Icon Q & A
What is Icon?
Icon is an advanced aesthetic platform that’s capable of carrying out multiple therapies from a single, state-of-the-art station.
The team at Canyons Medical Center uses Icon’s intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin fibers in your skin.
Your body makes fewer of these fibers as you age, causing the skin to droop and wrinkle, but Icon treatment reawakens natural collagen and elastin production, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
The fractional laser resurfacing application on Icon further enhances your complexion by removing dead skin cells from your face to reveal the healthy, glowing skin underneath.
What other functions does Icon perform?
The team at Canyons Medical Center can use Icon to carry out treatments such as:
Permanent hair removal
Shaving, waxing, and other traditional hair removal methods are a nuisance, can be painful, and have to be repeated time and again. Using Icon’s laser energy to destroy the pigment in each hair follicle prevents hair regrowth permanently, so you can throw out your razor for good.
Icon uses laser technology to destroy the damaged blood vessels that cause networks of red or purple spider veins. Your body then redirects blood flow through healthy vessels and absorbs the remains of the dead spider veins.
Many people have scars from acne or previous surgeries that they feel self-conscious about. The laser energy in Icon breaks down the tissue in the scar and promotes your body’s healing mechanisms, leading to the growth of healthy new skin with less visible scarring.
Reducing unwanted pigmentation
If you have sun spots (solar lentigos, liver spots) or other kinds of unwanted pigmentation (reds and browns) on your face, it can age your appearance prematurely. Icon laser energy breaks down the pigmented areas and triggers the growth of new, unpigmented skin.
Reducing stretch marks
Stretch marks develop when your skin can’t keep up with the rate at which your body’s growing, as can happen during pregnancy or as a result of weight gain. Icon’s laser energy breaks down the tissue in stretch marks and promotes the growth of new, stronger skin.
What does treatment with Icon involve?
Your Icon treatment session at Canyons Medical Center is so quick and easy, you can even fit it into your lunch break. The treatment is typically painless, so the only aftereffect is likely to be a sensation of warmth and tingling in your skin.
Results of your Icon treatment vary according to the procedure you’re undergoing, and in some cases, such as permanent hair removal, you need to attend several sessions to achieve the best results.
As your body needs to dispose of dead cells and grow new tissues for many procedures, it can take several months to see the full results.
To book your Icon aesthetic treatments, call Canyons Medical Center today, or schedule an appointment using the online form.
Facial rejuvenation, permanent hair removal, and the reduction of the appearance of common skin blemishes can give you a whole new lease of life, and they are now achievable without pain or downtime thanks to the Icon™ aesthetic platform. Michael E. Cobble, MD, the director and family practice physician at Canyons Medical Center, understands the importance of feeling good about how you look and provides state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments to patients alongside first-class primary care services. Call the Sandy, Utah, office today to find out more, or book an appointment online.