There are few constants in life, but the forward march of time is one such unstoppable force. While there’s nothing we can do to turn back time, we can turn back the clock on some of the aftermath, especially on your skin. While it’s not exactly a time machine, new laser technology provides us with an opportunity to “recircuit” your skin, giving you a fresh, new look that belies your years.
Here at The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine, we help our clients and patients in Matthews, North Carolina, and the Greater Charlotte area to look and feel their best, from the inside out. Because our med spa is led by physicians, we offer science-backed technology that delivers results.
Take a moment to explore how laser therapy can turn back the hands of time — without surgery.
The March of Time
With each passing year, your skin faces a number of forces that increasingly leave their marks. First, your skin undergoes an incredible amount of abuse as the front-line protector of your body. Everything from the sun’s ultraviolet rays to harmful, acne-causing bacteria is absorbed by your skin in the ultimate of taking one for the team as it prevents these forces from encroaching any further.
Unfortunately, this leaves you with scarring, age spots, and other blemishes that litter your skin like a battlefield, strewn with the wreckage.
Add to this the fact that your skin begins to lose its support as you age, namely collagen and elastin — the two proteins primarily responsible for the elasticity and tone in your skin. As the production of collagen wanes, you develop fine lines and wrinkles.
Because we’re up against the formidable forces that are time and Mother Nature, it makes sense to fight back in a way that taps these incredible powers (well, at least the second one). With our Icon® laser system, we provide a wake-up call on a cellular level in your skin that encourages rebuilding and regeneration.
The Icon laser relies on an ablative fractional technology, whereby we create very tiny microchannels across your skin with microbeams. These microchannels are, in effect, tiny “injuries” that clear away damaged skin cells and signal your body to send in its powerful healing resources. Leading the charge is collagen, which is how we can firm up your skin from the inside out.
We can be very precise with the adjustable Icon technology, which allows us to target scarring or areas of hyperpigmentation. So, in addition to giving the entire surface of your skin an overhaul, we can also tackle smaller problem areas.
In addition to sun spots and scarring, the Icon laser can get rid of spider veins and unwanted hair. Ultimately, this all-in-one tool provides us with many options for clearing away the wreckage of the past, giving you fresh, new skin.
Since our Icon laser therapy is a nonsurgical solution, there’s no downtime afterward. You may have some redness, but this typically resolves itself quickly. Each treatment lasts less than an hour, and we can determine how many treatments you may need when you come in to see us — most of our clients have 1-3 Icon laser therapy sessions.
Your results will be gradual as your body flushes away damaged cells and replaces them with healthier ones. Over 6-12 weeks, you’ll notice gradual improvements as the hands of time slowly turn backward.
If you’d like to learn more about our surgery-free laser therapy, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool on this website to set up an appointment.