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Laser Skin Treatment


Below are the links to various Laser Treatment Procedure brochures available to our Patients at Heron Med Spa. 


Wrinkle Treatment


Heron’s MedSpa is pleased to offer a laser treatment that minimizes the appearance of scars in just a few easy treatments, without surgery or downtime.

This nonsurgical treatment option uses a fractional laser that is FDA-cleared for the treatment of scars, ideal for clients seeking to minimize the appearance of surgical scars on the face or body. It’s a fast, easy procedure that’s appropriate for any skin type, including very light and very dark skin tones.

Unlike surgical scar treatment that requires incisions, laser scar removal uses a fractional laser light to break down scar tissue and trigger healthy new tissue to form at the site so that the scar is more even in color and texture, and it blends more naturally into surrounding skin.

Clients who undergo the procedure can usually resume their normal activities immediately following the session, making this a simple procedure that fits today’s busy lifestyles. 

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One Platform to Power the Future of Aesthetic Treatments.

The Icon Aesthetic System offers state-of-the-art cooling (for enhanced comfort and skin protection) and fast treatments.

Best used to treat:

  • Photorejuvenation (IPL)
  • Wrinkle Reduction
  • Hair Removal
  • Age Spots & Sun Damage
  • Facial Vessel and Pigment Clearance
  • Melasma & other pigmentation problem
  • Rosacea & Enlarged blood vessels
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tone & Texture

MaxG IPL – This device operates through the use of light technology for the clearance of vascular and pigmented lesions. It includes a more uniform heating across the vessel, clearing the deepest facial vessels to treat melasma, acne scars, surgical scars.

IPL is a common abbreviation for photorejuvenation – its a mouthful.
Our Skintel Melanin Reader helps to determine the average melanin density of the skin prior to skin revitalization treatments (wrinkles and pigmentation). After determining how much melanin is in the skin will help the practitioner to choose the best treatment settings while minimizing the risk of over-treatment.


IPL Photofacial

IPL Photofacial is a remarkable and gentle treatment for troublesome rosacea, facial vascular redness, large pores, sun damage and hyperpigmentation, as well as preventative and maintenance treatment for general signs of aging. IPL Photofacial (IPL stands for intense pulse light) is a non-ablative therapies which means that it does not harm or remove the upper layer of the skin. Instead, it focuses on deeper skin layers to promote new collagen production and small vessels such as capillaries to improve skin tone, smoothness and appearance.


How does IPL Photofacial Work?

The IPL Photofacial targets a broad spectrum of light to the lower layers of the epidermis causing the skin to produce new collagen and connective tissue, which supports the upper skin layer better and makes the skin surface smoother. IPL Photofacial also targets vascular lesions and symptoms of rosacea and signs of photoaging. A special handpiece will be placed on your skin and will deliver light energy to the targeted area.

What does IPL Photofacial Treat?

Studies have shown that IPL Photofacial improves vascular complexion problems such as vascular redness (telangiectasias) and rosacea by up to 80 to 90%. IPL Photofacial also treats sun-damaged skin, large pores, hyperpigmentation. IPL Photofacial is also used as a preventative measure against common signs of aging and a wide range of skin types can be treated.

What are IPL Photofacial Treatments Like?

IPL Photofacial treatments usually take less than thirty minutes in the doctor’s office. Most patients will have a series of five to eight treatments; each treatment is about three weeks apart. IPL Photofacials have low levels of discomfort. Topical anesthetics are not required, but can be used if the patient chooses to do so. A handpiece is placed over the treatment area and delivers the light energy which can feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin.

Does it hurt and what can go wrong?

Some people describe the feeling of the light energy delivered to the skin like a rubber band snap. Anesthesia is not required but is an option if needed. After the treatment discomfort is mild to nonexistent. Immediately after treatment the skin may feel warm and appear pink (easily covered with make-up). Occasionally mild swelling or bruising can occur. Most patients can return to work immediately. Because (nonharming), risk is greatly reduced.

What should I suspect from IPL Photofacial Treatment?

Because IPL Photofacials are performed in a series, you will see more improvement after each treatment. After the first session, skin will already look and feel smoother and will have a more even skin tone. Over time sunspots will fade, pore size will reduce and fine lines and wrinkles will smooth out. Rosacea patients will see a progressive improvement with each appointment.


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321 S Patrick St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 571-384-4536
Fax: (703) 299-5080

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