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Appearance Matters – How Looks are Linked to Work Value
Appearance Matters – How Looks are Linked to Work Value
“I’m older than many of my colleagues and not retiring anytime soon. I know appearance matters but I don’t want to do anything drastic. How can I project a younger more energetic image?” More people can relate to you than you can imagine. Baby boomers are aging but working as hard as ever. And with the economy in its current...
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Why Choose Thermage Skin Tightening?
Why Choose Thermage Skin Tightening?
As we age, sagging skin and loss of firmness become inevitable. While surgical options were once the only choice for improving skin tightness, non-surgical alternatives have revolutionized the field of aesthetics. Thermage skin tightening offers a non-invasive, no-downtime solution to improve skin firmness and contours for the face, eyes, and body. If you desire a more youthful appearance without undergoing...
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When is the Best Age to Start Getting Injectable Treatments?
When is the Best Age to Start Getting Injectable Treatments?
Injectables are an effective way to turn back the clock and reverse the signs of aging. In fact, injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers have become some of the most sought-after facial rejuvenation solutions in recent years. One of the most common questions Dr. Fitzgerald receives from patients interested in these treatments involves the right time to...
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What to Ask Your Dermatologist About Your Skin
What to Ask Your Dermatologist About Your Skin
When you go to the dermatologist, it’s important to have questions ready to ask about your skin and any problems you may have noticed since your last visit. For example, moles continue to appear throughout your life and may need to be removed periodically and tested for skin cancer. Additionally, many men and women struggle with acne in silence and don’t ask...
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Your Guide to Dermal Fillers
Your Guide to Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are an effective way to restore a more youthful facial appearance. These treatments can have a dramatic impact by restoring lost facial volume and smoothing wrinkles. If you’re looking for a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation solution, dermal fillers may be an excellent option to address your goals. Are Dermal Fillers Right for Me? Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment...
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Your Guide to Beautiful Skin
Your Guide to Beautiful Skin
Maintaining beautiful, healthy skin requires diligent effort on your part. The actions you take on a daily basis will play a major role in the condition of your skin. We’ve created the following infographic to make sure you know what you need to do in order to maintain a beautiful, glowing complexion. You can receive individualized skin care recommendations by...
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A New World of Wrinkle Busters?
A New World of Wrinkle Busters?
A new world of wrinkle busters? Botox has never had any true non-toxin or non-injection competition, but there are new wrinkle busters out there. Here are some pretty interesting technologies that are/were designed to compete with today’s neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. (By the way, this is only FYI information – none of these procedures are used in our...
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What’s in my Wrinkle Filler?
What’s in my Wrinkle Filler?
If you wonder what’s in the syringe that’s used to fill in a wrinkle or a fold, restore facial volume and plump up lips, you’ll be glad to know most of it is pretty simple stuff! Here’s a component list and what each means • Hyaluronic Acids (Juvederm, Restylane, and Prevelle) are made from sugar molecules. These molecules are chemically “cross...
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What is Micro-Coring? Meet Ellacor®
What is Micro-Coring? Meet Ellacor®
Ellacor® is a new, non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that utilizes micro-coring for optimal skin tightening. Precisely what it sounds like, micro-coring uses hollow needles to safely remove microscopic plugs of skin from the treatment area. Once these micro-cores are removed, the body’s natural healing response kicks in, causing the skin to realign while reducing the appearance of fine lines, deep...
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What Causes Rosacea And How Can I Treat It?
What Causes Rosacea And How Can I Treat It?
One common issue, Rosacea, affects millions of Americans by showing up as redness, or even red bumps or pimples, most frequently on the cheeks and nose. Depending on the severity of the Rosacea, it may also show up as red, dry or irritated, and swollen eyes.   Despite how common Rosacea is, scientists and doctors alike have still been unable to...
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What is Cosmetic Dermatology?
What is Cosmetic Dermatology?
 Cosmetic dermatologists are physicians who have chosen to specialize in dermatology services that are aesthetic in nature. This doctor will have completed a dermatology residency after med school. At that point, any dermatologist could choose to describe themselves as a cosmetic specialist, but the true specialists undergo additional training specific to cosmetic treatments. A cosmetic dermatologist will focus her or...
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What Causes Rosacea?
What Causes Rosacea?
If you have visible blood vessels or rough, red skin, you may have a common skin condition known as rosacea. Commonly mistaken for acne or a naturally ruddy complexion, rosacea’s exact cause is unknown. However, there are several environmental and hereditary factors that can trigger symptoms. Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald can help you determine the source of these flare-ups and create...
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Body Sculpting in L.A.—How to Choose What’s Right for You
Body Sculpting in L.A.—How to Choose What’s Right for You
Every day you're bombarded with images, videos, and ads with the latest way to reach your ideal figure. From fad diets to liposuction, there are dozens of body sculpting options in the Los Angeles area. Many men and women who have lost weight through diet and exercise still struggle with common stubborn areas such as their “love handles,” stomach, and...
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What’s the Best Choice for Cheek Augmentation?
What’s the Best Choice for Cheek Augmentation?
Whether to choose a Hyaluronic Gel like Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft or Sculptra for cheek augmentation will depend a great deal on how your face is proportioned and what may be happening due to volume loss or genetic volume deficiency. The face goes through many changes as we age, and these changes can start very early. Aside from aging, some people...
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Why You Want To Try Thermage
Why You Want To Try Thermage
Squeamish at the idea of surgery just to achieve some mild level of skin tightening? For many years the only option for tightening and toning loose skin around the eyelids and face was surgery. Although highly effective, it is also quite invasive and requires considerable downtime for recovery. However, advancements in medical technology and techniques have created an effective second...
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Aging Hands  Get Back Youthful Looking Hands
Aging Hands Get Back Youthful Looking Hands
Every woman likes having pretty, youthful-looking hands. But age and sun exposure can make them less than pretty and sometimes make you seem older than you are. Fixable Problems Loss of padding which means veins become more obvious and bone structure shows. Restore youthful plumpness and boost collagen formation with the volumizing filler Radiesse. See fuller, younger-looking hands immediately –...
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Acne Scar Improvement with RF Micro Needling
Acne Scar Improvement with RF Micro Needling
  Scars from Acne are a tough reminder of a time you'd rather forget. Unfortunately, unlike acne which usually goes away on its own, scars don't. The only way to improve acne scarring in a permanent way from the "inside out", is with new collagen production that your body makes. The challenge lies in choosing the right procedure for your...
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What is Ultherapy and How Long Does it Last?
What is Ultherapy and How Long Does it Last?
Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment that tightens skin on the: Brow Chin Neck Chest (the area above the breasts, where a low-cut top would expose) Ultherapy works by heating up tissue in a targeted layer beneath the surface of the skin. This thermal energy tightens and lifts skin in two ways: It causes coagulation of the collagen present in the...
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What Can a HydraFacial Do for Me?
What Can a HydraFacial Do for Me?
If you’re looking for a nonsurgical skin rejuvenation solution that delivers beautiful, long-lasting results, a HydraFacial may be right for you. This treatment provides instant exfoliation, moisturizing and cleansing benefits, and it is gentler than alternatives such as microdermabrasion. Did you say you want CLEAN? The spiral design of HydroPeel® Tips, used in conjunction with the HydraFacial proprietary vacuum technology...
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Answers To All Your Questions About Body Sculpting
Answers To All Your Questions About Body Sculpting
Dr. Fitzgerald offers a wide range of body sculpting procedures. This means our Los Angeles-area patients have a number of options and can finally resolve any number of long-standing aesthetic concerns. However, this wealth of options can be a little confusing. We understand that if you're considering a body sculpting procedure, you probably have a lot of questions. And we...
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What Are the Benefits of IPL Treatments?
What Are the Benefits of IPL Treatments?
IPL treatments utilize intense pulses of light to penetrate into the deep layers of your skin, delivering dramatic skin rejuvenation results. Dr. Fitzgerald has taken this technology a step further by offering BBL (broadband light) photofacial, the most powerful light treatments available. BBL and IPL treatments provide a wide range of benefits, including: Versatile treatment – IPL and BBL can...
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What is PICO Genesis?
What is PICO Genesis?
PICO Genesis is a gentle and effective laser treatment for your skin. If you are unhappy with an uneven, hyperpigmented complexion, then this option may be right for you. PICO Genesis is ideal for reducing or eliminating: Sun damage Brown spots Age spots Hyperpigmentation Melasma and redness Pigmented lesions This device works a little differently than traditional, high-intensity, heat-producing lasers....
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Acne: Get the Facts
Acne: Get the Facts
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions impacting Americans between the ages of 12 and 25. For many acne patients, the condition can be a source of self-consciousness or embarrassment. Long term acne is particularly destructive in that scars become lifelong reminders of a difficult time. Treating acne early is the best decision you can make. With the...
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Ultherapy in the News Los Angeles
Ultherapy in the News Los Angeles
Ultherapy in Los Angeles Ultherapy is approved for nonsurgical lifting of the lower face, the brow and the decollete. Ultrasound can get to the deep parts if your skin layers without disrupting the surface through the idea of concentration and what I talk about this or describe it to other people I like to use the analogy of the magnifying...
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Ultherapy Wins Beauty Awards
Ultherapy Wins Beauty Awards
Ultherapy's the hands-down winner for lifting when surgery is NOT on your to-do list. A no-surgery focused-ultrasound procedure, Ultherapy is cleared for treatment of the brow, chin, neck and chest. With over a million treatments worldwide, this unique treatment goes to the deep layers to give you lift power that goes beyond superficial effects. Ultherapy® is the ONLY FDA-cleared, non-invasive...
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What is CoolTone?
What is CoolTone?
CoolTone is a non-invasive device that tones and strengthens muscles in the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Receive a 30-minute CoolTone treatment at our comfortable office to fine-tune the results you’ve achieved at the gym! By combining the treatment with CoolSculpting, you can reduce excess fat while also building toned muscle. Oftentimes, certain areas of the body do not reach the level of definition and...
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Décolletage  Smoother and Younger-Looking
Décolletage Smoother and Younger-Looking
Leave it to the French to come up with a term as subtle and sexy as décolletage. However, I’m certain that lines, wrinkles and crepey skin were not what they had in mind when the word was coined. Thankfully, Ultherapy Décolletage Treatment has received FDA clearance. Which means the same non-invasive yet effective technology that uses ultrasound imaging to lift...
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Treatment for Age Spots in Beverly Hills
Treatment for Age Spots in Beverly Hills
Age spots can make you look a lot older than you are. These discolorations are also referred to as "brown spots" and "liver spots." Although the decreased cell turnover associated with age contributes to these spots, they are actually caused by sun exposure. Prolonged time soaking up UVA/UVB rays causes your body to respond with an increase in melanin. The...
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Skin Rehab Program
Skin Rehab Program
With renewal and rejuvenation in mind we conceptualized Skin Rehab. Choose from a range of three lasers starting with most gentle with no downtime to more effective with moderate downtime. If you’re looking to prevent and address early signs of aging and you’d like to score better skin texture and elasticity, Clear + Brilliant will do just that and bring...
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Treatments for Post Summer Skin Cleanup
Treatments for Post Summer Skin Cleanup
  Summer’s over. Is your skin still stuck in August? Post-summer fixers for Discoloration Emerging wrinkles Roughness Fast treatments for milder problems: BBL Photofacial for discoloration both red and brown Chemical Peels to smooth skin and lift pigment Clear + Brilliant Permea “baby Fraxel” specific for pigment SilkPeel for smoother skin with polish and hydration O2 Intraceuticals Facial for supreme instant hydration...
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The Face in the Mirror
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...
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The Fresh Start of Chemical Peels
The Fresh Start of Chemical Peels
Don’t you love the sense of renewal and possibility that comes at the beginning of each year? It’s as if we give ourselves a new chance to start fresh and do the things we know will benefit us. But often our new goals get a big reality check when our habits refuse to let go. An easy entry into taking some...
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The Concealer Conundrum – Finding a 24/7 Way to Banish Under Eye Circles
The Concealer Conundrum – Finding a 24/7 Way to Banish Under Eye Circles
My concealer routine is taking up too much time in the morning. Do you have any longer-term solutions for under eye circles? ‘Tis the season. We’ve got the double whammy of holiday exhaustion yet wanting to look great for all of the parties and socializing. We wake up these mornings, look in the mirror and wonder if we’ve got enough...
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The Goal of Fillers
The Goal of Fillers
Not to make you look different - just to make you look better in a very natural way. You may have heard of hyaluronic acid (HA) from some of your favorite skincare products or anatomy class — it is a natural substance found in the human body, after all! Did you know that modified HA is the main ingredient in...
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Skin Resurfacing for Dull Skin
Skin Resurfacing for Dull Skin
You know the feeling. You walk into a room and know you look really good. The key to that feeling of confidence starts at a more core level than just your outfit or hair style. It's SKIN that delivers the impact. Healthy looking, reflective skin is an incomparable draw. But what if your skin has become dull? Or your pores...
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Should I Moisturize After Microneedling?
Should I Moisturize After Microneedling?
Microneedling offers a number of remarkable benefits. With this treatment, Dr. Fitzgerald can help address several common skin conditions, including: Fine lines and wrinkles Acne scars Hyperpigmentation Enlarged pores Rough or patchy texture Minimally invasive, microneedling requires very little recovery. However, the care you take during this short recovery period will play a role in both your comfort and your...
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How the Sun Sees Your Skin
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...
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Taking Care of Yourself
Taking Care of Yourself
Taking care of yourself feels more challenging these days. It's easy to pass on the cleansing at night, the sun screen in the morning. We all want to wish these days away, to get back to normal, to erase the fear that surrounds nearly every step we take outside the front door. Taking care of yourself in every way is...
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7 FAQs About Vbeam Laser Treatment
7 FAQs About Vbeam Laser Treatment
Wishing the facial flushing or spider veins on your face, neck or legs weren't so obvious? Bothersome vascular skin conditions such as spider veins, broken blood vessels, and rosacea are difficult to hide and often emotionally hard to deal with. Simple laser treatments with Vbeam take the red out (and the brown and the acne and even helps with wrinkles!)...
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8 Tips for Healthy Looking Skin over the Holidays
8 Tips for Healthy Looking Skin over the Holidays
The holiday season is officially here, and your calendar will most likely be filled with a variety of special events over the next month. Whether you want to look your best for holiday parties, family Christmas dinners or a big New Year’s Eve celebration, we’ve got some skin care tips that will help your skin look healthy, vibrant and beautiful...
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Summer Skin Tips – Managing Melasma, Acne, Sunburn
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...
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What Can Cause an Acne Flare-Up?
What Can Cause an Acne Flare-Up?
For many patients, acne is a hereditary condition that comes back with or without a specific trigger. However, any situation that causes oil or dead skin cells to clog the pores of your face can also lead to a flare-up. These triggers can vary from patient to patient, so it’s important to meet with an experienced dermatologist like Dr. Rebecca...
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Should I Consider Injectables in my 30s?
Should I Consider Injectables in my 30s?
Of course everyone ages differently, but once you are in your 30s, wrinkles, sun spots and slack skin may become more predominant. At this age, it's common for certain things to catch up to you: sunbathing, cigarettes, alcohol and poor diet – if any of these things were partaken of excessively in your younger years, they may show up as...
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Turkey Wattles are for the Birds
Turkey Wattles are for the Birds
Turkey wattle is kind of fun to say. On turkeys, it's even kind of fun to watch them wobble back and forth. On humans, however, a turkey wattle is not really that fun at all. Turkey wattle is the colloquial term for loose, sagging skin underneath the chin. Unlike a double chin, which produces a bulky and full appearance, turkey...
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Kybella Live Treatment
Kybella Live Treatment
Dr. Fitzgerald demonstrates a treatment on her patient Emily. This is Emily’s second treatment session. Emily did not have a large amount of submental fat so her treatment course is fairly short. Post-treatment you'll feel a burning or stinging sensation that may last a few hours. Expect some swelling which may take several days to go down. Kybella is an...
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What Areas Can Juvederm® Treat?
What Areas Can Juvederm® Treat?
Juvederm® is a popular dermal filler used in various cosmetic applications. Not all dermal fillers are appropriate for all treatment areas, and it can be difficult to know what’s right for you. Reputable practices like Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald’s will provide a consultation and discuss which dermal fillers are best for your needs and what you are wanting to achieve. Being...
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Stress and Your Skin
Stress and Your Skin
  April is Stress Awareness Month. Unfortunately, stress is common in our lives. Especially with the many stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last couple of years, feeling worried, anxious, and overwhelmed may be more present in your life than ever before. We hope you’ll take the opportunity of this awareness month to think about how stress affects your...
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Tips for natural looking lip plumping?
Tips for natural looking lip plumping?
Question: “My lips are thinning with age but I don’t want to look of fake with those over plumped up lips I see. What are some tips for natural appearing lip plumping?”The mistake many patients make (and many physicians too) is choosing to focus ONLY on the lip itself. Youthful full lips, the ones that people find sexy and appealing,...
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Top Treatments to Consider in 2022
Top Treatments to Consider in 2022
New Year, new goals. It’s a great time to schedule that cosmetic treatment you’ve been thinking about. At Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald’s practice, we provide an array of procedures to fulfill your vision. Here are some of the most popular non-surgical treatments: Ulthera. Loose, inelastic skin is an inevitable side effect of aging. Luckily, Ultherapy comes to the rescue with non-surgical...
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Maintaining Your Microneedling Results
Maintaining Your Microneedling Results
Once you have received your microneedling treatment, there are a few things you can do to ensure your results last as long as possible. To help with aftercare, Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald will give you detailed instructions based on your skin type and treatment levels. By carefully following these steps, you will be able to enjoy your rejuvenated skin for much...
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Summer Skin Care Tips: 8 Ways to Prevent Sun Damage
Summer Skin Care Tips: 8 Ways to Prevent Sun Damage
Summer is almost here. If you’re planning on enjoying the long, sunny days we typically experience in the Beverly Hills area, you’ll need to take some steps to protect your skin from sun damage. The sun’s UV rays can result in the development of wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer. It’s crucial that you do your part to provide your...
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Smarter Skin
Smarter Skin
Having some knowledge about how you and your dermatologist can help your skin stay healthy and smooth is pretty empowering. The discovery starts here.  Our very cool SmartSkin Guides show you how to maintain and recoup lost collagen and how to prevent and treat dark spots on your skin. Get Access to the SmartSkin Guides
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Unsuspected Reasons You’re Getting Blotchy Skin
Unsuspected Reasons You’re Getting Blotchy Skin
..."My son just quit a job he loved and that paid well. When I asked why he'd make such a decision, he pointed at all the dark spots on his face and said, 'This is why!' You know the sun is the biggest skin discoloration cause out there, but you might not know these other common, yet unexpected culprits. Activities that...
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MILAJ SkinCare for Teens & Adults
MILAJ SkinCare for Teens & Adults
  Good skincare habits can't start too soon. Today's teens are very curious about how to keep their skin looking healthy and smooth. Starting them off with clean skin care that's simple yet comprehensive helps them get off to the riight start. Tweens and teens require formulas that balance and promote clarity. Adults need formulas that hydrate and protect against...
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Laser Toning
Laser Toning
Stress-less Laser Toning Are you looking in the mirror and seeing vague discoloration in your skin? Are you confused about what types of procedures get results with the lowest risk and the quickest results? Introducing Laser Toning with pico second technology – and yes, this deserves a big “ta dah”! Laser for me? Should I? Recapturing even-toned skin and wiping...
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Is Your Lifestyle causing Unwanted Skin Conditions?
Is Your Lifestyle causing Unwanted Skin Conditions?
Your lifestyle plays a major role in the condition of your skin. Eating well and taking care of your body can help promote healthy, beautiful skin. Conversely, an unhealthy lifestyle can contribute to the development of unwanted skin issues. We’ve created a quiz to help you determine whether your lifestyle may be impacting your skin. Spending a few minutes to...
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Is There A Way To Get A Facelift Non-Surgically?
Is There A Way To Get A Facelift Non-Surgically?
Have you been using creams and lotions to try to stave off the facial sagging that accompanies age? If so, you may feel like your efforts to reverse the sagging are without success. When nearing middle age, many people begin to notice facial drooping creeping up on them. So is a surgical facelift the only option? Fortunately, no! Ultherapy acts...
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The Dos and Don’ts of BOTOXⓇ Post-Care
The Dos and Don’ts of BOTOXⓇ Post-Care
More and more, people–young and old–are getting BOTOX. It is not hard to imagine why. BOTOX is a convenient and minimally-invasive procedure that can have long-lasting effects. If you want to optimize your BOTOX results, it’s important to know the dos and don’ts of BOTOX recovery. The Dos Do Follow Your Doctor’s Instructions It is normal to conduct research to learn...
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Is Actinic Keratosis Dangerous?
Is Actinic Keratosis Dangerous?
Actinic keratosis is a direct result of repeated sun exposure. It doesn't show up until later years and can often be a surprise when it does. Besides the displeasing appearance and feel, actinic keratosis can be a suggestion that skin cancer could follow. Not all AKs become skin cancer, but it's smart to have them checked by a dermatologist who...
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5 Ways Radiesse May Surprise You
5 Ways Radiesse May Surprise You
Radiesse® is a long-lasting, effective dermal filler. Although you may be familiar with the most common ways Radiesse is used (to soften the creases around the nose and corners of the mouth), here are 5 other treatment areas that may surprise you: Nose. Radiesse is sometimes referred to as the "lunchtime nose job," or the "15-minute nose job." Without any...
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Improve Your Skin’s Clarity and Tone With Vbeam Laser
Improve Your Skin’s Clarity and Tone With Vbeam Laser
In Los Angeles, not only do we take a beating with the traffic, but our skin can suffer assault from near-relentless sun exposure, often resulting in red splotchy areas, little visible veins, and an unfriendly environment for those who suffer from Rosacea. Self-management can help, but laser technology is the tool that works every time. Amidst many options, the Vbeam Laser offers...
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Skin Treatments for Busy Moms
Skin Treatments for Busy Moms
"I love being a mom! But I want to take care of myself too. Finding skin treatments that don't take up half my day - which I don't have to spare - is a challenge. What do you suggest?" Those little ones certainly demand and deserve your attention. We've given consideration to your already tight schedule and have chosen some...
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I Just Want to Like the Way I Look – Anti Aging Simply
I Just Want to Like the Way I Look – Anti Aging Simply
Sagging AND Skin Aging? When you look in the mirror and you see aging skin and sagging, the most frequent thought that passes your mind is , “Gee, maybe I should see a plastic surgeon.”  Well, you can do that. And you’ll probably get a nice new face. But if the idea of surgery simply has you rolling your eyes, then there ARE...
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I’m an Adult. Why do I Still Have Acne?
I’m an Adult. Why do I Still Have Acne?
Acne is something to be expected during adolescence. And, for many people, it diminishes quickly as hormones regulate and skin care routines improve. So why is it that, well into their 40s and 50s, some people continue to experience this issue? The truth is, the things that cause acne during adolescence are the exact same things that cause it in...
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SilkPeel Dermal Infusion – New Twist in Microdermabrasion
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...
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Revitalize Your Skin This Winter
Revitalize Your Skin This Winter
Winter is the perfect time to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin since you’re inside more often and wearing warmer clothing so that you can protect treated skin more easily. For individuals with darker skin tones, addressing concerns such as acne scarring and accumulated sun damage requires specialized treatments that cater to the unique characteristics of diverse skin types. “Ethnic” or...
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4 Reasons to Consider BOTOX® Cosmetic Before the Holidays
4 Reasons to Consider BOTOX® Cosmetic Before the Holidays
With the winter holidays fast approaching, how will you look and feel your best? BOTOX® Cosmetic offers facial rejuvenation without surgery or downtime. Here are 4 reasons to consider it this holiday season: 1. Fast. Not only is the BOTOX® appointment itself completed relatively quickly, but the results themselves are seen right away. The immediate results continue to improve over...
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5 Skin Care Tips for Relieving Dry Skin
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...
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How To Correct Sun Damage
How To Correct Sun Damage
Prolonged sun exposure leads to wrinkles, pigmentation, redness, changes in skin texture, and a generalized “aged” appearance that has nothing to do with your actual age. Let’s take a look at different ways you can fight back against sun damage from prevention to addressing the symptoms. What You Can Do To Fight Sun Damage Before It Happens  Studies have shown that consistent, daily...
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How to Achieve Healthier, more Youthful Skin
How to Achieve Healthier, more Youthful Skin
November is National Healthy Skin Month, which makes this the perfect time to discuss what is arguably the issue that defines our practice: how to make your skin as healthy and youthful looking as possible. Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald understands this is a significant priority for just about all of our patients. Healthy, beautiful skin is a crucial component of looking...
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At What Age Should You Get Dermal Fillers?
At What Age Should You Get Dermal Fillers?
There is no wrong or right age for dermal fillers. If you are an adult and you want to stave off or reduce the signs of aging, then dermal fillers may be right for you. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with experienced dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald. Dr. Fitzgerald offers a wide array of...
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Preventing and Treating Acne Scars
Preventing and Treating Acne Scars
Acne is a troublesome condition that increasingly is not just a problem for teens. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more women are getting acne in their 30s and older. It's a problem for adult men as well. At the office of Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, every day people ask us what they can do about their acne scars. We...
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Preserving and Refining Your Jawline
Preserving and Refining Your Jawline
How Can I Make My Jawline Look Slimmer? Scores of women are rushing to dermatologists, complaining of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (or TMJ), which is the latest excuse for getting neuromodulators like Botox injected into the jaw…But for a perfectly defined jawline that defies gravity and enhances any profile, Botox is just the beginning. Marie Claire recently featured an article on...
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How Not to be Worried about Treating your Ethnic Skin
How Not to be Worried about Treating your Ethnic Skin
"Madeline gets tan in an hour. It takes me all summer!” Not all skin is born equal. Some of us can get a golden tan in an hour with little sun damage and others can work at it all summer and end up only faintly beige – with a host of sun damage that shows up for decades. Why? The climates...
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PICO Genesis is an Ideal Laser Treatment for Busy People
PICO Genesis is an Ideal Laser Treatment for Busy People
If you have unsightly skin conditions, you've probably considered laser skin rejuvenation at some point. One concern Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald often hears from people interested in laser skin treatments is the matter of downtime. If you're a busy professional, it may not be easy to take multiple days off work to recover from a laser skin procedure. That's where PICO...
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How Does the Vbeam Treat Facial Redness?
How Does the Vbeam Treat Facial Redness?
If you experience facial redness – whether caused by rosacea or another issue – it can feel really devastating. No one likes to have a badly blushed face, especially on a daily basis! Living every day with facial redness can be addressed with various treatments at Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald’s practice. One of our patient-favorites is the Vbeam laser. This treatment...
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Quiz – Are You Protecting Your Skin From the Sun?
Quiz – Are You Protecting Your Skin From the Sun?
Take this quiz and find out if you're taking the proper precatutions to have beautiful and healthy skin! If you'd like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, please call us today at 323-464-8046. We are proud to offer amazing skin care and great skin products to our clients in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Call now!
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How Much Do You Know About CoolSculpting?
How Much Do You Know About CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is one of the most popular body-contouring procedures available. It can help rid you of stubborn fat deposits that just won't go away. How much do you know about CoolSculpting. Take this 9 question quiz to see how much you know about CoolSculpting: Schedule Your CoolSculpting Consultation Today Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald has decades of experience helping restore people's skin to...
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Maskne Tips
Maskne Tips
Breaking out from your mask? Here's why and what to do. Wearing a mask can lead to acne mechanica, a form of acne triggered by excess heat, pressure, friction or rubbing of the skin. This breakdown of the skin’s barrier allows bacteria to enter the skin creating the perfect environment for an acne breakout. Some tips while wearing a mask:...
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Lower Face Injectable Solutions
Lower Face Injectable Solutions
Smoker's lines, lip wrinkles, shrinking lips, old-looking neck? Where do you start? Although there are technological devices that help soften lower facial aging, often it's simple and quick to take advantage of injectables. Smokers' Lines / Lipstick Lines / Ugh This is undoubtedly one of the most troublesome aspects of aging. Even those who have never smoked often see lines...
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Improving Facial Contours
Improving Facial Contours
If it seems your face is changing shape, you're right! What's going on? Facial contours are impacted by aging, gravity, genetics, and more. If you're in your 50s, you can usually readily notice the changes.  Evidence of skin laxity, volume loss, creases, and wrinkles can begin in your 30s, becoming more pronounced and evident as time passes. Steps to slow...
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Minding the Middle with CoolTone™
Minding the Middle with CoolTone™
How do you tone and trim your midsection? Diet and exercise, right? That’s a popular idea - one that enters into any conversation about optimizing contours. And, sure, those things are important. But they are also limited in scope and cannot always correct issues brought about by genetics, long-term lifestyle choices, or the unavoidable process of aging. Are a healthy...
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Importance of Getting Your Vitamin D
Importance of Getting Your Vitamin D
Getting Your Vitamin D Did you know most of the Vitamin D you need is synthesized through your skin’s response to sunlight? Many people living in the sunny areas of the country like California can get enough vitamin D from about 10-15 minutes of sun exposure on their arms and face a few times a week. We need Vitamin D...
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Lipstick – Is Yours Safe?
Lipstick – Is Yours Safe?
We gals love lipstick, right? But did you ever consider that lipstick might be damaging the delicate skin of your lips? Long ago, makeup and lipstick was flat out toxic – lead was a basic ingredient back in the days of the Egyptians and it makes you wonder if that had anything to do with the average lifespan! From WebMD “…Over the centuries, women...
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Is BOTOX® Cosmetic or a Dermal Filler Right for You?
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic or a Dermal Filler Right for You?
Injectables are a great non-surgical way to improve your facial appearance and can even treat issues such as excessive sweating and migraine headaches. However, BOTOX™ Cosmetic and dermal fillers provide different benefits. Our dermatologist in Los Angeles can help you determine which of the variety of injectables we offer is the best option for you. What’s the Difference Between BOTOX®...
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Is it Time to Tighten Up?
Is it Time to Tighten Up?
Skin laxity is an inescapable part of the aging process. There's no telling at what age it may start for you, but diminishing levels of collagen and elastin will eventually catch up. Of course, some behaviors, like unprotected sun exposure, tobacco use, and significant weight fluctuations, can contribute to earlier skin laxity or contribute to its progression. Still, even the...
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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Vbeam Laser Treatment
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Vbeam Laser Treatment
Imagine your ideal tropical vacation -- the hot sun beating down on a sandy beach and a cool breeze blowing in from the ocean and through the palm trees, while you lounge on a chair and soak it in. Now imagine that without the embarrassment of unsightly vascular skin conditions, like broken blood vessels, rosacea or spider veins. That's where...
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How to Best Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage
How to Best Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage
Prevention truly is the ounce that limits the need for a pound of cure. Sun damage is sneaky. You "think" those beach days and poolside afternoons are just giving you a nice tan, but in effect, a tan is your body's attempt to protect itself from the damage of the sun's UVA and UVB rays. The UVB rays are the...
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How is Microdermabrasion Done?
How is Microdermabrasion Done?
Will Microdermabrasion Hurt? Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that uses microcrystals to remove the dead, dry skin cells on the surface of your face and reveal newer, younger-looking underlying layers of skin. The microdermabrasion treatments can be performed during your lunch hour and completed in as little as 20 minutes. Our cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Fitzgerald, offers SilkPeel Diamond...
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Hey Wrinkles! Relax
Hey Wrinkles! Relax
Wrinkles are not all the same. They show up for different reasons, too. Whether you are a constant frowner or even a constant smiler or simply aging as we all do, we end up with wrinkles on our face. There are two types of wrinkles and they are treated very differently. Dynamic. These wrinkles are primarily present when you move...
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How Long Does Fraxel Last?
How Long Does Fraxel Last?
If you are considering laser treatment to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, scars, or pigmentation spots, Fraxel might be the best choice. As the name implies, Fraxel lasers target a fraction of the skin during each treatment session. This fractional skin resurfacing treatment helps stimulate collagen and elastin growth. The result is smoother skin with fewer wrinkles, scars, and overly pigmented...
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Hello Halo – Goodbye Discouraged Skin
Hello Halo – Goodbye Discouraged Skin
Less makeup and more naturally beautiful skin? Who doesn't want that? All the wonderful sunny California days can take away the glow your skin used to have. Instead you're faced with roughness, discoloration and a sort of dull and spotty complexion. It can get discouraging to watch your skin change - especially when you feel you've made good choices in...
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Focus on the Eyes
Focus on the Eyes
Living behind a mask means a lot of things. First, it helps keep us and others safer. Second, it hides part of our identity. Your eyes have taken on a new prominence in communicating with those around you. Now's the time you may be noticing eyelids that are heavier, with more wrinkles and hooding. Your brow might look a little...
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Everything You Need to Know About Jeuveau™
Everything You Need to Know About Jeuveau™
If you want to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face, you have a new option. Jeuveau™ was approved by the FDA in 2019 to treat facial wrinkles, and is the newest addition to the wrinkle-relaxer pantheon of BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. At Rebecca Fitzgerald Dermatology, we're proud to offer Jeuveau™ to our Los Angeles...
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How Do You Get Rid of Age Spots?
How Do You Get Rid of Age Spots?
Age spots, liver spots, or sun spots: whatever you call them, you probably don’t want them! Age spots aren’t actually directly caused by age. Instead, these patches of discoloration on your skin are caused by years and years of sun exposure. They may appear as you age, as the accumulation of sun damage is laid bare. The natural decline in...
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How Can I Take Care of My Skin in the Spring?
How Can I Take Care of My Skin in the Spring?
The temperate, Mediterranean climate of Los Angeles means we're spared the harsh, cold winters and abrupt seasonal changes that other parts of the country experience. Nonetheless, the coming of Spring is the perfect time to take stock of your skin care routine, rid yourself of what isn’t serving you, and begin to attain the skin care goals you’ve set for...
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FRAXEL with PRP
FRAXEL with PRP
Patient of Rebecca Fitzgerald Dermatology – Fraxel Fraxel’s the gold-standard all around laser for improving skin texture, tone and radiance. Treatments are tailored to your skin’s condition and existing problems. The addition of PRP (platelet rich plasma) accelerates the recovery process and adds nutrient-rich growth factors which further increase the benefits of your laser treatment. Fraxel Treatment Explained Video <br...
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How Clear+Brilliant Can Help You
How Clear+Brilliant Can Help You
If you are a novice to laser treatment for improvement to skin rejuvenation, Clear+Brilliant Laser may be an ideal first step into the benefits of laser for a wide array of skin problems. Or if you have minimal problems with pigment or roughness, think of Clear + Brilliant as a level-up from chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Clear+Brilliant is a gentler...
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