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At Clarus Dermatology, we see a lot of patients for IPL treatment to reduce the number of brown and red spots on their skin. Contrary to what you might think, the L in IPL does not stand for laser but rather light. IPL is short for Intense Pulsed Light; the treatment involves a very high-powered broadband light - imagine a really bright flashlamp. IPL is an incredibly powerful device that can burn the skin with relative ease, which means that it can be quite dangerous in untrained hands - for this reason it is one of the most litigated cosmetic procedures. We always recommend seeing a board-certified dermatologist for your skin care needs and IPL is absolutely no exception. For this patient, Dr. Neil Shah personally performed the entire procedure using two skilled passes of the light at a relatively high energy setting in a single treatment to achieve the results that you see in the images.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment to Reduce Spots on the Face

At Clarus Dermatology, we see a lot of patients for IPL treatment to reduce the number of brown and red spots on their skin. Contrary to what you might think,...

A patient visited our clinic and Dr. Shah performed a medium depth chemical peel on the patient's scalp to reduce the number of brown spots. Even though we own a lot of lasers, we often perform chemical peels at the clinic because they are safe, well-tolerated and highly cost-effective.
Medium Depth Chemical Peel on the Scalp

A patient visited our clinic and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Neil Shah performed a medium depth chemical peel on the patient's scalp to reduce the number of brown spots. We have...

At Clarus Dermatology, we see quite a bit of scar revision referrals. The images below show the case of a patient with a traumatic scar caused by a car accident years ago. Dr. Shah performed a surgical excision of the scar under local anesthesia to provide the patient with a better aesthetic outcome.
Revision of a Traumatic Scar Caused by a Car Accident

At Clarus Dermatology, we see quite a bit of scar revision referrals. The images above show the case of a patient with a traumatic scar caused by a car accident...

Clarus Dermatology and Dr. Shah featured on Twin Cities Live

Dr. Shah was just featured on Twin Cities Live discussing and demonstrating the revolutionary Ultrashape body sculpting treatment. This is a zero-downtime, nonsurgical and painless way to remove fat in...

Skin care for newborns and infants

This morning while enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee and reading my journals I came across an ad for a 'luxury' skin care line created for infants by a dermatologist....