Aesthetic problems range from facial wrinkles and sun spots to loose skin 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, a minimally invasive laser system that allows each patient to receive fully customized skin care without downtime. If you’re ready to refresh your appearance, call the office.
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.
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, smoothin away wrinkles and restores a more youthful appearance.
What should I expect during treatment with the Icon aesthetic system?
Your session may last from five minutes to an hour, depending on the procedure and the area of your body being treated. Following most treatments, your skin may be slightly red like a sunburn, a side effect that lasts a short time. No matter how long your treatment takes, you can return to your normal daily activities as soon as you’re finished.
To learn more about aesthetic care, call Beata I. Styka, MD.