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How Does diet impact your skin?

Diet and Skin One of the most common questions encountered by any dermatologist is how diet can help improve the skin. This is a broad topic that will require multiple discussions but in this talk we will go over the known, stone-cold, evidence based facts. In the future we will have separate discussions going over […]

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What are the best shower habits for healthy skin?

The first thing I learned in dermatology residency is how rough we are as a society on our skin. The scrubbing, the hot water, the harsh fragrance-filled skin products. It doesn’t come as any surprise that so many people complain of skin issues. We have been taught the wrong things when it comes to skin […]

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Is sunscreen use safe?

Is sunscreen safe for everyday use? This topic can be very extensive and I’ve reviewed a lot of literature that I will attempt to summarize in a clear concise way. First let’s mention the established points that the majority of people in the field agree upon. There is strong evidence linking ultraviolet light exposure to […]

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When should I start getting botox?

One of the most common questions I get from younger patients and friends interested in skin care is: “when should I start getting botox?” There is no evidence based answer for this question but there is an answer that makes sense to me from a scientific and common sense standpoint. Wrinkles on the skin develop […]

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Turn back the clock on your skin’s signs of aging

Turn back the clock on your skin’s signs of aging

Our patient, Tom, came to us completely frustrated with his premature signs of aging. Tom’s age spots and discoloration were a result of prolonged sun exposure in his youth and his genes. This is a common problem for men and women in this age group, who were unaware that our delicate skin requires protection from […]

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Say no to skin imperfections!

Our patient, Michelle, was living with these discolored, hanging skin lesions on her neck for at least the last few years. Finally, she came for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Shafa, who informed her that this skin growth, known as an acrochordon, was extremely common and could be removed immediately. There are over 3 million […]

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Read my success story!!

Read my success story!!

My name is Lisa Y. I had been suffering from acne for many years. I have tried a lot of over-the-counter medication with no results. I was treated by many facialists with no results. Then, I started seeing dermatologists for my acne. Different treatment topical and by mouth was tried with minimal effect. Finally, I […]

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Be bikini ready all year round!

Be bikini ready all year round!

Living in Southern California means year round sunshine and blue skies. While this truly is a blessing it also means having to be bikini ready at all times. For many of our patients putting on a bikini or even a pair of shorts can be a nerve-wracking experience as they are confronted with the sight […]

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Lip Fillers…Are they really worth the hype?

Lip Fillers…Are they really worth the hype?

It seems that every time you turn on the TV, flip through a magazine, or scroll through Facebook or Instagram, you are bombarded by the sight of women with unmistakably full, pouty lips. While there is the occasional celebrity or friend who may have overdone their lips and ended up with the dreaded “duck face”, […]

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Are you frustrated with your persistent, untreatable acne?

Are you frustrated with your persistent, untreatable acne?

Do you wish to consult with an expert for alternative treatments, such as Accutane (Isotretinoin)? At OC MedDerm we will educate you regarding the pros and cons of this type of acne therapy. As the premier acne and Accutane treatment facility in Orange County, we understand the intense psychological and physical stress that persistent, severe […]

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