A Quick And Comprehensive Guide to IPL Photorejuvenation Treatments

A Quick And Comprehensive Guide to IPL Photorejuvenation Treatments

DecrMany people can be wary of using laser technology to treat their skin. Although laser treatments are perfectly safe when administered by certified professionals, they’re not your only option for skin rejuvenation. In fact, more and more people are seeing fantastic results in IPL photorejuvenation treatments, an increasingly popular alternative for an array of skin treatments. In this blog, we’re doing a fast but effective deep dive, providing you with a guide to IPL photorejuvenation treatments to tell you everything you need to know. Keep on reading to start learning about this groundbreaking treatment option!

What is IPL Photorejuvenation?

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy is a non-invasive rejuvenating technique performed anywhere on the face, neck, chest, hands, or any other surface of the body that has been subject to sun damage and wear. Its purpose is to treat skin damage caused by outdoor exposure over time, such as:

  • Brown spots
  • Red spots
  • Rosacea
  • Birthmarks
  • General sun damage

This noninvasive treatment helps to tighten the skin in addition to correcting skin tone, and it boasts a very low required downtime for recovery. IPL uses brilliant bursts of light wave energy to seek out the brown and red pigmentation in the skin. These spots can look darker at first and then rapidly over the next couple of days these darker areas slough off revealing a beautiful and glowing complexion.  The majority of our patients go back to work immediately, as there really isn’t any down time. Makeup can be applied over the treated area. We instruct our patients to use gentle skin care products over the next 10 days to 2 weeks while the skin is undergoing it’s transformation.

Who is IPL Therapy For?

Long answer short: IPL treatments are a great option for those who want an effective but noninvasive alternative to laser therapy in order to correct skin damage. Though skin tightening is an added bonus garnered from this treatment, its primary purpose is to correct skin discoloration and sun damage. IPL treatments are not for darker olive toned skin types.

The Benefits of IPL Therapy

One of the biggest reasons why IPL photorejuvenation therapy is rising so quickly in popularity is its efficiency and efficacy. Because it’s a noninvasive procedure, patients are able to get in and out relatively quickly without the need for anesthetic or any other time-consuming or incapacitating measures. Its alternative, fraxel laser treatment, requires much more downtime and maintenance for patients, garnering virtually identical results.

We hope you found this guide to IPL photorejuvenation treatments helpful as you consider your options. This noninvasive yet extremely effective technique allows patients to perfect their skin with minimal downtime, seeing beautiful results almost immediately. If you’d like to learn more about IPL photorejuvenation treatments, don’t hesitate to reach out to us or call us at 727-726-6100.

What Are Vampire Facials?

Here’s What You Need to Know About PRP Facials

PRP Facial From Kim Kardashian to world-renowned supermodel Bar Rafaeli, numerous celebrities have been teased, criticized, and admired for taking part in now-famous vampire facials. Rising quickly in popularity due to their startling appearance, these treatments – officially called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) facials – are much more than the latest celebrity fad. They’re legitimate procedures that have been scientifically shown to help prevent aging, promote healthy skin cells, and bring about an array of other benefits that leave patients – famous or not – thrilled. Still asking yourself, “Exactly what are vampire facials?” Keep on reading to get the answers. 

What Are Vampire Facials, and How Do They Work?

PRP Facials, simply put, use your own blood to promote healthy cells and collagen production in your body. The procedure itself is a bit more complex: a layer of plasma is placed on your face. This plasma is created using a small sample of your blood, which undergoes a scientific process during which protein-rich plasma and platelets are extracted. These are subsequently combined in a very protein-rich concentrate. 

Once the Platelet Rich Plasma is ready, your Doctor does something called microneedling, which is pretty much just what it sounds like: minuscule (sterile!) needles puncture the skin on your face to draw out small amounts of blood at a time. These tiny microscopic  punctures allow your face to better absorb the proteins and nutrients of the plasma mask, which are formulated to naturally stimulate your body’s production of collagen. 

What Are Some of the Benefits of PRP Facials?

The benefits of PRP facials can be split into two categories: visual and cellular (or, as we like to think of it, “behind the scenes). Some of the most notable behind the scenes benefits of PRP facials include a boost to your body’s collagen production to build that natural scaffolding of the deepest layer of the skin. This foundation is essential for skin health and vitality.

Visually, the benefits abound, as well. Vampire facials have been demonstrated to help even out skin tone, tighten loose skin, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The startling appearance of the PRP facial process made them viral; their actual anti-aging results made them a phenomenon. 

Among the most notable benefits of PRP facials are that they help patients achieve smooth, glowing, and more youthful looking skin.

Who Are PRP Facials For?

As with any other facial procedure, the PRP treatment is for any healthy adult individual who wants to smooth out wrinkles, improve the appearance and evenness of their skin, and boost natural collagen production. These facials are particularly well-suited to those who want to boost their skin’s health, minimize acne scarring, promote collagen and elastin formation, and reduce pore size.

What are vampire facials? Though you just read through the long answer, the short answer is: a natural, less invasive alternative to filler and surgery that smoothes the skin, boosts elasticity, and is taking the cosmetic world by storm. To learn more about PRP facials and schedule a free consultation with our Physician, Dr. Frank Toscano, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 727-726-6100.

The Facts Behind Facials


While you can have healthy skin without regular facials, a facial can provide a deep cleanse – as well as other benefits – you won’t find at your bathroom sink. Here’s what happens with your skin while the rest of you enjoys some deep relaxation.

Facials usually begin with a custom consultation by a trained esthetician who looks at your skin to decide what products and processes will be the most beneficial. Then the esthetician cleanses the skin, exfoliates, performs a facial massage, steams, and moisturizes. The products and processes used will brighten and tighten your skin, help with breakouts, and give you that fresh post-facial glow, but that’s not all they do.

Health Benefits, Step by Step

  • Exfoliation brings your skin from looking dull and aged with dead skin cells to looking brighter and healthier by stripping the top skin layer.This also helps unblock pores and prevent breakouts.
  • Facial massages actually serve to help your immune system and reduce fluid buildup in your body by draining your lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage via massage not only releases toxins, but also increases blood circulation and reduces puffiness.
  • The steam and hot towels hydrate the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles while opening up the pores.
  • Ending the facial with a toner and moisturizer, chosen to compliment your skin type, restores your skin’s balance of moisture, oil, and ph which can get thrown off by home skincare regimens.

At Red Bamboo Medi Spa, we bring together the best of gentle, natural products with clinical treatments customized to each client’s skin needs. And, we have access to medical-grade products to heal and calm irritated, or sensitive skin. But most importantly, we have the expertise necessary to send you home looking, and feeling, brand new.

Red Bamboo Takes Over The Headlines This Holiday Season

Revolutionary Findings that Reverse the Damage from Skin Necrosis

With two appearances in a national and local publication, December has been a proud month for Red Bamboo.

Red Bamboo’s very own Dr. Toscano was featured in November’s issue of The Dermatologist for his recent piece on PRP therapy. 

Dr. Toscano’s article, “Reversal of Skin Necrosis,” illustrates his discovery of how platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help new and healthy tissue grow back in the wake of injury-caused necrosis.

This comes as a true honor, given that The Dermatologist journal doesn’t typically feature Non-Dermatologists. Dr. Toscano’s work in PRP is so groundbreaking that The Dermatologist was eager to share his findings with all medical professionals throughout the country. Read More

Red Bamboo’s 10th Annual Client Appreciation Holiday Party


Tis’ the season for fun festivities – and holiday giveaways!

There is no better way to kick off the 2017 Holiday Season than Red Bamboo’s 10th Annual Client Appreciation Holiday Party this Thursday, December 7th from 6:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m.!

We love our clients and can’t wait for this time every year when we get to show our appreciation and say “thank you” for another amazing year.

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When To Consider PRP Therapy

Winter may be upon us, but in Florida, the land of endless summer, this doesn’t really mean much. We won’t get an excuse to cover up those wrinkles, saggy skin, or scars with cute, fashionable winter clothing like our friends up north will.

Let’s face it – many of us are self-conscious about our skin imperfections. Whether we have pockmarks from our childhood chicken pox or teenage acne, or we’ve developed embarrassing neck or facial wrinkles that have aged us prematurely, we look for ways to cover up these blemishes.

But why keep torturing ourselves with this nagging self-consciousness?

At the Red Bamboo Medi-Spa in Clearwater, Dr. Francis Toscano and his Stem Cell Center team work in a revolutionary PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy that can help free you from scars and skin blemishes and get you feeling more confident than ever!

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