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Skincare Products: Hype vs. Reality

Walking through the cosmetics section at any department store, there are countless creams, serums, lotions, and potions on display that claim to erase wrinkles and be the secret to flawless, youthful skin.  I often see patients who spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on luxury skincare products; but does a high price point really make a product better or more effective? In general, I don’t believe that there’s any relationship between a product’s price tag and its efficacy.  Oftentimes, the ingredients in many of these luxury products don’t really have anything in them to justify the price.  Some of … 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

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

Skin Spectrum’s Top 10 Tips for Acne

With school starting back up again, a lot of our patients have been wondering what they can do to get their skin looking its best. Acne is a very common condition, which can occur in people of any age – from babies to the elderly. However, we tend to see it most often in our teenaged patients.  Here are some of our favorite skin care tips for acne-prone skin: Wash your face twice daily. Over the course of the day, our skin gets covered in makeup, sunscreen, sweat, dirt, oils, bacteria, and environmental pollutants, all of which can contribute to … Continue reading

Skin Spectrum Launches Kybella

Skin Spectrum is proud to be a national leader in launching Kybella, the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells in the submental area (commonly referred to as the ‘double chin’).  Since FDA approval in April 2015, only a select number of top cosmetic physicians in the nation have been trained to inject Kybella and to educate other physicians on its use.  Dr. Comstock was part of the first group of physicians trained to be Kybella educators, and earlier this month, Skin Spectrum was the site of the first official Kybella training session in the United … Continue reading