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Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Larchmont & surrounding areas in California

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5 Skin Care Tips for Relieving Dry Skin

The winter months bring drier weather, even in warm climates such as Los Angeles. Unfortunately, this dry weather can wreak havoc on your skin. The following infographic provides you with some easy tips to help keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

Dr. Fitzgerald also offers a variety of medical-grade skin care products to help you maintain beautiful skin all year long. You can receive a customized treatment regimen during a confidential consultation.

How to Have a Skin Safe Summer

Before you really “got it” about sun protection, you were unknowingly inflicting some intense damage on your skin’s DNA – sort of guaranteeing that you’d be upping your odds for brown spots and potentially skin cancer  – But who thought of that!?

Lots goes on when sun hits skin. You don’t see the damage until there’s a lot of it.

The Derm or the Drugstore?

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When should I see my derm and when can I just go to the drugstore?

I have patients in my office for all kinds of reasons. We all wear a lot of skin and there are thousands of problems with malfunctions and how skin looks. Spots, dots, wrinkles, rashes, zits… How do you decide what’s “dermatologist-visit-worthy” and what you can handle on your own?

Better Skin Proclamation from the Rebecca Fitzgerald Office Staff

Better Skin for the New Year – What We’re Doing

Even dermatologists slip now and then when it comes to adhering to our skincare routines. So this year I’ve decided that if I’m going to make a beauty resolution (that I actually stick to), I’ll need the support of my amazing staff and the accountability of having it in print. So, we are making our proclamations together, right here. Better skin is not an accident; it’s a routine.

SilkPeel Dermal Infusion – New Twist in Microdermabrasion

Medical Exfoliation with the Kind Touch of SilkPeel

Microdermasion has been around a long time. And it’s stayed out front and center because exfoliating your skin has proven to provide a host of benefits.

Dead skin cells accumulate, making it hard for your pores to do their job. Dead skin cells are dull since they don’t hold moisture. Dead skin cells slow down and sometimes prevent complete product absorption. (Spending plenty on face creams and serums that sit on top of dead skin cells doesn’t equate to much value for your money!)

The Face in the Mirror

Self  Assessment Can be Daunting

A quick look at our face in the mirror and we start wondering, “Where’d that frown line come from? And when did my lips disappear?”

Appearance and the effect on life enjoyment

When we don’t like the face looking back in that mirror, it has a tremendous cascading effect on the quality and enjoyment of life. You don’t have to be a psychologist to really “get” how much appearance affects nearly every decision we make.

Mistakes with your Sunscreens

I know sunscreens are the best way to protect my skin from aging. How can I make sure I’m getting the maximum benefits?

“I can’t tell you how often I hear patients say, ‘I’m never in the sun.’ Even if you don’t lay out by a pool or on the beach, if you live on the planet Earth, especially in the city of Los Angeles, you’re getting sun,” says Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald.

Whats going to work for my Rosacea?

Rosacea can be like a defiant teen at times. Just when you need your skin to behave, it decides to glow like Rudolph and break out. In some ways you can liken Rosacea to skin temper tantrums.

No cure, but you can control

So what do you do? Rosacea is chronic – meaning it’s a condition that really doesn’t have a sure cure, but it can be controlled in a way to make sure it doesn’t rule your life.

Summer Skin Tips – Managing Melasma, Acne, Sunburn

Managing Acne

Will getting a tan help?

Not in the long run. Many people think tanning “helps” acne, but really all you are accomplishing is activation of melanin cells, an early start on wrinkling and potential risk of DNA damage that can result in skin cancer.

Plus, if you are on acne medication or using acne control products, your skin is more sensitive to UV and you could end up with a painful – or damaging – sunburn.

Sunscreen – The New Rules

What you REALLY need to know about sunscreen

“Every spring it seems some sort of news about sunscreen comes out. Is there anything I really need to know?”

The idea is always to simplify sunscreen for consumers, but often all of the updates and new ingredients and products just end up confusing people. So let me tell you what you actually need to know about the latest rules.

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