial Plastic Surgery is a leading provider of ICON™ skin rejuvenation to residents in and around Charlotte. The advanced non-surgical treatments correct many common cosmetic flaws, such as stretch marks, lines, wrinkles, and scars. Contact us today to schedule your ICON™ skin rejuvenation consultation with Dr. Cook or his staff.