Lexington and Columbia residents now have state-of-the-are photo rejuvenation treatments available right in their neighborhood. Palmetto Vein & Aesthetic Center offers skin rejuvenation featuring the revolutionary Palomar-Starlux Icon. This IPL device delivers light energy below the skin’s surface to address signs of sun damage, pigmentation spots, broken capillaries and persistent facial redness from conditions like rosacea. With minimal discomfort and no downtime, it is no wonder the Palomar-Starlux Icon is becoming the most requested device for full skin rejuvenation today.

What is a photofacial?

A photofacial uses targeted pulses of light to penetrate deep under the surface of the skin without damaging surrounding skin and tissue. The light energy constricts blood vessels to reduce visible redness on the skin. At the same time, this treatment targets melanin to eliminate pigmentation spots. The treatment stimulates the body’s own production of collagen, to create a healthier complexion over an extended period of time.

Benefits of the Palomar-Starlux Icon

The Palomar-Starlux Icon offers a number of benefits for our patients:

  • Non-invasive treatment means minimal discomfort and no downtime
  • The Icon can be used to treat a wide range of skin concerns and conditions
  • Treatments are relatively quick and safe
  • Patients often see positive results after their first treatment session
  • Most patients only need 1-3 treatment sessions to achieve desired results

How does the procedure work?

Treatments with the Palomar-Starlux Icon are quick and nearly painless. Some patients compare the feeling of the light penetrating the skin to a rubber band snap. Advanced cooling integrated into the device keep the skin at a comfortable temperature throughout the procedure. The hand piece used to deliver the light energy never penetrates the skin, so there is no need for anesthesia, incisions or sutures. Once the procedure is over, you may return to regular activities, although direct sun exposure is prohibited for the first few days after treatment while the skin is still vulnerable to sun damage.

What will my results look like?

Directly after your procedure, you may experience some mild redness and swelling, which will subside within a day or so. Results from your photo rejuvenation session will be seen within 10-14 days, as pigmentation spots and broken capillaries begin to fade from view. Your results should be long-lasting, although you may opt for touch-up treatments periodically to maintain positive results.

Will I need more than one treatment session?

Although many patients see dramatic results after just one treatment session using the Palomar-Starlux Icon, others may need a series of treatment sessions to achieve desired results. At Palmetto Vein & Aesthetic Center, we typically recommend 1-3 treatment sessions. However, other providers of this light treatment may advise up to five treatments to achieve the best possible results.

The Palomar-Starlux Icon is a revolutionary treatment for the skin that can address a wide range of concerns. To learn more about our photo rejuvenation treatments using the Icon, contact our Lexington office for Palmetto Vein & Aesthetic Center at 803-359-8346.