Kirk Family Practice

Family Medicine located in Smyrna, DE

Eradicate lines and wrinkles that make you look older than you are with Icon™ laser treatments. Offered at Kirk Family Practice in Smyrna, Delaware, by Deborah Kirk, MD, these skin treatments ease the appearance of facial creases to soften your look. To learn how you can look younger and less wrinkled, call the office.

Wrinkles Q & A

What causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles and lines form naturally as you age. Your body slows down its production of skin-supporting and skin-strengthening compounds, namely elastin and collagen. Your skin becomes laxer and thinner, so wrinkles and lines become more apparent.

Many things can accelerate wrinkling, including sun exposure, an expressive face, exposure to certain chemicals and pollutants, genetics, and lifestyle habits -- such as smoking or excessive drinking.

How does Icon reduce the appearance of wrinkles?

Icon laser treatments reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The system delivers ablative fractional laser energy deep into your skin. This technology stimulates your skin to regenerate new cells and produce more collagen, to create a smoother, more youthful look.

Who should consider wrinkle-reducing treatments?

Anyone bothered by the appearance of wrinkles is a good candidate for Icon treatments. Icon is best for men and women who want to look younger, but don’t want the unnatural facial changes that can occur with surgery or fillers.

What are the benefits of treatment with the Icon laser?

Icon treatments require minimal downtime, so you’ll recover in as few as four days. Compare this to the weeks of recovery required by invasive surgical facelifts. Icon requires no incisions, blood loss, or injections, and you have no risk of infection or scarring. You’ll only experience skin tightness and redness following treatment, much like you’ve had a sunburn.

How many treatments will I need?

Just one treatment can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. But if you have severe creases, Dr. Kirk creates a customized treatment plan with additional treatments depending on your unique skin issues and aesthetic goals.

When will I see results from Icon laser treatment?

You’ll notice an immediate afterglow following Icon treatments, but the full effects occur as your skin produces more collagen and elastin over the course of a few months.

Does laser treatment with the Icon hurt?

Most people find the treatments with the Icon Aesthetic System are quite tolerable. You’ll feel some heat and tingling as the laser energy hits your skin, but the device has a built-in cooling mechanism to ease your discomfort. Dr. Kirk can apply a topical numbing cream prior to treatment if you choose.

To learn how you can achieve a smoother, more youthful look with Icon laser treatments, call Kirk Family Practice.