Specialist in Tampa Utilizes Multiple Approaches for Treating Sun Damage
Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt offers a comprehensive selection of laser and light treatments, including the ResurFX® laser and the Levulan® Kerastick® and BLU-U® system, for the treatment of sun damage.
Tampa, FL—According to current estimates, Tampa, FL experiences over 244 days of sunshine every year. Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt, a specialist and Medical Director of Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, notes that exposure to so much UV radiation can have a damaging effect on skin, potentially increasing the risk for skin cancer. To combat the adverse cosmetic and health effects of excess sun exposure, Dr. Hunt recommends his patients consider laser skin resurfacing treatments and innovative light therapies suited to their individual concerns.
At his practice, Dr. Hunt says he often favors two particularly effective techniques for reducing the appearance of unwanted skin conditions and treating precancerous actinic keratosis (AK) lesions: The ResurFX® fractional laser and the Levulan® Kerastick® and BLU-U® with IPL three-step system.
In a recent blog post titled, “ResurFX® Vs. Levulan® Kerastick®: What’s the Best Laser Treatment for Me?,” Dr. Hunt discusses the differences between the two popular techniques to assist patients researching treatment for sun damage. While each method offers unique benefits, Dr. Hunt often suggests combining approaches to achieve the greatest opportunity for success. Since Levulan® will only treat AKs and pre-cancer cells but will not resurface wrinkles, texture changes, sun damage, or acne scars, he says a resurfacing laser may be an excellent adjunct. Both procedures work synergistically, he adds, depending on the patient’s problem or concern.
In a subsequent blog post titled, “Combat Sun Damage With Laser Skin Resurfacing,” the Tampa specialist emphasizes the multifaceted benefits of the ResurFX® laser. He says the minimally-invasive erbium fractional laser can target areas of concern without damaging nearby healthy tissue. As a result, he explains, patients often experience better results and less downtime. In addition to the ResurFX® laser, Dr. Hunt also offers numerous other laser skin resurfacing options for aesthetic enhancement.
Ultimately, Dr. Hunt wishes to offer his patients a comprehensive selection of treatment options for sun damage. Since Floridians are subject to high levels of UV exposure, he urges residents to be proactive in their skin care, utilizing laser skin resurfacing and light therapies as necessary to protect and improve their overall skin condition.
About Jeffrey A. Hunt, DO, RVS, RVPI
After graduating from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Hunt completed a three-year family practice residency at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital and founded a Family and Sclerotherapy practice in Ohio before relocating to Tampa, Florida. Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, he specializes in vein treatment and medical esthetics as the Medical Director of Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay. Dr. Hunt is also a Diplomat of the Osteopathic National Boards, a Diplomat of the Flex Exam, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Additionally, he is among the first practitioners in the nation to earn a new certification from the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh) for vein treatment. Dr. Hunt is available for interview upon request.
Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay
3001 N. Rocky Point Dr. E
Tampa, FL 33607