Micro Needle Peel (new!)

Micro Needle Peel Micro Needle Peel is the latest treatment offered in our office.  We introduced this procedure on February 2012 and  since,  I have performed this procedure over 500 times.  I combine a new treatment Dermapen or MicroNeedle with an old treatment TCA peel (used for 17

Morgellons and Gluten Intolerance / Dermatitis Herpetiformis – may be one and the same!

Morgellons and Gluten Intolerance,  Dermatitis Herpetiformis,  May be one and the same.           Morgellons               Gluten Dermatitis / Dermatitis herpetiformis   Can you tell the difference? I can’t and I am a dermatologist! Below are the descript

INJECTION LIPOLYSIS for neck and jowl lift

Injection Lipolysis A younger face is oval in shape with a smooth tight jawline and full, high cheeks due to the fullness of the fatty layer under the skin.  As part of the aging process, we lose fat from the upper cheeks, which then become hollower and instead deposit the fat in the

List of Best Skin Secrets from a Skin Expert a Dermatologist

I have been in practice for more than 20 years in La Jolla California taking care of some of the most attractive patients in the world.  I go by results, not by what some cosmetic representative or cosmetic surgeon tells me what to believe.   Before I started medical school at th

Most anti wrinkle creams are just hype! Sorry but it is true.

Every year, something new is being marketed – amazing results, proven to reduce wrinkles by 50%, and ads with beautiful models photoshopped.  They know the buzz words.  This year, it is stem cells and growth factors.  The stem cells are from a plant which would be great if you w

Vitamin D Found to Influence Over 200 Genes Highlighting Links to Disease

ScienceDaily (Aug. 24, 2010) — The extent to which vitamin D deficiency may increase susceptibility to a wide range of diseases is dramatically highlighted in newly published research. Scientists have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA — and identified o

Point/Counterpoint: Is Vitamin D Supplementation Safe?

This article was published in a dermatology newsletter recently.  If you chose to take more than 2,000 units of vitamin D3 a day (I have taken 8,000 a day for over 5 years), you do not need and should not take calcium supplements as this could raise your blood calcium levels too much.

4,000 iu of Vitamin D per day recommended

San Diego — New research suggests that a significantly higher vitamin D intake than previously thought is required to reach blood levels that can prevent or lower the incidence of breast cancer and other major diseases, Newswise.com reports. Researchers at the University of California

Supplements and Foods to Promote Health so skin GLOWS

Supplements every cell needs to be healthy.  Most people do not get enough of these nutrients in a typical western diet so they are often tired and not in the best health possible. 1. Vitamin D3- 5,000 units/day. (check 25-Hydroxy Vit D levels in 3 months,  ideal blood levels are in t