Icon Cosmetic Facial Treatments Specialist

Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore

Prosthodontics & Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Glenview, IL

Skin imperfections are nearly impossible to avoid: Maybe you have acne scars from a prior breakout, or perhaps you love your time in the sun and your skin doesn’t agree with it. In any case, Howard Jeon, DMD, offers the Icon™ laser by Cynosure® at Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore in Glenview, Illinois. Reserve your consultation by phone or online to discover your skin’s potential for beauty today.

Icon Cosmetic Facial Treatments

What is the Icon laser?

Lasers are advanced technology, with abilities extending across numerous medical disciplines, and few are as highly recognized and raved about as the famed Icon laser by Cynosure. 

With several different handpieces, the team at Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore is able to treat an array of skin conditions and features without any oral, topical, or injectable medications. 

What’s the difference between the Icon laser’s handpieces?

Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore currently offers two of Icon’s handpieces for treatments with more coming very soon. Your provider assesses your goals to decide which of these is more suited for your treatment:

Icon 1540 Fractional Laser

The 1540 laser reaches deep within your skin to promote healthy new tissue growth without harming or affecting the surface layer. With it, you can treat textural issues like scars, wrinkles and stretch marks, as well as some pigment complaints like dark spots.

Icon MaxG

The MaxG™ handpiece for Icon specializes in photofacials. It emits light that isn’t a laser by definition: Instead, the MaxG handpiece delivers intense pulsed light (IPL). Rather than just one targeted laser beam, IPL contains numerous unfocused light wavelengths to stimulate the healing of dark spots and fine lines.

How does the Icon laser improve my look?

Using just the Icon laser, your provider doesn’t merely target individual features like a dark spot here and there or an area of roughness. 

Instead, the Icon laser helps you achieve a uniform improvement across your skin in your specified treatment area, which could be your face or your body. You see a reduction in features like:

  • Acne scars
  • Injury scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Dark spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Spider veins

Overall, your skin looks and feels much smoother after the treatment. This isn’t directly due to the laser. Instead, energy-based treatments like lasers and IPL stimulate cell renewal via your skin’s own healing capabilities.

Do treatments with the Icon laser hurt?

Everyone tolerates laser treatments differently. If you’re nervous or if you have a low pain tolerance, your provider at Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore can offer you a topical anesthetic to ease your mind and keep you comfortable. 

If you’re intrigued by the idea of flawless, photo-ready skin, call Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore or request a consultation for Icon laser treatment online today.