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HealthySkin Is Growing!

Facilities - We're pleased to announce  our brand new facility in Sahuarita, Arizona is open! Conveniently located for our patients in Sahuarita, Green Valley and surrounding communities, our newest facility brings access to the latest medical technology while still retaining the warm and inviting atmosphere our patients have come to expect from HealthySkin.  Our new address is 18855 South La Canada, Sahuarita, AZ - a half a mile north of Duval Mine Road in Green Valley.  If that isn't enough, plans are under way to expand our Oro Valley office beginning in January 2014. Be sure to keep looking for more information to come on the exciting growth of our practice!

Recruitment - HealthySkin is recruiting for a full-time BC/BE Dermatologist to join our team. Interested candidates will find more information here.

What Is A Patient Portal?

Over the past few years, you may have noticed more physicians' offices transitioning from paper charts to Electronic Health Records, providing you with a clinical summary of your visit, and even offering to set you up with a login to access their "Patient Portal" site.  HealthySkin is no exception, and as of November 2013, we began offering our patients access to our very own Patient Portal.  The creation of patient portals began with the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which created a program for eligble professionals, hospitals and critical access hospitals who participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs to "participate in a voluntary program to adopt and demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology [Federal Register/Vol. 75, No.144/Wednesday, July 28, 2010/Rules and Regulations/page 44314]."  This program is now commonly referred to by healthcare workers as "Meaningful Use", and it will become mandatory for all eligible professionals and hospitals who participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs to participate in the Meaningful Use program by January 1, 2015.

A large driving force behind Meaningful Use is to improve patient care outcomes by creating an improved healthcare infrastructure via improved healthcare records and provider-to-provider communications, and by involving patients more directly in their healthcare.  Patient Portals were designed with the goal of giving patients access to their healthcare records with the ability to review and update their healthcare information.  From the privacy of your home through our HIPAA compliant secure portal, you can view: the medications we have on record for you, the results of lab tests we ordered, any allergies we have listed for you, as well as allowing you to update your preferred pharmacy information and past medical history including previous skin diseases.  Not all information on the portal can be changed by patients - some sections will require you to update your information at your next visit with HealthySkin.  For complete details, please click here for our Patient Portal Guide. Use of the Patient Portal is entirely up to you, and you can choose to enable or disable the portal at any time.

Ultimately, Meaningful Use will pave the way for a futuristic healthcare model that will enable your healthcare providers and you to have access to your most current and accurate healthcare information when you need it most, whether you are at home or across the country.  Our Patient Portal is a step towards that future, and we are pleased to be able to offer it to all patients of HealthySkin.

Having An Organ Transplant Can Increase Your Risk For Skin Cancer

(Facts and Information Provided by the American Academy of Dermatology and the University of California San Francisco Medical Center)

  • Patients who have undergone an organ transplant are at an increased risk for developing skin cancer.  Because they are taking immunosupressants, skin cancer can develop and spread more quickly than in someone who has not received an organ transplant.  As the old saying goes, the best cure is prevention.  Preventing sun damage to the skin is as simple as 1, 2, 3: Cover up with sun protective clothing, avoid the sun from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and wear a broad-spectrum water-resistant sunscreen of at least 30 SPF! Perform self-examinations of your skin monthly to detect new or changing moles, and be sure to schedule a head-to-toe annual skin exam with your dermatologist.

Ultherapy - An Uplift, Not A Facelift!

HealthySkin is pleased to announce we now offer Ultherapy - an FDA approved non-surgical facial treatment that lifts and tones loose and sagging skin through the use of ultrasound technology! 

Until now, treatment options that were available to improve the effects of gravity upon the skin have been either topical (product usage, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing) or invasive (plastic surgery). Topical treatments improve the texture and appearance of the skin but they can't target where aging really happens - deep underneath the skin. Surgery addresses the tissue under the skin, but some people are not ready for surgery either mentally, financially, or logistically.

What Is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy specifically targets the same tissue addressed in surgery non-invasively and without any downtime by depositing ultrasound energy below the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's creation of new collagen, resulting in the skin lifting and toning over time. Ultherapy lifts the brow, cheeks and neck - opening up the eyes, tightening the sagging cheek and neck areas, and restoring the contour of the lower face.

Who Should Consider Ultherapy?

A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone whose skin has decreased elasticity - often noticeable with a lowered eyebrow line, sagging skin on the eyelids, decreased laxity in the jaw line, and "banding" around the neck. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

Most patients require only one treatment to achieve dramatic results! A full face treatment can take 120 - 180 minutes, and a partial face or brow can take around 60-120 minutes.

Does It Hurt?

Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient. There can be some discomfort during the procedure which is easily managed with ibuprofen.

How Long Do Results Last?

Results will be noticeable after 90 days for most patients, and results continue to improve over the next year from their date of treatment. The results of your Ulthera treatment can last for years, but your skin will continue to age.  Future touch-up treatments can keep your skin looking refreshed and as toned.  Call our office today at (520) 293-5757, option 2, to book a consultation to learn more about whether or not Ultherapy is the right treatment for you.

Special Pricing For A Limited Time Only!

  • Full Face & Neck - $4,000
  • Full Face Treatment - $3,000
  • Upper Neck/Lower Neck - $2,000
  • Lower Face/Upper Neck - $2,000
  • Upper Face & Brows - $1,500

Is Your Makeup The Problem?

Many women come to HealthySkin with concerns about bumps along their jaw line, clogged pores/blackheads, acne, or a once-bright complexion that has become dry and faded. What they often don't realize is that changing the makeup they use can be part of the solution, and yes, they CAN get the same great looks from mineral makeup that they're used to from over the counter or brand name cosmetics. The difference will be in how their skin looks after they take off the makeup. After all, who wants to wear makeup just to cover up makeup induced blemishes?!?

At HealthySkin, we strongly recommend the use of mineral makeup to maintain beautiful skin, and we also know not all mineral makeups are created the same. After researching many of the makeup lines out there, HealthySkin has decided to bring in the jane iredale mineral cosmetics line, and we couldn't be more excited!

Iredale Mineral Cosmetics was started in 1994 and has expanded from a post-procedure product focus to an entire make-up line with skin care benefits. Made with micronized minerals and organic ingredients, the jane iredale line offers UVA and UVB protection, and has been through safety, allergy and comedogenicity tests to confirm their products are non-irritating and do not block pores. Regardless of age or skin type, jane iredale can be used with confidence.

Ok, we know you have one final burning question...what does it look like? Simply gorgeous.

Click on the links below for some fun facts and insights into Iredale Mineral Cosmetics:
YouTube Beauty Gurus Using Jane
Post Your Looks to Jane Iredale's Facebook Page
How to Shape Your Brows Like A Pro
Vogue Photo Shoot

 

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