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Topical Acids and Chemical Peels

There is nothing like a solid chemical peel! Every once in a while, I like to channel my inner chameleon and shed some dead skin for a quick pick me up. Chemical peels are commonly used for acne, fine lines, discoloration (sun damage and melasma), and just general smoothing, tightening, and brightening. There are also [...]

By |August 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Topical Acids and Chemical Peels

Pollution + Your Skin

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 [...]

By |June 14th, 2018|Skin Care|Comments Off on Pollution + Your Skin

May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

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 [...]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Skin Care|Comments Off on May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

Must Haves for Summer Skin Care

Must Haves for Summer Skin Care Summer conditions can be stressful for your skin. All the dryness and heat can wear your skin out- not to mention the damage the sun can cause. It is important to have a healthy skin care routine all year long, but it is most important during the summer. Your [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Must Haves for Summer Skin Care

Should I Use Witch Hazel?

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 [...]

By |April 18th, 2017|Skin Care|Comments Off on Should I Use Witch Hazel?

Ways to Treat Deep Wrinkles

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 [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Skin Care|Comments Off on Ways to Treat Deep Wrinkles

What are Retinoids?

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 [...]

By |February 14th, 2017|Product Information, Skin Care|Comments Off on What are Retinoids?

What is a Keratosis Pilaris?

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 [...]

By |January 7th, 2017|Skin Care, Skin Disease|Comments Off on What is a Keratosis Pilaris?

Sunscreen in Winter

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, [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|Skin Care|Comments Off on Sunscreen in Winter

Squamous cell carcinoma

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 [...]

By |November 11th, 2016|Red Skin Syndrome, Skin Care, Skin Disease|Comments Off on Squamous cell carcinoma