Considered the next generation of laser technology, offering multiple devices in one machine, the ICON enables aesthetic practitioners to provide a comprehensive suite of the most popular treatments, from hair removal to wrinkle reduction to scar and stretch mark treatment. In addition, only Icon offers the ability to perform the ThreeForMe™ Laser Treatment – the proven way to solve wrinkles, sun damage and facial veins all at the same time. This FDA approved technology requires fewer treatments and delivers more immediate results than comparable machines, it is also one of the safest lasers on the market. The ICON addresses a wide range of aesthetic concerns including:

  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Removing varicose ‎veins
  • Wrinkle treatment
  • Pore reduction
  • Acne treatment
  • Scar reduction
  • Improving stretch marks
  • Pigment removal

Frequently Asked Questions

The ICON Cynosure laser system is considered the next generation of light based FDA approved non-surgical treatments.  It uses advanced technology to deliver the safest, most effective and bespoke non surgical treatments and is fully equipped to offer a full portfolio of solutions as it is essentially a multi-device unit.  It combines a fractional laser (similar in intensity to the Fraxel) and intense pulsed light (IPL) technology.

Uniquely, the ICON laser’s technology means that the machine has such a wide range of capabilities that it can provide different levels of treatments and meet various comfort and downtime requirements according to a patient’s individual needs.  For instance, its state of the art Skintel™ Melanin Reader detects a patients’ melanin density to accurately diagnose skin tone, ensuring the appropriate level of laser is applied.  The machine also has built-in advanced features such as a cooling system for added skin protection and comfort.

We usually recommend our nose surgery patients to take at least one week off work as you may be wearing a splint for up to ten days. You are likely to have swelling and bruising in the area, especially around the eyes, though this is completely normal and will subside within ten days. It may be that you also have a sore throat following your nose procedure but this will also soon subside. The internal swelling of the nose may take a few months to completely go down for you to see the true result.

There are a variety of handheld attachments to perform treatments to help a wide range of aesthetic concerns including some of the following.  The ablative fractional laser technology that the device uses can treat scars very effectively as well a whole host of conditions associated with ageing and loss of vitality and tone.  The ICON laser system also uses Optimised Light™ photo-rejuvenation technology, which delivers gentle pulses of intense, optimised light to areas where unwanted pigmentation and facial vessels lay. 

The  ICON system may of course not be an appropriate option for certain patients, for instance, those who are pregnant and those who have taken Roaccutane (strong antibiotic for acne prone skin) for the past 6 months. 

As well as the patient’s own pain threshold, the discomfort level of an ICON session depends on the level of treatment being administered.  Topical anaesthetic can be applied 10-30 minutes prior to the treatment taking place but during treatment the built-in cooling system is highly effective at providing additional comfort.  Both practitioner and patient must wear protective eyewear.

Your practitioner will place handheld device with a smooth glass surface that pulses laser or light energy onto your skin. Each pulse causes a snapping or burning sensation that can be compared to the snapping of a rubber band or quick match burn. After each snap, the doctor will pick the laser up to place onto the area of skin adjacent to was just zapped, being careful to not overlap zapped sections. When your treatment is finished a cold compress can be applied to ease any discomfort followed by an application of moisturiser and sunscreen.

Immediately after your ICON laser treatment your skin will feel warm, red, and may be slightly swollen similar to that of bad sunburn, these effects usually resolve on their own within 1 to 3 days at most. Some mild bruising may also occur over particularly delicate areas, crusting, scabbing, darkened patches, and, in quite rare cases, mild blistering can also be experienced. These reactions gradually subside within 1 to 2 weeks after treatment.

Results of course, do depend on the type of treatment being carried out but generally, after 2 to 3 weeks of your first treatment you will notice an improvement in both texture and tone of the skin.  After 3 or more consecutive treatments, there will be further improvement as well as a visible decrease of redness, dark spots and fine lines. Freckles and age spots may appear darker for up to a week before they fade gradually.

For optimal results, a series of 3 to 5 sessions spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart is recommended; patients may also wish to incorporate a treatment touch-up treatment every 6 months to maintain results.

Immediately after your ICON laser treatment your skin will feel warm, red, and may be slightly swollen similar to that of bad sunburn, these effects usually resolve on their own within 1 to 3 days at most. Some mild bruising may also occur over particularly delicate areas, crusting, scabbing, darkened patches, and, in quite rare cases, mild blistering can also be experienced. These reactions gradually subside within 1 to 2 weeks after treatment.

ICON treatment costs depend on the concern and the size and number of areas to be treated but typically start from approximately £200.  Packages can be provided depending on your specific requirements and total fees will always be outlined following your comprehensive consultation with an experienced aesthetician.

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Dr. Maryam Zamani
Dr. Maryam Zamani

Oculoplastic Surgeon

Oculoplastic Surgeon & Aesthetic Doctor specialising in blepharoplasty and facial rejuvenation with the latest injectables, products, peels and lasers

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Naomi Thompson
Naomi Thompson

Non-Surgical Practitioners

Nurse Practitioner with a keen interest in facial aesthetics & skin rejuvenation. Also seeing patients for tattoo removal & non-surgical fat loss.