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Lip augmentation – how big is too big?

Posted on January 15th, 2021

Thin, flat lips might be in your genetics, but that doesn’t mean you have to deal with them forever! With continued advances in the area of cosmetic dermatology and beauty, women now have a wide range of options to choose from when it comes to augmenting the appearance of the…read more

Food Allergies

Posted on January 11th, 2021

If our immune system had its own Facebook site, its status would always be set to: “it’s complicated.” In an ideal world, it would just fight off infectious organisms and cancer cells and leave non-harmful things, like foods and drinks, alone. But for many of us, it doesn’t. An allergic…read more

Three products to combat winter skin

Posted on December 15th, 2020

With every seasonal change, there is a change in the environment that can impact the health and appearance of the skin. It is important that patients consider reevaluating their skincare products with each shift in the season to ensure their skin looks its best and stays hydrated. Due to the…read more

How do I know if I have a skin allergy?

Posted on November 15th, 2020

Both children and adults can develop a wide range of skin conditions. Dermatologists, such as those at the Skin and Beauty Center, often see patients on a daily basis struggling with common disorders or problems. One commonly seen condition in our practice is that of an allergic skin condition. Skin…read more

Acne Fulminans

Posted on October 20th, 2020

Acne Fulminans -Maggie Chow, MD, PhD I think about my patients with acne fulminans often, because often they suffer pain on the skin with their systemic symptoms, and it can take months of regular visits with dermatologists until they start to improve. Sometimes even multiple courses of isotretinoin are not…read more

Leprosy in Los Angeles

Posted on October 19th, 2020

Many believe that leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease) is a disease that has been long eradicated or only a problem of third world countries, but actually this infectious condition is more common and closer to home than we may think. The Los Angeles County Medical Center of the University…read more

Anatomic Danger Zones for Facial Injection of Soft Tissue Fillers

Posted on October 16th, 2020

Injectable soft tissue fillers are currently very popular in aesthetic dermatology, and are useful for replacing facial volume that is lost during the aging process. With experienced and well-trained injectors, fillers can help patients achieve a youthful, refreshed appearance. However, complications can arise when injectors are not experienced or are…read more

What is Brotox?

Posted on October 15th, 2020

The signs of aging on the face, including the formation of fine lines and wrinkles from skin laxity, can make women feel as though they look older than they are. And many women believe that men age much more gracefully than they do. However, men have concerns too, and the…read more

Children and Patch Testing

Posted on October 7th, 2020

It’s a common myth that young children don’t develop allergic reactions until later in childhood. Reports have shown that even infants and toddlers can start developing allergic reactions early in life. This is more likely to happen with a personal or family history of dry skin or eczema. It’s also…read more

Early Signs of Venous Insufficiency

Posted on September 22nd, 2020

Spider veins can be early signs of ‘venous insufficiency’. As we age, the valves in our legs that help move blood from the legs to the heart weaken and blood pools in the vessels in the legs as a result of gravity. The vessels become engorged and spider veins and…read more

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