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  • Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion Treatments in Orange County

    Dermabrasion and its lighter-weight sibling, microdermabrasion, are surgical scraping treatments that smooth out skin. You may be a candidate if you have: many fine wrinkles deep acne scars precancerous growths skin that needs to be cleared of blackheads or debris and/or acne Microdermabrasion freshens skin by a process that combines gentle abrasion with suction to […]

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  • Food on Your Face? Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments That Will Improve Your Skin

    This month, the pumpkin facial mask and body scrub is in vogue; next month, it may be the melon mask or apricot scrub. Products also are available that include sea salt, sugar, yogurt, avocado, kiwi—even honey. Whoa—we’re not cooking here! We’re not looking to one-up the neighbor’s secret Caribbean rub or barbecue marinade. Why put […]

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  • Got Sunscreen? Skin Cancer Prevention Tips by a Medical Dermatologist

    As the warm summer weather sun beams down in full swing, get a head start with proper skincare protection. With a brand new summer season comes brand new SPF rules, so take note from Dr. Nakhla, your Orange County skincare expert, about the changes in sunscreen labels, the SPF number to start with and the […]

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  • How do you get beautiful summer skin? Orange County Dermatology

    Have you ever had your driveway resurfaced? If so, you remember that the top layer of cracked asphalt was removed to make way for a fresh, new top layer. Skin resurfacing is kind of like that, only it’s a more precise, more elegant procedure that relies on the natural healing process of cellular renewal. Introducing […]

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  • Cosmetic Dermatologists Explain How You Can Avoid Wrinkles As You Age?

    What are some things you can do now to avoid pronounced wrinkles as you age? Below our Orange County cosmetic dermatologists do their best to answer this question:  Avoid sun damage by wearing an SPF every single day, exfoliate regularly, and treat your skin to effective products that combat skin damage. If you’re a smoker, […]

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  • Cosmetic Skin Care Home Remedies: A Good Idea?

    Patients constantly ask me about “sure-fire” home remedies. For instance: “Should I put toothpaste on my pimples?” “My mom told me to rub mayonnaise on my face to prevent wrinkles. Does that work?” “Does milk lighten my skin tone and help get rid of dark spots?” “If I place two cucumber slices over my eyes […]

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  • The “Natural” Skin-Care Scam – Orange County Patients Beware!

    Beware of the term “natural,” which is thrown around a lot in skin-care ads. The term implies “better” or even “good,” but that is not always the case. In skin care, the term natural is, in fact, completely arbitrary. Tobacco (a plant) and feces (a normal by-product of metabolism), for example, are both produced naturally. […]

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  • Botox vs. Fillers: What’s the Difference? OC Dermatologists Discuss

    In Commandment VII: THOU SHALT BOTOX, from my book The Skin Commandments: 10 RULES TO HEALTHY BEAUTIFUL SKIN, I recommend Botox treatments to treat frown lines and other wrinkles in the upper face—crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines. Why is Orange County Botox so good for your overall skin health? Botox irons out existing […]

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