There is no denying that we presently stand at the point in time where laser-based surgeries have really taken a new turn. But, just like with other forms of technologies, these laser devices in medical field also require skillful medical practitioners who has the training and experience to proper handle these devices. That is why our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Miguel Delgado, who possess masterful skills in various aspects of cosmetic surgery, is also experienced in using different types of laser-based technologies.
The very latest of these laser devices is the Palomar Icon Laser—an innovative, cutting-edge technology specially designed to treat various scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles among a host of other skin conditions.
What is the Palomar Icon Laser?
The Palomar Icon Laser is a FDA-approved device used to remove acne scars, reduce wrinkles, stretch marks and more. It is an all-in-one tool that comes with a variety of handsets to perform the most common treatments such as:
- Wrinkle reduction
- Hair removal
- Removing acne scars
- Treating stretch marks
- Clearing leg veins
- Removing dark brown spots and sun spots
- Clearing broken and damaged facial blood vessels
- Treating pigmentation problems
- Treating rosacea
- Skin rejuvenation
- Treating sun damaged skin
- Removing freckles
The Palomar Icon Laser works via two methods: 1) lasers and 2) Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).
Intense Pulsed Light differs from lasers in that it works by using direct pulses of non-coherent light while the lasers use monochromatic coherent laser light.
Intense Pulsed Light is used to treat many different skin conditions concerning patients such as age spots, redness, rosacea and damages blood vessels. The Palomar Icon Laser can reduce the look of redness on the skin creating an even toned and smooth skin. Laser therapy skin treatments are increasing in popular due to its many benefits compared to traditional skin treatments. Palomar Icon Laser therapy is quicker, safer and less painful.
Below is a brief outline of the various handpieces Dr. Delgado uses with the Palomar Icon Laser:
|Optimised Pulsed Light Handpieces||Laser Handpieces|
MaxG – Used for clearing vascular and pigmented lesions as well as photo facial rejuvenation.
1540 Fractional Laser – A non-ablative laser used for skin resurfacing as well as for treating acne, surgical scars, and stretch marks.
MaxYs – Used for deeper pigmented lesions as well as removal of difficult to treat, fine, and light hair.
2940 Fractional Laser – An ablative laser used for treating wrinkles and skin texture irregularities as well as deeper skin resurfacing.
MaxR – Used for hair removal for all hair and skin types, on larger areas such as the chest, back, and legs.
1064+ Laser – Used for clearing various kinds of leg veins and can also be used to remove hair on darker skinned individuals.
MaxRs – This is a smaller version of the previous one, for all skin and hair types, but used on small areas such as underarms, face, and bikini line.
Scheduling A Consultation
If you experience one or more of these skin conditions, we encourage you to book a consultation with Dr. Delgado and his laser nurse specialist, Ariel Kirk. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in treating various types of skin conditions. We are confident he will be the right choice for you.