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Ensuring Long-Lasting Injectable Treatment Results

A dermatologist in Tucson encounters unique skincare concerns that specialists in many other parts of the country may not face. Most obvious is sun damage from our relentlessly sunny skies, which is one of the reasons we love living here. But constant sun means that whether it’s July or January, it’s important to always take precautions regarding sun exposure. For our patients getting injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers, Dysport® or BOTOX® Cosmetic, the Tucson sun can shorten the life of your results if you neglect to protect your skin. In this blog post, we’ll explain how you can get … Continue reading

Clear + Brilliant®: Jennifer Aniston’s Favorite Skin Treatment

Actress Jennifer Aniston is known for lots of things, including her age-defying looks. In interviews, she attributes her amazing skin to preventive skin care and minimally or non-invasive cosmetic treatments that are designed to subtly enhance your features or reduce time’s effects on your skin. When asked about her favorite techniques, Aniston talks about one procedure time and time again: Clear + Brilliant. This treatment’s amazing effectiveness is one of the reasons we chose to incorporate it into our dermatology practice in Tucson. So what exactly is Clear + Brilliant? In short, it’s a gentle laser resurfacing procedure. Clear + … Continue reading

Considering Laser Skin Resurfacing? Here’s What to Expect.

Laser skin resurfacing at our Tucson dermatology center can be an excellent solution for a number of different skin concerns—both mild and severe. However, before you go in for treatment, it is important to do a little research. Know what you want. Laser treatments can address a wide array of skin conditions: Acne scars Sun spots/freckles Sagging skin Large pores Fine lines and wrinkles However, not all lasers are equal—each laser is designed for slightly different things. When you come in for consultation, have an idea of what you would like to improve. Then after discussing your desired results, we … Continue reading

Lip Care: How to Maintain a Youthful Pout

When it comes to preventing and treating physical signs of aging, we often forget about our lips. However, addressing your lips by using at-home treatments or JUVÉDERM at our Tucson Skin Spectrum dermatology center can dramatically affect your appearance and give you a much more youthful look. Following are a few ways to prevent and treat unwelcome changes to your lips and the area around your mouth. Lifestyle Be mindful when doing daily activities like brushing your teeth or sipping on straws. When you purse your lips together tightly during these activities, you are increasing the likelihood of developing vertical … Continue reading

Reduce Your Double Chin and Improve Your Selfie Game

Many people are bothered by a double chin that won’t go away, despite their most successful weight loss efforts. For years it seemed that the only way to smooth away a double chin was to undergo liposuction. But patients today have a number of nonsurgical options, including KYBELLA®, CoolSculpting®, and truSculpt™, right here in Tucson. Let’s look at what each of these options has to offer. KYBELLA This injectable treatment is FDA-approved to reduce the appearance of submental fullness, which is the medical term for what most people would call a double chin. KYBELLA uses an active ingredient called deoxycholic … Continue reading