ICON Specialist

Patrick County Family Practice

Family Physicians & Aesthetics Specialists located in Stuart, VA

Many people have skin concerns that include wrinkling, stretch marks, or unwanted hair. Astrid Cole, RN, at Patrick County Family Practice in Stuart, Virginia, is excited to provide treatments with the versatile, effective Icon® laser that address these skin concerns and much more. Call Patrick County Family Practice or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about how the Icon laser can help you look and feel your best.

ICON Q & A

What is the Icon laser system?

The Icon system is a multifaceted aesthetic platform that offers both intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy and laser treatments. The Icon is used to address numerous skin complaints with ablative fractional laser technology and is beneficial for most skin types.

How are skin imperfections reduced with the Icon laser?

Icon energy is delivered deep into your skin, underneath the surface layer. As a result, new cells and collagen, a skin-strengthening compound, are stimulated to develop. They fill in lines and tighten your skin, reducing creases, laxity, and wrinkles.

With Icon, you maintain your natural look but your complexion appears smoother and more radiant.

Recovery takes about four days and there are no long-term side effects with Icon, unlike those you can experience with invasive surgery.

What is skin resurfacing?

The Icon laser resurfaces your complexion, resulting in skin that feels more evenly textured and appears consistent in tone. If you have any of the following concerns, Icon laser treatment can help:

  • Age spots
  • Irregular skin tone or texture
  • Acne or surgical scars
  • Sun damage

During skin resurfacing, the Icon laser energy penetrates your outer layer of skin to trigger your natural healing processes. The new, healthier tissue replaces the irregular tone and texture, so you look younger and more vibrant.

How does Icon get rid of unwanted hair?

Astrid Cole can calibrate the laser energy of the Icon laser to destroy hair follicles in specified treatment areas and permanently reduce or eliminate hair growth. Just about any area of your body where there is unwanted hair is treatable, including your:

  • Legs and arms
  • Bikini line
  • Chest and back
  • Underarms
  • Chin and upper lip

Multiple sessions are required in order to effectively target all the unwanted hairs when they’re in a growth cycle, but each session is fast and simple.

How does the Icon laser address stretch marks?

Stretch marks develop during periods of rapid weight gain, such as pregnancy. You’ll notice the marks look purplish, red, or brown at first, and then fade to a silvery white over time. If you’re self-conscious about stretch marks, Icon treatment can help by stimulating the production of new collagen, which enhances the quality of the tissue at the site of your stretch marks.

To learn more about how you can benefit from Icon laser treatments, call Patrick County Family Practice or schedule an appointment online today.