Tucson Lifestyle September 2013 : Page 5

Q Your Skinformation I am 41 years old, and I notice that my jawline has gotten sort of soft and loose, where it used to be nice and smooth. What can be done to firm up this area? There are a number of treatments that can be done to help tighten up the jawline. One of our top picks is the new 3D Lift, a combination procedure which gives both immediate and progressive tightening and lifting on the face and neck. The 3D Lift uses 3 different technologies to work on the deep, medium, and superficial layers of skin. These treatments are the new Thermage Tip Therapy, Intense Pulsed Light and the Genesis Laser, respectively. In addition to tightening, patients also notice improvement in skin texture and pore size. Because it is a noninvasive treatment, there is no recovery time needed. We also supplement this treatment with topical products such as Nectifirm and Skin Ceutical’s Skin Neck, Chest and Hand Firming Cream. Q A A I’m hoping that there is a treatment to help my double chin. I’m not old or overweight, it just runs in my family and I’ve looked this way all my life. There are a variety of options to create a more defined look to the neck and under the chin, some of which involve surgery. However, many of our patients prefer a noninvasive treatment, and choose the truSculpt procedure. The latest truSculpt tip, just designed and available this month, gradually reduces excess fat under the chin and tightens the skin at the same time, resulting in a slimmer contour. Because it is noninvasive, patients can return to their normal activities right away. Q A Email your questions to: skinexperts@skinspectrum.com I am a 25 year old woman with a very strong, square jawline, which I think looks too masculine. Is it true that Botox can help this? Yes. An excessively square jaw is often caused by a bulky muscle in that area. Women typically prefer a softer contour to the area. We use Botox or Dysport to create a more slender, oval or heart-shaped face by debulking those muscles. This procedure has no downtime, and most patients are treated once or twice a year. 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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