Tucson Lifestyle February 2017 : Page 5

Q A For Your Skinformation. I recently went through a major laser treatment for my face that helped it look so much better. The healing process was long and arduous, but it was worth it because I’m very happy with the results. What should I do to maintain my skin, so hopefully I can avoid having to do a big procedure again? Congratulations on your newly healthy and beautiful complexion! For someone like you, who has good skin, there are some easy steps that we recommend to keep looking great. Good nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and a quality skincare program are essential for maintaining good skin. In addition, we perform periodic treatments to exfoliate and stimulate the skin, such as microdermabrasion, Laser Genesis, and our Clear & Brilliant laser. These are gentle procedures with little or no discomfort or visible healing, that easily fi t into even a busy lifestyle. This is also an excellent program for a younger person to maintain good skin and prevent premature aging changes. Q I am 30 years old and I still break out on my face all the time, like a teenager. It makes me feel very self-conscious sometimes. Is there something wrong with me that I haven’t outgrown acne at my age? You’re defi nitely not alone. As many as 45% of adult women suff er from acne, and it is one of the most common reasons that patients come to see us. Lifestyle, hormonal, and hereditary factors all play a role in causing adult acne. While there is no cure for acne, there are many eff ective treatments that can help to clear up your skin, including nutritional therapy, lasers, topical therapy, medications, and chemical peels. It is so important to have a consult to understand why you are continuing to have acne, and to assess your skin type and potential other issues such as photodamage, sensitivity, rosacea, dryness, scarring and/or oiliness. The great news is everyone can have clear skin. A © 2014 Skin Spectrum ® Jody Comstock, M.D. Tina Pai, M.D. 520.797.8885 6127 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 101 skinspectrum.com

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