John Jeffery, MD

ICON Laser Treatments

What is ICON laser skin revitalization?

ICON is a non-surgical laser treatment that revitalizes the skin and helps to reverse the aging process.* If you suffer from stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, spider veins, rosacea, acne scars and other signs of aging skin, then you may be the perfect candidate for this aesthetic treatment. In fact, this device is the only Health Canada and FDA-cleared laser system used to treat stretch marks. With ICON, Dr. Jeffery can address all of your skin concerns at the same time! Treatments do not require any surgery and there is little to no downtime involved. You may be able to come in for a quick procedure and then return to your normal routine immediately.

How does laser skin revitalization work?

The ICON laser system treats moderate-to-severe acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks (and more) with two laser wavelengths. This allows us to target multiple skin concerns during a single treatment session. The MaxG handpiece uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to minimize spider veins, vascular lesions, sunspots, hyperpigmentation and redness. The 1540 fractional laser stimulates collagen and elastin production, which helps to firm up the skin and smooth out/reduce fine lines, surgical scars, acne scars and stretch marks. The procedure is minimally invasive requires little to no downtime. We can customize your session based on your concerns and your goals.

What can I expect during treatments?

We perform ICON skin revitalization as an in-office treatment. After we cleanse your skin, we will apply a topical numbing cream to cool your skin and help minimize any discomfort you might feel during the treatment. During your initial consultation, we will create a custom treatment plan just for you. During the procedure, you may receive treatment with the 1540 fractional laser, IPL or both. This will depend on the skin concerns that you are looking to address. Using the handpieces, we will make a few passes on your skin to induce collagen and elastin production. After the session is over, you can expect some minor redness or swelling. This should fade eventually, and aside from needing to protect yourself from the sun, you can return to your normal activities.

What can I expect from the results?

Although patients usually notice visible improvements after 1 treatment, a series of 3-4 treatments is usually recommended to achieve optimal results.* This is especially true if you are looking to improve the tone, texture and appearance of your skin. 5 treatments may be needed to treat stretch marks.* Immediately after the procedure, you may notice darkening of the treated skin. This is normal, and the outer layers of your skin will soon exfoliate to reveal younger-looking, smoother skin.* As your skin produces new elastin and collagen, you may notice a gradual reduction in fine lines.* Over the course of several months, you may notice firmer skin.*

Before and after photos

Before and after results for ICON skin revitalization

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

What is ICON laser hair removal?

We also use the ICON system for laser hair removal. ICON allows for the removal of unwanted hair from the face, arms, underarms, back, chest, legs & bikini zone in a safe and effective manner. Laser hair removal makes shaving and waxing obsolete in as little as 5-7 sessions. Any additional hair growth that comes in will be finer, lighter and far less noticeable. If you are tired of constantly shaving and/or waxing, schedule a consultation today to get started.

How does laser hair removal work?

Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal uses intense heat to damage individual hair follicles. By damaging the hair follicles in this way, all future growth is inhibited.* And even though the Icon laser uses heat to target these follicles, we will apply a topical numbing cream to cool your skin. This will help to minimize any discomfort you might feel during your treatment. Best of all, there is no damage at all to the surrounding skin. Compared to traditional hair removal methods, laser hair removal can lead to superior results.* Light-based hair reduction is safe and recommended for nearly all areas of the body including the face, arms, back, underarms, legs, chest and the bikini area.

What can I expect during treatments?

After Dr. Jeffery creates your custom treatment plan during your initial consultation, you will come back into our practice for your first treatment. We will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment areas so that your experience will be comfortable. You will then lie down on a treatment table as we do several passes with the Icon laser handpiece on the predetermined areas of your body. The passes will work to damage each individual hair follicle. Once the procedure is over, you will be able to return to your regular routine immediately. There is no downtime.

What can I expect from the results?

Laser hair removal is quick, effective and has very few side effects. You may begin to see results after 1 short session, although several treatments are recommended for optimal, long-lasting results.* When you come in for your initial consultation, we may recommend 5-7 sessions, depending on the amount of hair you want to remove.* The side effects are no worse than the redness, itching and cuts you would receive from shaving or waxing.* Most people experience some side effects after treatment including a sunburn-like sensation and some minor swelling.*

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Before and after results for ICON laser hair removal

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

Schedule a consultation

If you are interested in laser hair removal or non-surgical skin revitalization, request a consultation with Dr. Jeffery. During your initial appointment, Dr. Jeffery will create a custom treatment plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals. To get started, contact our Medicine Hat office at (403) 525-6159 or request a consultation online.

* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee