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How the Icon Laser Works to Improve Skin and Fight Aging

People’s most common concerns about aging are the gradual appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scars. 

While there are several treatments available to reduce these aging symptoms, such as dermal fillers, botox, hydrafacials, skinpen microneedling, and cryopen therapy, the ICON laser is a preferred method for many.

In this article, expert plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Sayed discusses the mechanisms behind the ICON laser and how it works to fight aging and give you beautiful, flawless skin.

Why Signs of Aging Appear

To understand how the ICON laser treats aging and sun damage, we first must understand how these processes manifest as physical characteristics on the skin.

Our skin is held together with structural proteins, such as elastin and collagen. Our bodies produce these proteins at rapid rates in our youth, meaning we heal better and faster when we’re younger. As we gradually age, our bodies become less efficient at producing these proteins, meaning our skin starts to lose its youthful structural integrity and elasticity.

This results in our skin being less tight, allowing fine lines and wrinkles to appear.

Similarly, with years of exposure to damaging UV rays from the sun, our skin pigments become damaged, resulting in freckles and sunspots.

Fortunately, the ICON laser helps to reverse these processes.

What is the ICON Laser?

The ICON laser system is a form of laser skin resurfacing technology. It combines fractional laser and intense pulse light technology to deliver precise and controlled energy to the desired treatment area. This enables the targeting of any skin blemish.

The process works by penetrating deep into the skin and breaking down the underlying tissue, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. This encourages the production of more collagen and elastin in the treatment area, which helps to restore your skin’s youthful vibrance and elasticity, eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.

How Can the ICON Laser Fight Signs of Aging?

The ICON laser treatment is customizable according to the needs of the patient. The treatment uses two different laser wavelengths (whereas other laser treatments only use one wavelength), allowing you to target multiple skin issues in a single treatment.

The combination of light therapy and the two laser wavelengths means patients require fewer treatments to achieve their desired results.

Icon Laser Treatment in San Diego, CA

Almost everyone has some concerns with their skin. Fortunately, with the OCIN laser treatment system, everyone can also do something about their skin blemishes and signs of aging.

Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in La Jolla, CA, by calling (858) 247-2933 or via this online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.