Tucson Lifestyle February 2013 : Page 4

Your Skinformation Q A Q A I am considering having the CoolSculpting treatment for my tummy, but my doctor told me that I will need 3 treatments, spaced a few months apart. I wish I didn’t have to wait so long for results---is liposuction the only quicker option? There is good news for you-recent advances in CoolSculpting technique now allow us to achieve greater results in a single session, so that you may require only one visit to transform your abdomen. Another advantage of the new technique is that it allows us to sculpt your contours even better than was possible in the past. Q A My facial skin has been extremely dry this winter. It seems like I apply moisturizer constantly, but I can barely keep up. What else can I do? You may need a richer moisturizer than usual, or a product that enhances your moisturizer, such as SkinMedica’s Hydrating Complex. While moisturizer is your main tool to combat dry skin, it may not be enough in the winter. Our patients rave about the Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusion Facial, a relaxing treatment that leaves your skin super-hydrated. It’s also helpful to use a moisturizing sunscreen, and evaluate your other skin products, as some of them can cause dryness and may need to be discontinued for the winter. SkinMedica Hydrating Complex $80 I read that you can eat certain foods to help your skin. Do you think there is any truth to this? Absolutely. We feel very strongly that eating well is one of the most important things that you can do to slow down the aging process. Try to avoid sugar and processed foods, and instead eat natural foods that are rich in protein and antioxidants. If you are too busy to cook healthy meals, take advantage of F3Foods (www.f3foods.com), a local service that delivers fresh, delicious ready-to-eat food to you. SkinCeuticals Emollience $55 Elta MD SPF 40 $24 Email your questions to: skinexperts@skinspectrum.com 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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