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Safer at Home, Not Suffer at Home

Dr. Anne Hermann explains how telemedicine can keep you safe

On March 26th the American Medical Association published an article supporting health care delivery via phone or email, a service known as telehealth. The AMA cited telehealth as a way to protect patients during a pandemic. CDC guidelines also urge medical providers to offer telehealth to prevent patients from coming to the office and potentially exposing themselves to germs.

Many medical offices in Florida have closed their doors after Florida Governor Ron Desantis issued an order that prohibits health care practitioners from providing non-urgent procedures. The result is that thousands of routine medical visits have been cancelled or delayed. So, how are people to renew prescriptions, treat minor infections, allergies, autoimmune flares, migraines and the like? Dr. Anne Hermann, MD, a board-certified internal medicine physician and founder of Hermann Wellness, states, “Contact your usual providers. They may be offering telehealth for non-urgent issues. If not, practices that do offer telemedicine can help you.” Hermann Wellness is offering temporary relief. During the coronavirus crisis, Dr. Hermann is providing telemedicine and will devote the first hour of her morning to treating patients who do not have income free of charge.

Dr. Hermann also says that “if you have a prescription for lab work or a test, such as a mammogram or colonoscopy, ask your provider if it is safe to put off that test until the coronavirus crisis is over. For routine visits, a few months delay should be OK, but you should ask your provider in case he or she thinks you need the test sooner.”

Telehealth protects people from exposure to Covid-19. Providers can evaluate and treat a host of non-urgent issues and call in prescriptions to a local pharmacy. Even when “Safer at Home” orders are lifted, the Covid-19 virus will remain in our community and elderly people may benefit from remote medical care for some time to come. While telehealth providers can’t test individuals for coronavirus, they can help identify who needs to seek a test. If you have questions, contact your provider.

Dr. Hermann is a Columbia University trained Internist who founded Hermann Wellness in 2004 with the goal of helping patients achieve optimal health. In addition to treating patients at both the Tampa and St Petersburg locations, Dr. Hermann provides ongoing consultation and guidance to her talented and compassionate staff. More information is available at the Hermann Wellness website: www.doctorhermann.com or 813-902-9559.

The Best Time for Coolsculpting

CoolsculptingCoolsculpting is one of the best body contouring treatments that you can get for a number of reasons. It is one of the only body contouring treatments that is noninvasive, nonsurgical, and has few, if any, side effects. Here is what you need to know about the best time to get your Coolsculpting treatments.

In a Single Afternoon

There is no wrong time to schedule your Coolsculpting treatment. These treatments don’t take much longer than an hour, and you can return to normal activity immediately after your treatment. This means that you can have Coolsculpting treatments in the morning before work, on your lunch break, or before that hot date that night. Continue reading “The Best Time for Coolsculpting”

Key Benefits of IPL Laser Treatments

IPL Laser TreatmentIPL laser treatments are just one of the tools we have to reverse or slow down the signs of aging. This noninvasive cosmetic treatment, also called an IPL photofacial, applies focused light to the lower layers of skin to eliminate damaged skin and stimulate new collagen production. Collagen is the protein that is most responsible for healthy, plump skin. Here are some of the key benefits of this unique cosmetic treatment.

Prevent Signs of Aging

IPL laser treatments don’t just reduce the signs of aging, they can also prevent aging. A new 10-year study out of California has proven that IPL photofacials prevents signs of aging such as sagging skin, discolored skin, or lines and wrinkles. In fact, women who got the treatments three to four times per year as a preventative measure had better, plumper, smoother skin at the end of the 10 years than at the beginning of the time period. Continue reading “Key Benefits of IPL Laser Treatments”

The Most Popular Lip Fillers

Juvederm logoHave your lips become thinner over the course of the last several years? Have your lips gotten lines that keep your lipstick from looking smooth? These lip issues are very common, and they don’t have to be left alone to get worse. There are some very popular lip fillers that can be used to restore volume to the lips and reduce or eliminate lip lines. 

Juvederm Ultra

Juvederm Ultra is a dermal filler that can be used for many uses, particularly diminishing or erasing laugh lines, marionette lines, and other lines around the mouth. Juvederm Ultra can also be injected into the lips to replace lost volume and smooth lip lines. Continue reading “The Most Popular Lip Fillers”

Advantages and Benefits of Botox

Advantages of Botox

When it comes to anti-aging treatments, Botox is probably the most widely known and trusted. While dermal fillers are great for replacing lost volume in the face and filling in the lines that result, Botox is better for resolving fine lines and wrinkles especially around the eyes and mouth. Here are some of the advantages and benefits of Botox.

Safe and Effective

Botox is extremely effective in combating fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. It is most commonly used to treat the lines around the eyes and between the brows, but it can also be used to treat the laugh lines around the mouth. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that create repeated expression to decrease the effect of muscle movement on lines on the face. Botox can decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as prevent them from worsening. Continue reading “Advantages and Benefits of Botox”

The Best Way to Remedy Loose or Sagging Skin

Closeup Beautiful Slim Woman Body In Perfect Shape In BikiniThere are a lot of potential causes of loose or sagging skin. You may have loose skin on your arms, abdomen, or face especially  if you have lost a significant amount of weight. You may also have sagging skin on your body if you have had a surgery that left dimpling. Other potential causes of sagging skin include cellulite, yo-yoing weight due to health or pregnancy, and simple aging and reduction of collagen in the skin. 

Luckily, there are some very effective treatments for tightening loose skin on the face or other parts of the body. One of the most effective treatments is Accent. Accent skin firming treatments use radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production in the body so that skin firms naturally.  Continue reading “The Best Way to Remedy Loose or Sagging Skin”

Why You Should Pamper Yourself with a Facial this Winter

Spa woman applying facial clay maskThe holidays are finally over, and life is getting back to normal. Now that you have more time on your hands, it may be a good time to pamper yourself. Most of us ignore self-care during the holidays as we face the stress of family gatherings and present buying and giving. The winter is a great time to get a facial for these and other reasons.

Relax and Enjoy

A facial can be a very relaxing experience. As part of some facials, a facial massage with nutrient serums is included in the service. Facials are very calming and a great way to pamper yourself and slow down the world after the busy holiday season. Continue reading “Why You Should Pamper Yourself with a Facial this Winter”

How to Erase Wrinkles and Signs of Aging

aesthetic medicine tampaThere are a lot of different ways that you can fight the signs of aging. Which anti-aging methods you use should be based on your particular desired results and the condition of your skin when you start treatment. Different treatments have different advantages and associated costs, as well as different durations of results. Here are just a few of the ways that you can erase wrinkles and signs of aging.

Dermal Fillers

There are several dermal fillers or injectables available that can erase or minimize the signs of aging. Many wrinkles and facial folds are the result of volume loss beneath the surface of the skin. Dermal fillers combat this by increasing the volume of affected areas, which can smooth out the lines and wrinkles that you have started seeing. Continue reading “How to Erase Wrinkles and Signs of Aging”

How to Get Fuller Youthful Skin in Tampa and St. Petersburg

AgingEveryone reaches that moment in life when they realize that they can see the signs of aging. Although you look in the mirror every day, one morning you will just suddenly realize that you are battling fine lines, wrinkles, and loose or sagging skin. You don’t have to settle for getting older. You can actually fight these signs of aging in a single afternoon with dermal fillers. Here are just three options you have for firmer, tighter skin.

Juvederm

Juvederm is actually not one dermal filler, but a family of injectables, each with its own purpose. Juvederm results typically last up to one year, depending on the exact filler that you choose. Juvederm injectables fill in lost volume that results in lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, to firm and tighten your skin while also eliminating some of the other signs of aging. Continue reading “How to Get Fuller Youthful Skin in Tampa and St. Petersburg”

Cosmelan Peel for Melasma During Colder Months

Cosmelan Peel for MelasmaAre you suffering from melasma? Melasma is a common skin problem that affects many women, including pregnant women, at some point in their lives. Melasma causes darkened patches of skin on the forehead, brows, cheeks, bridge of the nose, and/or chin. This problem can be easily combated so that you can look beautiful when spring arrives with a Cosmelan peel.

What Is a Cosmelan Peel?

A Cosmelan peel is a peel treatment that eliminates dark spots and gives skin a more even tone. It can also give your skin more luminosity so that it appears healthier and more youthful. The Cosmelan peel is comprised of a specific set of ingredients that have proven results. Continue reading “Cosmelan Peel for Melasma During Colder Months”