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ICON Laser Specialist

Tristan E. Bickman, MD

OB-GYNs located in Santa Monica, CA

If you have unwanted hair, signs of aging, or visible scarring, the Icon™ Aesthetic System offers a safe, effective solution. Tristan Emily Bickman, MD, treats a variety of common skin conditions with Icon fractional laser technology at her welcoming practice in Santa Monica, California. These minimally invasive, in-office procedures provide effective results with far less downtime than surgery. To learn more about how you can benefit from aesthetic laser treatment, call the office or book a consultation online.

ICON Laser Q & A

What is the Icon laser?

The Icon laser is an aesthetic treatment system that addresses skin issues by stimulating natural healing. One of the premier fractional laser treatment systems available today, the Icon consists of several handpieces to administer a variety of aesthetic treatments.

What conditions can the Icon laser treat?

The Icon fractional laser system provides a range of aesthetic treatments, including:

Hair removal

The Icon laser system provides effective and permanent hair removal with a few simple treatment sessions. The laser energy targets unwanted hair, heating and damaging the follicles without harming your surrounding skin. Depending on the amount of hair and size of the treatment area, sessions last 20-50 minutes.

At the practice of Tristan Emily Bickman, MD, you can opt for laser hair removal from a small area, such as under your arms, to larger areas such as your back, bikini area, or legs.

Skin resurfacing

You may choose the fractional laser technology of Icon to resurface your skin and address issues such as:

  • Acne and surgical scars
  • Age spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Tone and texture issues
  • Sun spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks

The laser emits microbeams that penetrate your skin and promote the growth of new, healthy tissue by boosting collagen production. Resurfacing can also minimize the appearance of pores. Recovery can occur in as few as four days.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) phototherapy

IPL therapy breaks up pigmentation, sun damage, and visible veins. Icon also offers this broad-spectrum light technology with Optimised Light™ photorejuvenation technology. The device emits gentle pulses of intense light that target unwanted skin discoloration. The result is an improved appearance and reduction in:

  • Sun and age spots
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Broken capillaries

You’ll notice results in as few as two treatments, but multiple treatments offer optimal benefits. IPL treatments deliver light in less directed beams, so it can cover a larger area at once.

What should I expect during Icon laser treatment?

During an Icon laser treatment, you might experience some minor discomfort, but that should only last for a short time. You may elect to have a topical numbing cream applied to treatment areas prior to your session to ease sensation. The Icon laser treatment system is safe for all skin types.

Depending on your specific treatment and aesthetic goals, you’ll likely need multiple treatment sessions to achieve optimal results — typically 4-6 visits.

To learn whether the Icon laser can help you, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.

*Individual results may vary