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 …

Things to Know about Liposuction

Liposuction is often a viable option for Orange County residents who want to lose body fat but have struggled with conventional weight-loss methods. Although it is not a substitute for diet and exercise, liposuction can eliminate certain fat deposits and change a person’s proportions that result from heredity. The Procedure: How is Liposuction Performed by …

Tests for Skin Cancer & Biopsies

Basal and squamous cell carcinomas, along with other type of skin cancers that are less common, can often be diagnosed with biopsies. A biopsy involves taking a tissue sample that is sent to a lab to be examined for the presence of cancer cells. When a Biopsy is Recommended Skin cancer is diagnosed in one …

What to Know About Rashes That are Called Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a very common type of skin rash that is most often seen in infants and adults between the ages of 30 and 60. The rash, which is harmless, may appear reddish in color, have a yellow or white scaly crust, and give the skin a greasy, swollen appearance. Causes of Seborrheic Dermatitis: …

Causes & Treatment of Actinic Keratosis

An actinic keratosis is a patch of crusty, scaly skin caused by UV damage to the skin. Actinic keratoses are a precursor to various types of skin cancer. They are most often seen in adults over 40 and individuals who live in sunny climates, work outdoors, or who use sun lamps and tanning beds. Causes …

How To Treat Lipomas

Lipomas are benign fatty lumps that typically develop between the skin and muscle. Lipomas are normally harmless and do not require treatment unless they become bothersome. Lipoma Symptoms: Lipomas typically develop on the arms, thighs, shoulders, neck, abdomen, and back; however, they can develop anywhere on the body. Most lipomas measure less than two inches …

Approved Uses of Dermal Fillers

Dermal facial fillers are a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases. The filler is injected under the skin in a cosmetic non-surgical procedure in order to restore lost volume and to smooth out the surface of the skin. It is important to note, however, that not all dermal fillers …

The Dangers of Precancerous Lesions & Surgical Treatment and Removal

Precancerous lesions can be precursors to certain types of skin cancer and are commonly found on the mouth or other parts of the face. There are four prominent types of precancerous lesions which include: Actinic Keratosis Atypical Fibroxanthoma (AFX) Atypical Moles Melanoma in Situ These types of skin abnormalities are known to develop into skin …