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Fall Skin Care Tips

Arizona’s extreme climate can be hard on your skin, even if you’ve lived here for years. At no time is this more true than the “shoulder seasons” — fall and spring — when temperatures change quickly. Our skin care patients in Tucson say this time of year can wreak havoc on their complexions. Here are my favorite ways to help keep up, even when the weather is unpredictable: 1. The ResurFX™ Laser: Its incredible versatility makes it one of our favorite laser devices. It can help reduce the appearance of discoloration, age spots and sun spots, certain types of scars, stretch … Continue reading

Treatments That Are Fit for Summer

Summer in Arizona is more than a season — it’s a lifestyle. As a dermatologist in Tucson, skincare is on my mind all year long, but especially in the summertime, when the sun’s rays are at their most intense and the days are extra long. In addition to the never-ending sunshine, summer is also the season of special events, from weddings and graduations to backyard pool parties. Who wouldn’t want to look their best? Now that the snowbirds have flown the coop and the kids are out of school, it’s time to take advantage of summer’s slow pace and treat … Continue reading

The Dos and Don’ts of Laser Hair Removal

Here in Tucson, it sometimes feels as if summer temperatures are a constant. But real summer is on the horizon, and rising temperatures mean fewer clothes. With laser hair removal, you don’t need to spend another summer dealing with unwanted hair. Read our easy-to-follow dos and don’ts to be sure you get the most out of your session and the smoothest results possible. DON’T use tanning lotion for 2 to 3 weeks beforehand. While the results of fake tanner often look great, the results of darkened pigmentation can decrease the effectiveness of the laser. Sunless tanners can trick the laser to … Continue reading

The Surprising Versatility of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® are popular in Tucson because of their incredible ability to precisely smooth away annoying lines and wrinkles. But there are quite a few unsung uses for dermal fillers. At Skin Spectrum, we love using these products to add volume and definition all over the face. You already know that they can fill in the nasolabial folds, for example, but here are a few more uses you may not have thought of: Smoothing away scars: Depressed, sunken scars, such as those from acne or skin cancer, can be evened out with a bit of filler. These … Continue reading

We proudly introduce to you our newest laser, Fotona

Over the years, the focus in cosmetic dermatology has been primarily on upper face rejuvenation through volume restoration and wrinkle correction. In 2017, we anticipate a greater emphasis on lower face rejuvenation.  Restoring the lower face becomes important as we age due to laxity from a variety of reasons.  Progressive breakdown of our dermis (the deeper layer of skin) and subcutaneous fat, as well as collagen depletion, lead to prominent jowls and lax jawlines.  Firming up the jawline and giving definition to the lower face provide balance to a beautiful upper face, which is key to maintaining a youthful heart-shaped … Continue reading