What is Palomar Icon®️?
The Palomar Icon combines a fractional laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to perform variou treatments including wrinkle reduction, hair removal, acne and scar improvement, fractional skin resurfacing, vascular and pigmentation treatments, and photorejuvenation (IPL).
To ensure the best results, the Palomar Icon has a built-in Skintel Melanin Reader, which detects your melanin density to accurately diagnose your skin tone, ensuring the appropriate level of laser is applied. The machine also has a built-in advanced cooling system for added skin protection and comfort.
Who can get Palomar Icon treatments?
Palomar Icon treatment is unique because it is customizable and can be adjusted according to skin tone and desired results.
The Palomar Icon fractional laser function is ideal for people who want to smooth out wrinkles and rough scars, fade pigmentation issues, and generally improve overall skin tone and texture. The IPL function provides photorejuvenation treatments, which are ideal for people who have pale to medium or olive toned complexions and wish to refine skin texture and even skin discoloration caused by sun damage, aging, acne, rosacea, damaged blood vessels, or capillaries.
Patients should consult with a board-certified dermatologist to discuss whether the Icon is a safe and effective choice for their skin.
What does the procedure entail?
The discomfort level of a Palomar Icon treatment depends on the level of treatment being administeredsd. Often, a topical anesthetic is applied 10 to 30 minutes prior to the treatment. Additionally, a cooling system is attached to the laser and delivers cold air during the treatment process to help mitigate any additional pain. You and your doctor will be required to wear protective eyewear during the procedure as well.
The doctor places a handheld device with a smooth glass surface that pulses laser or light energy onto your skin. Each pulse causes a snapping or burning sensation that can be compared to the snapping of a rubber band or quick match burn. When the treatment is finished, a cold compress may be applied for several minutes to alleviate any discomfort. Moisturizer and sunscreen is applied as a last step.
How long does it take?
15 to 30 minutes.
What are the benefits Palomar Icon?
The results of a Palomar Icon treatment are contingent upon the type of treatment being administered. Generally, within 2 to 3 weeks of the first treatment skin will look and feel smoother and have a more even-toned complexion. After 3 or more consecutive treatments, there will be further improvement in skin tone and texture with a visible decrease of redness, dark spots, fine lines, and pores.
Who should administer this treatment?
You should only visit an actively board-certified dermatologist who should be certified by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD).