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Acne Laser Scar Removal Sydney

Whether it’s from an injury or a skin condition such as acne, scarring can affect both your appearance and your self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to.

What exactly is ICON for Scarring

Whether it’s from an injury or a skin condition such as acne, scarring can affect both your appearance and your self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to.

ICON is an advanced laser system that uses fractional light to increase skin cell turnover and reduce the appearance of scars. As new skin cells develop, they improve the skin’s texture, tone and general appearance, leaving patients with smoother, clearer skin.

ICON laser treatments can be used to reduce scars on almost any area of the body, including the face, after just a few short sessions.


What to Expect During Your ICON Laser Treatment

Once your skin has been prepped, the laser head will be moved over the scarred area. As the light from the laser is absorbed by the skin, it activates the body’s healing response, which stimulates the production of new cells, and breaks down existing scar tissue.

The average ICON laser treatment lasts about 30 minutes but isn’t painful. Patients can expect to feel a snapping sensation on their skin as the laser moves over it but a topical anaesthetic cream can be applied to alleviate any discomfort during treatment.

No downtime will be required after treatment, which means you are free to resume your normal activities or return to work.

ICON Laser Treatments: What Patients Need to Know

  • A series of sessions will be required. Depending on the severity of the scarring, at least 6 to 10 ICON laser sessions may be required to achieve the desired outcome
  • Ideal for red and purple scars. ICON is effective for treating any type of scar but red and purple scars have the most dramatic response to treatment
  • Temporary redness and swelling can be expected. ICON patients can expect some mild redness and swelling following their treatment but this will only last a few days
  • Results take time. Patients can expect to start seeing a difference after about 2 weeks. Scars will start to lighten and the texture of your skin will improve
  • Not all skin tones can be treated. While most skin tones can benefit from ICON laser treatments for scarring, darker skin tones do have a higher risk of developing pigmentation
  • Direct sun exposure is not recommended. Your skin will be sensitive following your treatments, which is why it’s important to avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7 days. You will also need to avoid certain skin care products but this will be covered during your consultation

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Get in touch with the team at Dr Zacharia’s Double Bay clinic to find out what results we could achieve for you.

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Contact Dr Michael Zacharia

Level 1 /424 New South Head Road
Double Bay, NSW 2028

Phone (02) 9192 1600 | Fax (02) 8072 6824

Email info@drzacharia.com.au

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm

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