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Phoenix Family Medical Care and Advanced Medical Aesthetics

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Phoenix, AZ

Do you have wrinkles, fine lines, unwanted hair, dark spots, stretch marks, or other skin imperfections that bother you? If so, consider treating them with Icon™ laser therapy at Phoenix Family Medical Care and Advanced Medical Aesthetics, in Phoenix. Led by Josef Khalil, MD, Phoenix Family Medical Care and Advanced Medical Aesthetics offers professional, compassionate, noninvasive, and effective skin therapy. Find out more by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone today.

Icon Q & A

What is the Icon laser?

The Icon laser is an ablative fractional laser with which your certified aesthetician improves the appearance and health of your skin. With the Icon laser, your certified aesthetician treats skin across a wide area of your body, including the face, legs, and torso.

Icon laser treatment can reduce the appearance of:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Scars
  • Dark spots

You can also use it for:

  • Skin resurfacing
  • Laser hair removal
  • Photorejuvenation

The Icon laser is versatile and effective. To reduce signs of aging, it delivers energy deep into the skin, where it stimulates collagen and elastin production. Together, these proteins help the skin stay firm, smooth, elastic, and clear.

How does Icon laser therapy eliminate hair?

To eliminate hair, the Icon laser heats hair follicles until they’re destroyed. These hair follicles are responsible for hair growth. The process immediately gets rid of hair, and over time, it grows back finer, less dense, and lighter. For more permanent and drastic results, you can attend more sessions.

How long does Icon laser treatment take?

Depending on the area of the body you’re treating, in-office Icon laser treatment with your certified aesthetician usually takes between 15-30 minutes. During this time, the aesthetician delivers laser heat to your target areas using a wand that waves closely over your skin.

During treatment, you feel some tingling at the application site. To combat this, the Icon laser wand simultaneously delivers cooling technology to your skin.

To get the results you desire, you may have to attend multiple Icon laser therapy sessions. To put together the best plan for you, talk to your certified aesthetician.

Does Icon laser therapy irritate the skin?

Icon laser therapy is gentle, noninvasive, and doesn’t create serious side effects. However, after treatment, you may experience temporary skin changes including:

  • Acne and white bumps (milia)
  • Infection
  • Changes in skin color
  • Redness, swelling, and itching

Rarely, Icon laser treatments cause scarring.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your skin, you don’t have to accept what you see. If you’re ready to reclaim your smooth, firm skin, reach out to Dr. Khalil and his team at Phoenix Family Medical Care and Advanced Medical Aesthetics today. Icon laser treatment just might be the answer for you. Schedule your appointment today online or over the phone.