Elizabeth Grady is now offering Icon™ IPL Treatments –The industry-leading aesthetic platform that provides a comprehensive suite of popular treatments for our clients, from IPL hair removal to procedures for pigmentation, wrinkles, and IPL Photofacial. With over 80 clinical studies this platform has proven to offer the best results clinical results in the industry.
The Icon platform is the only system that offers the Skintel Melanin reader.
Why is this important?
The Skintel melanin reader determines the average melanin density of the skin in a quantitative manner prior to energy-based aesthetic treatments, such as hair removal or IPL Photofacial. Understanding how much melanin is in the skin helps the practitioner better choose treatment settings for superior results, while minimizing the risk of over-treatment.
Until now, aesthetic treatment providers have primarily relied on old, fairly subjective tools to determine a client’s skin type, including the traditional Fitzpatrick Skin Type evaluation, observations of the patient’s skin, and the patient’s account of recent sun exposure. With Skintel, there is no more guessing.
Am I a good candidate for IPL Photofacial?
Icon™ can be safely used on most skin types. During your consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the condition being treated, 1-3 treatment sessions are recommended for desired results.
How long does the treatment take?
Depending on the size of the area and the condition being treated, the sessions could range anywhere from 5-30 minutes.
What type of result can I expect?
You can expect to see a decrease in the appearance of brown spots, sun damage and vessels for a more even skin tone. You will see a continued improvement over the first 6 weeks after your treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions – IPL Hair Removal
What areas can IPL [laser/light-based] hair removal treat?
Our Icon™ technology can remove hair from almost anywhere on the body including faces, backs, chests, arms, underarms, bikini, and legs.
Am I a good candidate for this hair removal?
Icon™ can be safely used on all skin types from very light skin to very dark skin. It is most effective on individuals with dark hair. Candidates with very light or gray hair are not ideal. However, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors during your consultation.
Is hair removal permanent?
IPL [Laser/Light-Based] hair removal is permanent. After treatment, the hair follicles within the anagen phase that were damaged are permanently unable to produce new hairs, or can produce only very thin, tiny hairs that are virtually invisible.
What will the treatment feel like?
Most people feel only a slight momentary “snap” like a rubber band at the treatment site during the procedure.
How many treatments will I need?
Since your hair grows in 3 stages, several treatments are needed to affect all of the unwanted hair. The number of treatments can vary between individuals, depending on the amount of hair, the area to be treated, skin color, hair color and hair coarseness.
Typically 4 – 6 treatments are needed but this will depend on a number of factors including your type of hair. One of our providers can give you a more specific treatment plan during your consultation.
How far apart are treatment sessions?
It depends on which area is being treated. In general, face, underarms, arms, and bikini are about 4-6 weeks apart. Back, chest, and legs are about 8-10 weeks apart.
How quickly will I recover?
You can resume regular daily activities immediately following treatment.