Skin Conditions

Wellspring Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Oakland, MD & Accident, MD

Wellspring Family Medicine is committed to helping those living in the Accident, Maryland, community lead their healthiest lives. They offer treatments that help you feel and look your best, both inside and out. And with the innovative Icon™ laser, the dedicated team treats a wide range of skin conditions to help you regain your self-confidence. To learn more about the skin conditions treated with this laser, call one of the offices or schedule your appointment online.

Skin Conditions Q & A

What types of skin conditions can the Icon laser treat?

The Icon laser is a safe and effective way to trigger the skin’s natural healing and regeneration processes. By directing laser energy into the skin, the Wellspring Family Medicine team kickstarts the production of collagen, encourages cell turnover, and breaks up imperfections. 

As a result, they are able to use the Icon laser to treat:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet
  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage
  • Port-wine stains
  • Scarring, including acne and surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Spider veins

Contact Wellspring Family Medicine if you’ve experienced any of the above. 

How does the Icon laser work to treat skin conditions?

Clearly, the Icon laser can treat a variety of skin conditions. But how is it effective for each one? 

The Icon laser comes with multiple handpieces that the Wellspring Family Medicine can leverage depending on the treatment you need. And they adjust the wavelength of the laser to alleviate your skin condition. 

For example, they can set the wavelength of the laser to target and break up specific colors, like purple spider veins, brown age spots, and pink scars. 

The laser doesn’t just cause certain pigment or tissue to break up, either. As the laser energy penetrates into the lower levels of your skin, it triggers your body to produce more collagen. 

Collagen is the protein in your skin that helps it stay elastic and plump. As you age, your skin naturally produces less and less collagen, which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, sunken cheeks, sagging jowls, and more. 

When the Icon laser stimulates the production of new collagen, it restores your skin’s youthfulness and reverses these issues. 

What should I expect during and after my skin condition treatment?

Your Wellspring Family Medicine skin specialist lets you know what to expect before your treatment begins. Generally, the sensation of the treatment itself is extremely well-tolerated. It’s also quick. Most Icon treatments for skin conditions take 30 minutes or less. 

One treatment might deliver your desired results or you may choose multiple treatments to reach your skin goals. 

You won’t have any downtime after your treatment. You might experience some redness or swelling, but this will go away on its own in a couple of days. And you’ll be able to continue on with your usual daily activities immediately after your appointment. 

To learn more about the skin condition treatments available at Wellspring Family Medicine, call them or schedule your appointment online.