Laser Treatments Specialist

Leonardo A.  Longoria K., MD -  - Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Longoria OBGYN

Leonardo A. Longoria K., MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in El Paso, TX

Although how you look doesn’t directly affect your physical health, it certainly can play a role in how you feel mentally. At Longoria OBGYN, Leonardo Longoria, MD, provides treatment with the Icon® laser system by Cynosure® to address aesthetic complaints such as stretch marks, melasma, and unwanted hair. Contact the office in El Paso, Texas, or schedule an appointment using this website to find out how revolutionary laser technology can benefit your skin and appearance.

Laser Treatments Q & A

What is the Icon laser?

The Icon laser aesthetic system uses heat energy to target skin issues and prompt natural healing. Icon is one of the most effective and safe fractional laser treatment systems available today. Multiple handpieces and settings allow Dr. Longoria to use it to administer a variety of aesthetic treatments.

What can the Icon laser treat?

The Icon laser system is incredibly versatile and treats numerous skin conditions. At Longoria OBGYN, the medical team recommends it for:

  • Melasma or discoloration
  • Laser hair removal
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Stretch marks
  • Scars
  • Redness
  • Wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging

Discuss your aesthetic concerns with Dr. Longoria and he can develop a treatment plan appropriate to your goals.

How does laser hair removal work?

The Icon laser system removes unwanted hair effectively and permanently in places such as the face, legs, bikini line, arms, and underarms. The laser energy targets the pigment in your hair follicles. When they absorb heat, the follicles are so affected that they can no longer produce hair. Your surrounding skin is unaffected.

Multiple sessions are needed to get all hair in a growth phase. The exact number of sessions depends on the hair density, your hair type, and the area treated.

How does laser help with skin discoloration and resurfacing?

The fractional laser technology of Icon resurfaces your skin to smooth out discoloration, stretch marks, and scarring. Microbeams emitted by the laser penetrate your skin to promote the growth of new, healthy tissue. The laser also prompts the production of collagen, a skin-strengthening compound. Recovery from resurfacing is as short as four days. You’ll look revitalized and feel younger, too, as the laser treatment helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

What is intense pulsed light (IPL)?

The Icon laser system can also be used for IPL phototherapy. This procedure breaks up pigmentation, sun damage, and visible veins. Gentle pulses of light target unwanted discoloration to reduce the appearance of sunspots, melasma, and redness from conditions such as rosacea and visible veins.

Do laser treatments hurt?

Most people find treatments with the Icon laser tolerable. You may experience some minor discomfort, such as heat and tingling, but this lasts just a short time. You can ask for a topical numbing cream to be applied prior to your session.

To learn how Icon laser treatments can help you, call Longoria OBGYN or schedule an appointment using the online tool.

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