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What is the Secret Beauty Obsession of Movie Stars Sep 22nd, 2020

A-listers in Hollywood are using Radio-frequency micro-needling to keep their skin youthful. It has become a very popular treatment, and even the two renowned plastic surgeons from 'Botched' use this treatment. In their clinic NassifMD, they use a device called Skinfinity. Skinfinity: a radio-frequency micro-needling device, which includes two tips,...

Treatments Available for Our Hands Sep 15th, 2020

On the last blog tip, we reviews ways to take better care of our hands, specifically how to prevent with the use of creams and how to avoid further damage. Now, the question is how can we treat damaged skin on our hands. Here are four treatments that can help...

Tips for Taking Care of Our Hands Sep 8th, 2020

The best advice I give to my patients is before you notice a problem, begin treatment and prevention, and seek help before a small problem becomes a big problem. Hand care routine to avoid aging hands:                                                                                        First, use sunscreen! Daily sun exposure can lead to brown sun spots, wrinkles and...

How to Fake a Face-lift with Phytoceramides Sep 1st, 2020

Visit our Instagram and Facebook pages for more information and up-to-date feed!   What are Phytoceramides?  Plant-derived versions of ceramides – lipid compounds naturally are present in the skin. Along with cholesterol and free fatty acids, ceramides act as a cement, keeping cells of the skin together (outermost layer), which...

Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Aug 25th, 2020

What is PRP?            Treatment that combines micro needling and one's own platelets Platelets have a high concentration of growth factors to reverse aging and treat acne scars, pigmentation, tighten wrinkles, smooth and brighten skin, and other common skin conditions.  Used for regenerative treatments for decades First used in the orthopedic...

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers Aug 18th, 2020

Intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence our aging process. The speed and extent of our aging varies with individual genetics and also can be influenced by factors such as smoking, alcohol abuse, chronic sun exposure, stress, chemical exposure, and rheumatologic disease.    When properly performed by a skilled practitioner, rejuvenation with...

Radio-frequency Treatments for Skin Tightening Aug 11th, 2020

Radio-frequency Therapy Uses energy waves to heat the deep layer of your skin known as dermis, this heat stimulates the production of collagen and elastin Collagen is the most common protein in the body which creates the framework of your skin and gives your skin its firmness  As you age,...

Is Facial Steam Good or Bad? Aug 4th, 2020

Benefits:  It's cleansing. Steam opens up pores and helps loosen any buildup of dirt for a deeper cleanse. Opening up your pores also softens blackheads which make them easier to remove.  It promotes circulation. The combination of the warm steam and an increase in perspiration dilates blood vessels and increases circulation....

How to Prevent Skin Problems Caused by Face Masks Jul 28th, 2020

Face masks can irritate the skin by rubbing the skin, absorbs the skin’s natural oil, accumulate unwanted moisture from breathing and sweat, and clog pores. However, it is very necessary that we wear our masks.  The most common problems from face masks are:  Acne Raw, irritated skin Sore skin behind...

At Home Skin Therapy: LightStim Jul 22nd, 2020

What it is.. Originally used by NASA for wound healing in space MultiWave Patent Technology which emits multiple wavelengths (aka colors) of light  LED = Light Emitting Diode LEDs are considered Therapeutic due to the different wavelengths  Non-invasive, chemical-free, and no side effects  Used to help the body aid in...

Oral Sunscreen: Heliocare Jul 15th, 2020

What is Heliocare? Vegan; Dietary Supplement  Clinically proven extract from the Polypodium leucotomos fern, found in Central and South America  Originally an aquatic plant, adapted to life on land and created protection for itself from the harsh free radicals in the environment History of the discovery:  In 1999, the antioxidant...

Skin Care Tip using Bakuchiol, a New Plant based Alternative to Retinol! Jul 13th, 2020

You may have heard or used skin care products that contain retinol. Retinol is the raging product on the market due to its powerful benefits that help to stimulate collagen, strengthen skin, treat acne, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Due to its powerful properties, retinol has been found to...

Summer Skin Care Tip with Vitamin C Jul 9th, 2020

1. Vitamin C is a great all year-round cream, especially during the summer. We tend to develop more dark spots under strong summer sunlight. It also destroys more collagen and gives us more wrinkles, which we call Photoaging.  Vitamin C can: Help prevent hyperpigmentation Help with collagen production and improve the...

What You Need to Know About Selecting and Using Sunscreen May 12th, 2020

Many of us are stuck inside right now, but soon enough we’ll be heading out at last to soak in some sunshine at our favorite park or swimming pool. Before you venture out, however, we’d like to quickly review the steps you should take to protect your body’s biggest organ...

Don’t Believe These Myths About Acne Apr 23rd, 2020

While acne remains the leading skin condition to affect the population in the United States — approximately 50 million annually — a surprising number of myths still surround the problem. At Specialists in Dermatology PLLC, our team of dedicated and experienced skin experts helps our patients with a wide range...

Now offering Teledermatology! Apr 15th, 2020

Consult with your physician in the comfort and safety of your own home. This user-friendly app does not require any downloading.  All you need is a smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam!  We look forward to providing you with the best care possible!  

5 Tips to Prevent Bruising When Having Cosmetic Injectable Treatments Mar 13th, 2020

Depending on genetics, lifestyle, and the aging process, whether you’re in your 30s, 40s, 50s, or beyond, facial lines and wrinkles can make you feel older than your biological age. Years of laughing, squinting, and furrowing your brow can become etched-in expression lines. Volume loss in your skin structure leads...

How to Remedy Eczema on Your Eyelids Feb 11th, 2020

When most people think of eczema, they think of an itchy, red, skin rash on the arms, legs, or even on the face and scalp. What you may not realize is that for the nearly 32% of Americans who deal with eczema — also called ectopic dermatitis — it’s possible...

10 Lifestyle Tips for Keeping Your Skin Looking Young and Healthy All Year Jan 10th, 2020

Your skin is one of your most visible attributes, influencing the first impression people form of you. Improving your skin care, therefore, can help you nail that first impression with a more youthful and healthy glow. To get great skin that will last the whole year round, our care team...

When Should Your Mole Be Evaluated by a Dermatologist? Dec 1st, 2019

Clumps and clusters of darkly pigmented skin cells are more common on certain skin types, and on average, most people have between 10 and 40 moles that usually form during childhood and the teen years. Generally, moles are benign, even though some may fade or otherwise look different as time...

Why Experience Matters When It Comes to Administering Botox Nov 1st, 2019

When you make the decision to get Botox® injections to enhance your appearance, you should also make the decision to receive this medication from a qualified medical professional. Experience matters when it comes to administering Botox, and you can’t be too careful when choosing your provider. Our board-certified physicians, physician...

How to Manage Eczema Oct 1st, 2019

Over 30 million people in the US live with eczema. Still, being among plenty of company doesn’t make the symptoms – inflamed, red skin, and constant itching – any more bearable.  Eczema is not contagious, though it can appear to be so. October is Eczema Awareness Month, and the perfect...

3 Solutions for Banishing Scars Sep 4th, 2019

Most people have at least one scar. Even though they’re common, they can have a significant impact on your emotional health and well-being.  When your skin sustains damage, your body repairs it by triggering collagen production. Unfortunately, this new connective tissue usually looks and feels different than the surrounding skin,...

CoolSculpting Eliminates Stubborn Fat Deposits Without Surgery Aug 6th, 2019

You’ve exercised and have healthy eating habits, but you still have some areas of stubborn fat. Why is that? Your genetics play a part in whether you develop those pockets of stubborn fat that won’t disappear even though you’re at a healthy weight for your body type. Fat distribution is...

Get Fuller Lips With Juvéderm Jul 12th, 2019

So you weren’t born with Angelina Jolie’s, Scarlett Johansson’s, or Rhianna’s lips. Or perhaps as a result of the aging process, your lips have thinned and acquired lines over the years. Does that mean you’re stuck with disappearing lips for the rest of your life? No! Thanks to Juvéderm® Volbella...

Learn How Our ZWave Treatment Improves the Appearance of Cellulite Jun 18th, 2019

You work out, you eat well, and you feel young-at-heart. You’re doing “everything right” to live a healthy lifestyle, and even though you maintain a healthy weight, you still have those visible areas of cellulite. To say this stubborn cellulite is discouraging — since you’re making the effort to stay...

Mohs Surgery: Why it's the Gold Standard for Treating the Most Common Types of Skin Cancer May 10th, 2019

Skin cancer affects more people in the United States than all other cancers combined, so chances are, you or someone you know has been or will be diagnosed with this potentially life-threatening disease. The good news is that caught early, most skin cancers are highly treatable with an excellent recovery...

Forget the Face-lift: More Nonsurgical Skin-Tightening Solutions Than Ever Apr 2nd, 2019

Living under the Tucson sun grants you so many advantages, including nearly year-round outdoor fun. But over time, that beautiful sun’s ultraviolet rays wreak havoc on your skin, causing changes in tone, texture, and tightness. If you’ve noticed jowling, volume loss, and sagging skin, you may wonder if it’s time...

3 Acne Solutions That Work Mar 4th, 2019

Many different products claim to clear up your acne and improve your complexion, but not all products or treatments are created equal. If acne is a persistent problem in your life that affects your self-esteem, and you’re tired of trying the “latest and greatest” serums and cleansing systems, you’ve come...

Start Laser Hair Removal Now and Be Silky Smooth by Swimsuit Season Feb 18th, 2019

About one in four people who wax or shave away unwanted hair in the bikini area endures some type of injury as a result, according to a natural survey. Laser hair removal provides a safer option that guards against the pain of razor burn, waxing, and potential infections associated with...

What Should You Do During a Hives Breakout? Feb 12th, 2019

Hives is a skin rash that typically lasts for fewer than 24 hours, but it can be incredibly irritating, or, in some cases, a sign of a serious allergic reaction. You can identify hives by the presence of itchy patches of red skin, which may be spread over a significant area of...

Living in Arizona: Tips for Preventing Skin Cancer Feb 12th, 2019

With the sun blaring down throughout the year, Arizona residents are exposed to potentially dangerous UV rays on a daily basis. If you live in the Grand Canyon State, use the following tips to prevent skin cancer while out in the sun. Take Advantage of the Shade Whenever you are outside, try...

Drink More Water: Your Skin Will Thank You Feb 12th, 2019

Your skin displays your health status more than any other body feature. Water is an important source of hydration for your body. The youthfulness and radiance of your skin is dependent on how much water you drink each day. The body retains less water as it ages. The dehydration period...

Reasons Why You Should be Moisturizing- Every Day Feb 12th, 2019

Do you moisturize your skin every day? If you don’t, you should. Both men and women can find many benefits to using high quality facial moisturizer each day. Moisturizing your face will help you to look and feel younger, you will have softer, more elastic skin, and it will keep...

A Look at Common Adult Skin Problems Feb 12th, 2019

Adult skin problems can severely lower a person’s self-confidence. If you are suffering from any of the following skin issues, you should schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to find a solution that works for you. Hives These red, splotchy welts along the skin are usually signs of an allergy. Hives mostly...

Acne Myths: What’s True and What Isn’t? Feb 12th, 2019

Research shows that about 17 million people in the U.S. suffer from acne in some form. This means there are lots of people looking for effective solutions to this skin condition. If you’re included in this group, you’ve probably tried a few methods that have promised to bring relief from...

Signs and Symptoms Your Skin Is Dehydrated Feb 12th, 2019

Water is essential for every area of the body. If you are not properly hydrating yourself, it will be evident on your skin. Look for the following signs and symptoms to figure out when you need to increase your daily water intake and visit the dermatologist so you can get...

Introducing: Radio Frequency (RF) Tissue Tightening! Feb 12th, 2019

Specialists in Dermatology now offers an exciting opportunity in the world of body contouring. Currently the first and only practice to offer this procedure in Tucson, Exilis is the latest advancement in FDA approved, noninvasive skin and tissue tightening and circumferential fat reduction. What areas can be treated?Common areas for...

Learn More about Exilis Tissue Tightening Feb 12th, 2019

The Exilis skin tightening procedure is designed to heat the fat in your body in order to tighten your skin. This type of procedure features an advanced cooling system and a monopolar radiofrequency system. It is designed to penetrate your fat cells without exposing you to the risk of burning...

Cool Sculpting: How Does it Work? Feb 12th, 2019

Sometimes your body fat can be stubborn — no matter how many trips to the gym you take or how many crunches you do, that last bit of fat just won’t go away. When it feels like you’ve exhausted all of your options, another one pops up and challenges the...

Get The Facts On Skin Cancer Feb 12th, 2019

What Is Skin Cancer? Skin cancer is a condition that occurs when the skin cells begin to grow abnormally. It typically develops on the areas that are exposed to the sun most frequently. It is estimated that there are 3.5 million people in the United States with skin cancer. Skin...

Summer’s Coming Up: Protect Your Skin! Feb 12th, 2019

Spending hours outdoors in the hot Arizona sun can be extremely enjoyable, but also potential harmful and damaging to your body’s skin. Knowing how to protect your skin as summer approaches is a way to drastically reduce your chances of developing potential skin diseases or even skin cancer itself. Sunscreen...

Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea Feb 12th, 2019

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes repeated incidents of skin irritation. There are more than 13 million people who suffer from rosacea in the United States alone. Keep reading to learn more about this skin disorder and how to spot it. Severe Flushing One of the most noticeable signs of...

Smoking: Bad For Your Skin Too Feb 12th, 2019

Scientists have recently used pairs of twins to demonstrate the effects of smoking on the skin. One twin looks significantly older than the other. The apparently older twin is a chronic smoker. Cigarettes are widely regarded as bad for your heart and lungs, but the skin shows key damage as...

Rosacea: What You Need to Know Feb 12th, 2019

A condition that is characterized by a cycle of constant flare-ups and remission of skin irritation, rosacea is estimated to affect between 13 and 14 million people in the United States. The inflammatory skin condition is typically first observed in patients who are over the age of 30. While it...

UltraPulse Fractional Ablative Laser Resurfacing Feb 12th, 2019

Introducing our newest laser, the UltraPulse Fractional CO2 Ablative Laser.  With minimal downtime and long-lasting effects, the UltraPulse is an excellent treatment for wrinkles, scarring, sun damage and more.  Fractional CO2 Laser microbeams target the deep dermal layers of the skin to stimulate healing, tissue regeneration and collagen formation throughout the entire...

Exploring Possible Triggers for Rosacea Feb 12th, 2019

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that may cause redness, thickening of the skin, acne, and eye irritation, which will all take place in flare-ups that may be aggravated by certain triggers. The triggers and exact symptoms of rosacea will vary from patient to patient, but there are some more common potential...

Reversing Sun Damage to Your Skin Feb 12th, 2019

Without the proper protection, your skin is very susceptible to sun damage. If you notice lines, wrinkles, or discoloration where you never saw it before, it might be time for some action. Keep reading to find out how you can reverse the signs of sun damage and improve your appearance. Start Protecting...

Surprising Myths About Acne Feb 12th, 2019

Believing misconceptions about acne can keep you from finding a solution that can clear your skin. Keep reading to learn about some of the top acne myths and the truth behind them so you can get the complexion that you want. Acne Only Happens In the Adolescent Years This is one of...

5 Skin-Care Myths Busted Feb 8th, 2019

With the influx of new skin-care products, anti-ageing treatments, and constant advice on how to treat your skin, it can be hard to know what really works. But fear not, for the following are a list of five skin-care myths, and the reality behind them. Myth 1: Expensive skin care...

Obagi Products Feb 8th, 2019

Obagi is one of our top selling product lines. Obagi has systems that help hyperpigmentation, sun damage, rosacea and even acne. All the Obagi lines give amazing results. *The C RX System is for sensitive and sun damaged skin. It is brightening. This system combines prescription strength hydroquinone with vitamin C. *The Clenziderm...

Things You Didn’t Know Caused Acne Feb 8th, 2019

The causes of acne can seem mysterious and elusive, but if you can pinpoint the culprits behind your breakouts, you can take steps toward prevention. Following are some unexpected causes of acne that are easily preventable. Pillows & Bedding Facial oils, skin cells, and hair products can accumulate on unwashed...

Lost limbs replaced with a pill? New research says maybe soon Feb 1st, 2019

Scientists have long wondered just what gives the young of all species an accelerated capacity to heal after injury. New research designed to answer this question brings us one step closer to developing treatments that will allow our bodies to repair themselves. Lose a leg? Someday you may just take...

Introducing CoolSculpting! Aug 8th, 2017

Grab your friends and raise a glass to A Cool Night Out! Specialists in Dermatology is inviting you to attend A Cool Night Out, premiering our new, non-invasive way to reduce fat – CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting uses a precisely controlled cooling method to target, cool, and eliminate fat cells without damaging...