• Senior Connection at the Jewish Community Center

    by Darius Ross | Feb 12, 2020
    Hello everyone!

    Have questions about skin care? Not sure about a specific product? Too embarrassed to do a walk-in? No worries!

    Don't miss out on a chance to speak with our Skin Care Specialist, Holly Tripp. She will be at the JCC to answer questions and to steer you in the right direction.

    There will be raffles, prizes and gifts waiting for you.

    See you there!
  • Lip Injections, What You REALLY Want to Know - Our February Special

    by Darius Ross | Feb 10, 2020

    Let’s talk lip injections...Cosmetic Contouring

    We have all seen people on T.V. and in person whose lips are overfilled or look unnatural. It might leave you feeling a bit fearful or create reservations about having lip injections, worried that you’ll look distorted or “over done”.

    At HealthySkin Dermatology, lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure performed by a registered nurse or physician, whose goal is to help you to achieve natural looking, fuller, plumper, and more hydrated lips.

    Julie Anderson, R.N., has been a cosmetic nurse injector with HealthySkin Dermatology for 19 years. Julie has helped many clients achieve their aesthetic goals using cosmetic fillers. She favors Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella for lip injections. She says with confidence, “The use of these two products can add shape, structure, volume, and hydration to your lips. Both products contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, that makes the treatment more comfortable. It is important for the patient to decide what it is they would like to achieve when having their lips injected. It’s also very important for the patient to understand their own anatomy, because this will determine which product should be used. You can’t make what you don’t have. If a person has thin, not well-defined lips we must slowly and safely build lips over a period of time. This can take months. If too much is injected at one session, the outcome will be a heavy lip that can take a downward turn. This can be very aesthetically unpleasing.”

    Holly recently had her lips injected at HealthySkin after waiting years to do it, and she was willing to share her personal experience.

    Why did you get lip fillers? What were you looking to achieve?

    “I thought about filler for years! I received filler so that my lips would look fuller and more hydrated. “

    Was the treatment uncomfortable?

    “In the treatment room, she (Julie Anderson, R.N.), applied a numbing cream (that was amazing), and it did not hurt at all! It did feel a bit sore after the numbing cream wore off (for about an hour). I took a few Ibuprofen and was fine.”

    How long were your lips swollen?

    “I was swollen for about 2 days. They completely settled in 5 days. “

    Would you do it again?

    “I love them and can’t wait to add more! Wearing lipstick is a lot more fun!”

    Lip injection consultations can be done at HealthySkin 5 days a week! Call us at (520) 293-5757, option 2.


  • HealthySkin Announces Our New Vail Location!

    by Heather Henry | Dec 11, 2019

    HealthySkin Dermatology Vail Clinic

    HealthySkin Dermatology is pleased to announce we are opening up a new location on January 15, 2020 that is easily accessible by our patients in Vail, Rita Ranch, Corona de Tucson, Benson, St. David, Safford, Willcox, and other surrounding communities!  Located at 10120 East Old Vail Road, Suite 180, Tucson, AZ 85747, our office is located on the southwest corner of Old Vail Road and Houghton. We are one block north of I-10 from the Houghton exit. We will also be accessible to Benson residents in just 30 minutes!  HealthySkin Dermatology will be open every Wednesday at our Vail location, beginning on January 15, 2020, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Stephen T. Cox, PA-C, will be available to new and established patients of all ages to care for their dermatology needs. PA Cox has been a dermatology physician assistant for over 11 years and brings a compassionate and professional approach to the practice of medicine.  PA Cox is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Tucson Dermatology Society, and he is also a Diplomate for the Society of Dermatological Physician Assistants. This distinction of “Diplomate” is given only to those members who have dedicated extensive time to the study and practice of dermatological care.

    Come visit us for your skin cancer surveillance and treatment. We also treat acne, rash management, and all other issues involving your hair, skin, and nails. We accept most major insurance plans including: Medicare, Humana, Aetna, United Healthcare, HealthNet, BCBS, most AHCCCS plans, and Cigna.

    HealthySkin is now making appointments for our Vail office.  Call (520) 293-5757, option 1, to schedule today!  Click here for directions.
  • Top 3 Actions You Can Take TODAY To Prevent Skin Damage

    by Simply Bits | Oct 16, 2018

    Aging, it happens to everyone, and for most of us, it’s the moment when we see our first line or wrinkle in the mirror that tells us that the aging process had begun. Or, is that really the moment? Photo-aging, or sun damage, is usually the major cause of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Believe it or not, while most sun damages occurs before our 20’s, our skin takes between 10 and 30 years before we manifest the damage of our youth! So, when you look in the mirror and see lines, wrinkles, dark spots, or dry skin, what you’re actually seeing is sun damage that happened years ago.

    While we can’t go backwards in time and prevent the damage that occurred to our skin, there are actions we can take, and products that we can use, to slow down the skin’s aging process and minimize new damage. Here at HealthySkin Dermatology, we like to call this, “Dr. Sheftel’s Top 3” recommendations for your healthiest and most beautiful skin!

    Dr. Sheftel's Top 3 Actions To Prevent Skin Damage

    Sun damage, or exposure to ultraviolet radiation of wavelengths A, B, and C, is at the root cause of the skin’s aging, and the effects are typically seen as wrinkles, sagging skin, textural changes, and discoloration of the skin, such as age spots. Even more alarming is the impact of sun damage at a cellular level, where cellular DNA damage and impairment of the skin’s immune system occurs. The effect of sun damage is important to be aware of, because while you can see the aging process happening to your face on the outside, it’s the unseen damage to the skin that is influential in the development of skin cancer! Of course, the best cure is prevention, so here are our three top actions you can take today to help prevent future sun damage:

    1. Apply topical Vitamin C to your face in the morning, after washing. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and stimulates cell replication and collagen production, resulting in a thickening of the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Topical Vitamin C is easily passed into the upper layers of the skin at concentrations higher than those achievable by oral ingestion. Bye-bye sun spots!

    2. After applying Vitamin C, apply sunscreen. Remember your key phrases “broad band” and “SPF 15 or greater.” Sensitive eyes? There are some gentle and effective sunscreens designed exclusively for the face!

    3. Apply a Retinol or Retin-A, topical Vitamin A, at night. Vitamin A is available in common forms such as Retin-A (tretinoin) or retionol. Retin-A is prescription strength and stronger than over-the-counter Vitamin A. Why topical Vitamin A? The skin has receptors for retinoic acid, which stimulates cellular replication and differentiation. While initially used for the treatment of acne, it is now widely prescribed for sun damage and markedly imporves the complexion by improving pigmentation and skin texture while reducing fine wrinkles. With long term use, retinol offers improvement and protection from sun damage and acne.

    There you have it, Dr. Sheftel’s Top 3 recommendations for enhancing your skin’s appearance and keeping your skin healthy and youthful for years to come! While the information list above is helpful, it is in no way intended as a supplement or replacement from the care of a dermatologist. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information contained in this article or your skin, call us at (520) 293-5757 to schedule an appointment.

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