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Cynosure® Palomar Icon™ Laser – MaxYs IPL Handpiece

IPL with the Cynosure® Palomar Icon™ Laser MaxYs IPL Handpiece

North Shore Aesthetics is proud to provide IPL and laser hair removal services with the MaxYs handpiece, a part of the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System by Cynosure®.

IPL Photofacial

MaxYs handpiece

IPL, short for Intense Pulsed Light, or “photofacial” therapy, is a noninvasive method for repairing and rejuvenating skin texture. IPL addresses the effects of overexposure to the sun (“photoaging”). Photoaging most often affects the face, hands, neck and chest. The MaxYs safely lifts away these unwanted blemishes.

Laser Hair Removal

The Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs handpiece targets smaller areas of light colored hair, reducing the future growth of hair in the selected areas. With additional treatments, more hair follicles will lose their ability to create hair growth, leaving the area smoother and hair-free.

What does the Icon™ MaxYs IPL treat?

Ideal candidates for IPL include anyone seeking to address the following visible and non-visible sun damage on the surface of the skin.

  • Sun damage
  • Freckles
  • Liver or Age Spots
  • Hyperpigmentation

The Skintel Melanin Reader

Skintel Melanin Reader

The Palomar Icon™ Laser by Cynosure® is equipped with a Skintel Melanin Reader that measures the levels of melanin in your skin, creating accurate skin tone readings se we can create “custom to you” IPL treatments with the MaxYs handpiece.

IPL treatment is not recommended for patients with darker skin tones. If you are unsure if IPL is for you, contact North Shore Aesthetics for a consultation.

IPL Photofacial and Laser Hair Removal with the Cynosure® Palomar Icon™ Laser MaxYs IPL Handpiece

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Long are Cynosure Icon™ MaxY IPL Sessions?

    Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs IPL treatment should be approximately 30 minutes. The total time involved will vary depending on the size of the area treated.

  • What skin types can tolerate the IPL Treatment with the Icon™ MaxYs?

    The Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs IPL treatment is well-tolerated for lighter skin types; specifically skin types 1 through 4 on the Fitzpatrick skin type scale.

  • Is there downtime or side effects from the MaxYs treatments?

    Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs treatment usually requires no recovery and minimal downtime (3-7 days). It may also result in an increased production of natural collagen (a protein that aids in strengthening skin).

    There are possible side effects when having IPL laser hair removal treatments:

    • redness and irritation in the treated area
    • crusting of skin
    • changes in skin color
    • eye injury
  • Is laser hair removal permanent?

    Laser hair removal is a very effective way of reducing the amount of unwanted hair on your face or areas of your body.

    The laser aesthetics industry accepts 80% clearance as an acceptable success rate. Many variables come into play that make 100% an unattainable goal including hormones pushing back, darker skin tones that need more treatments, resistant hair follicles, a change in levels of sun exposure during a treatment cycle, as well as commitment to the monthly treatments.

Experience the latest technologies in IPL and laser hair removal services with the Palomar Icon MaxYs at the MedSpa at North Shore Aesthetics.

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