Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. Dr. Katherine Birchenough is only the fourth physician in South Carolina to be board-certified in functional medicine, and she is certified in peptide therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, emergency medicine, and pediatrics. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer laser skin resurfacing with Icon™ for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.
What is Laser Skin Resurfacing with Icon™?
CO2 laser skin resurfacing with our Icon™ system combines the benefits of treating the first two layers of skin simultaneously. These two layers are where most cosmetic issues originate, including lines, wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage. Take a look at our laser skin resurfacing before and after photos to see the results.
How Much Does Laser Skin Resurfacing with Icon™ Cost?
At OptimalSelf MD, we understand that you want to feel good about yourself, yet cost may be a primary consideration. We recommend that you schedule a consultation as a first step. Phone consultations are complimentary, and we charge a fee for an in-office consultation. As part of the consultation, we explain your laser skin resurfacing cost, and payment can be made by cash, check, and credit card. We also work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to offer our patients financing options.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing with Icon™?
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is recommended for men and women with signs of aging, dark spots or patches, superficial scars, and other common concerns. These concerns develop in almost every part of the face and can greatly diminish how you feel about your appearance. Dr. Shawn understands your concerns and can help you decide if laser skin resurfacing with Icon™ is a good treatment option.
What Can I Expect During Laser Skin Resurfacing with Icon™?
The Icon™ 1540 factional laser treatment takes about 30 minutes. A device is used to deliver the laser energy into the layers of skin. The energy is administered in a short, quick burst, and then the device is moved to the next section of the treatment area. You may notice a slight stinging when the laser is administered.
How Long Will It Take Me to Recover from Laser Skin Resurfacing with Icon™?
For the first hour after your laser skin resurfacing treatment, your skin will feel like you have a minor sunburn. It will be slightly red and feel a little warm to the touch. You may also have minor swelling for up to 72 hours. The skin color lightens slightly to a pink hue after three days, and it should be back to a normal color after five days.
As the new skin layer develops, you will notice a bronze color, and the skin will start to peel. This can last for up to two weeks. Use sunscreen to protect the newly developed skin.
Can I Schedule a Consultation for Laser Skin Resurfacing with Icon™?
If you would like to learn more about our laser skin resurfacing with Icon™, schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with Dr. Shawn. If you are considering the treatment, we offer in-office consultations with him for a fee. You can meet with him to develop a plan of care, and we can also provide details about your laser skin resurfacing price.
OptimalSelf MD is the first center in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your laser skin resurfacing treatments.