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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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