The colder months are upon us. Late fall has seen freezing temperatures already and winter is still here. We’ve huddled in our houses with hot chocolate, blankets, and roasting chestnuts to enjoy the warmth inside. We meet in local watering holes to swap tales and invite friends over to make even more memories. Soon however, the warmth of spring will smile upon us. There are opportunities we can take over the next few weeks to prepare ourselves even more for the upcoming swimsuit season. Gunn Dermatology provides the answers for Birminghamians. Here are three of the best things to do before spring.

1) QWO

QWO is a non-surgical injectable treatment that addresses cellulite in the buttocks and thighs. The procedure only takes 10 minutes and simply asks that the receiver stays hydrated and doesn’t participate in strenuous activity the day of. You can go back to your regular planned physical events the very next day. The QWO helps release fibrosis bands, redistributes fat cells, and stimulates the growth of next collagen - giving you the perfect body to start 2023.


PHYSIQ body contouring reduces fat in the body while building muscle and tightening skin. It is the only treatment process in the United States that utilizes Sequential Thermal & Electrical Pulse (STEP) technology. This is created by combining Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and  Superluminescent Diode Matrix (SDM). The whole process only takes 15 to 30 minutes and requires zero recovery time afterwards. Talk about a convenient way to look your best!

3) Iconic IPL Photofacial

IPL is the highest standard of treatment that focuses on the reduction of pigment to treat sun damage, age spots, broken capillaries, and rosacea. IPL targets specific spots to bring out fresher and more youthful-looking skin. Treatment only takes 5 minutes with up to an hour of waiting time after, and the only recommendation after is to wear sunscreen and avoid light exposure.

For more information about any of these treatments, contact Dr. Holly Gunn at Gunn Dermatology for a consultation: 32 Church St, Mountain Brook 205-415-7536.

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