Palomar Icon™ XD
This aesthetic laser system uses interchangeable handpieces that are designed to treat specific skin conditions. The handpiece to be used during your treatment will depend on your cosmetic concern and skin type—which is determined using the Skintel Melanin Reader.
The skin assessment is usually done during your pre-treatment consultation, or on the same day of the treatment.
The Palomar Icon™ XD treatment will begin with some necessary preparations and precautions. A topical anesthetic will be applied to the target area to numb the skin and ensure complete comfort throughout the procedure. You will also be required to wear protective glasses to keep your eyes safe from the laser light.
Once you have been prepped for the treatment, the Palomar Icon handpiece will be placed against a portion of skin on the target area. This will be repeated on different parts of the skin until the entire area has been treated.
A cold compress or cooling cream will be applied to the treated area to ensure your comfort after treatment.
Before the treatment can begin, you will be asked to lie comfortably on a reclining chair while the machine’s harness is positioned on the target body part. The applicator heads will then be clipped to the harness and placed against the skin.
Once the SculpSure™ machine is turned one, the applicator heads will begin sending laser energy deep into the skin to target and destroy the underlying fat cells. During the first few minutes, you will feel a strong heating sensation as the unwanted fat is heated to a specific temperature. It will then alternate from warm to cool in 30-second intervals.
The entire session should last about 25 minutes, depending on the size of the target body part to be treated..
The entire procedure usually lasts between 10 to 20 minutes.