With all the sun damage that we intentionally and unintentionally inflict on our skin living in a sunny climate it’s wise to learn about steps to prevent and help reduce signs of sun damage caused from years of sun worshipping. An IPL treatment is ideal for those wishing to improve the skin tone of their face, neck, chest or hands.
Photofacial or IPL is a laser generated light that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to target various chromophores in the skin. It is an effective treatment for concerns such as Sun Damage, Age or Sun Spots, Hyperpigmentation, Melasma, Freckles, Broken Capillaries, Redness or Flushing and Vascular Birthmarks (telangiectasias.) Patients suffering from Rosacea can also benefit from IPL treatments.
Best results typically require up to 4 treatments.
“Photofacials are the perfect treatment choice for those who suffer from Rosacea, Melasma, or pigmentation from sun exposure without any clinical downtime. It leaves the skin looking luminous a week after treatment!” says Robin McClain, A.R.N.P., M.S.N., FNP.
Sun care for your skin includes wearing a minimum SPF factor of 30 for the face during the daytime (most foundations now typically include SPF protection) even when you do not plan on staying outdoors for any length of time. Wearing a hat, sunglasses and high protection Sunscreen (30SPF or higher) for any prolonged outdoor activities and reapplying often are all ways for protecting your skin from the sun.
Dr. Jeffrey Hunt of Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay Earned Stringent Certification, Extending Expert Care for Residents in the Tampa Bay Area for Common and Painful Vein Problems
TAMPA, FL – Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt, Medical Director of Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay is among the first physicians in the nation, and the only physician in the Tampa Bay area, to earn a new certification from the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh) for the treatment of venous disease. Dr. Hunt was board certified by the ABPh in July 2008.
This is the charter class for ABPh, which includes only 248 diplomats nationwide. Hunt’s certification with the American Board of Phlebology was evaluated from his knowledge and experience in providing patient care.
To become an ABPh diplomat, an applicant must complete the requisite training or experience qualifications, meet the continuing medical education requisites, and pass a stringent certification examination. Certification periods are ten years and maintenance will be dependent on the ability of the diplomat to display competency in several areas of professional assessment and continued education.
For members in our community, it is a great advantage to have a physician earn this demanding certification and be able to assist the more than 20 percent of the population suffering from painful venous diseases, such as varicose veins. Tampa residents will not have to travel or look far to receive the most advanced care for venous issues.
The advanced procedure Hunt uses is ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, many times in combination with CoolTouch Endolaser™, which reduces the need for surgery in an astounding number of 95 percent of patients.
Dr. Hunt is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and is a Diplomat of the Osteopathic National Boards as well as the Flex Exam. His extensive training includes working with the founder of the American College of Phlebology. Hunt has performed more than 100,000 ultrasound-guided vein treatments and conducted FDA clinical trials to bring intense pulsed light sources to the United States. His commitment to researching the newest medical technology and offering only the most effective and safest treatments ensures his patients receive the highest standard of care available.
The American Board of Phlebology is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 2007 for the purpose of certifying physicians who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of phlebology. The American Board of Phlebology (ABPh) was established to:
- Improve the standards of medical practitioners and the quality of patient care related to the treatment of venous disorders and all aspects of venous disease;
- Serve the public and the medical profession by establishing initial and continuing qualifications for certification and maintenance of certification as physician specialists in the practice of phlebology;
- Examine physician candidates for certification and maintenance of certification in the practice of phlebology;
- Establish educational standards for teaching and training programs in phlebology;
- Maintain a registry of individuals who hold certificates issued by the Board.