Mark Testa, DO
Family Physician & Aesthetics located in Philadelphia, PA
For a complete array of anti-aging, hair removal, and skin rejuvenation services, consult Mark Testa, DO, for treatment with the Icon® laser aesthetic system. He offers this revolutionary fractional laser technology at offices in Marlton, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. To learn how these minimally invasive procedures produce effective results for your skin’s appearance and feel, call the practice today or book an appointment using the online tool.
Icon Laser Q & A
What is the Icon laser?
The Icon laser is one of the premier fractional laser treatment systems available today. It features several settings and handpieces to administer a wide variety of aesthetic services. The energy from the laser penetrates the outer layer of your skin to stimulate natural healing and boost your complexion’s smoothness and coloration.
The Icon laser system is safe for all skin types.
What skin concerns can the Icon laser treat?
The Icon fractional laser system provides a range of aesthetic treatments, including:
The Icon laser system offers effective and permanent hair removal with a few simple treatment sessions. The heat from the laser damages hair follicles without harming surrounding skin. The follicles can no longer produce hair, so you end up with permanently smooth skin. Areas such as your legs, back, chest, face, and bikini line are hair-free for good after only a few treatment sessions.
Fractional laser technology smooths away the outer layers of your skin that are damaged, discolored, and poorly textured. Dr. Testa uses the Icon to address:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and surgical scars
- Age spots and other hyperpigmentation
- Tone and texture issues
- Sun spots
- Stretch marks
The laser boosts your tissue’s collagen production, so skin becomes stronger, smoother, and tighter following treatment. Resurfacing can also minimize the appearance of pores. Recovery from skin resurfacing can occur in as few as four days.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) phototherapy
IPL therapy is effective in breaking up irregular pigmentation. Use it to correct the signs of sun damage and visible veins. Icon emits gentle pulses of light that reduce:
- Sun and age spots, as well as freckling
- Spider veins
- Broken capillaries
IPL provides noticeable results in as few as two treatments. Dr. Testa creates a customized plan to meet your specific goals.
What should I expect during Icon laser treatment?
During an Icon treatment, you might experience some minor discomfort, but that should only last for a short time. Dr. Testa provides a topical numbing cream prior to many treatments to ease the sensation.
Since specific treatment and aesthetic goals vary, you’ll likely need multiple treatment sessions to achieve optimal results — typically 4-6 visits. Dr. Testa individualizes the treatment plan to address your needs and your skin’s health. Downtime for most treatments is minimal. After your treatment, Dr. Testa gives you a comprehensive regimen to enhance your recovery.
To learn whether the Icon laser can help you, call the office of Mark Testa, DO, or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.