Whether it’s from an injury or a skin condition like acne, scarring can impact your appearance. Laser therapy can significantly diminish the visibility of acne scars.
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.
It’s important to remember that every individual is unique and so too are their needs and desired outcomes for cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering a procedure, it’s essential to have a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. They can help you understand whether you’re a suitable candidate and what you can realistically expect from the surgery. The information provided here is meant to help guide you, but it’s not a replacement for professional medical advice. Always organise a consultation for personalised advice.
If you are concerned about the way you look or are thinking about cosmetic surgery for confidence reasons, there are alternatives. Talking to a or may help you overcome your concerns about your appearance.
The process of ICON laser treatment begins with properly preparing your skin. This may involve cleaning and potentially applying a topical anesthetic to ensure a comfortable experience. After your skin is prepped, the clinician will then maneuver the laser handpiece across the affected area.
As the laser head is moved, the device emits specific wavelengths of light that are readily absorbed by the skin. This process initiates the body’s natural healing response, marking the beginning of a fascinating physiological transformation.
The light from the laser is absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin where it stimulates the production of new skin cells. This includes collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for the skin’s elasticity and strength. As these proteins are produced, they help to repair and replenish the damaged skin.
Simultaneously, the laser light also works to break down existing scar tissue. The energy from the laser weakens the bonds within the scar tissue, facilitating its fragmentation. This helps to replace the uneven scarred texture with smoother and more regular skin.
Overall, the ICON laser treatment process harnesses the body’s natural healing abilities to revitalise the skin, reduce the appearance of scars, and promote a more uniform skin texture. It’s important to remember that the effectiveness of the treatment can vary depending on the severity and type of scarring, and it may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. This will be determined during your initial consultation.
Your personalised quote will be prepared following an in-depth evaluation by our expert surgeon. This includes a thorough assessment of your individual needs, detailed explanation of the procedure, and a tailored approach to best achieve the desired outcomes. The quote considers various elements including surgical supplies, hospital requirements, and the specifics of the surgery itself.
Potential rebates might be available if the procedure is deemed medically necessary by relevant health authorities. Conditions for this include providing evidence supporting the medical necessity of the surgery and a referral from a healthcare professional. Your private health insurance may also provide coverage, so it’s essential to discuss this with your provider.