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Icon Laser

Emilio Gutierrez MD

Family Medicine located in Austin, TX

If you’re unhappy with scars, wrinkles, loose skin, or hair, make a change with the help of the Icon® laser. At his office in Austin, Texas, Emilio Gutierrez, MD, offers laser therapy to achieve various aesthetic changes, including skin tightening, acne scar removal, wrinkle reduction, and correction of issues like red skin. Dr. Gutierrez, a member of the American Society for Laser, Medicine, and Surgery, delivers precision results while treating you with compassion and genuine care. To schedule your consultation, call his office or use the online booking tool today.

Icon Laser Q & A

What does the Icon laser do?

An ablative fractional laser, the Icon can treat various areas of skin on your body, including your legs, face, and torso. 

With the Icon laser, Dr. Gutierrez can provide laser hair removal, photorejuvenation, skin tightening, and skin resurfacing. It allows him to target skin imperfections like:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Abnormal skin pigmentation
  • Stretch marks
  • Dark spots
  • Rosacea 

To achieve results, Dr. Gutierrez waves a laser wand closely over the top of your skin. The Icon laser works its magic on the skin by delivering energy deep beneath the skin, where it prompts the body to produce elastin and collagen. These proteins are responsible for keeping skin clear, elastic, firm, and smooth.

How does Icon laser hair removal work?

The Icon laser removes hair by heating hair follicles until they’re irreparably damaged. In response, the follicles fall out. This process also inhibits future hair growth, and as time goes on, hair grows back lighter and finer. 

If you’d like more permanent results, Dr. Gutierrez can set up a series of laser hair removal sessions for you. 

How long does an Icon laser treatment session take?

Typically, an Icon laser treatment session takes 15-30 minutes. It varies by the intensity of your treatment and the surface area you’re treating. 

Treatments aren’t painful, but you may feel some tingling. To reduce any discomfort, the wand emits a cooling sensation as it delivers laser energy.

Does Icon laser therapy have any side effects?

Gentle and noninvasive, the Icon laser creates very few side effects. Those side effects that it does produce aren’t serious. 

After treatment, you may experience temporary side effects including:

  • Redness and swelling
  • Itching
  • Changes in skin pigmentation
  • Acne and milia (white bumps)

Occasionally, you may experience an infection. If this happens, reach out to Dr. Gutierrez right away so that he can treat it. Rarely, Icon laser treatment can cause scarring.

If you want to transform your skin, look no further than Icon laser treatment with Dr. Gutierrez. Efficient, versatile, noninvasive, and quick, Icon laser treatment offers you a great opportunity. To find out if it's the right fit for you, book an appointment with Dr. Gutierrez online or over the phone today.