Palomar ICON™ Photofacial Rejuvenation
At Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston, we’re proud to be first in Charleston to employ the powerful new Palomar ICON Laser with SkinTel melanin reading technology and Pulsed Light System. The most powerful system of its kind in the world, the Palomar ICON replaces our previous Starlux 500, which was wildly popular in the practice. With the Palomar ICON, we are able to achieve better treatment results faster. This allows us to provide our patients with the latest technology at affordable prices.
What are Palomar ICON™ Treatments?
Palomar ICON™ treatments use specially filtered wavelengths of light delivered through a cooled handpiece to reduce the signs of aging by removing pigmented spots, decreasing the size of visible blood vessels in the skin and removing redness. The treatments smooth the skin and cause fine lines and wrinkles to become much less noticeable. Increased collagen production ultimately reduces fine lines, fills in very mild wrinkles in the face and neck, and smoothes the skin, reducing pore size and improving skin texture. Areas that can be treated include the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. Other large body areas may be treated as well.
Why Palomar ICON™ Treatments?
Younger, more beautiful skin is only a flash of light away. In 3-5 easy and comfortable in-office treatments, you can experience the results that this state-of-the-art treatment offers. Using light energy that collapses vessels, while heating the underlying skin allows a complete rejuvenation treatment for the skin in one session. The sessions are very comfortable and no anesthesia is required.
Frequently Asked Questions About Palomar ICON™
What body areas can I get treated?
Any area, except directly around the eyes. The face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, etc. can all be treated quickly and safely.
What are Palomar ICON™ treatment sessions like?
Quick and easy! After your initial preparation, your treatment provider will move the Palomar pulsed light handpiece over your skin. The handpiece emits a light that breaks up the pigment in the lesions. Most people perceive the light as a gentle “snapping” sensation, which causes mild discomfort.
What should I expect after treatment?
Pigmented lesions will darken slightly after treatment, and fade away after 10-14 days. Vessels (visible veins) generally undergo immediate graying or blanching and the surrounding area may redden. The vessels then fade after about 10-14 days.
Most people experience some mild temporary redness and swelling, similar to a sunburn, in the treated area shortly after treatment. This does not interfere with normal activities and usually subsides within a day. In some cases, the redness may last longer, but will still be mild and temporary. We will explain other less likely side effects during your consultation.
What is the difference between Palomar ICON™ treatments and laser treatments?
Pulsed-light systems and lasers are very similar and treat lesions in basically the same way. However, the ICON process uses a new technology that removes lesions much faster than lasers. In our experience, the ICON system is more effective than vascular lasers with much less bruising. Palomar ICON™ treatments can even fit your busy schedule.