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Stop Hiding Behind Your Acne Scars: Icon™ Laser Can Help You Feel More Like Yourself Again

Stop Hiding Behind Your Acne Scars: Icon™ Laser Can Help You Feel More Like Yourself Again

There are few skin conditions more frustrating than acne — the breakouts themselves are uncomfortable and unsightly, but they can plague you long into the future thanks to acne scarring.

To put the past firmly in the past, the aesthetic team here at Revitalize Med Spa has equipped ourselves with the Icon™ by Cynosure® laser system, a cutting-edge technology for clearing away stubborn acne scars and keeping your skin free and clear.

How acne scars form

Approximately 50 million people in the United States struggle with acne each year, making it the most common skin condition. Acne tends to strike primarily during adolescence, when hormonal changes take place, but it can develop in adulthood as well.

No matter when your acne develops, the potential for long-term scarring is always present as your skin tries to heal itself after an outbreak.

While acne scars come in different forms, the most common is called atrophic scarring, which are depressed scars that leave you with pock marks across the surface of your skin. The reason why these scars form is that your body wasn’t able to produce enough of the protein collagen during healing.

On the opposite end of the spectrum are hypertrophic scars, which are a result of too much collagen production, leaving you with scars that are raised.

While dealing with acne scarring is always a challenge, the problem becomes magnified as you age, and your skin naturally loses volume, allowing acne scars to become more prominent.

Using the power of light

To clear away acne scarring, we deliver intense pulses of light energy into your skin with our innovative Icon laser system, which breaks apart the scar tissue, paving the way for new growth. This energy also elicits a healing response in the form of new collagen production, healing and smoothing your skin. 

Your Icon timeline

Depending upon the extent of your scarring, most of our patients benefit from 3-7 Icon treatments, which we space apart to allow time for your skin to respond. Each Icon treatment lasts about 30 minutes, and there’s no downtime afterward, which means you can get on with your day.

You may experience some redness and/or swelling after your treatments, but these side effects are easily remedied with ice packs and over-the-counter medications.

As you progress through your treatments, you’ll realize gradual results as your body flushes away the old skin cells and rebuilds your skin from below.

It’s very important that, during and after your Icon treatment, you protect your new, emerging skin from harmful ultraviolet rays with sunscreen.

If you want to face the world with skin that’s ready for the future and not bogged down in the past, contact our office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to schedule your Icon laser treatment today.

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