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 …

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 …

Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Eyelid blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin or fat deposits from around the upper or lower eyelids. The procedure is often used in combination with laser resurfacing and other cosmetic procedures to improve the contour of the eye and to create a more rested, youthful appearance. Blepharoplasty may also be used …