Today, there are lots of options when it comes to treating acne. Before treatment begins, we need to determine which type of acne you have. Here’s what you should know about three common types and their treatments.
Treat yourself to younger-looking skin delivered in a short appointment over your lunch hour. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to restore the facial volume you lose in the natural aging process.
The aging processes in your skin begin to really reveal themselves in your 40s and 50s, and you want to slow them down as much as possible. Here are a few tips that can help keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Summer in Southern California means lazy days at the beach or by the pool. It can also mean sunburn and an increased risk of developing wrinkles and skin cancer. Among your best defenses is choosing and using the best sunscreen.
Did you know that while foods don’t cause eczema, eating certain things could trigger a flare-up if you have the condition? If you struggle with skin irritation, rashes, or oozing blisters, learn how food sensitivities can worsen your symptoms.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer, and it’s also among the most treatable, mainly when it’s detected early. If you’re a sun worshipper or prone to sunburn while enjoying other activities, an annual skin check makes sense.
Bothered by painful or unsightly pimples on your back? Nicknamed ‘bacne,’ back acne is a common and embarrassing problem that affects teens and adults. Learn what causes bacne and find treatment to get clearer skin.
If you’re looking for a way to help your skin appear fresher, you have several options. Take a closer look at two of the most popular — microdermabrasion and chemical peels — and find out which one is best for your skin.
If you want to say goodbye to fine lines, facial wrinkles, and sagging skin, you may be ready for the rejuvenating effects of Restylane®. Here’s a look at how you can turn back the clock with this line of FDA-approved dermal fillers.
You don’t have to live with those dark spots on your skin. Too much sun exposure and other factors can cause them, but we can make them go away. Read more about our treatments, and how to protect your skin.
Whether you have risk factors for skin cancer so you scheduled an exam, or your primary care doctor referred you for a full-body skin exam, you may be feeling a bit nervous. Take a moment as we describe a screening so you know just what to expect.
Living with rosacea can be uncomfortable and even stressful. You need an expert dermatologist as part of your care team to help you manage rosacea, keep flares under control, and reduce the risk of complications.
If your face isn’t looking as youthful or vibrant as you’d like lately, you may want to consider a dermal filler such as FDA-approved Juvéderm®. It can bring fast results that last for several months or more, without the hassle of cosmetic surgery.
Warts are pretty common, and they can show up just about anywhere on your body. Recognizing different types of warts can help you get the right treatment, so you can enjoy clearer, healthier skin. Here’s what you should know.
Moles are common and, in most cases, benign, meaning they are harmless and do not cause cancer. Still, you should keep an eye on them to detect any changes, and doing so correctly is as simple as understanding your ABCs.
Acne hasn’t changed much over the years, but the way we approach this very common skin problem has greatly evolved. Here’s a look at a few of our effective treatments protocols and why you should avail yourself of them.
Skin cancer is extremely common and anyone can get it. Regular skin checks at the dermatologist are the best way to identify signs of skin cancer early and get the treatment you need to avoid complications. Find out what to expect.
If you have eczema, you may battle flares of the disease that make you itchy and embarrassed, but also affect your emotions and even your sleep. Simple lifestyle changes, though, may quiet down your eczema so you can live in peace. Find out how.
The southern California sun can be strong during the summer months, and the damage to your skin can pile up. Explore here how a chemical peel can undo some of the sun’s effects, giving you a fresh start as you head into fall.
Are you in your 30s or 40s and still have acne breakouts? You might be wondering why you’re stuck with this mostly teenaged condition. Learn ways to banish acne blemishes and have clear, smooth skin again.
Do you desire the dramatic lifting and smoothing effects of a facelift, but aren’t ready for intensive surgery and a long recovery? With the innovative technology of Morpheus8, you can get the benefits of a facelift without surgery.
Are fine lines and wrinkles making you look older than your years? Regular Botox® Cosmetic treatments can turn back time by restoring your complexion and skin tone. Here’s how to incorporate Botox into your beauty routine.
Your skin does the tough work of protecting you from the elements. Unfortunately, that process often results in sunspots, wrinkles, and bags. Fortunately, microdermabrasion can help restore your skin. Here’s how.
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.
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)...
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!
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..
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...
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...
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..
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.
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...
That flawless complexion is something everyone strives for. It has come to be considered a mark of beauty and some people make it seem effortless. However, for most people, achieving that flawless complexion can be hard and more often than not, they will..
When wearing makeup, it is essential to wear it properly to take care of your skin. The problem is, at every age, makeup application is going to be very different. People in their twenties are going to view makeup differently than those in their forties...
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...
Acne breakouts are the worst. Nobody likes dealing with breakouts, but the ugly truth is that blemishes happen all the time at any age. Approximately 40 to 50 million Americans have acne. Most are teens, but young adults have acne. Children get acne...
Today, there are many effective over-the-counter acne treatments as well as prescription based options. It is important to note that not all acne treatments work the same for everyone who has acne. What it does mean is that virtually every case of acne...
Acne is an aggravating condition. No one likes getting pimples or breakouts and finding the right cleansers and creams can be an exercise in frustration. Some people even get a prescription because over-the-counter products cannot control their acne...
“Doctor Vicki I have to tell you a story! My friend had Botox™ done and she had HUGE bruises all over her eyes, she totally went to the wrong place and I even told her to come here!”
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Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a chronic (long-lasting) disease. It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks.