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Palomar Icon Laser

James H. Petrin, MD -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Petrin Dermatology

James H. Petrin, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist located in Redmond, WA

Many men and women want to improve their skin’s appearance or texture, but hesitate because of sensitivities to certain products and procedures. With personalized Palomar Icon™ laser treatments at Petrin Dermatology in Redmond, Washington, Dr. James Petrin can improve your skin using light energy alone and no chemicals. To book your consultation for Palomar Icon laser treatments, call Petrin Dermatology or use the convenient online booking feature today.

Palomar Icon Laser

What is the Palomar Icon laser?

The Palomar Icon is a laser by Cynosure® that has numerous settings to make a multitude of skin-related cosmetic enhancements. Your provider at Petrin Dermatology discusses your goals with you and chooses the appropriate wavelength for the laser to target a certain cell type or tissue layer. 

The laser is also used to perform intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments. IPL combines many wavelengths in unfocused flashes of light.

Many people prefer using the Palomar Icon laser for their skin treatments because they can be customized to your specifications. If you have sensitive skin, for example, your provider can ensure that you won’t be too uncomfortable during your sessions with a topical numbing cream.

What does the Palomar Icon laser do?

Using the Palomar Icon laser, you can achieve many skin-related goals. The laser is effective in removing or significantly reducing:

  • Unwanted body hair
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Scars from injuries
  • Spider and varicose veins
  • Redness
  • Dark spots
  • Hyperpigmentation

Your Petrin Dermatology dermatologist sits down with you to identify each of your treatment goals. Then, they come up with a treatment plan for you that may include multiple sessions with the laser spaced several weeks apart. 

Overall, your skin improves in texture and tone. You’ll see a notable difference following your first session, with accumulating improvements thereafter. The heat from the laser stimulates your skin’s collagen growth, making it stronger and tighter over time.

Am I a good candidate for treatments with the Palomar Icon laser?

Thanks to the Palomar Icon laser’s versatility and its unique skin pigment reader, it can treat many skin types without causing harm to the patient. However, you’ll still need to answer some questions during your consultation to help your provider decide whether treatments with the Icon laser are right for you. 

You are a candidate for laser treatments with the Palomar Icon if you:

  • Want to improve your skin
  • Aren’t pregnant
  • Haven’t recently used Accutane for acne
  • Don’t have active cold sores

IPL treatments with the Palomar Icon laser work best on fair- to medium-toned skin. If you have a darker skin tone, your provider may suggest another mode of treatment.

Find out more about treatments with the Palomar Icon laser by calling Petrin Dermatology or booking an appointment online today.