Laser Hair Removal with Icon MaxR Laser

How does Laser Hair Removal work with ICON MaxR?


The Icon™ MaxR™ laser utilizes optimized light technology to permanently reduce and eliminate hair on all skin types, including tanned skin. The Icon™ MaxR™ is also optimized to quickly cover larger areas of the body, such as the back, chest and legs. While some lasers are designed to treat lighter skin types, the Icon™ MaxR™ laser is designed for permanent hair reduction on all skin types. The Icon™ MaxR™ device delivers controlled, precise heat energy into the skin to destroy the hair at the follicle, preventing hair from growing back. Because the Icon™ MaxR™ is a larger device, the laser is better suited to treat larger areas of the body in a shorter amount of time. As an added benefit, the Icon™ laser system offers contact cooling technology, ensuring a more comfortable experience for all patients




What should I Expect during Laser Hair Removal treatment?


The Icon™ MaxR™ laser device is placed over the target area(s) in which the patient desires hair reduction. Most patients find the Icon™ MaxR™ a comfortable and tolerable treatment. Icon™ MaxR™ treatments take less than one hour, although, the length of the appointment is largely dependent upon the patients’ area(s) of concern. Because the treatment requires no downtime, patients are able to resume daily activities immediately following the treatment. The MaxR laser is ideal for patients that are resistant to traditional forms of laser treatment, and can contribute to more significant hair reduction. Within three to five treatments, the appearance of dark spots can be improved drastically. There is significantly less irritation than traditional hair removal methods, and larger areas can be treated at once which makes the procedure much shorter. The entire procedure is very short, and will be over just as quickly as it takes for you to shave. MaxR laser treatments are suitable for all skin types, including tanned skin.




Is Laser Hair Removal with Icon MaxR painful?


At LBC Laser MD the use of dynamic cooling, cryogen spray (in some systems), topical anesthetic cream makes your laser hair removal program comfortable.




How long will Laser Hair Removal results last and will I need maintenance treatments?


Hair follicles and bulges that are targeted and damaged by the ICON IPL laser light are killed permanently and will not regrow. The average percentage of hair that can be permanently killed ranges between 50-80%. The hair follicles that are killed will never grow back. For those hair follicles and bulges that are not permanently killed, a maintenance treatment program will be required. If the hair follicle is not killed, the sleeping phase is greatly prolonged, the growth cycles are synchronized and the hair shafts are smaller and lighter. You can join the SpaMedica Laser Hair Removal Club when you are done your ICON IPL- laser and combined laser hair removal program and receive an affordable maintenance treatment every 3-4 months.





Melasma and Skin Pigmentation Treatment

What is Pigmentation and Melasma?


PIGMENTATION The sun, skin ageing and genetics are among the main factors that influence skin pigmentation. In fact, from the age of 30, they can cause disruption to the production and distribution mechanism of melanin, the pigment that is responsible for the skin’s colouring. Melanin is therefore distributed unevenly in the skin and accumulates at the surface of the epidermis. Therefore, skin pigmentation becomes uneven and dark spots form on the surface. This can be the result of 3 different problems: Lentigo, is also called age spots if it is mainly due to the intrinsic ageing of the skin, or solar lentigo if it is caused by regular and considerable sun exposure. Liver spots, also called ephelids. Post-inflammatory pigmentation, following an acne spot for example. The mark is then due to an excess of melanin produced by the inflammation.
While these marks are completely harmless, they can be unsightly. Melasma Melasma is a common skin problem. The condition causes dark, discolored patches on your skin. It’s also called chloasma, or the “mask of pregnancy,” when it occurs in pregnant women. The condition is much more common in women than men, though men can get it too. Melasma causes patches of discoloration. The patches are darker than your typical skin color. It typically occurs on the face and is symmetrical, with matching marks on both sides of your face. Other areas of your body that are often exposed to sun can also develop melasma. Brownish colored patches usually appear on the cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose, chin, neck, and forearms. The skin discoloration doesn’t do any physical harm, but you may feel self-conscious about the way it looks.




Which areas can be treated and are results permanent?


Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas include the face, neck, chest, hands, shoulders and backs; these areas are typically the most exposed to the damaging effects of the sun. If the recommended post treatment procedures are followed and the treated area is cared for and correctly maintained then the pigmentation is unlikely to return. Pigmentation caused by sun exposure may gradually reappear overtime however SPF and tyrosinaise inhibitors can significantly reduce this.




Is the treatment painful and how long does it take?


Most patients find the procedure tolerable and require no numbing cream or anesthesia. They often compare the laser pulse to a snap of a thin rubber band. It can depend on the type and size of the area being treated, most treatments can be completed within 10 to 30 minutes. Most pigmented lesions will require only few treatments to be completely removed. Darker, deeper and larger pigmented lesions may require additional treatments. It will be depending on the type of pigmentation being treated. The effectiveness of the treatment will be determined by the type, colour and depth of the pigmentation along with the condition of the skin.




What precautions and products do I need to take after the treatment?


It is extremely important not to affect the skins pigmentation in any way prior to or after the laser treatments. Such exposure can cause hypo and hyper pigmentation, impairing the effects of the laser treatment. Please avoid the sun or solariums for 4 weeks prior to treatment and at least 4-8 weeks after treatment. Be sure to also apply SPF regularly while you are exposed to the sun and do also not use any form of tanning throughout your treatment, including tanning sprays or lotions.





Stretch Mark Removal

How does Laser Hair Removal work with ICON MaxR?


The Icon™ MaxR™ laser utilizes optimized light technology to permanently reduce and eliminate hair on all skin types, including tanned skin. The Icon™ MaxR™ is also optimized to quickly cover larger areas of the body, such as the back, chest and legs. While some lasers are designed to treat lighter skin types, the Icon™ MaxR™ laser is designed for permanent hair reduction on all skin types. The Icon™ MaxR™ device delivers controlled, precise heat energy into the skin to destroy the hair at the follicle, preventing hair from growing back. Because the Icon™ MaxR™ is a larger device, the laser is better suited to treat larger areas of the body in a shorter amount of time. As an added benefit, the Icon™ laser system offers contact cooling technology, ensuring a more comfortable experience for all patients




What should I Expect during Laser Hair Removal treatment?


The Icon™ MaxR™ laser device is placed over the target area(s) in which the patient desires hair reduction. Most patients find the Icon™ MaxR™ a comfortable and tolerable treatment. Icon™ MaxR™ treatments take less than one hour, although, the length of the appointment is largely dependent upon the patients’ area(s) of concern. Because the treatment requires no downtime, patients are able to resume daily activities immediately following the treatment. The MaxR laser is ideal for patients that are resistant to traditional forms of laser treatment, and can contribute to more significant hair reduction. Within three to five treatments, the appearance of dark spots can be improved drastically. There is significantly less irritation than traditional hair removal methods, and larger areas can be treated at once which makes the procedure much shorter. The entire procedure is very short, and will be over just as quickly as it takes for you to shave. MaxR laser treatments are suitable for all skin types, including tanned skin.




Is Laser Hair Removal with Icon MaxR painful?


At LBC Laser MD the use of dynamic cooling, cryogen spray (in some systems), topical anesthetic cream makes your laser hair removal program comfortable.




How long will Laser Hair Removal results last and will I need maintenance treatments?


Hair follicles and bulges that are targeted and damaged by the ICON IPL laser light are killed permanently and will not regrow. The average percentage of hair that can be permanently killed ranges between 50-80%. The hair follicles that are killed will never grow back. For those hair follicles and bulges that are not permanently killed, a maintenance treatment program will be required. If the hair follicle is not killed, the sleeping phase is greatly prolonged, the growth cycles are synchronized and the hair shafts are smaller and lighter. You can join the SpaMedica Laser Hair Removal Club when you are done your ICON IPL- laser and combined laser hair removal program and receive an affordable maintenance treatment every 3-4 months.