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September 24, 2019

With winter right around the corner, the thought of cozying up to a crackling fire, bundling up in a woolen sweater and taking a long, hot shower may be a welcome one. But our skin will pay for such niceties. As the air gets drier during the cold months, our skin loses moisture. Exposing skin to intense heat will dry it out more, and wearing wool next to our skin can irritate it, dermatologists say.

As we age, our skin produces fewer oils. Bathing with harsh soaps and hot water stri...

August 13, 2019

Approximately 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, making it the most common autoimmune disease in the nation. Since it’s Psoriasis Awareness Month, the team at Saddleback Dermatology thought it was an ideal time to share more information about this uniquely challenging skin condition. The good news is - there's help!

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, which is when the immune system attacks the body’s own cells, causing tissue destruction. Psoriasis is the visible result of...

Jeuveau Launches at Saddleback Dermatology and Laser Center on June 10! 

This effective new alternative to Botox and Dysport is used by both men and women to treat fine lines and wrinkles.

Jeuveau, also known as #NEWTOX, is a purified form of botulinum toxin that has been shown to deliver temporary improvement in moderate to severe frown lines by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity, temporarily preventing contracti...

A few months ago, I met a friend for dinner. "Your skin looks amazing," I said, leaning closer. It looked radiant and freakishly smooth, like that of J.Lo at two months old.

"I got the HydraFacial," she replied.

I was sold on the spot. What also intrigued me was that it doesn't hurt. My pain threshold is lower than the Mariana Trench. (I whined for a full half hour after getting the flu shot.) You're not going to find me signing up for a fractionated laser session anytime soon,...

According to the National Cancer Institute, melanoma is expected to kill more than 7,200 Americans this year. The number of cases has been growing for the past decade, with more than 96,000 new cases expected in 2019.

But there has been progress; more than 92 percent of melanoma patients survive at least five years.

"Melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer, and we think unfortunately rates are still going up due to high levels of unprotected skin exposure and people are still...

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I’ve only ever known melatonin to be the secret sauce for better beauty sleep. It's naturally produced by your brain as it gets darker outside, sending a signal to your body that it's time to head to bed. I even have friends that’ll pop a melatonin supplement before a long flight, and despite being in the middle seat and...

January 9, 2019

Unlike fashion, makeup and hair trends, skin care trends don’t always get a lot of buzz from the beauty and lifestyle industries. But that’s about to change. With more and more people taking a more holistic approach to beauty and getting savvier and savvier with what they put inside their bodies, healthy skin—and the pursuit of it—will definitely take center stage in 2019. As another year makes its grand arrival, dermatologists and skin care experts have their own ideas on how skin...

January 5, 2019

After over two decades working with patients as a nurse, Brandie Oldham knows that what you see in the mirror is just the surface of skincare.

"A lot of things happen on the skin and are an indicator of something that's going on inside," explained Oldham, who is now a nurse at Sona Dermatology in Raleigh. "What happens inside and outside your body go together."

For example, that rash you believe is from a dirty makeup brush could be a sign of an autoimmune disorder or pre-diabetes; a...

Believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. Once again that tricky time between seasons will arise—you know, when it’s not quite warm enough to sport that crisp new peacoat yet somehow last month’s newly purchased, open-toed wedges just don’t fit the bill. Gone are the high-humidity, sun-drenched afternoons and in their place, dry wispy winds, causing the onslaught of cracked cuticles, parched lips and, unfortunately, transitional skin.

“One of the biggest concerns is b...

Think about your skin. Just like your computer, couldn’t it use a reboot? Bellafill gives your skin the chance to erase the damage from old acne breakouts. After Bellafill, watch as discernable scars fade from sight!

There are many benefits to a Bellafill treatment for acne scars:

  • It’s simple—one short visit to a provider and you are done.

  • It’s safe. The FDA has approved its use for the improvement of scarred skin.

  • It’s lasting. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, Bellafi...

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