Non-ablative Skin Resurfacing

Improve the tone and texture of your skin.

Non-ablative Skin Resurfacing is a non-invasive procedure that targets fine to deep wrinkles and scaring. This treatment stimulates the natural healing process to create new, healthy skin, improve colouration and texture of your skin.

Treatment overview:

Effective treatment for

  • Fine lines
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Skin lesions
  • Surgical & acne scars

Treatment area

The face can be treated.

Results

Results can be seen in 2 weeks.

Length of treatment

30 min treatments with sessions 3-6 weeks apart.

Aftercare

Immediately after the treatment, redness, swelling and/or brown debris at surface of the skin is common and typically lasts 2-24 hours but could last up to 3-5 days in some cases.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How does Non-ablative Skin Resurfacing work?

Icon™ utilizes fractional laser technology to deliver specialized pulses of energy into your skin and targeting your unwanted pigment, wrinkles, stretch marks or scars without causing harm to the surrounding skin. Once the energy is absorbed into the skin your body’s natural healing process will begin creating new, healthy skin in the area that was treated. Over the next few weeks you will see continued improvement in both the coloration and smoothness of your skin.

What to can I expect from the treatment?

Depending on the size of the area being treated, sessions typically take less than 30 minutes. First, you will be provided eye shields to protect yourself from the laser during treatment. The treatment will begin with the provider guiding the Icon™ handpiece over the treatment area. During this, the laser will be delivering energy into your skin. Depending on the care option we select, you may feel nothing during treatment or mild discomfort. Post treatment instructions will be provided to manage pain if necessary. You may also experience some redness and/or swelling a few days after at the treatment site but this typically resolves by the third day. Follow up treatment sessions should be scheduled 3-6 weeks apart if needed.

What type of scars can be treated?

Icon™ is designed to treat surgical and acne scars on any area of the body, including the face.

Am I a good candidate for Non-ablative Skin Resurfacing?
Icon™ can be safely used on most skin types. During your consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.
What does the treatment feel like?
Most people feel mild discomfort during the treatment but speak to your provider regarding pain management options.
Are there any side effects?
Immediately after the treatment, redness, swelling and/or brown debris at surface of the skin is common and typically lasts 2-24 hours but could last up to 3-5 days in some cases. We will discuss any other possible side effects and the necessary post-treatment care with you during the consultation.