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The Palomar Icon™ XD Aesthetic System is an FDA-approved cosmetic laser that provides a long-lasting, virtually painless solution to hyperpigmentation issues. It can be adjusted to suit the patient’s specific skin type, allowing for ultra-precise results with dramatic improvement in both skin tone and texture.

Reasons to undergo this procedure

Hyperpigmentation is caused by the overproduction of melanin in affected portions of the skin. It can be faded or removed through several methods, including the use of topical creams and skin care products with active ingredients. However, laser hyperpigmentation treatments usually offer the fastest and most noticeable results.

Skin discoloration issues can make people highly self-conscious, particularly when the hyperpigmented areas are on the face. The Palomar Icon™ XD laser addresses the following issues:

  • Age spots or sunspots
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Textural irregularities
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This patient experienced pigmentation of facial vessels on the chin. Here, laser hyperpigmentation treatment offered the fastest and most noticeable results.

Client before and after hyperpigmentation treatment

Prior to your first Palomar Icon™ XD session for hyperpigmentation removal, Dr. Sedgh will meet with you to discuss your specific skin concerns and find out what you’d like to achieve with the treatment. He will then conduct a thorough assessment of your skin and the hyperpigmented areas, which will allow him to determine what settings to use during treatment and the number of sessions required to achieve the desired result.

You can expect the following from your initial consultation:

  • Physical assessment and skin test
  • Inquiry about your medical history and relevant lifestyle details
  • Explanation of the treatment and how it is performed
  • Discussion on number of sessions

For those who cannot come in for a consultation, Dr. Sedgh can also meet with you and visually assess your skin concerns through a virtual consultation via video conferencing.


Laser hyperpigmentation removal is performed in the doctor’s clinic as an outpatient procedure. You may experience redness or swelling immediately after the treatment, but this should gradually dissipate within 7 to 10 days.

You will be advised to take the prescribed medications and follow all aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing. As a rule of thumb with cosmetic skin treatments, it is important to treat your skin gently and avoid sun exposure during the recovery process.

Dr. Sedgh is dedicated to providing a superlative patient experience, which is why he makes it a point to personally check in with his patients after each procedure or session to see how well they are responding to the treatment, and to assess their overall health and wellbeing. This allows him to closely monitor your recovery and ensure the best possible results.

Comfort & Transparency From Start To Finish

When under the care of Dr. Sedgh, you will feel comfortable, cared for, and you will understand every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. His approach to facial enhancement is to achieve a refreshed, natural look – with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.

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