Wrinkle reduction is a major concern for many women today, especially as they enter their 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond. Dr. Gene Krishingner Jr., an OB/GYN at Women’s and Maternity Care Specialists in Winter Park, Florida, offers ICON™ laser treatments for non-invasive reduction of wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead, around the mouth, and in other areas where lines and facial folds are an issue.
The ICON laser works by generating tiny columns of pure energy beneath the skin's surface. These columns of energy prompt the body to make brand new collagen. Collagen is the natural substance that gives your skin the volume it needs to look smooth, fresh, and youthful. Over the years, the body makes less and less collagen -- but the ICON laser treatment can make the body start producing collagen like it did years ago. The collagen gradually fills in the lines and wrinkles on the face to help you look much more revitalized and more youthful.
The ICON laser reduces wrinkles in just a single session. If you have very pronounced deep wrinkles and/or facial folds, you may opt for follow-up sessions for optimal results. If you opt for additional sessions, those treatments are scheduled between four and six weeks apart to allow the body enough time to produce the maximum amount of new collagen growth.
The treatment is generally quite well-tolerated. Since the ICON directs very intense laser light beneath the skin, you may feel mild discomfort, but this is offset by the chilled laser tip. The ICON application wand is moved across the treatment area multiple times, and you grow used to the sensation quickly. As soon as the treatment is over, ice packs can be used to soothe any discomfort.
The ICON laser treatment for wrinkles takes just 15 to 30 minutes per treatment area. Allow a few extra minutes for skin preparation before the treatment and for ice application after the treatment.
It can vary from one patient to another, but many patients see results as soon as two to three weeks post-treatment. Your skin continues to improve over coming weeks, and the body can continue creating new collagen for several months after your ICON laser treatment for wrinkles.
*Individual results may vary.