Is Aging A Disease?

Growing old –whether measured in lines and wrinkles, the number of gray hairs on your head, or by the severity of any disease you may have –is a natural part of life, correct? Not quite. A growing number of researchers are questioning our basic concept of aging. Some experts believe that aging should not be

Your Beauty Guide To Getting Holiday Party-Ready

There is nothing like the looming prospect of a social calendar packed with parties and reunions to make one reassess their beauty regime. And the secret to surviving this hectic season with your best face (and hair, nails, etc.) forward? Creating a beauty checklist and checking it twice, to make sure you are prepped and

Beauty Through The Ages

What is beauty, really? We can tell if someone is beautiful just by looking at them, but can we actually explain why? We may not know the exact answers but one thing is for certain –our ideals for what it means to be beautiful are ever-changing. But no matter what rules we apply, we are

The Unfiltered Reality of “Snapchat Dysmorphia”

Years ago, people would show up in their plastic surgeon’s office requesting a new nose with a photo of Kim Kardashian or Meghan Markle in tow. Today, patients in San Diego come prepared with selfies –not those unflattering, awkward mirror selfies taken in bathrooms, but those fit-for-a-magazine-cover, digitally-enhanced versions of themselves that have amassed hundreds

Trends in Dermatology

The standards of beauty are constantly changing and the pursuit of achieving them is just as dynamic. Aside from the traditional “nip and tuck,” we can now inject, fill, sculpt, and laser our way to look young and radiant. These less invasive procedures are even proving to be viable options for both medical and cosmetic

Your Guide to the Perfect Underarm

Dark underarms may be something you hide or something that hinders you from wearing tank tops in the summer. In sunny San Diego, it’s short-sleeve weather all year round, so not being able to show your underarms can affect your life a lot. Luckily, if you’re self-conscious of dark underarms, you don’t have to let

What Is Perception Drift?

It’s safe to say that beauty routines nowadays involve more than just luxurious creams, serums, and a weekly facial. Every few months or so, anyone could pay his or her dermatologist’s office a visit and leave 15 minutes later with dramatically tighter, firmer skin. And how often do we hear about those wanting to look

Maintaining Facial Beauty Over Time

There is no denying the impact that social media has on our selfie-obsessed culture. From retouched ad campaigns to meticulously crafted Instagram posts, this constant documentation of our looks has sparked a new set of beauty ideals, and people are now more critical about their facial appearance. Unfortunately, a selfie with bad lighting can show

Goodbye Cellulite! Hello Smooth Skin!

What affects the vast majority of women and even some men, no matter their size and shape? Cellulite. If you’re self-conscious about dimply thighs, you’re not alone: More than 90% of women and 10% of men will be faced with it at some point in their lives, even if they don’t notice it yet. While

Powered by Rubies? How Beautiful Gems Power Our Dermatology Lasers

Gemstones are typically thought of as no more than decorative stones used in jewelry and other luxury items, but did you know that these brilliantly colored crystals and gems are used in everything from watches and radios to industrial drills and lasers? Lasers were first used in medical procedures more than four decades ago for

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