Skin Cancer Removal

Once diagnosed with skin cancer, individuals living in Orange County should contact a skin cancer specialist as soon as possible to discuss options for treating and removing the lesion. The specific removal and reconstruction techniques vary based on the location, size, and type of lesion; however, there are certain steps involved in almost every skin …

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 …

Causes and Treatments for Leg Veins

Varicose veins are tortuous, enlarged veins that bulge above the skin’s surface while spider veins are spindly, small veins that branch like spider webs. Both are undesirable. Both chronic venous diseases may appear blue, purple or red and feel uncomfortable, itchy or painful. People who have varicose or spider veins have a higher risk of …

What to Do About Diaper Rashes

A baby is likely to develop a diaper rash during infancy despite how carefully caregivers attend to his hygiene. Antibiotics taken by a baby or his breastfeeding mother increase the likelihood of the baby developing a diaper rash. Other risk factors include having diarrhea, sleeping in a soiled diaper and starting solid foods. Mild Diaper …

Types of Rashes

Many people believe that all rashes are the same, so they tend to treat them with hydrocortisone cream or oral antihistamines. However, a dermatologist knows that rashes differ in terms of clinical manifestation. Some rashes are concentrated in one area while others occur on all parts of the body. There are rashes that disappear after …

Global Facial Rejuvenation & Smile Correction with Botox and Fillers

From male smile correction to lower eyelid rejuvenation, the proof is in the pudding. Botox and fillers have been effective cosmetic treatments for our patients at Orange County Skin Institute. We specialize in lower face rejuvenation, eye rejuvenation and global facial rejuvenation as well. Case studies and before and after photographs demonstrate how exactly cosmetic …

A Patient’s Guide to Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

Fractional carbon dioxide lasers go beyond the abilities of other laser treatments to improve the skin’s texture. Dermatologists in Orange County utilize this technology because it emits longer wavelengths, allowing it to penetrate deep into the skin. In turn, the light scatters into small shafts and replace damaged skin with new skin. The heat produced …

IPL Photorejuvenation – A Guide for Patients

IPL photorejuvenation emits a concentrated pulsed light from a laser device to fragment melanin and hemoglobin. The body absorbs the broken pigment and vessels, making them less noticeable. IPL laser treatments are effective at lightening sun spots and brown blotches, enhancing skin texture, reducing pore size and decreasing skin oiliness. In addition, IPL photorejuvenation can …

The Causes and Treatment for Wrinkles

For many people, wrinkles are a serious skin concern. In order to effectively treat wrinkles, it is important for patients to know the causes of wrinkles. There are four main facilitators of wrinkles. Regular long-term muscle action that occurs in the same area can eventually create wrinkles like vertical frown lines. Environmental damage to the …

Common Skin Cancer Symptoms and Causes

People can develop skin cancer from spending time in the sun without protection. The sun emits ultraviolet light that can cause mutations in the DNA of skin cells. Those who live near the equator have an increased risk of developing cancer from sun exposure. It is imperative that people understand what causes skin cancer so …