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Palomar Icon™ Laser MaxYs Handpiece

The Icon™ MaxYs is a handpiece that is part of the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System by Cynosure®.
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It is a form of IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treatment specifically designed for the elimination of dark pigmented lesions caused by sun exposure and the reduction of hair in delicate and hard-to-reach areas.

How Does the Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs Work?

  • Skin Revitalization
    Utilizing IPL (Intense Pulse Light) technology, the MaxYs handpiece applies peak-power, optimal light wavelengths to direct focused heat that disintegrates melanin (the pigment that creates skin color) so that it disperses naturally into the body and causes unwanted dark spots to simply fade away.
  • Hair Reduction
    The Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs handpiece targets specific parts of the follicle, completely eliminating the future growth of hair in the selected areas.

The Skintel Melanin Reader

The Palomar Icon™ laser is equipped with a Skintel Melanin Reader. This device reads the levels of melanin in your skin, allowing for accurate skin tone readings to create “custom to you” treatments.

Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs Session – What To Expect

Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs IPL treatment should not take more than 30 minutes, although the duration will vary depending on the size of the area treated.

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

Be aware of possible side effects before trying IPL laser hair removal:

  • redness and irritation in the treated area
  • crusting of skin
  • changes in skin color
  • eye injury

Precautions such as topical anesthetic will sometimes be taken by the attending technician but side effects are usually short-lived and easily treated.

Consult with a knowledgeable technician to best weigh the benefits and potential risks of cosmetic laser treatment.

Are You a Candidate for Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs Treatment

Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs laser skin revitalization treatment is best for repairing sun damage and for hair reduction in delicate areas such as the face and arms.

The Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs IPL treatment is well-tolerated for lighter skin types; specifically skin types 1, 2, and 3 on the Fitzpatrick skin type scale.

Consult with a qualified technician to find out if IPL skin revitalization is an option for you, candidacy is determined by a diversity of factors.

Interested in Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs Treatment?

If you think you might be a candidate for Cynosure Icon™ MaxYs IPL treatment for permanent hair removal or to eliminate dark spots caused by sun damage, make an appointment at the Spa at Spring Ridge by filling out our online contact form or calling for your free consultation today.