The Palomar Icon™ XD makes use of potent laser light technology to treat a wide variety of skin concerns on the face and body. Using an innovative component called the Skintel Melanin Reader, it is able to determine the melanin density of the skin, allowing the machine to use the most optimized settings for the patient’s specific skin type. It utilizes an ergonomically designed handpiece that emits intense pulsed light, which targets the affected skin surface to reveal newer and better-looking skin.
- 2940 nm spectral range
- used for fractional ablative soft tissue coagulation, skin resurfacing, and removal of wrinkles and fine lines, irregularities in skin texture, pigmented lesions, and vascular dyschromia
Prior to the treatment, your skin will be cleansed thoroughly and prepped with a topical anesthetic to ensure a comfortable experience. Laser treatments are generally pain-free, but the skin is usually still numbed beforehand to avoid any possible discomfort.
You will also be provided with safety eyewear to protect your eyes during the procedure.
Once the machine has been calibrated to the appropriate setting for your complexion type and skin concern, Dr. Sedgh will start by targeting small portions of skin on the target areas. This process will be repeated until all areas have been treated.
Immediately after the laser procedure, the doctor will apply a cooling serum and ample sunscreen to soothe the skin after treatment and protect it from harmful UV rays, which can cause significant hyperpigmentation.
The procedure usually lasts around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.