SOURCE: Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay

April 17, 2012 05:07 ET

Tampa Bay Vein Treatment Center Now Offering Innovative Laser Skin Tightening Procedure

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - Dr. Jeffrey Hunt and his center for vein treatment in Tampa has recently announced the addition of a new procedure called the Q Switched YAG, a pixelated laser for skin tightening on the face and neck. Dr. Hunt says he hopes patients will take advantage of the pain-free procedure's ability to provide excellent results in reducing loose skin on the face and neck and improving one's overall facial appearance. As a Tampa vein specialist at the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, Dr. Hunt says the laser is designed to tighten skin on the face and neck. He says the pixelated YAG laser offers patients the opportunity to reduce the signs of aging that are evident in loose, sagging skin and enhance their facial aesthetics. Dr. Hunt says he is excited about the new procedure and hopes it reaffirms his commitment to providing the highest quality, state-of-the-art technology in skin rejuvenation in Tampa.

Used extensively in a wide range of medicinal treatments, the Q Switched YAG laser produces a pulsed output beam with extremely high power to tighten skin and stimulate collagen deep beneath the surface. Dr. Hunt says the procedure is pain-free and requires no numbing, although patients may experience mild redness and a sunburn feeling throughout the day of treatment. Typically taking 20 minutes to perform on one area, he says full skin tightening effects of the YAG laser need three to four treatments at two to three week intervals. Dr. Hunt also says the procedure is easily combined with an intense pulse light (IPL) treatment in the same day. His practice will be offering the Q Switched YAG laser procedure at $200 for facial therapy, $200 for a patient's neck, and $300 for both.

Dr. Hunt says he is thankful for the opportunity to provide his patients with another proven treatment for laser skin tightening and plans to continue pursuing the latest procedures at his practice. With the addition of the new technology, he also says he hopes patients will take confidence in his devotion to high quality patient care and effective results.

About Q Switched YAG

The Q Switched YAG laser is a fractional non-ablative laser hand piece. The laser is designed to deliver a controlled dermal wound roughly 3mm deep without harming the outer layer of skin, so the treatment and ultimate repair and rejuvenation occurs under the biologic protection of the overlying epidermis. Pixel QS Specs are as follows: wavelength is 1064nm; repetition rate is 1, 2, 5, Hz; spot size is 5x5mm 25 dot pattern; water ++; coagulative +++; depth is 2-3mm.

About Jeffrey A. Hunt, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Hunt, Medical Director of the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a three-year post-doctoral residency in family practice at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital. Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, he is a Diplomate of the Osteopathic National Boards as well as the Flex Exam. Dr. Hunt has performed more than 115,000 nonsurgical vein treatments and has earned the new certification from the American Board of Phlebology). He has also been involved in conducting the FDA clinical trials to bring intense pulsed light sources to the United States. Dr. Hunt is a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Mesotherapy, the American College of Phlebology, the American Osteopathic Society, and several other professional organizations.

Located at 3001 N Rocky Point Dr E Suite 125, Tampa, FL, the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay can be reached at (888) 434-9192. It can also be contacted online via the website veincentertampa.com, veintreatmenttampa.com, or facebook.com/veincentertampa.

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