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Developed by Dr. Donna Nunnally,
The Dermatology and Aesthetic Institute (DAI) is an innovative center that combines the science of medical skin care with the art of cosmetic rejuvenation.

At DAI, skin care (prevention, treatment, and repair) is all inclusive. Dermatologists are trained to be skin experts and their education encompasses all ages and the full range of skin conditions. Visits can be a single wart, acne or psoriasis, or something more serious like mole evaluation or skin cancer screening. At these visits, we encourage everyone to discuss all aspects of their skin care concerns. We advise on skin care whether it’s just sunscreen alone, acne treatment or more complicated skin rejuvenation procedures. At DAI, we recommend yearly skin exams and during these visits we customize the skin care regimen best suited for your needs.

We are on most insurance plans for our medical patients.  Our medical dermatology clinic focuses on patients with warts, cysts, rashes, moles, eczema, acne, psoriasis and skin cancer screening and treatment as well as other medical conditions.

Dr. Nunnally is one of the most highly regarded dermatologists in Baton Rouge for her medical practice, but she also focuses on cosmetic rejuvenation.  She is very skilled with injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, Perlane, Sculptra, Restylane, Radiesse, and other fillers. 

We also offer sclerotherapy (leg vein treatment) and photodymic laser therapy for uneven skin tones and surfaces and scars.

Dr. Nunnally appreciates that everyone has choices and when patients choose DAI she feels it’s her professional responsibility to make sure the treatments offered are the best available. Dr. Nunnally and her staff deeply appreciate and value the trust and confidence of our patients. We look forward to working with each of you.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment

Beginning at birth, sun exposure over time causes our skin to change and age prematurely.  

Examples of sun-induced skin changes include:
• Dark spots (“Age spots”), Freckles
• Wrinkles
• Yellowish-brown discoloration
• Broken blood vessels
• Leathery texture
• Skin cancer
Although a combination of treatments is usually required to attain maximum benefit, at DAI we encourage Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments.

What is IPL?
IPL systems deliver many different wavelengths of light in each pulse instead of just one wavelength of light as in lasers. This allows the procedure to target multiple skin conditions with each treatment. This treatment is considered non-ablative, which means that the top layer of the skin remains intact following the procedure. This allows IPL to be considered a “no down time” procedure. A series of treatments will result in a decrease in the redness and sun damaged appearance of the skin. Treatments can be performed on the face, neck, chest and hands. There is a high degree of patient satisfaction with this predictable and safe therapy.

How is IPL performed?
Topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area prior to the procedure. The hand piece is glided over the skin allowing the light to penetrate. The light is absorbed either by blood when treating vascular lesions or melanin when treating pigmented lesions. As the light heats the targeted lesions it damages them and the body resorbs the injured tissue over time leaving it looking clearer, more uniform in color and more youthful.

How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments required depends on the severity of the condition being treated but typically 4-6 treatments are performed with each one done one month apart.

Conditions that can be treated with IPL:
• Broken blood vessels on the face
• Rosacea
• Flushing/redness
• Brown discoloration, “age spots”, freckles
• Sun damage

Who cannot have IPL?
IPL treatments should not be performed on patients that are pregnant or those who have active cold sores. Tanning should be avoided prior to treatment because this increases the risk of complications. The risk for side effects in patients that have darker skin types is higher and we advise other treatments for those patients. We also advise patients who have a history of keloid scarring to use other types of therapies.

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