Author Archives: NBDPS

How to Pick Your Supplements-Michele Westendorf, MSN NP-C

Supplements are one of the fastest-growing areas of medicine. We are up to $43.4 billion in yearly revenue in the US supplement market, and the majority of Americans have at least one supplement in their home. However, most laypeople feel intimidated by the sheer number of products on the market, as well as the wide-ranging […]

Probiotics and Why They Matter to Your Skin-Michele Westendorf, NP-C

Probiotics and Skin Health What are Probiotics? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” In order to be labeled a probiotic, scientific evidence for a health benefit would have to be documented. Probiotics can be bacteria, fungus or yeast. […]

Sebacia is the Newest Acne Treatment Available at NBDPS – Robin Lewallen, MD

What is Sebacia? Sebacia is the newest way to treat acne and is much different from the traditional acne treatment regimens such as medicated washes or prescription medications. Sebacia is an innovative treatment that involves applying a FDA-approved gold microparticle technology mask to the face followed by treatment of the skin with a 1064 nm […]

The New Psoriasis Guidelines That May Finally Get You the Treatment You Need-by Claire Gillespie –Robin Lewallen MD, comments on a new, simplified method of grading psoriasis severity that proves when it comes to treating chronic skin conditions one size does not fit all.

As a chronic autoimmune skin condition, psoriasis can have a huge physical and emotional impact on a person’s life—especially if you’ve been living with it for several years. Inflamed, itchy, scaly patches of skin, which often go hand-in-hand with bleeding, pain, anxiety and stiff, swollen joints, are no party. By this point, you’ve probably tried […]

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary-Kerry Knollenberg, Office Manager since 2010

Three thousand six hundred and 50 days. That’s how long Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery has been serving patients and the Southern California community. During that time there have been so many special moments and accomplishments they are hard to count. Notably, Dr. McNeill, as our sole provider, treated 1,279 patients that first year […]

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 […]

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