Icon Specialist

SoCal Ob/Gyn

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Sun Valley, CA

Do you suffer from unwanted hair, wrinkles, dark spots, stretch marks, or other skin imperfections? If so, consider having them corrected using Icon™ laser therapy with Joon Choi, MD, FACOG, at SoCal OB/GYN, with locations in Glendale and Panorama City, California. Icon laser therapy reduces and eliminates skin imperfections by stimulating collagen and elastin growth. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or over the phone with SoCal OB/GYN today.

Icon Q & A

What is the Icon laser?

The Icon laser is an ablative fractional laser treatment that Dr. Choi at SoCal OB/GYN uses to perform skin treatments such as:

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Stretch mark reduction
  • Fine line reduction
  • Scar fading
  • Dark spot treatment
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Stretch mark treatment
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Laser hair removal

Using the Icon laser, Dr. Choi can improve the appearance of skin nearly everywhere on your body, including your torso, face, and legs.

How does Icon laser therapy work?

Icon laser therapy works by stimulating accelerated collagen and elastin production through laser heat. These two proteins are responsible for firm, elastic, smooth, blemish-free and youthful skin. As you age, the body produces much fewer of these proteins. With Icon laser treatment, you naturally get these proteins back and diminish the signs of aging.

Also, using the Icon laser, Dr. Choi can perform laser hair removal. During laser hair removal with the Icon laser, Dr. Choi targets and destroys hair follicles so that the targeted hair is gone. Subsequently, depending on your number of sessions, hair grows back drastically finer, lighter, and less dense, or it doesn’t grow back at all.

Dr. Choi performs Icon laser treatment in-office during a session that takes 15 to 30 minutes, or longer depending on what treatment you are receiving, using a wand that he waves closely over the treatment areas. As the heat of the laser saturates your skin, the wand also delivers a cooling sensation for your comfort and to protect your skin. During treatment, you will likely feel some heat. It will tingle, but it won’t hurt you.

How many Icon laser treatments you require depends on how many areas you’re treating, the size of the areas you’re treating, and your desired results.

Does Icon laser therapy have any side effects?

Because Icon laser therapy is noninvasive and uses no toxins or hormones, it has very few side effects. Possible side effects include:

  • Temporary acne and white bumps (milia)
  • Infection
  • Temporary changes in skin color
  • Temporary redness, swelling, and itching

In addition, Icon laser treatments put you at a slight risk for scarring.

If you’re ready to reclaim your skin through Icon laser treatment, reach out to Dr. Choi at SoCal OB/GYN. To learn more, schedule a consultation over the phone or via the online booking tool.

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