Skin Care

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


5 Common Reasons Why Your Skin May be Acting Out

Just as with hair, your skin can have good days and bad days. When your skin looks healthy and beautiful, it can boost your self-confidence and add a little extra pep to your step. Conversely, very few things can cause you to feel more self-conscious than your skin acting out. An unexpected acne breakout, itchy rash or splotchy skin can occur at any time. Fortunately, there are often some common reasons for these breakouts, and identifying the cause can often help you to reverse the problem as quickly as it developed.

How the Sun Sees Your Skin

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.

Don't miss the video below- it's unforgettable!

The Derm or the Drugstore?


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?

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?

Skin Temper Tantrums

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.


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