ICON Laser Specialist

Robert J. Wielenga, M.D. -  - Geriatric Physician

Wielenga Medical Group

Robert J. Wielenga, M.D.

Geriatric Physician & Family Practice Physician located in Downey, CA

Aesthetic skin concerns, like wrinkles, fine lines, and spider veins, often come with age, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with these changes forever. At Wielenga Medical Group, in Downey, California, board-certified family physician and geriatric physician Robert Wielenga, MD, uses the ICON™ laser treatment platform to give skin a smoother, tighter, more youthful appearance. To learn how the ICON can help you look your best, call or use the online booking tool today.

ICON Laser Q & A

by Robert J. Wielenga, M.D.

What is ICON?

The noninvasive, nonablative ICON laser platform from Cynosure treats a range of aesthetic skin concerns. Using its multiple devices and laser wavelengths, Dr. Wielenga can customize the ICON based on your needs and beauty goals.

The ICON’s laser energy stimulates the growth of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its structure. As you age, you produce less collagen, leading to a loss in skin’s firmness and elasticity.

The ICON revitalizes your skin’s appearance naturally, by restoring your skin’s previous level of collagen. Home skincare treatments that claim to stimulate collagen production can only do so much, and injectable treatments can produce pleasing results, but don’t reverse structural changes in your skin.

The ICON can also remove unwanted facial and body hair and prevent it from growing back.

What can the ICON platform treat?

Dr. Wielenga customizes your ICON laser treatment based on your anti-aging goals. With its range of built-in devices and laser wavelengths, the ICON can:

  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Correct uneven pigmentation (dark spots, freckles, and sun damage)
  • Make spider veins, vascular lesions, and other visible blood vessels disappear
  • Permanently remove unwanted body and facial hair
  • Help your skin look tighter, smoother, and more youthful

The ICON can target multiple skin concerns in a single treatment, minimizing the time and money necessary to get the results you need.

What can I expect from an ICON treatment?

When you come in for an ICON treatment, a member of our team will cleanse your skin and apply a cooling cream to the treatment area to ensure you’re comfortable while the laser applies targeted heat to your skin.

Though the laser causes minimal discomfort, you may look and feel like you have a sunburn, which is normal and dissipates within 24 hours.

Treatment sessions vary in length depending on the size of your treatment area. You’ll see results two to three weeks after your first treatment when new collagen grows. If you choose to use the ICON for hair removal, your unwanted body hair will fall out in the same time frame. Gradually, your skin will look smoother, younger, and more even.

You may need up to three treatments to get the cosmetic improvements you’re seeking. Dr. Wielenga will predict how many sessions you’ll need to achieve optimal results.

To learn more about how the ICON laser platform can rejuvenate your skin and help you look younger, call the office of Wielenga Medical Group, or schedule a consultation online.