Columbia Internal Medicine

Padma Sripada, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Spa located in Castleton, NY

Today’s health care isn’t just about medical needs; it’s about looking and feeling your best at every age. At Columbia Internal Medicine in Castleton, New York, serving East Greenbush, Valatie, and surrounding areas, Padma Sripada, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine specialist who offers the latest laser technology with the Icon™ Aesthetic System by CynoSure®. As part of her whole-person approach to health and wellness, Dr. Sripada customizes Icon laser treatments based on your individual needs. Learn how you can reduce the appearance of scars, minimize wrinkles, and permanently reduce hair on all areas of your body. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book online.

Icon Q & A

What is the Icon Aesthetic System?

The Icon Aesthetic System is the latest laser technology from CynoSure, leaders in the field of aesthetics. The Icon system allows Dr. Sripada to customize a variety of treatment options based on your individual concerns. The system is gentle, has a built-in cooling system, and is versatile enough to treat common issues including:

  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Areas of uneven skin pigment
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Leg veins
  • Facial veins
  • Unwanted hair growth
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Sun damage

Icon aesthetic treatments can become part of your holistic approach to your own health and well-being at any age.

What can I expect with Icon laser treatments?

The Icon Aesthetic System is known for its high safety standard and gentle, noninvasive treatments. Dr. Sripada personalizes your Icon laser sessions based on the areas she’s treating. Many skin resurfacing and wrinkle reduction treatments take just 30 minutes, with little to no downtime.

In some circumstances, you may notice a visible difference in the appearance of your skin or a reduction in hair growth after a single Icon treatment session. The advanced Icon technology combines both laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies to deliver outstanding, predictable results that are extremely gentle on your skin.

Most people compare the feeling of the laser to the snapping of a rubber band against their skin. It’s well tolerated and over quickly. After your appointment, your skin may be temporarily red, as if you have a mild sunburn, but the redness usually subsides after a couple of days. You can go about your daily routine following an Icon laser appointment.

How soon will I see results?

Whether you have skin resurfacing treatments, scar reduction, or laser hair removal treatments with the Icon laser, you typically see results after 1-3 appointments. Dr. Sripada recommends the number of treatments and their frequency for optimal results.

With laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation, many women and men notice a visible difference after the first treatment, with continued improvements over the next several months. Results from the Icon Aesthetic System are long-lasting, as your skin naturally responds to the treatment.

To learn more about how you can benefit from the Icon laser system, call to schedule a consultation or use the convenient online booking tool.