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Steven Manning, MD -  - Direct Primary Care

AccessMedicine

Steven Manning, MD

Direct Primary Care & Family Medicine located in Williamston, NC & Washington, NC

Some aesthetic issues — such as unwanted hair, scars, stretch marks, and aging skin — don’t have effective DIY solutions. If you’re tired of trying to take care of all of your aesthetic needs yourself and want stunning, professional, permanent solutions, Dr. Steven Manning and his expert team can help. At AccessMedicine in Williamstown, North Carolina, the aesthetic professionals transform your appearance with the state-of-the-art Icon™ laser from CynoSure®. If you live in the Williamstown area, book an Icon laser treatment session online or by calling the AccessMedicine team.

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What is the Icon?

The Icon laser is a multi-platform aesthetic system that helps you make permanent improvements to the way your skin looks and feels. The aesthetic team at AccessMedicine uses the Icon to:

  • Remove unwanted hair
  • Smooth scars and acne scars
  • Improve stretch marks
  • Revitalize your skin
  • Clear those unwanted leg veins


You can treat one issue or several, depending on your needs.

Will the Icon laser treatment work on my skin type?

The Icon is a cutting-edge, advanced technology laser that’s expertly adjusted by your aesthetic professional to keep skin safe, no matter where you fall on the Fitzpatrick skin type scale. During your consultation, your AccessMedicine professional lets you know if the Icon laser treatment is right for you.

How does the Icon laser treatment remove unwanted hair?

When you want to permanently remove unwanted hair, your AccessMedicine aesthetician adjusts the laser’s setting to match the level of pigment in your hair. The Icon’s energy then zaps the hair, instantly vaporizing it. The energy also disrupts the structure of the hair follicle, so it can’t easily regrow a new hair.

The Icon removes unwanted hair from your:

  • Legs
  • Armpits
  • Arms
  • Trunk
  • Shoulders
  • Beard
  • Sideburns
  • Upper lip


After your first Icon hair removal session, you’ll notice smoother skin with fewer hairs. Over the next two weeks, more of your hairs fall out.

How many hair-removal sessions do I need?

Your aesthetician recommends between three and six Icon treatments —spread a month apart, each — to catch each hair at an early growth stage, when they’re most easily removed. Yearly treatments help keep your skin smooth.

How does the Icon laser treatment improve scars and stretch marks?

If you have troubling scars on your face or body, your aesthetician uses the Icon to initiate an amazing process called collagen remodeling. The laser’s heat breaks up the disordered collagen that creates the unruly appearance of scars and stretch marks. The laser energy also creates controlled wounds in your skin that stimulate it to rebuild itself with new collagen in a more orderly manner.

After a series of three to six treatments spaced a month apart, your skin rebuilds itself from the inside out, resulting in smoother, firmer, healthier skin. Your aesthetician also treats areas of wrinkling and sagging with the Icon to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin.

To improve the look and feel of your skin with Icon laser treatment, book an appointment online, or call the friendly AccessMedicine team.