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Category Archives: Lasers & Lights

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

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

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