IPL Treatment Demonstration

In this video, Ashley Hess our Physician Assistant, does a demonstration of the IPL treatment. IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light and it targets the pigment producing cells and it targets the pigment from chronic sun exposure. It also targets the redness and blood vessels that cause sun damage. This procedure can be done on different parts of the body like the neck, face, hands and chest.

The Universal IPL machine is made by Lumenis :

IPL treatment improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called photorejuvenation for face and body. The process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects.


The demonstration was on Renee’s right hand. She already had the IPL treatment done on her left hand(seen on the right of the picture) a week before. In the video, she said the it made her hand look 10 years younger.

IPL was also done on the left side of her chest two weeks before and on this day, she had it done on the other side. This was so you could see the before and after. Notice that the left side (seen as the right side of the video and picture) doesn’t have as much brown pigmentation and it is just after one treatment.


Photo Before IPL Treatment on Chest Area

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Photodynamic Therapy : A Patient Shares Her Experience

Photodynamic Therapy, according to Cancer.org is:

A treatment that uses special drugs, called photosensitizing agents, along with light to kill cancer cells. The drugs only work after they have been activated or “turned on” by certain kinds of light. PDT may also be called photoradiation therapyphototherapy, or photochemotherapy. Continue reading “Photodynamic Therapy : A Patient Shares Her Experience”

Laser Co2 – Gold Treatment For Skin Resurfacing

Are you looking for a quick treatment with minimal recovery time to treat deep wrinkles, sun damage and/or scarring without going under the knife?  Then consider UltraPulse Fractional Laser CO2. At Jupiter Dermatology we consider UltraPulse the gold standard treatment for skin laser resurfacing.

What is it you ask? Fractional  laser CO2 is an ablative laser resurfacing treatment which delivers energy deep into the skin helping to remodel collagen and tighten the skin up to 30%. Let’s face it, our skin changes every day and ages more every year. With fractional CO2 you can get back that youthful appearance. With one treatment you will see fine lines around your eyes and above your lip disappear and the loose skin starting at your jaw and under your chin tighten. Brown spots…Gone!

UltraPulse has been seen on “The Doctor’s” and the Today show, demonstrating resurfacing of aging skin and scar revision. This procedure does require minimal downtime and results can be expected to last up to 6 years. Schedule your consultation today to erase 10-15 years off your skin.

Jupiter Dermatology provides this same treatment.

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Yag Laser Treatment – (IPL) For Hair Removal & More

Yag laser is  laser technology that is called Intense Pulse Light Treatment or  IPL.  In this video Dr. Mejia and Sarah demonstrate the different features of the Lumenis One device which delivers the best photo facials. It also  helps to remove brown spots, red spots, spider veins of the face.

It allows you to do  different treatments like vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, age spots, hyperpigmentation, hair removal, wrinkle treatments and skin tightening. It also allows you to select various parameters to ensure the safety of skin depending on the skin type, ie. light skin, dark skin.

PDT & Sunblock Tips

PDT Treatment  or Photodynamic Therapy is completed. The patient shares her experience.. After a Blue Light Treatment, the patient must hibernate and be completely out of the sun for a few days. For this reason, a very strong sunblock is applied.

Additionally, Sarah, our Physician Assistant gives great sunscreen tips to prevent skin cancer. Dr. Mejia, a qualified Mohs skin cancer surgeon will then follow up with attentive care for the results of the PDT.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Q & A

Photodynamic Therapy, or PDT is a sometimes called Blue Light treatment for skin cancer. It treats  pre-cancer cells pre-clinically beneath the surface. Sarah, our Physician Assistant answers questions about PDT while the patient is undergoing the Blue Light  treatment for 16 minutes and 40 seconds.

Some of the patients get the benefit of having smoother skin, a cosmetic overlap from the treatment, even though they are being treated for pre-cancer.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Actual Procedure

Watch as a patient undergoes the actual procedure of Photodynamic Therapy, or PDT. After the pre-treatment as explained in our previous post, the patient is now under the Blue Light. Goggles are necessary to protect the eyes. Levulon, the solution in the pre-treatment is now being absorbed by the pre-cancerous cells. Dr. Mejia, a skin cancer specialist and surgeon oversees all the procedures.

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Pretreatment

Sarah, our Physician Assistant, discusses the pre-treatment for PDT or Photodynamic Therapy. She explains how the solution of levulon is absorbed into the skin. PDT treats cancerous spots and prevents precancer before it turns to skin cancer. The solution is put on the patient for an hour and a half during which time the solution soaks to the skin. Later during the blue light therapy, the patients skin reacts to the blue light. PDT is a preventative treatment. It treats precancer spots and prevents turning from basal cell carcinoma to squamous cell carcinoma.

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