Aesthetic Laser Treatment

Heron Med Spa

Cosmetic Surgeons & Medical Aesthetics Specialists located in Alexandria, VA

The Icon™ Aesthetic System is the premier laser platform to treat a wide variety of skin complaints from sun damage to wrinkle reduction to rosacea. At Heron Med Spa, cosmetic surgeon Roy Heron, MD, and his team are experts at using the system to resolve many common skin complaints. Send an email to: or call our office in Alexandria, Virginia to schedule a consultation to learn how laser treatments can revitalize your complexion.

Aesthetic Laser Treatment Q & A

What are aesthetic laser treatments?

At Heron Med Spa, the team uses the Icon Aesthetic System to stimulate natural healing. The system features one of the premier fractional lasers available today and offers a number of handpieces so it can successfully administer a variety of aesthetic treatments.

What conditions can aesthetic laser treatments address?

Dr. Heron and his team recommend laser treatment for a wide variety of common skin concerns, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Unwanted hair
  • Mild acne scars
  • Angioma
  • Enlarged oil glands / pores 
  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Spider veins and irregular pigmentation
  • Rosacea redness and enlarged blood vessels
  • Uneven skin tone and texture

Talk to Dr. Heron about how laser treatments can help you get the smooth, radiant complexion you’ve always wanted. You can resolve your aesthetic issues and look more youthful with laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments.

What is an IPL treatments?

Photo Facials / IPL (Intensed Pulse Light therapy)  reduces the appearance of rosacea, spider veins, sun damage, fine wrinkles and more.

The laser allows for customized, precise treatments and quick sessions and the technology provides a deeper penetration to address complex conditions.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments are also possible with the Icon system. They use a wider spread of wavelengths of light pulses to address issues such as melasma, skin texture, and general skin appearance.

Dr. Heron and his team can recommend the right type of treatments for your skin’s needs.

How does laser treatment work to address scars?

Laser treatment for scars requires no incisions or blood loss. The light energy breaks down the irregular tissue and spurs healthy new tissue to regenerate at the site.

Skin color and texture is improves so they blend into the surrounding skin. IPLs requires no downtime.

What happens during laser treatments?

You may experience some minor discomfort during laser treatment, but it doesn’t last long. You may opt for a topical numbing cream to be applied prior to your session to help ease any sensation. The Icon system is safe for most skin types.

To learn how aesthetic laser treatments can help you achieve a smoother, clearer complexion, call Heron Med Spa.

"This Med Spa is highly recommended for anyone who wishes to seek the best in skincare and/or weight loss remedies."


"Dr. Heron is a top notch doctor and truly cares about his patients. Their office is very welcoming and neat. I would highly recommend Heron Med Spa to anyone."


"I've treated at this center for the past 2 years. Dr. Heron and his staff have been nothing but kind, efficient and professional."


"I am so happy to have found a wonderful doctor - Heron's has a new loyal customer!"


"The center itself is pretty and relaxing. I would recommend Herons Wellness due to my positive experience there."


Dr. Linda is wonderful - has never made me feel rushed. Highly recommend for Dysport. Her rates for Dysport are reasonable & substantially lower than my dermatologist


My experience at Heron Med Spa was awesome. I look great & feel great. I'm still healing and a little sore. I do everything they told me to do. I worked the same day.


Professional & prompt, Dr. Heron is an excellent surgeon. I had laser lipo on my neck & jowls. I am pleased with my result for two reasons: the results are phenomenal!


From the first time I talked with Dr. Heron I knew I made the right choice. He explained in detail every that I need to do during my recovery. My results were amazing. I


20 years ago I was referred to Dr. Heron for weight loss. I return every year to prevent gaining during holidays. If I am struggling with my weight I restart his program.


I had a laser session for scars with Barbara. The session was great - very knowledgeable. I look forward to going back.


I will definitely wear a bikini this summer. After two kids, I called Dr Heron. I only took pain medicine for three days and followed doctor's orders. My skin is tighter.



Heron Med Spa
321 S Patrick St
AlexandriaVA 22314


Monday - Friday

Injection Services - Tuesday and Saturday by appointment only.



Phone: 571-384-4536
Fax: (703) 299-5080