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Moncton Medical Aesthetics –

ICON IPL

Laser Skin Revitalization

  • Clear undesirable brown spots, sun damage and veins
  • Quick and easy treatment sessions with no downtime

REVEAL THE “REAL” YOU WITH SKIN REVITALIZATION

Our Icon™ IPL treatment is a quick and easy way to undo the damage caused by the sun including vessels, sun spots and freckles. You may be just a few treatment sessions away from a clear and glowing complexion.

Cynosure’s industry-leading aesthetic platform provides a comprehensive suite of popular treatments for your patients, from hair removal to procedures for pigmentation, vessels, wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks.

Icon: a suite of treatments all in one place

The Icon system offers industry-leading IPL and laser therapies, as well as Skintel™, the industry’s only live melanin reader. Developed with safety and efficacy in mind, these features provide the confidence you need and the results patients want for:

 

  • Facial vessel clearance and pigment reduction
  • Surgical and acne scar treatment
  • Stretch mark treatment
  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Leg vein clearance
  • Permanent hair reduction
  • Fractional skin resurfacing

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Skin Revitalization
with Icon™

  • Light-based skin revitalization is a non-surgical treatment that will improve your skin’s appearance quickly and easily.
  • This advanced technology clears undesirable brown spots, sun damage, and vessels, revealing clearer, more beautiful skin.

Skin Revitalization
with Icon™

Stop Concealing Your Skin’s Imperfections

Get the glowing results you desire:

 

  • Reverse the signs of sun damage
  • Reduce uneven skin tone and rosacea
  • Remove unwanted facial veins

Skin revitalization is a nonsurgical treatment that will improve your skin’s appearance, quickly and easily. This advanced light-based technology clears undesirable brown spots, un damage and vessels, revealing clearer skin.

How Does It Work?

  • Pulses of light target unwanted pigment and vessels within your skin.
  • The light delivered causes them to slowly disappear through your body’s natural healing process.

What results can I expect?

  • Expect to see a decrease in the appearance of brown spots, sun damage, and vessels for a more even skin tone*. A series of treatments may be needed for desired results.
  • Treatment plans can be adjusted to fit everyone’s lifestyle – speak to your provider regarding desired downtime, comfort, and results.

Why Choose Icon™ For Skin Revitalization?

This treatment offers…

  • Excellent results
  • No downtime
  • Low discomfort during the treatment
  • Fast and easy treatment sessions

The Industry’s Only Melanin Reader

Skintel® Melanin Reader™

  • Advanced technology measures the skins melanin index at each treatment.
  • This index is used to determine
    the ideal settings for each individual patient.
  • This increases the safety and results for each treatment.

Advanced Contact Cooling

  • As the provider guides the handpiece over the treatment area you will feel cooling on the skin.
  • This contact cooling will maximize your comfort during the treatment, making it an extremely tolerable experience.

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How Soon Will I See Results?

  • Results will vary depending on which condition you use IPL to treat.
  • Typically you should expect to see some improvement in your skin a week or so after each IPL treatment, with results improving after each successive treatment.
  • Your results will become more obvious as you continue your treatment, and the best results will be seen 3-5 months after your last treatment.

Is There Any Downtime?

  • You should expect to be able to resume your daily activity immediately, although your skin may be a little sensitive and red in the hours following treatment.
  • We recommend that you do not go in the sun or hot water for at least 48 hours.

Pricing

IPL treatment costs depend on the concern and the size and number of areas to be treated but typically start from $150.

Packages can be provided depending on your specific requirements and total fees will always be outlined following your comprehensive free consultation with one of our experienced aestheticians.

AM I SUITABLE FOR IPL TREATMENT ?

IPL treatment is an appropriate treatment for most people, with the exception of those who are pregnant or who have taken strong antibiotics for acne prone skin in the past 6 months.

HOW LONG DOES THE IPL TREATMENT LAST?

The treatment typically takes no longer than an hour per session to complete.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR IPL THERAPY?

There is very little preparation required before IPL therapy.

We typically simply recommend that you do not spend too much time in the sun in the six weeks ahead of your treatment, and avoid any treatments that will irritate the skin for two weeks prior.

DOES IPL TREATMENT HURT?

IP treatment is not painful. You should expect to feel a heated sensation as the pulses of light permeate your skin, with the most you can expect to feel a similar sensation to someone flicking an elastic band against your skin with each pulse.

If you are extremely sensitive to pain, topically applied anaesthetic can be considered before treatment and moisturiser can be applied immediately afterward.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME FOLLOWING IPL TREATMENT?

There is typically no downtime at all.

Immediately after your ICON laser treatment, however, your skin will feel warm, red, and may be slightly swollen similar to that of bad sunburn, these effects usually resolve on their own within 1 to 3 days at most.

Some mild bruising may also occur over particularly delicate areas, crusting, scabbing, darkened patches, and, in quite rare cases, mild blistering can also be experienced. These reactions gradually subside within 1 to 2 weeks after treatment.

HOW SOON WILL I SEE THE RESULTS?

You should start to see the results in the days and weeks after your first treatment, and the tone and texture of your skin will begin to improve. Results improve over time, and with each successive treatment, particularly beyond the third treatment.

Your best results will be between 3 and 6 months after your final treatment. At this point you should expect to see a visible decrease of redness, dark spots and fine lines. Freckles and age spots may appear darker for up to a week before they fade gradually.

For optimal results, a series of 3 to 5 sessions spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart is recommended; patients may also wish to incorporate a treatment touch-up treatment every 6 months to maintain results.

IS IPL TREATMENT PERMANENT?

The results should last between 12 and 18 months, at which point you can come back for a top up treatment.

Typically the less exposure to the sun in the treated area, the longer the results last.

IS IPL TREATMENT SAFE?

IPL therapy is very safe. Any side effects such as (blistering, scabbing, redness or bruising) are temporary and tend to subside after just a few days.

These side effects will be fully discussed at your consultation prior to your consent.

HOW DOES IPL TREAT PIGMENTATION?

IPL is an excellent and highly effective treatment for improving the appearance of pigmentation conditions. Most commonly these are age spots, brown spots, sun spots and sun damage.

The intense pulsed light emits light waves which are absorbed by the melanin and haemoglobin in the skin which causes the pigment to fragment. These pigment fragments are then broken down naturally by the body making them less visible in appearance.

IS IPL TREATMENT SUITABLE FOR BURNS?

IPL therapy can be used as a standalone non surgical treatment to treat burns and burns scars, or as a single element of a broader package of treatments.

When treating burns it is vital to make sure treatment follows a certain order and is delivered by experts (or team of experts) to ensure the best results and safety. You may be a better candidate for surgery.

Either way, it is vital to speak to one of our specialist burns and laser consultants to assess what the appropriate treatment is for you.

CAN IPL TREATMENT BE USED TO TREAT ACNE?

Yes, IPL treatments can be used to treat the appearance of acne. By undergoing a number of treatments, varying depending on the patient and the severity of the condition, IPL can help to destroy the bacteria that create acne, therefore reducing its appearance on the skin.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IPL AND LASER SKIN RESURFACING?

IPL Skin Rejuvenation and Laser Skin Resurfacing are very different treatments.

An IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment consists of a series of high-intensity pulses of broad spectrum light that pass through several layers of skin at once, targeting only the unwanted cells. IPL can thus improve the texture, quality, colour and health of your skin and treat multiple conditions simultaneously, such as the appearance of veins, capillaries, redness, age spots, blotchiness and freckles.

By contrast, Laser Skin Resurfacing delivers a direct beam of thermal energy to one specific target. Laser Skin Resurfacing uses a laser beam focused on one specific wavelength and targets the very outer layers of the skin, which are removed, encouraging new skin to replace them. This process restores the smooth, even, and fresh appearance that the skin tends to lose with age.

We offer two main Laser Skin Resurfacing treatments: PicoWay Resolve. 1540 & Co2Re Laser, each having its own specific benefits and advantages.

Can I treat a client who is taking a photosensitizing medication such as an antibiotic?

Drug-induced photosensitivity is caused by the light’s reaction to the medicine being taken. Most reactions occur when the skin is exposed to UVA and UVB rays (sunlight).

Although Cynosure lasers and light-based devices do no emit these types of wavelengths, we highly recommend you proceed with caution and perform test spots prior to treatment to determine client sensitivity and/or suitability.

I’m using Retin-A, TriLuma, acne medications) on their face. How long should I wait before having a laser or light-based treatment?

Before proceeding, it is important to have a medical director assess your client’s skin to determine wait time. Cynosure recommends the treatment of healthy, non-irritated skin. In cases where the topical treatment has caused the skin to be dry, red, flaky, or otherwise irritated, patients should stop using the product 1-2 weeks prior to any laser treatment.

What if my client has an implanted pacemaker or defibrillator, is it safe to treat them?

Ask your client to discuss this with their treating cardiologist and to bring a clearance note that states it’s safe to perform a laser treatment.

I am a clinician and I am pregnant, is it safe to operate the laser or pulsed-light system?

This is a personal decision and you should consult with your OB/GYN, however, all of

Cynosure’s laser and light-based systems emit light in the safe spectrum of light.

Should I treat a client who is pregnant?

Cynosure lists pregnancy as a contraindication to laser and light-based treatments. There is no documented clinical evidence of fetal harm from a laser or light-based system, but remember the results of the treatment may be erratic or unreliable due to fluctuations in hormonal levels and other physiological skin changes.

My client is breastfeeding, should I treat her?

There have not been any studies conducted looking at the effect of laser or light-based treatments on breastmilk. It is not clear if ink particles from tattoo removal are passed to the baby so tattoo laser treatments should be avoided for nursing mothers. It is also recommended to avoid other laser and light-based treatments as well.

Can I treat a client who is taking a photo-sensitizing medication, like an antibiotic?

Drug-induced photosensitivity is caused by the reaction of the chemical (mediation) to light. Most reactions occur when the skin is exposed to UVA and UVB rays (sunlight). Cynosure’s laser and light-based devices do not emit these wavelengths. We recommend you proceed with caution and perform test spots prior to treatment to determine client suitability.

My client has cosmetic dermal filler and Botox/implants, is it safe to treat over these with a laser?

Cynosure cannot make any specific recommendations, but our customers generally wait for two-weeks after injection to perform any laser treatments

My client is using a prescription topical (i.e. Retin-A, TriLuma, acne medications), on her face. How long does she need to wait before having a laser or light-based treatment?

It is important for your medical director to assess the client’s skin and determine the timing based on the condition of the skin. Cynosure recommends the treatment of healthy, non-irritated skin. If the topical has caused the client’s skin to be dry, red, flakey, or otherwise irritated, have her stop using the topical about 1-2 weeks before the treatment.

My client had gold therapy injections in the past, is it safe to treat with a laser?

Gold therapy is given either orally or by injection to treat arthritis. The laser energy causes a chemical reaction which results in a permanent bluish/gray skin discoloration called chrysiasis. A client with a past or present history of gold therapy is contraindicated.

I have a client who has a pigmented or vascular lesion on the lip, is it safe to treat?

Treating within the vermillion border of the lip is risky. The skin of the lips is thin and more vascular and has a greater tendency to blister. If you decide to treat these types of lesions, remember to administer test spots and observe for immediate side effects.

Why do I have to wear the eyewear supplied by Cynosure, aren’t my glasses enough?

Cynosure provides laser safety eyewear that is specific to the wavelengths of light that your device emits. The light emitted from a laser or pulsed light device can cause eye injury or even blindness. Everyone present in the treatment room must wear appropriate protective eyewear at all times when the laser is in use. Be sure the laser eyewear that you are using is the correct one; you can find the laser specifications of the eyewear printed on the lens or frame.

Should I wear a mask when performing laser or light based treatments?

Many laser treatments including hair removal, tattoo removal, fractional ablative, and micro ablative treatments create a laser plume. The particulates of the plume vary and may pose a risk to an individual’s health when inhaled. It is always best practice to implement a proper laser plume safety approach which includes the use of smoke evacuators, good ventilation, and respiratory protection.

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