Tucson Lifestyle March 2013 : Page 5

Q A Your Skinformation I was hoping to have the fat freezing treatment for my saddlebags, but the machine didn’t fit my body well so I couldn’t have it done. Are there any other options for someone like me, who would prefer not to have liposuction? While the CoolSculpting procedure works well in most cases, the applicator doesn’t fit all bulges on all patients. You may be a good candidate for treatment with truSculpt, which is applied to the skin differently. truSculpt is an FDA-cleared, noninvasive device which uses radiofrequency to reduce fat with minimal discomfort and no downtime. Your doctor can help you decide if this would be a good choice for you. Q A I exercise regularly and am in good shape, but the cellulite on my thighs just won’t budge. I can’t decide if I should try a cellulite cream, or just go for some type of laser treatment -what do you suggest? Knowing that cellulite is a normal female trait that is found even in very fit, lean women, doesn’t seem to make us feel any better about having it! There are a number of FDA-cleared technologies to help cellulite. Our patients are the most satisfied with their results when they combine a procedure such as Body by Thermage with a good topical program at home. We recommend the Fitting Room Slimming Kit, a simple three-step routine that helps to firm the skin and further decrease the appearance of cellulite. Email your questions to: skinexperts@skinspectrum.com Mybody Fitting Room Slimming Kit $ 245 Q A I have a mole on my nose that I hate; it looks like something a witch would have. Years ago I asked about having it removed, but I was told that the scar from removing it would look worse than the mole itself. Has anyone come up with a better way to get rid of moles? Mole removal is a procedure that we often do for our patients. We may use either an old-fashioned scalpel or a laser, and the scar is typically minimal. Removing just a few small bumps often makes the face look remarkably smooth and even-textured. 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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