Dr. Fitzgerald's Dermatology Blog

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

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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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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
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 person’s skin. Melanin is also responsible for...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
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
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Dr. Fitzgerald Video – Cosmetically Filling the Face Gaining an understanding of what's happening beneath the surface is key to understanding how to get the results you want from fillers. Done right, the outcomes can be exceptionally natural looking. Done wrong and you can waste money and not look...Read more
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...Read more
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