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Category Archives: Skin Enhancement

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

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

Spring Clean Your Skin with a Chemical Peel

With spring just around the corner, a lot of us are looking for ways to refresh our skin after a cold and dry winter.  Chemical peels were some of the first cosmetic treatments ever invented, and are still some of our favorite procedures to help brighten-up our complexions! The ancient Egyptian aristocracy was the first to discover the rejuvenating power of chemical peels – nobles applied sour milk to their faces as part of their beauty regimens.  Sour milk contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is still used today in chemical peels and cosmeceuticals.  Modern chemical peels … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year from all of us here at Skin Spectrum!  Another year has flown by, and with January already upon us, we wanted to share some of our skin care resolutions – ways to keep our skin looking its best in 2016, especially through these cold winter months. Stick with the sunscreen – As winter weather sets in, and the days become colder and more overcast, it’s tempting to just forget about sunscreen.  Unfortunately, UVA radiation, which accounts for over 95% of UV rays on Earth, can penetrate through clouds and glass.  This means that UVA rays are almost … Continue reading