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Icon MaxG IPL color correction, the fastest, affordable way to even skin tone, w/out downtime!

One would think that all FDA-cleared laser treatment devices would deliver the same results, but that couldn't be farther from the truth! What device is your practitioner using? Is it a cheap off-label, low-energy output model, uncleared by the FDA? Has it been getting annual service maintenance performed to keep it running effectively? Is their device backed by scientific evidence, proven to be effective in the treatments it claims?

Every laser manufacturer makes their own version of our Palomar Icon by Cynosure with an intense pulsed light (IPL) handpiece for color correction in the epidermis. Some popular known name brand, trademarked names you may be familiar with but never knew it was IPL:

BBL from Sciton, Lumenis Light Sheer Stellar M22, Venus Versa, XLase Pulse CPL, Candela Sirius SWT, Alma Harmony Dye-VL....and the list goes on and on but they are not all of the same quality! Our Icon has had numerous Case studies and clinical data (cited below), proving it's treatment effectiveness

These lasers and handpieces must be maintained yearly, serviced by specialized engineers, to continue to work effectively, just like routine maintenance on your vehicle. Many practitioners don't want to spend the hefty bill for an annual service call, but continue to use their aging device that hasn't been maintained. With IPL, you'll still the flash of light, but it may not be outputting the joules needed or at the correct pulse duration to deliver results if the laser hasn't been properly cared for or a cheap off-brand device was purchased and uncleared by the FDA.

Our Palomar Icon multi-function lPL device is an industry-leading powerhouse and has had controlled studies performed and published with the NIH (National Institute of Health) using our Icon MaxG handpiece on rosacea, telangiectasia (blood vessels near the surface of the skin), and benign pigmented lesions (sun spots and age spots-hyperpigmentation within the epidermal layer, not melasma, which originates in the dermis). The MaxG showed significant improvements in skin tone, removing redness and pigment, including rosacea in the periorbital area compared to other intense pulsed light handpieces.

VIDEO BELOW : Treating rosacea, hyperpigmentation & and blood vessels w/3 Treatments of MaxG IPL for Color Correction and skin resurfacing for large pores and rough skin texture w/ProCell MicroNeedling

How it works: It clears vascular and pigmented lesions thanks to a dual-band filter that optimizes the absorption of hemoglobin and epidermal melanin while minimizing heating for comfortable treatments with minimal downtime.

What it Treats:

• Age spots

• Liver spots

• Freckles

• Acne

• Broken blood vessels

• Discoloration

• Scars

• Spider veins

• Redness from rosacea


• IPL, also known as photo rejuvenation, combats the effects of aging by dissolving discolored cells deep in the dermis and generating new collagen production for stronger, more supple skin.

IPL kills harmful bacteria that cause acne, reduces redness and inflammation, and gradually helps minimize scar tissue.

Acne vulgaris – occurs when hair follicles are blocked with dead skin cells, bacteria, and oil (sebum). The blocked follicles cause pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts. Several studies explored IPL as a treatment option for acne vulgaris or as an activator of PDT (photodynamic therapy). One study showed a significant reduction in the surface area of the sebaceous gland following IPL treatment. IPL also has anti‐inflammatory effects, with acne patients showing a reduction of both inflammatory and noninflammatory lesions

• Because intense pulsed light is absorbed by red blood cells, this treatment is effective for visible blood vessel abnormalities such as broken capillaries and spider veins.

• Treatment is quick, convenient, and well-tolerated.

• Regular photo facials can help prevent premature aging. IPL has a unique, rejuvenating effect on skin cells.

• IPL can be performed on the face, neck, upper chest, shoulders, arms, hands, and legs.

•MaxG IPL treatments can be combined with other nonsurgical treatments, such as our 1540nm fractional handpiece for Cynosure's Three For Me treatment, our ProCell MicroNeedling, Chemical Peels or Dermaplaning.

• IPL is powerful enough to treat skin layers to the dermis but gentle enough not to require downtime!

To find out if you're a candidate for this quick, non-ablative laser treatment, pricing and booking, click here:

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Vascular Lesions & Skin Renewal

Shek S, P.Y. Chan N, C.Y. Chan J, H.L. Chan H. 2012. The Efficacy of a Dual Filter Handpiece (500–670nm and 870–1200 nm) of an Intense Pulse Light Device for the Treatment of Facial Telangiectasia. American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. (Abstract)

Adatto M, Friedman D. 2012. Clearance of Port Wine Stains Following Optimized Pulsed Light Treatments. American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. (Abstract)

Tanghetti E MD. 2012. Split-face Randomized Treatment of Facial Telangiectasia Comparing Pulsed Dye Laser and an Intense Pulsed Light Handpiece. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. (Abstract)

Weiss R, Ross V, Tanghetti E, Vasily D, Childs J, Smirnov M, Altshuler G. 2011. Characterization of an Optimized Light Source and Comparison to Pulsed Dye Laser for Superficial and Deep Vessel Clearance. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.


Ross V, Tanghetti E, Vasily D, Weiss R, Childs J, Erofeev A, Smirnov M, Altshuler, G. 2010. New Optimized Light Source for Treatment of Vascular Lesions of the Skin. PMTI.

Childs J., Erofeev A., Smirnov M., Altshuler G. 2010. Optimum Spectrum and Pulse Shape for Vascular Lesion Treatment: The Science Behind MaxG. PMTI.

McMeekin T, Lertzman B, Hahn H, Arcara K. 2008. Randomized Study of Intense Pulsed Light and Pulsed Dye Laser in The Treatment of Facial Telangiectasia. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. (Abstract)

Miranda C., Narurkar V. 2006. Comparison of StarLux LuxG with Long Pulsed PDL, Long Pulsed KTP, and Traditional IPL for Treatment of Telangiectasias. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 70. (Abstract)

Kim K., Berenstein L., Chapas A., Geronemus R. 2006. Comparison Treatments for Vascular Lesions with the Vbeam® and the StarLux IPL. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 242. (Abstract)

Astner S, Wolmers S, Tsao S. 2005. Increased Efficacy in Treatment of Facial Telangiectasia and Rosacea Utilizing StarLux IPL Technology with Variable Pulsewidth and Fluence. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.105. (Abstract)

Ross E.V. 2005. Split Treatment of Photodamaged Skin with KTP 532nm Laser with 10mm Handpiece Versus IPL: A Cheek-to-Cheek Comparison. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Vol. 9999:1–5.

Klingman D.E, Zhen Y. 2004. Intense Pulsed Light Treatment of Photoaged Facial Skin. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Vol. 30: 1085–1090.

Case Studies: Pigmented Lesions, Vascular Lesions and Photofacial

IPL G Series Case Study for Treatment of Postoperative Bruising, 2/5/2013

MaxG Case Study Post Injectable Bruising from Dermal Fillers, 2/5/2013

MaxG Case Study: Facial Telangiectasia, David Vasily MD, 9/23/2011

MaxG Case Study—Port Wine Stains, Maurice Adatto, MD, 8/12/2011

StarLux Case Study: Treatment of Vascular Lesions—Max G vs. Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser, Arndt, Kenneth, 9/22/2010

StarLux Case Study: Facial Telangiectasias, Alibhai, Haneef, 3/16/2010

StarLux Case Study: Facial Telangiectasia (1), Tanghetti, Emil, 6/10/2010

StarLux Case Study: Facial Telangiectasia (2), Tanghetti, Emil, 6/10/2010

StarLux Case Study: Actinic Bronzing, VanDam, David, 4/21/2009


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