Aesthetic problems range from facial wrinkles and sun spots to loose skin, excess body fat, and unwanted hair. No matter how you’d like to rejuvenate your appearance, all your aesthetic needs are treated by Beata I. Styka, MD, in Palos Heights, Illinois. Dr. Styka uses the Cynosure® Icon™ aesthetic system, as well as the Alma Accent™ Prime system, to give you customized aesthetic treatments without downtime. If you’re ready to refresh your appearance, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Aesthetics Q & A
What is the Cynosure Icon aesthetic system?
The Icon is one of today’s most advanced aesthetic laser systems. With the Icon, Dr. Styka has one medical device that operates multiple lasers. This feature allows her to fully customize your aesthetic treatment because different laser wavelengths determine your results. Each session lasts from five minutes to an hour.
What skin problems are treated with the Icon aesthetic system?
The versatile Icon system allows Dr. Styka to treat:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage and age spots
- Unwanted body and facial hair
- Facial veins
- Acne and surgical scars
- Stretch marks
- Unsightly leg veins
Dr. Styka also uses the Cynosure Icon to resurface your skin, restoring a glowing complexion, removing dry skin, and paving the way for fresh, firm skin.
How does the Cynosure Icon aesthetic system work?
The Icon produces exceptional results with three key actions:
Gentle heat from the Icon laser removes the upper layers of your skin. While it works the same way as a chemical peel, the laser gives Dr. Styka exceptional control, allowing her to precisely remove one or multiple layers, based on your aesthetic needs.
To perform a photofacial, Dr. Styka uses the Icon laser that targets pigments. The laser’s energy is only absorbed by the reddish-blue pigments in veins and brown pigments in age spots and hair follicles. Heat from the laser breaks down the pigmented cells, and then they either slough off the surface or they’re eliminated by your body.
Stimulate collagen growth
Another Icon attachment sends out laser energy that reaches deep below the skin without harming the skin’s surface. Heat from the laser stimulates collagen production, which in turn produces tighter, firmer skin. New, collagen-rich skin replaces old skin, smoothing away wrinkles and restoring a more youthful appearance.
What is the Accent Prime?
The Accent Prime is a treatment system using multiple modes of energy to achieve aesthetic changes like skin tightening, body contouring, and cellulite reduction. To reach your treatment goals, the system includes both ultrasound energy and radiofrequency energy.
Accent Prime’s ultrasound energy targets and disrupts your fat cell membranes without harming nearby tissue. After your treatment, these cells gradually release fat over time. Your body’s lymphatic system naturally flushes it out.
The radiofrequency module with Accent Prime heats and ablates your skin for resurfacing and rejuvenation. In most cases, Dr. Styka recommends a series of four to six treatments with Accent Prime for ideal results.
To learn more about aesthetic care, call Beata I. Styka, MD, or book an appointment online.