Advantages of Eyelid Blepharoplasty

During eyelid blepharoplasty surgery, the cosmetic surgeon is tightening and removing the excess skin around the upper and lower eyelids to achieve a refreshed appearance. Since eyes are the centerfold for one’s face, and a prominent facial feature, this procedure creates a significant cosmetic enhancement. Years of eye creams and products may not accomplish the …

Why are Precancerous Skin Lesions So Worrisome?

Precancerous skin lesions are what grow on the skin often times prior to the development of a cancerous skin tumor. This is why routine examinations and skin check ups with a board-certified dermatologist are so important. Detection and prevention are key. This is our practice and firm belief at OC Skin Institute. Our team of …

Tips for Limited Sun Exposure and Preventing Skin Cancer

Our practice consists of medical professionals, nurses, aestheticians, board-certified dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons who share a firm belief of the necessity to prevent skin cancer by taking active precautions. Such caution includes the following: Applying SPF daily, especially when exposed to the sun or outdoors. This includes days when the weather is overcast, as the …

Benefits and Reasons for Liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery technique used by cosmetic surgeons to eliminate a patient’s excess or unwanted fat. This procedure allows for the treatment area to be contoured and defined after the fat is removed. Many patients desire an enhanced and defined shape, particularly in the abdomen. Liposuction allows for this definition to occur, even …

How are Lipomas Removed?

If you have noticed a fatty lump beneath your skin, you may find cause for concern and want to get it checked out by a board-certified dermatologist at OC Skin Institute. Our team of doctors and nurses are experienced in the surgical removal of lipoma. What is a Lipoma? A lipoma is a non-cancerous growth …

Sculptra: A Non-Invasive Solution to Collagen Loss

Sculptra is a facial filler that is injected into the skin by a board-certified dermatologist. This product is beneficial to many of our clients seeking a cosmetic enhancement to their facial lines, wrinkles and sunken areas of the face. Sculptra is a unique facial filler in that it promotes natural collagen production in the skin …

How the Pharos Excimer Laser Treats Psoriasis

OC Skin Institute offers a cosmetic laser treatment to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and vitiligo. For mild to moderate psoriasis, this UV laser targets active lesions only. This laser also delivers concentrated light which is beneficial because it promotes quicker results. It is also recommended by board-certified dermatologists in treating difficult areas such …

Prevent Skin Cancer with Photodynamic Therapy

Skin cancer prevention and detection are critical. With excessive sun exposure, sun protection is a must. In cases where skin cancer cells are detected in the early phases or where pre-cancerous lesions are present, photodynamic therapy is a skin cancer preventative treatment. It uses special chemical compounds that are activated by certain types of light, …

Tumescent Liposuction, Ultrasound Assisted, and Smartlipo

Liposuction is a convenient plastic surgery procedure that eliminates unwanted body fat. Of course, it is not a substitute for regular healthy exercise. An individual that is healthy may opt to undergo liposuction with Orange County board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon Dr. Tony Nakhla at OC Skin Institute. Liposuction can be performed on various areas …

Sclerotherapy is the Treatment of Choice for Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy is a medical treatment for the cosmetic appearance of spider and varicose veins. Often times, genetics, exposure to sun, injuries, hormonal changes and blood that is not able to flow freely or is backed up, can lead to spider veins in the legs. Sclerotherapy is a salt solution that is injected with a needle …