Dr. Fitzgerald's Dermatology Blog

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

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...Read more
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...Read more
Dr. Fitzgerald Video – Cosmetically Filling the Face Dr. Fitzgerald was recently invited for an interview by Practical Dermatology’s Journal Club. Learn new perspective on aging and how fillers and other injectables can not only correct lines and folds and volume loss, but also how early treatment...Read more
We all love lipstick, right? (Okay, so it’s the gals – but you fellas like us to look pretty, don’t you?) 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!...Read more
CHRISTINE’S SCULPTRA EXPERIENCE ABOUT SCULPTRA Unlike other injectable products, Sculptra® is not a site-specific wrinkle filler, but rather a re-volumizing agent that restores fullness and contours to correct the signs of facial fat and bone loss (volume loss). Facial “Deflation” happens to all of...Read more
“I’m considering cosmetic surgery but I’m not there yet. Do you have any suggestions for me while I decide?” Cosmetic surgery. Has it crossed your mind? Most of us at one time or another think about cosmetic surgery and assume it’s something we need now or will need in the future. I’m going to let...Read more
“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...Read more
Wrinkle treatment options depend on the cause and location of wrinkles. The cause of a wrinkle or fold may be a result of structural volume loss which responds best to volume correction (à la Sculptra ). A facial assessment will determine the cause and the best course of action. Dynamic lines and...Read more