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Sun damage and the natural ageing process really starts to affect the appearance of your skin after the age of 30 but light-based systems such as ICON MAX G are capable of treating these common skin concerns.


Sun damage and the natural ageing process really starts to affect the appearance of your skin after the age of 30 but light-based systems such as ICON MAX G are capable of treating these common skin concerns.

The ICON MAX G system uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to penetrate deep under the surface layer of the skin in order to treat issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, poor skin texture and sun damage.

ICON MAXG Laser Treatments: What patients need to know.

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 counsellor or psychologist may help you overcome your concerns about your appearance.

Multiple sessions produce better results. To achieve the best results, 4 to 5 treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart are recommended. However, this will differ for everyone and is dependent on the condition of the patient’s skin.
Skin sensitivity can be expected. Most patients can expect to feel like they have mild sunburn for a day or two after their treatments. It’s also not uncommon for any blood vessels to change colour following an ICON MAX G session.
Direct sun exposure should be avoided. Since your skin will be sensitive after your treatment, direct sun exposure should be avoided for at least a week. There are also specific products that should be avoided but this will be covered in your aftercare instructions.
Results will be visible after 2 weeks. Most patients can expect to see a noticeable difference 2 weeks after their treatment but blood vessels and imperfections do fade gradually over the course of 10 to 14 days
Treatments are not ideal for all skin tones. Patients with lighter skin tones are better candidates for ICON MAX G treatments. IPL sessions can cause hyperpigmentation in patients with darker skin tones

What to expect

Once your skin has been prepped and you are wearing protective eyewear, the ICON MAXG laser head will be moved across the surface of your skin.

As your skin absorbs the low-level light energy, it breaks up the broken vessels and pigmented lesions, while increasing collagen production. The end result is smoother, tighter skin with an even tone.

The average treatment lasts about 30 minutes and patients can expect to feel a sensation that’s similar to an elastic band being snapped against your skin. Since no downtime is required, patients are free to return to their normal routine directly after their session.

Laser treatment general risks and complications:

Skin Burns: There's a risk of burns, particularly if the treatment isn't performed by a skilled practitioner or if the incorrect settings are used for a patient's specific skin type.
Hyperpigmentation and Hypopigmentation: After laser treatment, some individuals may experience changes in skin color. Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin, while hypopigmentation is a lightening of the skin.
Infections: Open wounds after laser treatments can potentially lead to infections if not appropriately cared for.
Scarring: Although rare, scarring can occur post-procedure, particularly with more aggressive laser treatments.
Eye Injuries: Without appropriate eye protection, lasers can cause temporary or permanent vision damage.
Blistering and Crusting: Some patients may experience blistering or crusting of the skin following laser treatment.
Reactivation of Herpes Cold Sores: If you have a history of herpes or cold sores, laser treatments might trigger a breakout.
Allergic Reactions: Allergic reactions to the topical anesthetics or other products used in conjunction with the laser treatment could occur.

How much does ICON MAXG Laser cost?

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.


While traditional lasers operate on a single-wavelength, the ICON MAXG IPL employs a unique combination of Dynamic Spectrum ShiftingSM and dual-band filters for extreme precision and efficiency. This allows for more thorough heating across the entirety of the blood vessel, providing treatment for the skin’s deepest facial vessels.
Most patients enjoy healthier skin two weeks after their IPL treatment. At this point, the body naturally gets rid of damaged cells and clears broken capillaries away, revealing a healthier and smoother complexion.Individual results vary, and multiple treatments may be needed.
Individuals looking to reduce signs of ageing, rosacea, redness and pigmentation can benefit from light-based laser therapy. Optimised light technology is beneficial for clearing vascular and pigment related lesions.
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