Author Archives: NBDPS

Tips for sun protection to reduce your risk of skin cancer (and premature aging)-Robin Lewallen M.D.

Tips for sun protection to reduce your risk of skin cancer (and premature aging) Skin cancer is the most common and also one of the most preventable forms of cancer worldwide. In fact, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States than all other cancers combined. Ultraviolet (UV) light is a proven […]

Can diet and supplements reduce sun damage and skin cancer?- Alyssa Braun, BA, and Anne Marie McNeill, MD, PhD

Most Southern California residents are aware that the sun has harmful rays that can be detrimental to the skin; however, this knowledge can’t compete with the enjoyment of spending time outside. Despite our efforts to be prudent when it comes to wearing sunscreen (and reapplying every 3-4 hours!), the CDC reports that the incidence of […]

Men Need Botox to Stay “Relevant and Marketable” in the Workplace Today- Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

According to a recent CNBC report, “Men are fighting to stay competitive” in the workplace. Wrinkles on men used to be a sign of wisdom, but are now just a sign of getting “old”. Their competition is young and fresh, full of new ideas. Are men ready for this?! I agree, people tend to make […]

The #NEWTOX on the Block-Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

It’s finally here, the newest toxin to treat wrinkles. Botox was approved in 1989 for the medical treatment of muscle spasms. Quickly, it moved to the aesthetic market and was approved in 2002 to treat glabella wrinkles (between the brows). Since then, it has gained approval to treat forehead wrinkles. As injectors, we use it […]

How to Get the Earliest Detection of Melanoma-Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

Yearly skin exams are recommended to detect skin cancers, but is there a way to assist in the exam and possibly detect a skin cancer earlier? A new technology called FotoFinder revolutionizes full body skin exams through an intelligent combination of automated high-resolution total body skin photography and video dermoscopy. There are only 35 Fotofinders […]

How to Know Which Laser is Best for You- Jennifer Moller, PA-C

Living in Southern California has many benefits, including having excellent sunny weather most of the year. Many of us are active outdoors, and some of us were sun worshipers in our youth. Unfortunately, the exposure to the sun has led our skin to being wrinkled, pigmented, droopy, and aged. When addressing the aging face, the […]

The Down and Dirty About Sunscreen and SPF- Michele Westendorf, NP-C

1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime and the best way to prevent that is sun protection. What does SPF really mean? SPF stands for sun protection factor and it tells you how long it would take the sun to redden your skin when using the product versus the amount of […]

Baby-Proofing Your Skin: Pregnancy Skincare Concerns and Options- Kristin Scord, MS, PA-C (mom of two under 4 year olds)

Pregnancy and growing a family is such an exciting time in one’s life! Sometimes; however, our skin doesn’t quite behave as we would like with the physical changes and demands, hormones, and discrepancies in sleep and nutritional patterns. We are here to help! Concern: Dry and Dull Skin Come in and see our medical aesthetician, […]

White Chalky Patches on Toenails: Fungus or Dehydrated Nails? -Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

Have you ever been to the nail salon and your polish was removed only to uncover white patches?  And when the nail technician is questioned she usually states it is due to wearing dark polish, or leaving the polish on too long.  You may then nod, and agree to cover the unsightly nail again with […]

New Treatment Available for Lichen Sclerosus at NBDPS- Anne Marie McNeill, MD PhD

New treatment available for Lichen Sclerosus at NBDPS Not much has changed in the management of LS over the last 10 years.  Luckily, most patients are managed well with topical treatments.  However, some patients find this regimen annoying or not adequate.  For those who are interested, there is a new treatment available for LS. I have attached […]

Nonsurgical, Multifaceted Approach to Anti-Aging. No Downtime Required. Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

There are many non surgical procedures for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation available now, allowing patients who are not interested in surgery, to help maintain their youthful appearance. Most of these non-invasive procedures require minimal downtime, making them even more appealing. What nonsurgical options are available for anti-aging? Many reasons contribute to facial aging, and often […]

Lip Fillers- Michele Westendorf, MSN,NP-C

Whether you want luscious kissable lips, or to just to get rid of the fine lines around your lips, there is a product designed for your goals. Every pair of lips are different and different people have different ideals in mind. Some patients request just a little volume to make their smile less “gummy” or […]

Nefertiti Lift : REDUCE JOWLS AND CONTOUR YOUR JAWLINE WITH BOTOX-Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen known for her long, elegant neck and sleek jawline. There are non-surgical techniques that will reduce your jowls and contour your jawline. The results redefine the elegant lines of the jaw and neck for a youthful, tighter, more contoured appearance. Botox injections are used to redefine the jawline and provide […]

C02RE Intima, Treatment for women’s vaginal health- Michele Westendorf, NP-C

One of newest and most exciting additions to NBDPS is the CO2RE Intima — a much needed and much welcome addition to women’s health. The benefit of fractional CO2 for resurfacing and wrinkle improvement for the face has been well established. Recently, that technology has been adapted to address the needs of of the feminine […]

Questions about Thinning Hair? We Can Help- Michele Westendorf, NP-C

Traditionally hair loss has been divided into three categories: inflammatory vs non inflammatory, genetic vs acquired, hormone driven vs not, scarring vs scarring. More recent research asserts that there is a level of “micro-inflammation” that is present across categories. Current treatment for hair loss have included: pharmaceuticals that target specific pathways, hair transplants, low-level light […]

Cellfina — permanent solution for cellulite-Anne Marie McNeill MD, PHD

Cellfina is a permanent treatment for cellulite. This is a relatively simple, one-time procedure under local anesthesia that can give a dramatic improvement in cellulite dimples, especially on the buttocks. This is a procedure best done in the winter, so the skin is smooth and uniform in time for summer. How the procedure is performed […]

The New “Wow” Laser for Skin Resurfacing at NBDPS- Jennifer Moller, PA-C

NBDPS has a wide variety of lasers and technology to rejuvenate the skin and give a more youthful appearance. The newest laser now available at NBDPS is called the C02RE, and is “wowing” patients after only one treatment! This laser is unique because it offers a versatile solution for skin resurfacing. C02RE has the ability […]

FALL in Love With Your Skin- Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

It’s that time… the kids are in school and you now have a moment for yourself! Time to “fall” in love with your skin again! Hydration in the fall and winter is essential. Hydrated skin helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, gives your skin a pretty glow, and allows makeup to go […]

What Are the Different Types of Skin Cancer? | Jennifer Moller, PA-C

There are three types of skin cancers; basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma. Basal Cell is the most common form of skin cancer, most often caused by sun exposure.  Squamous Cell is the second most common, and is from sun exposure as well.  Melanoma can metastasize and can be life threating.  All of these skin […]

What to expect with Cellfina treatment for cellulite reduction

You may already know that Cellfina is the state of the art treatment for cellulite reduction.  And that results tend to improve over time.  But what can you expect during and after a Cellfina treatment? Prior to the treatment, you will come in for a consultation with Dr. McNeill to make sure you are a […]

The Skinny on CoolSculpting, Lipo-Sculpting, and Cellfina | Body Reshaping Procedures

There has been a new trend that has hit the aesthetic market. Body reshaping is minimally invasive, if not at all, and has created quite a stir in our office!  Between the marketing materials of smooth tushes and flat tummies sprinkled in our rooms, patients want to know “does it really work” and “am I […]

What is Microblading? | Allee Ashlock, Medical Esthetician

Microblading is a form of semi permanent make up which is done by using pigment, and a small hand held tool comprised of anywhere from 7 to 16 micro needles on the tip (hence the name microblade).   What makes it different than tattooing your eyebrows? Microblading is the artistic process of implanting pigment into […]

Does diet contribute to acne? | Anne Marie McNeill M.D. Ph.D

One of the most common questions my acne patients ask is what role the food they eat has on their acne.  It is hard to answer for any individual; acne has a variety of triggers, including genetic, hormonal, and mechanical factors.  These seem to be the most common triggers for most patients. However, there is […]

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By browsing this website, you agree to our use of cookies.