Icon Specialist

Ajay Reddy, M.D. -  - Internal Medicine Physician

Ajay Reddy, M.D.

Internal Medicine Physician located in Rockville, MD

Dr. Ajay Reddy is an experienced internal medicine physician utilizing the revolutionary Icon® system to address the skin concerns of men and women in Rockville, Maryland. The Icon laser successfully diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and much more. The impressive power of laser energy and specific wavelengths can rejuvenate and soften your complexion. Call or schedule your consultation with Dr. Reddy online today.

Icon Q & A

What is the Icon skin treatment?

The Icon system is a photo-rejuvenation treatment that utilizes laser energy to reduce redness, age spots, broken blood vessels, hyperpigmentation, and more. The Icon system uses intense pulsed light therapy involving multiple wavelengths of light to correct sun-damaged skin on the chest, hands, face, and neck.

Icon is a noninvasive treatment where Dr. Reddy delivers precise high-intensity pulses of laser light to treat skin concerns, such as:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation

The laser energy creates tiny microwounds in the skin and stimulates your body’s natural healing process, the production of collagen and elastin, and cell regeneration. This effectively plumps and smooths your skin, giving you a more radiant glow.

What can I expect during my Icon skin treatment?

Dr. Reddy applies numbing cream or gel to the treatment area, typically around 30 to 60 minutes before your treatment, to make the process more comfortable for you. To protect your eyes from the light, you wear specially designed protective eyewear.

Dr. Reddy guides the Icon handpiece over the treatment area and delivers the pulses of light to your skin. Lots of men and women describe the treatment as a tolerable and mild stinging sensation that resembles a rubber band snapping lightly on your skin.

The Icon treatments usually take around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. You might find that around three to six treatments offer the best results. Treatments must be spaced about one month apart.

What can I expect after my Icon skin treatment?

Following your Icon skin treatment, you might experience mild redness of the treatment area that should subside within a few days. Some brown spots on your skin might appear darker and will peel off a few days later.

You can apply makeup directly after your treatment if you choose, but it’s important that you protect your skin following the procedure and carefully follow the instructions given to you by Dr. Reddy. Use the recommended daily sunscreens and sensitive skin moisturizer and cleanser.

After about one week, you can get back to your normal skin care routine.

The Icon laser system offers lasting results. You might want to return to Dr. Reddy’s office for maintenance and touch-up treatments once or twice a year.

Learn more about the innovative Icon laser system and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Reddy online or call the friendly office staff today.