Dr. Robert J. Segal, a skin care specialist for over 23 years, treats patients with cosmetic or medical issues at the Dermatology Center. Sun-dried, lackadaisical face-skin will be scrubbed clean with DiamondTome microdermabrasion. Like greedy dwarves, diamond tips delve deep through the topsoil of epidermis, revealing the wonders beneath. Once stimulated by the gentle process of facial resurfacing, subdermal tissue regains the trampoline-like elasticity of its younger days, creating healthier looking skin and increasing the effectiveness of facial creams and future treatments. Medical students, interns, and residents from the University of Arizona are often present at the Dermatology Center, begging for money to buy a seat next to Richard Branson on his next trip to Mercury.
Within Specialists in Dermatology's 16,200-square-foot facility, board-certified physicians and physician assistants aim to maintain or beautify skin through general, cosmetic, and surgical procedures. Consultations help skin doctors and patients to craft general treatment plans that can stop the spread of conditions such as acne, hair loss, and polka dots. Spa-like cosmetic services treat the body's outer layer to chemical peels, and high-tech, non-invasive treatments zap off unwanted hair and freeze stubborn fat cells. The clinic's surgical team can also treat more serious issues such as skin cancer. Each of Specialists in Dermatology's physician assistants must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination to obtain a two-year certification and learn the 500 different ways to pronounce "freckle."
After earning her master's Traditional Chinese Medicine in her native China, Dr. Zhen Hu emigrated to the Unite States, bringing with her knowledge of traditional acupuncture and ancient herbology. It wasn't long before she realized that the demand for such services in America rivaled that of her homeland. So, she opened her own herbal pharmacy and acupuncture practice, Hu Gi Acu-Herbal Center.
Since opening, she's incorporated a few more styles of holistic care into her business's repertoire. She now employs acupuncture not just as a means to relieve general symptoms, but in specific ways meant to help women's bodies bear the burdens of pregnancy. She also offers such tactile services as acupressure massage and reflexology??a form of foot massage purportedly capable of relieving tension throughout the entire body.