Tucson Lifestyle April 2013 : Page 5

Q A Your Skinformation My upper arms are a mess. They are flabby and the skin is very crepey, so I make a point of always wearing sleeves to cover them. I lift weights, but that doesn’t help at all. Do you have any suggestions for me? The upper arms are a least favorite body part for many women that we talk to, for exactly the reasons that you mentioned. While exercise is good for toning the muscles, it doesn’t help the overlying fat and skin. We recommend the truSculpt treatment, a noninvasive procedure that uses deep heat to reduce fat and also tone the skin, resulting in slimmer, smoother arms. The procedure takes one hour and there is no healing or recovery time. Q A I use prescription medicines for my acne and they do help, but I still have noticeable blemishes. Besides medication, are there acne treatments available that might help me? There is an almost endless array of acne treatments out there, and we recommend that you talk to your dermatologist to decide what best fits your type of acne, skin type, and lifestyle. With our patients, the new Laser Genesis treatment is a popular choice, as it helps not only the acne but also scars and large pores, can be safely done on any skin color, is painless, and has no downtime. Q A I have deep brown skin and I am bothered by many tiny dark brown bumps on my face. I have used a bleaching cream for over a year, but it hasn’t lightened them. Is there anything else I can try? Email your questions to: skinexperts@skinspectrum.com Jody Comstock, M.D. Tina Pai, M.D. Most likely the bumps you have are something called DPNs, which is a benign growth that is common on the face and neck in skin of color. As you have seen, bleaches don’t help with these spots. We remove these growths for many of our patients, and they heal beautifully with no visible scars. SKIN Spectrum 520.797.8885 6127 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 101 www.skinspectrum.com

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