Tucson Lifestyle July 2012 : Page 5

Q A Your Skinformation Q Hyaluronic acid is one of the major components of our natural skin. It is the main ingredient in injectable llers such as Restylane and Juvederm. It is also an increasingly popular ingredient in many products because it does a superior job of hydrating the skin without making it feel greasy, making it a great choice for dry or oily skin. It is our single favorite ingredient in moisturizers and other skin products. I often see hyaluronic acid touted as an ingredient in skin products. What is it, and should I use products that contain it? A I saw a treatment called a Y Lift on a TV show, which is like a facelift but is not actual surgery. e results looked great, and I would like to know more about this treatment. is is a variation of the “Liquid Facelift” which has become popular in recent years. In this type of procedure, a dermal ller product is injected into the skin to reverse the de ation that happens with age. It improves drooping and shadowing, and the rejuvenation can be remarkable. What appeals to many patients is that there is no healing, so they can return to their normal activities right away. Q A $24 Elta Sheer Moisturizing Sunscreen SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel $60 Colorescience Illuminating Serum $65 Email your questions to: skinexperts@skinspectrum.com I sit under a skylight in my o ce. Should I use extra sun protection because of this? Ordinary skylight or window glass blocks the rays of the sun that cause sunburn, but allows in rays that cause wrinkles, aging, and skin cancer. is is one reason that we ask our patients to wear sunscreen, even if they spend most of their day indoors. It’s ideal to move your desk out of the direct sunlight, and also consider applying a lm to the glass that lters out more of the sun’s damaging rays. Jody Comstock, M.D. Tina Pai, M.D. SKIN Spectrum 520.797.8885 6127 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 101 www.skinspectrum.com

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