Tucson Lifestyle June 2011 : Page 5

Your Skinformation Q I am very interested in the CoolSculpting™ treatment to shrink my tummy bulge. I like that it is painless and noninvasive. However, I have heard that the results are only temporary, compared to liposuction. Is this true? No. Like liposuction, the CoolSculpting™ procedure reduces the number of fat cells in the bulge. As long as your weight remains stable, you will continue to enjoy your results for the long term. Q I have an itchy rash, and my doctor told me it is eczema. I am under a lot of stress at home and work, and I am convinced it is causing my rash. What do you think? It’s certainly possible. Stress increases our level of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. If this goes on for a prolonged period of time, it increases our risk for everything from heart disease to memory loss to, yes, rashes. In addition to treating the rash, follow a diet low in starches and sweets, and try to exercise regularly. Th ese steps can help to restore healthier cortisol levels. A Q A I love the look of self-tanner, but I can never seem to get it to look even and natural when I do it myself. Do you have any tips for me? A few simple steps and you’ll be showing off beautiful bronzed skin. Exfoliating is key to an even glow---we love the Clarisonic brush for this. Apply moisturizer to problem Clarisonic Pro Brush $195 areas such as the knees and elbows. Th en use a goof-proof product such as St. Tropez Bronzing mousse, which is easy to apply, streak-free, and best of all has no telltale self-tanner odor! Finally, apply the night before and wear loose-fi tting clothes for a few hours after St. Tropez Self Tan Mousse application to guarantee the Bronzing $40 most uniform appearance. Email your questions to: skinexperts@skinspectrum.com A 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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