Blog Articles

Incorporate Botox Into Your Beauty Routine

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.

Jun 16th, 2020
5 Steps for Preventing Skin Cancer

Every day an estimated 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and is a great time to start protecting your skin from the most common type of cancer.

May 8th, 2020
Microdermabrasion: How It Works to Improve Your Skin

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.

Apr 7th, 2020
End of Summer

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.

Oct 17th, 2018
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)...

Aug 4th, 2018
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!

Jun 14th, 2018
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.

May 2nd, 2018
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..

Apr 18th, 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...

Mar 17th, 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...

Feb 14th, 2017
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..

Jan 7th, 2017
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.

Dec 5th, 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...

Nov 11th, 2016
Flawless Complexion

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..

Jul 7th, 2016
Makeup Tips for Any Age

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...

Apr 12th, 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...

Mar 24th, 2016
Acne Breakouts

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...

Mar 22nd, 2016
Diagnosis and Treatment of 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...

Jul 30th, 2015
Laser Treatment for 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...

Jun 23rd, 2015
Red Skin Syndrome

Dr Marvin Rapaport will begin a blog 2 to 3 times a week concerning patients’ suffering of ‘Red Skin Syndrome.’ He has treated over 3000 patients with this diagnosis.

May 31st, 2015
The Skinny on Botox™ and Bruising

“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!” True or False? False, I say!!

Feb 15th, 2015
Skin Cancer 101

Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, including melanoma. You can have fun in the sun and decrease your risk of skin cancer. Here’s how you can prevent skin cancer...

Jul 31st, 2012
Understanding Psoriasis

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.

Jul 31st, 2012