Dr. Fitzgerald's Dermatology Blog

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

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-...Read more
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 designed to compete with today’s neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. (By the way, this is...Read more
Once again the annual Women of Larchmont issue of The Larchmont Chronicle kindly nudges me to take stock of the past year. And when I reflect on the whirlwind that it’s been, training other physicians stands out as one of the most gratifying experiences of the past twelve months. In May I headed to...Read more
Q. “Do you have ideas about managing my skin while pregnant?” As all mothers know, sacrificing for your kids starts when you get pregnant. You expect your body to change, but your skin? Pregnancy related skin problems like breakouts, brown patches and stretch marks shouldn’t be part of the deal,...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
The idea of "freezing fat" seems like one of those too good to be true claims, but this one isn't. Once you understand the science behind the process, it makes perfect sense. Discover how CoolSculpting works to reduce fat in various areas of the body. Super cold contact plates lower the temperature...Read more
Is Ultherapy the new facelift alternative? “I’d be hard-pressed to find a patient who isn’t interested in combating wrinkles and sagging skin without surgery. So when we began offering Ultherapy , I knew we had a powerful new option on our hands,” Dr. Fitzgerald shares. The treatment is the first...Read more
Ultherapy in Los Angeles – View the Ulthera videos 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...Read more
Getting ready to “go bare” – An annual pre-summer challenge. How we all would love to have little kid skin again! Just fresh, clear smooth skin… With summer not that far away, we’re going to have to shed the long sleeves, winter scarves and cute boots. That leaves a whole lot of bare skin…and for...Read more