Category Archives: Cosmetic Dermatology

Understanding the Cosmelan Peel: A Comprehensive Guide- Robin Lewallen MD FAAD

Understanding the Cosmelan Peel: A Comprehensive Guide Robin Lewallen, MD, FAAD   If you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin and address issues like hyperpigmentation, the Cosmelan peel might be the solution you’ve been searching for. This innovative treatment is designed to target dark spots, melasma, and other skin discolorations, leaving you with a brighter, more […]

Laser Removal of Microbladed Eyebrows-Anne Marie McNeill MD PhD FAAD

Eyebrow microblading is a popular semi-permanent form of brow tattooing.  Unfortunately, not everyone is happy with the result.  Microblading pigment is similar to tattoo pigment, and can be removed safely at NBDPS using the PicoSure tattoo removal lasers and/ or microneedling or fractionated lasers. Removal of microbladed eyebrows is increasingly popular.  They can look artificial, too dark, too […]

What are the Best Cosmetic Treatments to do this Winter? – Kristin Scord, PA-C

These are a few of our favorite things to do this winter to get your skin refreshed and revived! *Lasers: For improvement of texture, wrinkles, elasticity, hyperpigmentation. -Fractional and CO2 lasers offer different degrees of anti-aging skin resurfacing which is important to do when you can stay out of the sun following treatment due to […]

Skincare Basics 101: AM Routine with Sunscreen and Antioxidants: The Ultimate Duo for Enhanced UV Protection -Kristin Scord, PA-C

Want to start a well-rounded skincare regimen and not know where to begin? This is what this mini-series is about! This series will start with the “Basics” for some great starter regimens for most skin types. In later posts, more specific problem areas will be touched on and recommendations for those concerns! We’ll start with […]

Aftercare Following Lasers and Microneedling Can Be Summarized In Two Words: Kind & Gentle-Larisa Lehmer M.D

Basically, you want to help your skin heal from the energy it has received. This means a mild cleanser (Antioxidant Cleanser – McNeillMD; Hydrating Cleanser – AlumierMD; Gentle Cleanser – Priori) formulated for use on “sensitive skin” and a bland ointment until the time of healing is complete. There is a growing variety of suitable […]

Chipping Away at Melasma- Kristin Scord, PA-C

Hyperpigmentation can plague both men and women, as well as skin of any color. If you’re reading this, you may have struggled with this personally or know someone who does and are eager for some helpful advice. It can take several months to see improvement once you’ve begun a process so stick with it–it’s best […]

MEDICAL GRADE PEEL AT HOME- Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

Did you know the cellular turnover of our skin and the stimulation of collagen slows down in our 30’s? A baby’s skin turns over approximately every 14 days, and in our 30’s it is every 30-35 days. Yikes! That’s why a baby’s skin is so soft and plump, and well… why as we age it’s […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Kybella vs CoolMini: What to Know About the Newest Double-Chin Treatments- Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

Just a couple months ago we began doing treatments with Kybella, a new injectable that can minimize the appearance of a double chin with 1-3 treatments. It’s since been gaining popularity. And now, there’s another option available: CoolSculpting. The FDA recently expanded its approval of the treatment for smaller areas on the body, like the […]

Impressive skin revitalization with PicoFocus- Anne Marie McNeill M.D. Ph.D

With the PicoSure laser, we now offer PicoFocus skin revitalization. With this procedure, we can now improve most aspects of skin damage (wrinkles, brown spots, acne scars) with very little downtime. By very little downtime, I mean that the skin really just looks sunburned the day of the procedure, and less so the next day. […]

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