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Category Archives: Injectables

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

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 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

PRP hair restoration is now available at Skin Spectrum

Hair loss is often an avoided topic of conversation, as the general belief is that nothing can be done.  Not only is hair loss distressing to the patient for cosmetic reasons, but can lead to feelings of embarrassment and decreased self-confidence.  Recent developments in the treatment of hair loss have opened new doors.  Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a promising treatment for hair loss secondary to age-related hormone depletion (Androgenic Alopecia) and some autoimmune conditions (Alopecia Areata).  Skin Spectrum is excited to offer this innovative, safe treatment. Hair transitions through three cycles:   anagen, catagen, and telogen.  Anagen is the cycle … Continue reading

Winter Skin—Lift Your Spirits This Holiday Season

For many women, the holiday season is a time of joy and cheer, but it can also bring unwanted stress.  Women are often so busy with gift shopping and planning holiday festivities that they often forget to take time to focus on themselves.  This stress, coupled with cold, dry conditions, can wreak havoc on the skin.  Here are my top five tips to help women rejuvenate their spirits as well as their skin: Put Your Best Face Forward:  By now, we’ve all learned the power of contouring and highlighting to help create beautiful, defined features.  What many women may not … Continue reading