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Hawaii Vision Specialists

Ophthalmology & Optometry located in Hilo, HI

If you want to reduce lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging in as little as one treatment, the Icon™ laser procedure might be the ideal treatment for you. With an Icon treatment at Hawaii Vision Specialists in Hilo, Hawaii, you'll start generating new skin, which will give you a fresh new face. Call Hawaii Vision Specialists now to schedule your appointment.


What is an Icon treatment?

An Icon procedure is a minimally invasive laser treatment for wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging. During an Icon treatment at Hawaii Vision Specialists, you can minimize the following types of skin issues:

  • Crow's feet around your eyes
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Age spots
  • Rough skin texture
  • Facial folds around your nose and mouth
  • Permanent Hair Removal

If your skin betrays your age, but you'd rather avoid surgery, an Icon treatment can be a great choice.

What’s involved in an Icon treatment?

Your Hawaii Vision Specialists provider uses a handheld device to send small but powerful laser pulses deep below your skin’s surface. The target area is your skin's basic support network, which is made of collagen and elastin.

When the light pulses move into your skin's support tissues, your body perceives it as an invader and thus starts a natural healing response. Your body's healing response includes shedding damaged skin cells and producing new collagen and elastin. The collagen adds volume to your skin, filling in lines and wrinkles, while the elastin makes skin tighter and more elastic.

When will I see results after an Icon treatment?

Skin pigmentation, like age spots, will start to flake off in the first couple of weeks after treatment. Your fine lines and deep folds will go away gradually as your body produces new collagen and elastin. You may see gradual improvement for up to six months after treatment.

How many Icon sessions do I need?

Every patient is different, so you'll plan your sessions based on your particular needs and goals. Many patients get great results with just one Icon treatment. If you'd like more skin rejuvenation after your first Icon treatment, future sessions will occur at least one month apart. This will give you time to see the results before proceeding with more sessions.

What is Icon recovery like?

There's very little recovery to deal with. In fact, most patients don't even need to take any time off work after an Icon treatment. You should closely follow all of your provider's guidelines to have a smooth recovery and optimal results.

Call Hawaii Vision Specialists to schedule your Icon treatment today.