Dr. Fitzgerald's Dermatology Blog

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

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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...Read more
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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...Read more
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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...Read more
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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...Read more
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Summer’s headed our way and we’re all starting to get very body-conscious. Although most people in LA stay in pretty good shape, even my patients dedicated to hot yoga and extreme spinning come in asking for a little help around this time of year. Real results – not just promises Since we’re only...Read more
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Venture to guess how many of us want to endure a surgical facelift. The number’s not big, and most people will either never get one or put it off until they feel there are no other options.But there are “other options” and we’re seeing more evidence of this every day. It was not that many years ago...Read more
Ultherapy – Ultrasound Therapy​ While Ultherapy may not be the golden ticket for everyone, it certainly is gaining more followers. Who This Works Best For There are no true age limits on either end for Ultherapy, but we’re finding that the fastest and most definitive results land in the 30′s to...Read more
The Benefits of Cosmelan for Facial Discoloration Hyperpigmentation and melasma present on the skin as dark discolorations, usually focused on the face but sometimes on the neck as well. Both conditions are caused by an overproduction of melanin, the natural pigment that determines the color of a...Read more
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Dr. Fitzgerald was interviewed by the local CBS station about common skin problems, the basic causes and solutions and which product levels you might need. Top 3 Skin Problems Dry, irritated skin – Caused by lack of moisture and lack of natural oils to seal the moisture in. Look for ceramide-...Read more
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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...Read more
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