End of Summer

By |October 17th, 2018|

Now that summer is coming to an end, patients are coming in for their pigmentation concerns. Dark spots and discoloration are treated in multiple ways, depending on the nature of the pigmentation. Here are some popular treatments: IPL (intense pulsed light) This is a photo rejuvenation treatment that targets brown spots. The face, neck, and [...]

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Pollution + Your Skin

By |June 14th, 2018|

Recently, I made a trip back home to Michigan and I was so startled by the clean air! I have been living in Los Angeles for over a decade, and I forgot what Michigan (clean air) was like. Yes, there really is no place like Los Angeles! The sun is always shining, the weather is [...]

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May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

By |May 2nd, 2018|

April showers bring Skin Cancer Awareness month! April showers can bring May flowers too, but here at Rapaport Dermatology, we just happen to be more interested in skin than landscapes. Did you know that skin cancer is the MOST common form of cancer in the US? However, skin cancer is also one of the MOST [...]

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Should I Use Witch Hazel?

By |April 18th, 2017|

Should I Use Witch hazel? There are a variety of natural substances that people have used on their skin in their daily regimen. Passed down from generation to generation, these natural remedies have caused skepticism among those who believe in the power of prescription medication and products developed specifically for skin care. The truth [...]

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Ways to Treat Deep Wrinkles

By |March 17th, 2017|

Ways to Treat Deep Wrinkles Wrinkles are something that many people dread. Seen as a sign of aging, wrinkles are not uncommon, but most of us don't buy into the idea of "aging gracefully!" As we grow older, the lines on our face where our skin naturally folds and creases begin to set in instead [...]

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What are Retinoids?

By |February 14th, 2017|

What are Retinoids? Retinoids have many forms and functions. They are a medical treatment for skin conditions such as wrinkles, brown spots, and other signs of aging. They can be ingested or applied topically. Retinoids are comprised of chemical compounds that are related to Vitamin A. Retinoids bind with and activate certain retinoic acid receptors [...]

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What is a Keratosis Pilaris?

By |January 7th, 2017|

What is a Keratosis Pilaris? What is a Keratosis Pilaris? Keratosis Pilaris is a condition that causes skin irritations. It causes small, hard bumps to appear on the skin and can also come with redness and swelling. Most commonly, these bumps show up on arms, thighs, and buttocks. The face is a less common area [...]

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Sunscreen in Winter

By |December 5th, 2016|

Sunscreen in Winter When you’re out in the cold months of winter, enjoying the cool weather and not worrying about tanning, you don’t think twice about sunscreen. Those summer months of swimsuits and tanning are far from your mind, but sunscreen application shouldn’t be. The sun’s harmful rays, which can damage and age your skin, [...]

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Squamous cell carcinoma

By |November 11th, 2016|

Squamous cell carcinoma Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer. This type of skin cancer occurs when the squamous cells begin to uncontrollably grow and replicate. The squamous cells are thin, flat cells found in the epidermis, or outer layer of skin, all over the body. Squamous cells can also [...]

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Seborrheic Dermatitis

By |October 18th, 2016|

Seborrheic Dermatitis Seborrheic Dermatitis is a skin condition also known as dandruff. While it mainly affects the scalp, seborrheic dermatitis can also occur in other oily areas such as the face, chest, back, buttocks, navel, groin, underneath breasts, and in skin folds. This skin condition is not contagious and does not affect your overall health, [...]

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