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Palomar Icon™ 1540 Fractional Laser

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Patients wanting to restore brighter, smoother and clearer skin with minimal downtime will be considered for the Icon 1540 fractional laser skin resurfacing system at our Vancouver-area medspa. This laser skin treatment was selected by our Medical Director, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mathew Mosher as this is one of the most advanced and well tolerated laser treatments available for revitalizing skin, improving fine lines and reducing scars and stretch marks. It is the first fractional laser approved by the U.S. FDA specifically for treating stretch marks.

Vancouver-area residents visiting YES Medspa have access to a range of advanced skin care treatments. Your Rx for Beauty™ may involve fractional laser resurfacing or a customized program combining our scientifically proven technologies and treatments. Request a consultation to learn more about how Dr. Mathew Mosher and our team of estheticians can customize treatments for your specific concerns.

Icon 1540 Treats

  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma (hyperpigmentation)

Potential Benefits

Men and women of all skin types in the Vancouver area who want to minimize scarring and stretch marks see excellent results after a series of Icon 1540 laser treatments. We can customize treatments for each patient's specific concerns and, because the 1540 is a fractional laser, the procedure is more comfortable than other laser skin resurfacing systems and doesn't require downtime. That's a significant benefit for our patients whose busy lives prevent them from taking the time necessary to recover from more invasive laser treatments.

How It Works

The Palomar Icon 1540 is what's called a non-ablative, erbium laser system. It directs precise columns of light into the deeper layers of the skin without damaging the surface of the entire area being targeted. Unlike an ablative laser, which vaporizes the outer layers of skin and requires some recovery time, a non-ablative laser delivers a powerful stimulus for repair and regeneration of the skin without harming the surface directly. Scarring of any type and stretch marks fade as the individual columns of tissue targeted by the Icon 1540 heal. Because the procedure is less invasive, the treatments are easy and safe for all skin types. With each treatment your skin or scar will steadily improve.

In some cases, we'll recommend combining Icon 1540 treatments with other laser skin resurfacing procedures, such as the SmartXide fractional laser, to get enhanced results.

What to Expect

Depending on the areas being targeted, Icon 1540 laser treatments usually last about 20 to 40 minutes. Patients sometimes describe the sensation as similar to a gentle snap with a rubber band. For a few patients who request even less discomfort, we can apply a numbing cream to the treatment area before starting the procedure. There may be some redness, swelling or itching after treatment, but it is minimal and dissipates within the first 48 hours. The treated skin can be cared for normally afterward and make-up can be applied immediately after the treatment.

Results appear gradually and are typically first noticed about a month after the treatments. Improvement will continue during the next 3 to 4 months as the growth of new collagen continues.


No wound on the skin surface is created so no downtime is needed when the Icon 1540 procedure is performed as a standalone treatment.

Treatment Plan

A series of treatments is needed for the best cosmetic results. We create a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific skin condition or conditions. For example, superficial blotchy pigmentation problems on fair-skinned patients is usually resolved in one or two treatments. But patients who have spent a lot of time in the sun, have scarring or stretchmarks need 4 or more treatments 1 month apart to see best results.

"We cannot erase a scar or stretchmark, but with this exciting technology we can improve the appearance of damaged skin better and safer than ever before," says Dr. Mathew Mosher.

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YES Medspa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre: Dr. Mathew Mosher
301-8837 201 Street
Langley, BC V2Y 0C8
(604) 888-9378
Fax: (604) 888-9301
Cosmetic Surgery Office Hours: Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Medspa Office Hours: Monday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dr. is one of the most accomplished plastic surgeons in the Vancouver area, performing procedures such as liposuction, BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments, tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, and face lift using innovative techniques which minimize incisions, downtime, and discomfort. At his office in Langley, he serves patients from Burnaby, Surrey, Abbotsford, Richmond, White Rock and surrounding areas.
BOTOX COSMETIC® and VOLUMA® are registered trademarks of Allergan Inc. SOFT LIFT™ is a trademark of Allergan Inc. JUVÉDERM® is a registered trademark of Allergan Holdings France SAS.

Dr. Mathew Mosher