Icon Specialist

Ballantyne Medical Associates

Family Medicine & Laser Aesthetics located in Charlotte, NC

Whether it’s time to eliminate wrinkles, get rid of a scar, or permanently remove body hair, you can get the non-invasive aesthetic procedure you desire at Ballantyne Medical Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team performs a full range of aesthetic services using the Icon™ Aesthetic System. Contact the office today to schedule an appointment and explore how you can rejuvenate your appearance.

Icon Laser Q & A

What is the Icon™ Aesthetic System?

The Icon Aesthetic System is a state-of-the-art laser system consisting of one primary medical device that performs diverse aesthetic procedures. With the Icon on site, the doctors at Ballantyne Medical Associates have the ability to use multiple types of lasers, which is an important advantage for patients, since each laser is best suited for a specific aesthetic problem.

Different pieces have been developed for the Icon that allow the doctors to adjust the focus of the laser. This means they can perform procedures that require pinpoint-sharp focus, or change the spot size to accommodate a larger treatment field so that procedures like hair removal can be done efficiently.

What aesthetic procedures are treated using the Icon laser?

The Icon laser system is used to rejuvenate your skin and treat multiple aesthetic concerns:

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Hair removal for all skin types
  • Facial vein clearance
  • Sun spot and age spot removal
  • Scar treatment  for surgical and acne scars
  • Skin resurfacing to improve skin tone
  • Stretch mark treatment
  • Spider vein and varicose vein clearance

What safety features are incorporated into the Icon system?

The Icon Aesthetic System includes patented innovations designed to ensure patient safety and to deliver the best possible results.

Skintel® Melanin Reader™: Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color. Having a precise measurement of melanin density in the skin is important for getting the best results during laser treatments to remove hair or revitalize skin.

Advanced Contact Cooling™: Automatically maintains a cool temperature, which improves your comfort and protects your skin.

Multiple microlenses for customized treatments: The Icon can be fitted with various specialized optics that offer faster treatment and greater depth of penetration when needed.

What is ThreeForMe™?

The ThreeForMe laser treatment is a unique application for the Icon laser system that solves three of the most common age-related skin concerns -- wrinkles, sun damage, and facial veins -- with one session. The entire treatment only takes 30 minutes. During that time, most people feel minimal discomfort, but a numbing cream or cool gel pack can be used to ensure your comfort.

When the procedure is finished, you may have some minor redness and swelling that will resolve in a few days. You can return to your normal activities the same day, although some patients plan their treatment at a time when they can take a few days away from social engagements.