OC Skin Institute - Publications & Videos

Dr. Tony Nakhla and OC Skin Institute have been featured in a number of publications and videos. Please learn more about us by clicking the links below.

Los Angeles: Best of LA
Los Angeles: Best of LA

The definitive resource for Angelenos, Los Angeles covers the people, food, culture, arts and entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, and news that defines Southern California with a signature mix of feature-length writing, service journalism, investigative reporting, and design.

Fox News: Wearing Makeup at the Gym
Fox News: Wearing Makeup at the Gym

Pre-gym priming? It’s a major no-no, but aside from your beauty efforts sliding down your face faster than the tears you’ll shed for that pesky pimple that just won’t go away, it can interfere with your determination to fit into those skinny jeans with ease.

Are pricey DNA skin creams worth the money? Docs say no
Are pricey DNA skin creams worth the money? Docs say no

Martin Kyran spit into a vial, handed it to the DNA tester and hoped for the best. The 39-year-old marketing manager wasn’t undergoing medical tests, nor was he being investigated for a crime. The truth is, he had a wrinkle.

Hair Loss In College Women: What Causes It & How To Stop It
Hair Loss In College Women: What Causes It & How To Stop It

Just your normal morning routine: drag your half-conscious butt out of bed, shower, get dressed, start brushing your hair… What the crap?!? Did all that come from me!?!?

Dr. Nakhla is Expert Speaker at Nordstrom – September 2012
Dr. Nakhla is Expert Speaker at Nordstrom – September 2012

New Beauty Magazine invited Dr. Tony Nakhla to be the expert skin care speaker at Nordstrom. He educated participants about skin care maintenance and anti-aging options.

Radio Interview – September 2012
Radio Interview – September 2012

Dr. Tony Nakhla gives The A B C D & Es to Checking Your Birthday Suit! Included in the discussion are tips on how to identify potential cancer. Listen by clicking the image or below.

New Beauty Magazine – August 2012
New Beauty Magazine – August 2012

Injections of Radiesse can fill out patient’s cheeks for an overall rejuvenated look. Procedures performed by Dr. Tony Nakhla are featured in this issue of New Beauty Magazine. Dr. Tony Nakhla gives beautiful, natural, unmatchable treatment results.

Men's Health News: Eliminate the Signs of Poor Sleep
Men's Health News: Eliminate the Signs of Poor Sleep

Can’t sleep? It’s written all over your face: People who appear tired are viewed as unattractive, unhealthy, and sad, finds a new Swedish study.

Medical Mission Adventures: Guatemala
Medical Mission Adventures: Guatemala

The two garishly outrageously painted, uncomfortable, fume-belching chicken buses precariously negotiated the steep mountain passes as they carried a volunteer DOCARE International medical team to makeshift clinics throughout remote medically deprived areas of Guatemala.

Residents Join Medical Mission to the Amazon
Residents Join Medical Mission to the Amazon

It wasn’t enough for the dermatology residents at Western University/Pacific Hospital in Los Angeles to crack open the books when they had to learn about tropical medicine. Instead, they headed to Ecuador. Program Director, David Horowitz, D.O., co-Chief Residents Will Kirby, D.O., and Tejas Desai, D.O., plus firstyear Resident Tony Nakhla, D.O., joined the Nova Southeastern University chapter of DOCARE International on a nine-day medical mission.

Retroauricular Ulcer in a Patient with a History of Multiple Skin Cancers
Retroauricular Ulcer in a Patient with a History of Multiple Skin Cancers

A 55-year-old Caucasian male presented to our clinic with a two-week history of a painful sore on the right postauricular region. The patient had a past medical history of multiple non-melanoma skin cancers including five squamous-cell carcinomas and six basal-cell carcinomas, three of which required Mohs. He reported no other significant past medical history and was on no medications. He smoked approximately one pack per day.

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma

Cutaneous Larva Migrans (CLM) is a condition caused by the introduction of the animal hookworm larvae into the human
skin. Although endemic to warmer regions of the world, it is important that we be able to recognize CLM in the US, as it may

present in our patients that live in coastal states or that have recently traveled outside of the country.

Cerclage Technique for Repairing Large Circular Defects of the Trunk: Two-Staged Excision of a Plexiform Neurofibroma
Cerclage Technique for Repairing Large Circular Defects of the Trunk: Two-Staged Excision of a Plexiform Neurofibroma

NF-1 (von Recklinghausen’s disease) is an autosomal dominantly inherited disorder. The classic clinical findings include neurofibromas, cafe’ au lait spots, lisch nodules, axillary freckling, and macroglossia. The predominant lesions in NF-1 are cutaneous neurofibromas, which represent benign proliferations of neuronal support structures.

Malar Butterfly Flap: Bilateral Melolabial Advancement for Large Dorsal Nasal Defects
Malar Butterfly Flap: Bilateral Melolabial Advancement for Large Dorsal Nasal Defects

The repair of large dorsal nasal defects are often characterized as surgical conundrums, requiring skin grafting or extensive flap repair and often needing a second stage reconstruction. We present a 67-year-old woman who underwent Mohs micrographic surgery for a morpheaform basal cell carcinoma on the nasal dorsum, producing a large midfacial defect. We employed the malar butterfly flap, a bilateral melolabial advancement flap, to repair the defect.

Lasers: Back to the Basics
Lasers: Back to the Basics

The term laser is an eponym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Physics and the atom will help to better understand lasers. An electron circling an atom can be excited to a higher orbit by absorbing energy (stimulated absorptions) and conversely fall to a lower orbit by emitting energy (spontaneous emission). This energy is represented as a photon of light.

New Beauty Magazine: The Laser Anti-Aging Revolution
New Beauty Magazine: The Laser Anti-Aging Revolution

At OC Skin Institute, Dr. Tony Nakhla employs the latest in laser skin care technology. He is particularly impressed with the CO2 fractionated laser, which is the key player in what he refers to as the "anti-aging revolution."

Benefits of Communicating with Patients via Email
Benefits of Communicating with Patients via Email

Use of email and text messaging as a means of communicating has grown dramatically over the last decade, but it has lagged within the health care field. According to last year’s Second Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities Survey conducted by CompTIA, while many physicians want to increase their use of email to correspond with patients, relatively few have done so. However, those who have are realizing the benefits…

Have You Heard of Reverse Brown Spots?
Have You Heard of Reverse Brown Spots?

Dr. Nakhla teaches about this common skin condition and how you can cover it up.

Dr. Nakhla’s 10 Tips For Healthy Summer Skin
Dr. Nakhla’s 10 Tips For Healthy Summer Skin

Don’t go outside without reading these invaluable tips for healthy summer skin.

All About SPF’s
All About SPF’s

Dr. Nakhla clears up all the confusion about sunscreen. Read more to learn about which products can best protect your skin.

Keeping it Clean
Keeping it Clean

Pedicure tubs are a notorius resting spot for bacteria, fungi and viruses- and unclean tubs have made headline news and even been implicated in deaths. Thus, it’s a crucial part of any salon’s everyday activities to ensure that they are impeccably maintained.

OC Moms Blog: Visit OC Skin Institute
OC Moms Blog: Visit OC Skin Institute

OC Mom’s Blog “Tip of the Day” is to visit OC Skin Institute. Go on a tour with the newly remodeled state-of-the-art facilities and meet Dr. Tony Nakla.

New Beauty Magazine – July 2011
New Beauty Magazine – July 2011

Internal Acne Aggravators – Harder to control, internal factors like hormones, food and stress can all play into how often, and severe, your skin breaks out.

Skin Care Products: Do You Know These Skin Care Superheroes?
Skin Care Products: Do You Know These Skin Care Superheroes?

Demi Moore, Nicole Kidman, Michelle Pfeiffer – all of these women prove that although getting older is inevitable, visible signs of aging don’t have to be. Dr. Tony Nakhla talks about skin care products you shouldn’t live without.

The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy, Beautiful Skin
The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy, Beautiful Skin

Learn about anti-aging skin care with Dr. Tony Nakhla.

The Orange County Register: Facts about Fillers
The Orange County Register: Facts about Fillers

Facts about Fillers instead of surgery. Dr. Tony Nakhla discusses the solution for most women who want to combat the signs of aging.

13 Everyday Habits that are Giving You Acne
13 Everyday Habits that are Giving You Acne

Your hormones aren't always to blame — turns out some of these unconscious habits might be causing your acne. Dr. Nakhla shares his expertise. 

New Beauty Magazine – October 2011
New Beauty Magazine – October 2011

Seeking a nonsurgical solution to completely rejuvenate her eyes, this patient consulted with Dr. Nakhla. “I treated her with a total of 3 ccs of Juvéderm in her lower eyelid tear troughs [off label],” Dr. Nakhla says. “The small, red bruise under her left eye faded away in a matter of days. Now she looks younger and much more awake.”

The Ultimate Winter Skin Survival Guide
The Ultimate Winter Skin Survival Guide

Cold temperatures, harsh winds, and time spent indoors with dry heat can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Dr. Nakhla shares on how to rescue your routine so you can weather the winter without being any worse for the wear.

Nail Problems? Easy Fixes!
Nail Problems? Easy Fixes!

Are your fingernails brittle, flimsy, or discolored? Dr. Nakhla has the solution.

Forbes – December 2011
Forbes – December 2011

The ‘Healthy’ Choices That Are Costing You. Insightful tips from Dr. Tony Nakhla!

Better Homes & Gardens – February 2012
Better Homes & Gardens – February 2012

Dr. Tony Nakhla discusses how to get the most out of your anti-aging skincare products.

New Beauty Magazine – March 2012
New Beauty Magazine – March 2012

We combine the latest advancements in dermatology with a holistic approach to patient care. As a board-certified dermatologist, my practice offers prescription medication, surgical treatments and laser therapies. As an osteopathic physician, I also offer counseling on the benefits of living an overall healthy lifestyle through exercise, the use of high-powered antioxidants and the advantages of organic, wholesome nutrition for optimum health and beauty.

Celebrity Doctor Reveals 5 Best Foods for Health & Beauty
Celebrity Doctor Reveals 5 Best Foods for Health & Beauty

Celebrity Doctor, Tony Nakhla, reveals the 5 best foods for health & beauty. Read more here.

Self Magazine: Beauty Time-savers!
Self Magazine: Beauty Time-savers!

Dr. Nakhla teaches Self Magazine readers how to speed-up their skin care beauty regime.

Julia Roberts Says No Botox
Julia Roberts Says No Botox

Julie Roberts, 44, says she avoids Botox. Given how smooth her skin appears for a middle-age woman, many aren’t swallowing it. Skin care expert, Dr. Tony Nakhla, chimes in on the discussion.

4 Reasons You’ll Get Skin Cancer – April 2012
4 Reasons You’ll Get Skin Cancer – April 2012

4 Reasons You’ll Get Skin Cancer. Dr. Tony Nakhla weighs in.

How Much Do Oscar Invitees Really Pay For Their Red Carpet Looks?
How Much Do Oscar Invitees Really Pay For Their Red Carpet Looks?

The Academy Awards is filled with actresses who look like a million bucks. But in truth, the star might actually be worth more than a million bucks, and pay almost nothing at all. Dr. Nakhla discusses celebrity red carpet looks.

Kate Walsh Poses Nude and Talks Nip-Tucks
Kate Walsh Poses Nude and Talks Nip-Tucks

Actress Kate Walsh says Botox and scalpels aren’t for her. But like Gwyneth Paltrow, she says she’s fine with another type of cosmetic medicine: Laser treatments. Dr. Nakhla discusses cosmetic treatments for celebrities.

Why You Should Just Say No To Tanning
Why You Should Just Say No To Tanning

Dr. Tony Nakhla discusses the truth about tanning.

UniVision - June 2012
UniVision - June 2012

Obsession with Body Image. Learn about dysmorphia with Dr. Tony Nakhla’s medical insight.

The $13,000 Face Cream
The $13,000 Face Cream

Would you spend $13,000 on a face cream? See what Dr. Tony Nakhla has to say about it.

Does Eating Organic Improve Your Skin?
Does Eating Organic Improve Your Skin?

“Your skin tells the story of your days in the sun, but it also reflects the general health of your internal organs and your entire body as a whole,” Dr. Nakhla.

Got Sunscreen?
Got Sunscreen?

The smartest protection for the hottest time of the year. Dr. Nakhla discusses the newest FDA guidelines regarding sunscreen labels.

Better Nutrition Magazine: Book-of-the-Month Corner
Better Nutrition Magazine: Book-of-the-Month Corner

Live By The ‘Skin Commandments’

Dr. Tony Nakhla visited the KCAL 9 studio Tuesday to talk about The Skin Commandments.

Order Dr. Tony Nakhla’s book, THE SKIN COMMANDMENTS: 10 Rules to Healthy, Beautiful Skin. More than a book, THE SKIN COMMANDMENTS represents the ultimate resource for anybody seeking healthy and beautiful skin.