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

How to Reconstruct a Nipple After Mohs Surgery for the Treatment of Skin Cancer

Posted on October 16th, 2020

Skin cancers of the nipple are relatively rare. However, when they do occur, Mohs surgery for the treatment of skin cancer can remove all or some of the nipple. Because the nipple is a 3-dimensional structure, reconstructing it can be a challenge for the surgeon. One way to reconstruct the…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

Are UV nail lights bad?

Posted on September 15th, 2020

Many women enjoy having their nails done, and there is a lot of talk about the UV nail curing lamps that are used during the process. These lamps are used as a curing method for gel nails, gel nail polish, and acrylic nails in salons. They can also be purchased…read more

Why is Mohs surgery the best treatment for your skin cancer on sensitive areas?

Posted on September 9th, 2020

In short, because 100% of the surgical margin is examined for remaining tumor in your skin after the tumor is excised. Mohs surgery is unique in that the surgeon is also the pathologist. This allows us to map a piece of tissue that is excised like a clock face so…read more

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