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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

Shedding That Summer Skin

As we transition to winter weather, it’s time to put away the bathing suits and sandals, and start thinking about shedding that summer skin damage.  Here at Skin Spectrum, we offer a variety of solutions ranging from medical grade topical regimens to lasers and medical peels. A nice fall glow starts with the basics: a tailored topical skin regimen.  ZO by Zein Obagi, MD offers a variety of products aimed at stripping away photodamage and restoring the health of the skin.  Following the ZO motto of the ‘skin health circle’ (prevention, therapy, and maintenance), our providers will work with you … Continue reading