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Treatment Options For Surgical Scars
Considered about surgical scars? We understand and you’re not alone. When you see as many skin cancers as we do, you end up doing many skin cancer surgeries. Despite the best surgical skills, a surgical scar is inevitable. Despite their relief from being cancer free,
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) also known as Vampire Facial or Blood Facial is a cosmetic procedure that helps fight the signs of aging, but is it right for you? In this article, Santa Monica Dermatologist, Dr. Kormeili explains what PRP is and how to determine if you are
About Unwanted Skin Growth
Unwanted skin growth can be annoying, to say the least. There are many lumps, bumps, and blemishes on the skin that can be of cosmetic concern to someone (even if they pose no medical harm). It’s OK, you’re allowed to not like them! And there are various treatments
Loose Skin And Sagging Skin
Loose skin is caused by the loss of elasticity in our skin. As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity causing our skin to sag or becoming loose. Factors such as sun or smoking can further exacerbate this problem. Fortunately, several cosmetic procedures are
What Is Normal Hair Loss?
Hair loss is a common complaint among our patients, both men and women. Although is it normal to shed hairs each day, excessive hair loss can lead to a thinning hair line, and areas of baldness. Luckily, there are hair loss treatments that help promote hair
Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus invading the superficial layer of the skin. Fungi love a warm, moist places. As a result, they are commonly found on athletes or other individuals with sweaty feet. Athlete’s foot appears as an itchy rash with scales on the feet (especially in between
Alopecia Areata is a type of hair loss that usually appears as a round bald spot with no other symptoms. It is also known as spot baldness. This may occur on the head or other areas of the body. The condition occurs in both males and females and people of
Actinic chelitis is sun damage of the lips that is consistent with pre-cancer. Patients with actinic chelitis have dry, non-healing cracked lips with a subtle white discoloration. While the condition itself is not dangerous, it is serious as it increases the risk for skin cancer.
Signs of actinic cheilitis include:
What is Acne Vulgaris?
Acne Vulgaris simply refers to “common acne” or pimples. Acne is the result of collected sebum (oily secretions) inside a follicle. There is also a bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes present. This causes the follicle to get inflamed and swollen, causing the bumps on the skin you know
What is Acne Keloidalis Nuchae?
Acne Keloidalis Nuchae are tiny purple to red firm bumps on the back of the neck, and usually appear in ethnic skin types. They are a form of “scar” that is the result of infection, acne or deep inflammation of the hair follicle (folliculitis). This