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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

The Story of Egg Whites and Our Skin

THE STORY OF EGG WHITES AND OUR SKIN:  HYALURONIC ACID In 1942, Endre Balazs applied for a patent to use hyaluronic acid as a substitute for egg white in bakery products.  He would go on to discover a multitude of benefits to hyaluronic acids. What is hyaluronic acid (HA)?  This is a naturally occurring, jello-like substance called glycosaminoglycan found throughout the human body in which skin collagen and elastic tissue fibers are embedded.  It is also found in many topical products and in injectables used to volumize the face.  HA is present in almost every tissue and organ, and is … Continue reading

Sexy Lips with Restylane Silk

How does Restylane Silk create sexy lips? We speak, smile, sip, and kiss with our lips. We watch lips as someone speaks. Our lips have color, and our eyes are attracted to color. We dress our lips with more color; lipstick is an incredible industry. As we age, our lips deflate, flatten, lose color, get wrinkles, lose their borders, turn down, and essentially start to disappear. There are numerous factors that contribute to the aging lip, including general health and lifestyle. Additionally, we must consider the supporting structures of the lip to understand completely why our lips change. First of … Continue reading

Welcome to Our Blog!

I’m pleased to welcome you to the new blog of Skin Spectrum. Dr. Pai and I plan to regularly update the blog with information we think our Tucson dermatology patients will enjoy and find interesting. We also believe patients make the best decisions about their health and beauty when they have lots of information, so we will share our best advice for you here. You can also expect to find information about the latest happenings at our practice. Keep your eye out for: Upcoming events at our practice Practice news, including the introduction of new services or staff Special offers … Continue reading