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Fine Lines

Mark Testa, DO

Family Physician & Aesthetics located in Philadelphia, PA

As you get older, changes in your skin are inevitable. You can slow the effects of aging and fine lines, however, with Icon® laser treatments offered by board-certified family medicine physician Mark Testa, DO, who practices in Marlton, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This laser’s revolutionary technology delivers gentle pulses of light to stimulate collagen production and smooth out the fine lines around your eyes, on your cheeks, and around your mouth. Schedule an appointment online or call today to learn how you can rejuvenate your look with Icon laser treatments.

Fine Lines Q & A

What are fine lines?

Fine lines are precursors to wrinkles. They usually form around the mouth and eyes as your skin ages. They’re often most obvious when you make expressions, such as a smile or squint.

Collagen and elastin are compounds that contribute to skin and tissue strength and vigor. As collagen and elastin in your skin break down due to aging and environmental exposure, fine lines can turn into wrinkles.

How are fine lines treated?

Dr. Testa uses Icon laser technology to smooth out fine lines. A combination of fractional light and intense pulsed light therapy revolutionizes your complexion. The various energies emitted by the laser triggers your tissues to produce more collagen and elastin, providing your skin with greater strength and suppleness so fine lines are less obvious.

The energy also sweeps away older dull cells on the surface of your skin to reveal a fresher, brighter complexion.

During a consultation with Dr. Testa, he can help you understand how Icon laser treatments can improve your look.

Do the treatments for fine lines hurt?

Treatments with the Icon laser are well-tolerated by most patients. You may feel heat and tingling, which causes slight discomfort. If you’re concerned that the sensations may bother you, talk to Dr. Testa about using a topical numbing cream prior to treatment.

Will I need to schedule downtime following laser treatments?

After a laser treatment to address fine lines, you don’t need a lot of downtime. With only some mild swelling and redness for 2-3 days, you can continue to work and do your regular daily tasks. You’ll feel like you’re recovering from a sunburn. 

How many treatments will I need to reduce the appearance of fine lines?
Exactly how many sessions you’ll need depends on the extent of your fine lines. Most people get results in just 3-5 treatments. These sessions are usually scheduled about two weeks apart.

When are the results noticeable?

Your complexion glows following Icon treatments, but optimal results appear in a month or two as your skin produces more collagen and elastin to boost its strength and smoothness. Dr. Testa explains what you can expect from your Icon treatments in more detail as he sees how your skin responds.
If you’re bothered by fine lines around your eyes and mouth or elsewhere, call Mark Testa, DO, or schedule an appointment online.