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Meet our new PA Nicole James

I am delighted to join Skin Spectrum as one of the new PAs!  I was raised in Tucson, and I am a proud University of Arizona Wildcat (Bear Down!).  After graduating from Midwestern University PA program in Glendale, AZ, I moved back to Tucson to enjoy the beautiful scenery and be closer to family.  Aside from cheering on U of A basketball, I enjoy playing soccer, doing yoga, reading, and spending time with my husband and two dogs. Growing up in the southwest, I spent plenty of time participating in outdoor activities.  I know firsthand that as wonderful as the … Continue reading

What is the Silhouette InstaLift™?

One of my greatest goals as president and founder of our Tucson dermatology practice is to continuously provide my patients with the latest in anti-aging and skin care technology and treatments. Whenever there is a new laser treatment on the market or a new dermal filler has been FDA-approved, I’m constantly gathering research and meeting with other practitioners to determine if it may be a valuable addition to our practice. One new treatment I’m thrilled to introduce is the Silhouette InstaLift™. To help you get a better understanding of the treatment, here are a few of the most important points … Continue reading

Meet our new PA Hannah Sitter

Hello Skin Spectrum friends and family!  I am one of the new PAs at the practice, and I could not be more thrilled to join such a dynamic and progressive team! I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, attended the University of Arizona for undergrad, and graduated from PA school in Tennessee.  Before coming to Skin Spectrum, I worked as a PA in a hospital Emergency Department—an experience for which I am grateful, but I could not be happier to be in cosmetic dermatology now!  In my free time, I enjoy running, doing yoga, eating sushi, and playing with … Continue reading

What to Expect During Your CoolSculpting® Visit

CoolSculpting®: You’ve probably heard about it in the news, seen it on billboards around Tucson, or spotted it on social media. Maybe you’re even thinking about receiving the treatment yourself! This nonsurgical body contouring treatment has become a popular solution for people around the country to tone and slim their contours without surgery. The patented CoolSculpting technology freezes fat cells in the treated area, crystallizing and killing them without damaging surrounding skin and tissue. Then, your body’s natural processes remove the fat cells over the following months, leaving slimmer, more toned contours. Sounds pretty great, right? If you’re still unsure … 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