Icon Specialist

Zweiback Medical Associates

Internal Medicine & Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Jenkintown, PA

When your skin loses its tone and develops dark spots, sags, wrinkles, and other signs of aging and sun damage, you may not know where to start to restore your skin to a healthful and youthful glow. Dr. David Zweiback — founder of Zweiback Medical Associates — and his team address multiple signs of aging in a single treatment session using the revolutionary and versatile Icon™ laser by CynoSure®. If you live in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, book a remarkable and transformative rejuvenation with the Icon laser by using the online scheduler or calling the friendly and helpful Zweiback Medical Associates team.

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Zweiback Medical Associates

What is the Icon?

The Icon laser is a revolutionary aesthetic improvement system that addresses multiple cosmetic issues and remedies the signs of aging. The Zweiback Medical Associates team uses the Icon to:

  • Smooth wrinkles
  • Remove brown spots  
  • Tighten sagging skin
  • Improve acne scars
  • Smooth other scars
  • Reduce stretch marks
  • Improve cellulite
  • Remove unwanted hair

The Icon does more than simply improve the look your skin’s surface — the Icon’s heat actually reaches into your deep skin layers to stimulate the production of rejuvenating collagen.

How can the Icon remove brown spots and age spots?

The Zweiback Medical Associates team adjusts the Icon system to target the pigment in brown spots, age spots, and precancerous lesions that were caused by cumulative sun damage. The heat from the laser destroys the lesion, which first darkens and then flakes off.

If you have unwanted facial vessels, such as spider veins, the team uses the laser to remove those, too. Your surrounding, healthy skin isn’t affected by the laser.

How does the Icon smooth out wrinkles, fine lines, and scars?

The Icon improves the look of your skin by resurfacing it, smoothing out fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. However, the Icon also improves your skin by making it stronger from the inside.

The heat from the laser first breaks apart old collagen and elastin that are responsible for the look of wrinkles and scars. This initiates your skin’s amazing wound-healing process. The old collagen is swept away and your skin begins to produce new collagen and elastin, just as it did when you were younger.

The fresh, new collagen and elastin build up and fill in your skin, repairing defects such as wrinkles and scars. Your skin looks thicker, plumper, moister, and is more elastic.

How does the Icon tighten my skin?

Drooping, sagging skin isn’t caused by gravity. Your skin loses tone and lift over time as its stores of collagen and elastin deplete and degrade. By stimulating the production of new collagen, the Icon contracts your existing collagen layer, tightening it.

As your skin starts to produce new collagen and elastin to rebuild your skin — a process known as collagen remodeling — your skin becomes firmer, thicker, and more pliable. Over the next months, your new collagen and elastin tighten your skin, resolving early sagging and loss of tone.  

If you’re ready to rebuild and resurface your skin with the Icon laser, contact the helpful Zweiback Medical Associates team by phone or through the online form.