Tucson Lifestyle February 2015 : Page 5

Q A Five years ago, I had dermal filler put under my eyes for dark circles. It was not a good experience–I had bruises for two weeks, and looked lumpy for a long time. A plastic surgeon said that surgery won’t help the dark circles–I need filler! I’m not interested and wonder if there is another option. For Your Skinformation. Remember, if you ever have hyaluronic acid filler that you are unhappy with, it can be dissolved. *Skin Spectrum was provided the new product prior to the official national launch. In January, we began teaching other U.S. physicians in its use. We don’t blame you! While filler usually does a very nice job with dark circles, lower eyelids can be a challenge. The extremely thin skin there is prone to bruising and sometimes uneven or unnatural-looking results. We do encourage you to try filler again, as it is a great treatment to significantly help dark circles. The procedure has improved greatly since you had it. We now use Restylane Silk* -a new filler designed especially to look soft and natural in thin-skinned areas. We place the filler in the skin using an instrument that dramatically lowers the chance of bruising. Q A In the last few years I have developed a double chin. It makes me look as if I have gained a bit of weight, but I haven’t–it just runs in my family. What can I do about it? The tendency for a double chin is largely the result of hereditary facial structure rather than being overweight, although extra weight makes it more noticeable. For our patients, we recommend the minimally invasive ThermiTight procedure. This treatment uses a unique, FDA-cleared device to break down the fat in the double chin, also tightening the jawline and upper neck, with a very high patient satisfaction rating. Less invasive treatments are the national growing trend. Jody Comstock, M.D. Tina Pai, M.D. ® © 2014 Skin Spectrum 520.797.8885 6127 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 101 skinspectrum.com

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