At Gunn Dermatology, we specialize in offering the most cutting-edge and innovative treatments to make your skin look as radiant as possible. Some of those treatments are Non-Ablative Laser Treatments – perfect for patients concerned about wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, irregular skin texture, melasma, or deep wrinkles. Unlike some laser treatments, Non-Ablative Laser Treatments require no downtime and are safe for all skin types. Some areas we recommend for this treatment? The face, décolletage, or the knees. It offers a refresh of your complexion so considerable, that you might be able to throw your foundation in the trash. Here’s what to expect from this treatment.


How does it work?

The Icon uses a special deep light energy to treat below the skin’s surface targeting numerous signs of aging. The carefully controlled heat stimulates your skin’s healing response deep within, ultimately producing skin that is smoother, firmer, and more radiant over time. 


This action takes place in the skin’s deeper tissue, so you aren’t left with the peeling that accompanies many more aggressive skin rejuvenation techniques. This makes Iconic treatment makes an excellent skin rejuvenation option for the face with no work downtime!


What are the benefits?

This treatment is only 40 minutes and improves wrinkles, acne scars, and pigment. There is no peeling or flaking, and it is safe for all skin types, including the darkest skin tones. It is suitable for sensitive areas around the mouth and eyes and can improve the appearance of melasma with multiple sessions.



This treatment is Iconic Non-Ablative Resurfacing. This noninvasive procedure heats beneath the skin’s surface to treat and renew your skin without harming its outer layer. The treatment improves wrinkles, dark spots, melasma, acne scars, surgery scars, and more. The Icon is so gentle that it can even be used on the delicate areas around the eyes and mouth.


What about photorejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation reverses sun damage by reducing the brown spots and redness in the skin. This a no downtime treatment and any area of the body can be treated to even out skin tone and improve skin texture. The treatment has anti-aging, rosacea, and acne benefits.


Iconic IPL Photofacial (also known as Intense Pulsed Light or Photorejuvenation) is hailed as the “Gold Standard” treatment for the reduction of pigmentation. Age spots, sun damage, rosacea, broken capillaries, and freckles can create a dull and aged complexion. With IPL you can target this pigmentation to expose fresher, younger-looking skin.  


Dr. Gunn has been performing IPL for over 15 years and firmly believes IPL should be a standard part of your skincare routine.  Age spots, brown spots, sunspots, and redness can make the skin look weathered. Erase the pigment of time on your face, neck, and chest and turn up the radiance. This treatment helps create and maintain a look to strive for.


What are the benefits of IPL?

The light energy of the photorejuvenation treatment reduces the brown pigment and redness in the skin. This light is converted into heat energy, which helps to fade those specific problem areas resulting in a more even, brighter complexion with less discoloration. IPL Photofacial has been performed for over 20 years, and there are many studies in the medical literature demonstrating true, anti-aging benefits. Treatments can reduce rosacea symptoms and make the skin look and feel healthier.


Individuals who have had IPL Photofacial treatments once or twice a year over a decade have healthier more radiant skin with less skin cancer than those who do not have these treatments. Furthermore, for people who already have sun damage, IPL is a great tool to “turn back time” and reverse the damage that’s already been done!  The Icon IPL is one of the most effective and comfortable treatments with high energies and sapphire cooling.


What about after treatment care?

Wear sunscreen as part of your daily skincare routine and avoid sun exposure; a light exfoliation may be done on day four with ZO® Enzymatic Peel or a Hydrafacial to help removed the nutmeg granules left behind.


The end result

Most patients consider these two treatments the best thing to happen to their skin, ever – so much so that many have saved ample amounts of money on makeup, because they just simply don’t need foundation or concealer anymore. These treatments give patients a trademark glow in a safe, effective way. If you want to learn more, give our office a call. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have!


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