The Ageless Institute
Gregory Singleton, MD
Family Medicine Physician & Integrative Medicine Practice located in Orangeburg, SC
If your face is one of your most valued assets, you likely have high expectations for its appearance. If you feel like your wrinkles detract from your visage, Dr. Gregory Singleton, MD offers advanced Icon™ laser therapy to make it look younger and smoother. To book a consultation for laser wrinkle reduction at The Ageless Institute in Orangeburg, South Carolina practice, call the office or click the “book now” button.
Icon Laser Wrinkle Reduction Q & A
What is laser wrinkle reduction?
Laser wrinkle reduction is a cosmetic treatment that delivers concentrated light energy deep into the skin’s layers. The heat encourages skin regeneration from within, stimulating collagen and elastin restructuring for a more youthful complexion.
Dr. Singleton uses the Cynosure Icon™ fractional laser, which hones in on the exact site of wrinkles. You can get other cosmetic treatments with the revolutionary aesthetic system too.
What other treatments can I get with the Icon system?
The Icon system helps undo the damage to your skin from aging, sun exposure, and other changes. Dr. Singleton also uses the Icon system for its other noninvasive cosmetic applications including:
- Hair removal
- Skin tightening
- Blood vessel reduction
- Acne scar resurfacing
- Stretch mark reduction
- Pigmentation improvement
What happens during a laser wrinkle treatment?
Dr. Singleton gets you ready for the treatment by discussing what to expect, what your options are, and how to prepare. He tries to make your experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
To begin treatment, he applies numbing cream or injects a local anesthetic to the treatment area. When the anesthetic kicks in, he runs a handheld instrument over segments of the treatment area.
As this process continues, you may feel a slight snapping sensation each time the laser fires. The procedure usually lasts under an hour unless you have a larger area treated.
Laser treatments do carry some risks such as burns, scarring, and infection. Dr. Singleton uses the best practices to minimize these risks.
When the procedure is over, Dr. Singleton wraps the treated areas in bandages to protect the delicate skin. He provides aftercare instructions and pain medication to help you recover from the treatment.
You may feel a sunburn-like sensation on the treated skin, which may cause itching, burning, and irritation and starts to blister and peel after several days. The healing process takes about 2-3 weeks, after which you can see your full results.
What are the benefits of laser wrinkle treatment?
The Icon offers noticeable results in a single treatment. That means less downtime and less disruption to your schedule for such noticeable improvements.
With its contact-cooling technology and FDA-approved applications, the treatment is also very safe. It doesn’t carry the same risks as more invasive procedures such as injections or surgery.
If you’re interested in trying laser wrinkle reduction, contact The Ageless Institute by calling or booking an appointment online.
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