Author Archives: NBDPS

Ellacor Skin Microcoring for Jowls and Perioral Wrinkles

by: Anne Marie Mcneill, M.D., Ph.D. As we age, we all face a wrinkle or two, but what if there was a way to reduce wrinkles like never before?   What is ellacor with Micro-Coring Technology?  An elegantly simple concept, ellacor uses hollow needles to remove aging and sagging skin for  an improvement in moderate to […]

Blue Light: An In-Office Treatment to Improve Sun Damage

by Kristin Scord, M.S., PA-C What is it?   Light therapies have been a long-time favorite for treatment of various skin conditions–reducing acne, calming inflammation and even helping clear some stubborn immune conditions.  The extra wonderful part is that it can be used to help treat sun damage as well–even clearing precancerous lesions and reducing […]

How to get your Best Skin for your Wedding Day!

By, Kristin Scord, PA-C Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery It’s wedding season!  The Founders of The Grotto Custom Menswear recently reached out to NBDPS for advice on how to help their clients look their best from head-to-toe on their wedding day!   For this special collaboration, we have put together a simple countdown to […]

Exercise for Skin Health – Larisa Lehmer, M.D.

It is no secret that exercise is good for your heart, mental wellbeing, and waistline, so perhaps it comes as no surprise that it enhances skin health as well. Regular, moderate-intensity* exercise: ● Enhances natural antioxidant production. ● Increases resistance to oxidative damage from ultraviolet (UV) light and other physical stresses by enhancing DNA repair. […]

How to test skincare products at home and what to do if you develop a skin reaction?

With so many skincare products available, sometimes it is difficult to tell if your skin might react to any ingredient, including any of the preservatives. A possible allergic contact dermatitis might occur where the skin becomes red, swollen and itchy. Here’s how to test skincare products at home: 1)    Do a test spot on a small […]

Patch Testing: The Basics -Robin Lewallan M.D., Board Certified Dermatologist

Patch testing is a non-invasive procedure that helps dermatologists identify the substances that trigger an allergic reaction on your skin. It involves applying small amounts of suspected allergens, called haptins, onto your skin, usually on your back, and leaving them there for a couple of days to see if a reaction occurs. If you suffer […]

5 Common skincare mistakes that you should never do to your skin!

1)    Picking at your skin Popping pimples or picking at dry skin could cause skin irritation, inflammation and subsequently even hyperpigmentation in certain skin types. 2)    Over exfoliation Exfoliating the skin can help remove dead skin cells and improve skin texture, but over-exfoliation can cause skin irritation and dryness. It could also make acne worse. It’s best […]

What are wrinkles & how can we prevent them?

Wrinkles are folds and creases on our skin that develop as we get older due to decrease in collagen and elastin. They can happen due to chronic sun damage, smoking or even environmental factors such as pollution. Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process and can also be due to repeated facial expressions […]

All About Acne and Current Treatment Options-Kristin Scord PA-C

What is Acne? Acne is a skin condition that involves the pilosebaceous unit, which includes the oil gland and hair follicle. Various factors such as genetic predisposition, hormones, diet, stress and hygiene can contribute to excess oil production, an increase in bacteria, and plugging of dead skin cells that lead to inflammatory acne lesions.  It […]

Infantile Eczema-Robin Lewallen, M.D.

Infantile eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that affects infants and young children. It is characterized by red, itchy, and dry patches of skin, which can be quite uncomfortable. If your child has been diagnosed with infantile eczema, it is important to understand the causes, presentation, triggers, and treatments.   […]

Types of Eczema and Things that May Help- Larisa Lehmer,M.D.

Eczema Eczema is a generic term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed, irritated, and/or itchy. There are two major types of eczema: contact dermatitis (allergic and irritant) and atopic dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when the skin becomes sensitized to a specific agent, known as an allergen. Irritant […]

How do you get rid of blackheads?

How do you treat blackheads? While it is tempting to squeeze blackheads or try to pop them, it’s best to avoid squeezing/popping to avoid trauma and possible hyperpigmentation/scar. There are multiple blackhead removal tools but when using at home, if done improperly you could push down the dead skin cells or dirt clogging the hair […]

Types, Triggers, and Treatment of Rosacea-Robin Lewallen, M.D.

Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by redness, flushing, and acne-like bumps on the face. This condition can be debilitating, causing embarrassment and anxiety in social situations, and can also lead to eye problems and rhinophyma, a thickening of the skin on the nose. There are […]

What is hyperpigmentation and how to treat it?

As a dermatologist when patients come to us for the treatment of dark spots or hyperpigmentation, the first step is to understand that not all dark spots are the same. Dark spots can be caused due to several reasons (melasma or drug reactions or chronic sun exposure) however post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is the appearance of […]

New Year, New Routine- Kristin Scord, PA-C

Make taking care of your skin part of your new year’s resolutions and try something fun and new! You asked, so we asked–What are the skincare routines of our providers? Our NBDPS Physician Assistants share their favorite daily routines! Featured Provider: Jennifer Moller PA-C Skin Type: Dry/Normal Areas of Concern: Melasma, Wrinkles, Large Pores SKINCARE […]

Nourishing Hair from Within – By: Larisa Lehmer, MD

Eighty percent of “typical” hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA), is genetic. For the other 20% of the equation, medications like minoxidil, spironolactone, or finasteride are prescriptions that have a long-standing track record of efficacy. Not every patient is a good candidate for these medications. However, everyone can take advantage of the findings […]

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