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4 Must-Haves for a Flawless Complexion

  As a dermatologist, I am obsessed with finding the absolute best products and procedures to keep my skin young and healthy looking, and especially, to prevent skin cancer. I’ve been a perfectionist about my complexion all my life. On this mission, as a teen and young adult, I tried hundreds (maybe even thousands) of […]

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Autoimmune Disease and Your Skin (Part 1)

When the immune system works the way it supposed to, immune cells attack things that shouldn’t be in our system like viruses and bacteria. However, autoimmune diseases happen when your immune system starts to see healthy, normal cells in your body as foreign invaders and, in turn, attacks them. Your immune system may see cells […]

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: The Second Most Common Type of Skin Cancer

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer, second only to Basal Cell Carcinoma. It is so common that we see this type of skin cancer many times a day in our Sonoma County  Dermatology practice here in Northern California. What causes squamous cell carcinoma? The very top upper layer […]

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What Causes Dark Circles under the Eye? Explanation & Cure Here

Almost everyone at a some point in their life will have dark circles under the eye. Some people have the problem at an early age because they are genetically predisposed. For others, it takes the aging process to cause under eye circles due to thinning of the delicate under eye skin and a change in […]

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Do You Need to Protect Your Skin from the Sun in Fall and Winter?

Yes, Yes, Yes! UVA is out all year – fall and winter included. It’s out from sun up to sun down too. Believe it or not, UVA is also at its FULL intensity even when the sun feels softer in winter. Yes, the UVB rays are less, but don’t let that fool you because UVA […]

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From the Aesthetician: Makeup Tips for Any Age

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what type of skin you have, if your skin is hydrated and polished, the skin will be in the perfect condition to apply your makeup. Here are some tips broken down according to age group: 15-20 Years of Age At this stage in life, many different hormones go […]

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