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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 […]

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

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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 […]

RETINOL: Answers to your FAQ’s! by Kristin Scord, PA-C

What is Retinol? Retinol–or vitamin A–is holy-grail ingredient in the world of dermatology – and backed by science!  Studies have shown that repeated topical application of tretinoin can reverse the effects of photo-aging, stimulate cellular turnover, fight acne, and inhibit collagen breakdown in the presence of UV exposure.  The results? Diminished fine lines and wrinkles, […]

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 […]

The 5 Different Forms of Sun Damage… And What to Do! | Jennifer Moller MS, PA-C

Summer is over and the minutes and hours spent in the sun may have taken their toll on your skin.  What does sun damage look like and how can NBDPS help improve it?   Rough, sandpaper-like skin Why it happens: Deep within the skin lies collagen, the substance responsible for smooth, cushiony, plump skin. When […]

Should I be afraid of taking Accutane/ Isotretinoin? What do I expect on it? | Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D

Isotretinoin is the generic name for a medication which is a vitamin A derivative.  Some still call it Accutane, although this particular brand name of the medication is no longer marketed.  Other brand names for isotretinoin that are available are Absorica, Amnesteem, Claravis, and Sotret.  These are all very, very similar to each other (I have no personal preference […]

3 Minimally Invasive Options For Reshaping and Tightening the Thighs and Buttocks | Anne Marie McNeill M.D. Ph.D.

1 Coolsculpting for Fat Reduction Coolsculpting is a blockbuster treatment for body reshaping in localized fat deposits. The treatment is completely non invasive, no sedation or downtime (besides mild pain/bruising) is involved. The procedure freezes fat, causing the cells to die out and exit the body. Trouble localized fat deposits like the outer thighs (“saddle bags”), […]

Why do dermatologists always tell me to use Polysporin instead of Neosporin? | Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D

There are a number of topical antibiotics that are available over the counter.  The most common are Polysporin and Neosporin.  Neosporin is the one that most people have heard of, it has great brand-name recognition.  However, most dermatologists do not recommend using Neosporin. Neosporin contains a mixture of 3 topical antibacterial medications: Neomycin, polymixin, and […]

What can I expect during a complete skin exam? -Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D

For most people, dermatologists recommend a yearly skin exam. The purpose is to find skin cancers or pre-cancers at the earliest stage. Some patients are at higher risk for skin cancer, and we screen them more often. For example, for patients with a history of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), we […]

The latest technology in removing unwanted hair! | Jennifer Moller M.S. PA-C

If you haven’t heard, Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery has recently acquired a new laser for hair reduction. It is superior to other lasers on the market because it is not light based, unlike most lasers that have been used to reduce hair growth. The Vectus uses advanced diode technology. Diode technology allows for […]

How do I treat brown spots? (Solar Lentigines) | Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D

In Orange County, we are blessed and cursed with sun year-round. It is beautiful, but bad for your skin. The sun causes brown spots called solar lentigines on the face or any sun-exposed areas. Luckily, there’s a number of options for removing solar lentigines. The first thing to mention is how important it is to […]

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