Dr. Boyd

Non-Surgical Lasers

Non-Surgical Laser Treatments


Many patients desire rejuvenating and beautifying treatments without having to undergo surgery. Incredible progress in laser technology has made this possible with non-surgical laser treatments. The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System by Cynosure® offers a variety of skin treatments with excellent results and no surgery required.

Who Can Benefit?

Non-surgical Candidates

Surgery is not right for everyone. Some people cannot undergo surgery, do not want to do so, or are not yet candidates for surgery. Patients can undergo a non-surgical laser treatment with the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System and achieve outstanding results. This non-surgical treatment saves patients from the pain, recovery time, incisions, scarring, and costs of surgery.

Personalized Treatments

The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System is a versatile system that serves a number of purposes. Skin rejuvenation, hair removal, and scar treatments are just a few of the unique options that patients can choose from. Non-surgical laser treatments with the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System can accommodate a variety of needs and provide a completely personalized treatment experience.

Comprehensive Treatment

The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System offers a comprehensive laser treatment. Because this machine has multiple laser handpieces, our aesthetic practitioners can perform a comprehensive suite of popular treatments. This is also the only system that can perform the ThreeForMe™ Laser Treatment, which simultaneously resolves sun damage, wrinkles, and facial veins.

What Do You Desire?


Treatment of Vascular Lesions

The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System can clear away unwanted facial vessels and leg veins. The optimized light technology of the MaxG™ handpiece offers superior clearance of vascular lesions compared to single-wavelength lasers. With uniform heating across the vessel, this handpiece can clear even deep facial vessels. Additionally, the 1064+ handpiece can erase leg vessels ranging from small, red veins to larger, blue reticular veins. Patients who need a more comprehensive treatment can choose ThreeForMe™ to correct facial veins as well as sun damage and wrinkles.

Scar and Stretch Mark Removal

Surgical scars, acne scars, and even stretch marks can all be treated with the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System. The 1540 Fractional, non-ablative laser is the only one of its kind approved by the FDA to treat scars and stretch marks. Customized treatments with various microlenses allow this laser to quickly and efficiently penetrate the skin to minimize stretch marks and scars to restore unmarked, unblemished, and healthy-looking skin.

A Youthful Complexion

ThreeForMe™ Laser Treatment with the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System can refresh a dull and tired complexion. This treatment resolves sun damage, unwanted wrinkles, and facial veins all at once during one treatment session, producing remarkable improvements in skin texture and tone. Patients can achieve a more youthful and brighter-looking complexion with this treatment.

Evenly Toned Skin

The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System can restore evenly toned skin by erasing pigmented lesions such as melasma and solar lentigo. The MaxG™ handpiece uses Dynamic Spectrum ShiftingSM and dual-band filters to uniformly heat and clear away pigmented lesions. The MaxYs™ handpiece also uses optimized light technology to treat unwanted pigmented lesions.

Smooth, Soft Skin

Smooth, soft skin can be achieved through wrinkle reduction and textural improvements provided by the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System. The 1540 Fractional Laser and 2940 Fractional Laser can provide skin resurfacing and treatment of wrinkles and textural irregularities. The ThreeForMe™ Laser Treatment smooths out unwanted wrinkles and corrects sun damage to restore youthful, supple skin.

Hair Removal

The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System has multiple handpieces, each designed for a specific location, which can eliminate unwanted face and body hair. With this system, patients of all skin types and hair colors can permanently reduce, and even remove, unwanted hair from anywhere on the body. The 1064+ handpiece can remove hair from darker skin types. The MaxYs™ handpiece can remove finer and lighter hair, especially on the chest, arms, and hands. The MaxR™ handpiece can permanently reduce hair on all skin types, even tanned skin, and can quickly cover large areas such as the chest, back, and legs. The MaxRs™ handpiece is also optimized to permanently reduce hair on all skin types, even tanned skin, and its small spot size makes it ideal for treating the face, underarms, bikini line, and other smaller areas.

Addressing Your Concerns


As a non-surgical laser treatment, the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System has minimal downtime. Patients may experience some redness or swelling in the treated areas for a few days after treatment but can otherwise resume a normal lifestyle. It is recommended that patients avoid sun exposure to the treated area for at least two weeks after treatment, as the skin will be more sensitive and vulnerable during this time. Dr. Boyd’s special titanium-based sunblock will help avoid solar damage.

Compared to many surgical treatments, the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System has minimal risk. The system’s Advanced Contact Cooling™ and AccuSpectrum™ maintain temperature and a proper exposure balance to minimize risk to the treated skin. The revolutionary Skintel® Melanin Reader™ provides a reading of the melanin density within the skin prior to treatment so that the practitioner can select the best settings for that patient’s needs. This develops into superior results with a greatly reduced risk of over-treatment.

The cost of treatments with the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System can vary widely from patient to patient. The reason for treatment, length of treatment, and number of treatments required will all affect the cost. During your consultation, a more accurate quote will be provided for you based on your evaluation.

Depending on the level of treatment and the patient’s pain threshold, a topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin before the treatment. Each pulse of light during the treatment may feel like the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System uses a patented state-of-the-art cooling called Advanced Contact Cooling™, which enhances patient comfort by maintaining a stable temperature of 5 degrees Celsius during treatment. Additionally, the system’s patented AccuSpectrum™ uses dual filters to minimize unnecessary exposure to the skin so that patients are more comfortable during treatment. There is typically no need for further pain management after the treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System is an advanced laser and intense pulsed light system. During the treatment, the handheld device is placed on the skin and delivers pulses of light. The laser is systematically placed on adjacent areas of skin to deliver the light pulses without overlapping areas already treated. Controlled delivery and optimization of the light pulses allow the system to treat a variety of skin conditions.

The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System redefines the medical standard of light-based dermatologic and cosmetic care. It has a variety of customizable treatment options, including the ThreeForMe™ Laser Treatment for a more comprehensive treatment experience. Its patented Smooth Pulse™ and high peak power deliver maximum effective energy (more powerful than other leading brands) while Photon Recycling™ minimizes energy loss for better results. The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System also has the patented Skintel® Melanin Reader™, which determines average melanin density in the skin for a more detailed assessment of each patient’s skin type. This helps practitioners to make more informed and confident decisions about the settings, leading to superior results with minimized risks. This system has paved the way for the future of non-surgical aesthetic laser treatments.

The duration of each treatment with the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System varies depending on the extent. Regardless, treatments with this laser tend to be quick and are typically less than 30 minutes. As an example, fractional resurfacing with the XF™ Microlens may require only 15 minutes for a full face, one-pass treatment.

Depending on your reason for receiving treatment, an average of three to five treatment sessions may be anticipated. These treatments are spaced approximately four weeks apart and should ultimately be followed by touch-up treatments twice a year to maintain the best results.

Results vary depending on the treatment received. In many cases, the skin will look smoother and more even in tone within two to three weeks after the first treatment session. After a few sessions, the skin will appear slightly red, with a visible reduction in hyperpigmentation, sun spots, fine lines, and even pore size.

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Our Location

Dr. Boyd's office is located in Palos Verdes (Rolling Hills Estates)

550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 283
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274