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  • The GRASS Regimen

    I couldn't help but notice that a PA colleague of mine had a beautiful display on her medical suite counter.  No frilly flowers or fancy vases.  This was a simple, yet chic, display of a vibrantly modern grass.  Yes, you read correctly. Grass. Not only did this look pretty, it was pure genius. I soon learned from her that ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on November 26, 2014
  • What's New in Hair Rejuvenation?

    The current treatment of choice for androgenic alopecia (AGA) involves surgical hair transplant, use of Minoxidil and/or Finasteride. For those patients who do not want to undergo the expense and process of hair transplantation, they opt to have more conservative, less invasive treatments. We have been performing LLLT for over a decade to treat ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on November 18, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Malignant Melanoma

    82 year old Female presented for her total body skin screening and this 0.7cm irregular shaped hyperpigemented macule with variegating colors of pink and brown. The patient could not recall how long she had lesion. The forearm was confirmed a Melanoma. Her pathology report was the following: Malignant Melanoma Lentigo maligna ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on November 17, 2014
  • Q& A with Dr. Debra: More on Rashes

    When starting in dermatology, most people look for the dermatology books with pictures and treatment. However, some skip the step of understanding what is happening in the skin and the reason for the morphology seen. Once again, I will recommend the Principles of Dermatology by Lookingbill and Marks. It is helpful to get the principles of ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on November 6, 2014
  • Changing Beauty Routines During Pregnancy

    Patients become accustomed to their beauty routines, however, during pregnancy, they must be cautioned to avoid certain procedures and products. Some have been proven to be harmful during pregnancy and others lack adequate evidence of safety during pregnancy. Laser treatments such as laser hair removal, photorejuvenation, laser collagen ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on November 4, 2014
  • Q & A with Dr. Debra: Now You Are Speaking My Language

    I always compare the ''language'' of dermatology to visiting a foreign country: if you don't speak the same language, you stand out to people as an outsider. It's the same with using the correct terms when practicing dermatology. Describing lesions and rashes has its own terminology. It is imperative to learn the language of dermatology if you ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on October 23, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Nevus Sebaceous

    This 41-year-old navy pilot patient presented to our clinic stating his wife says a mole on his nose is changing. The lesion appeared in the man's mid 20's along with some ''uneven skin'' on his forehead. The patient denies pain or discharge but does report the nose lesion enlarging when he is in the sun.  A punch biopsy was performed in two ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on October 16, 2014
  • I'll Have What My Friend Had

    Just like one pair of jeans may fit someone perfectly, the chances of that same pair being right for the next person that walks through the door are, well, pretty much zero.  One of the most important factors in considering an aesthetic treatment is what it will do for your skin. The same treatment that helped a friend may or may not be the ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on October 14, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Nation's Largest Free Health Clinic Pt. II

    Two weeks ago, dermatologist and PA Amy Gouley participated in her fourth CareHarborLA event. The CareHarbor free clinic is held annually in the fall at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. This four day event is offered to the uninsured, underinsured and at risk populations in need of medical care. Medical consultations and exams, specialty care, ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on October 3, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Nation's Largest Free Health Clinic

    Last week I was fortunate enough to participate in my fourth CareHarborLA event. The CareHarbor free clinic is held annually in the fall at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. This four day event is offered to the uninsured, underinsured and at risk populations in need of medical care. Medical consultations and exams, specialty care, mammograms, ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on September 19, 2014
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