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 …

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 …

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 …

What is Telangiectasia and What are Effective Dermatologic Treatments?

Frequently referred to as spider veins, telangiectasia is a common medical condition marked by a widening of small blood vessels near the skin’s surface. Affected veins, which can measure from 1 to 3 millimeters in width, are known as telangiectases. Telangiectases typically appear as clusters of thin red or pink streaks that resemble a spider’s …

Kybella Treatment with an Orange County Dermatologist

Patients in Orange County suffering from weight gain or aging don’t have to dread these issues any longer. Due to a new treatment called Kybella, our patients can safely eliminate unsightly fat cells. With Kybella, patients can enjoy permanent fat loss around the chin area. Also, the jawline will be contoured and redefined offering an …

Adult Acne Symptoms and Treatment

Acne is the most common skin problem in America. As a result, there is much information regarding acne available. However, not all of this information is accurate. Those who wish to have clearer skin should visit Calabasas dermatologist Dr. Tony Nakhla for professional treatment, instead of self help methods at home. Some people think you …