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Facial Assessment  Younger Patient
Facial Assessment Younger Patient
Determining what fillers will give you the best results takes more than a cursory glance. Often what might appear to be the obvious is not what the needs are at all! So much of the considerations are UNDER the skin. Cranial structure, muscle bulk (or lack of), fat loss, collagen diminishment, how the natural fat pads rest upon one another...it's...
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Genius™ RF MicroNeedling 101
Genius™ RF MicroNeedling 101
The world of cosmetic treatments and procedures is always growing and evolving over time. While this is great to have a wide variety of treatments for our needs, it means that it can be difficult to become familiar with new procedures. Microneedling is a popular aesthetic procedure that you may be familiar with. However, Genius™ RF MicroNeedling is the next...
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Photofacial Aftercare
Photofacial Aftercare
Sun damage, red spots, and enlarged pores can be embarrassing and unsightly. When they occur on your face, they can be hard to hide. These effects of aging don't have to be permanent, though. A broadband light (BBL) photofacial could help alleviate these issues in a gentle, non-invasive outpatient procedure. Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald wants her Beverly Hills, Larchmont, and Los...
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News from Dr. Fitzgerald  Year in Review 2014
News from Dr. Fitzgerald Year in Review 2014
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 Australia and in one week trained...
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Mix and Match Dermatology Procedures for Appearance Uplift
Mix and Match Dermatology Procedures for Appearance Uplift
It’s seldom a single procedure that fulfills the dreams and wishes we have for looking better. Dermatology today is almost on the level of a Julia Child cookbook for creating recipes for facial rejuvenation. Getting a long-lasting and natural-looking appearance update or improvement frequently involves an array or treatments and even some implementation of products. We have Botox, Daxxify, Dysport,...
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How Do I Get Rid of My Varicose Veins?
How Do I Get Rid of My Varicose Veins?
Leg veins such as varicose veins and spider veins are often frustrating and embarrassing. These unsightly streaks on your lower legs likely prevent you from wearing shorts, sundresses or putting on a swimsuit, but they may also cause you pain. Varicose veins typically come with symptoms such as aching, throbbing legs that bruise easily, itch, or burn. Dermatologists typically treat...
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Mistakes with your Sunscreens
Mistakes with your Sunscreens
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 city...
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Hot Weather Tips for Your Skin
Hot Weather Tips for Your Skin
This summer's heatwave is exhausting. It's also exhausting for your skin! Here are a few tips to help your skin thru the heat and recover from it! If you can skip makeup, do. Your body needs to sweat and the pores need to be open. Most makeup is long-wear and can act like a slightly occlusive layer. A lightweight tinted...
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How Acne Scar Treatment Works
How Acne Scar Treatment Works
If you suffer from unsightly acne scars, there are several acne scar treatments available that can restore your skin to its natural beauty. To find a treatment type that’s suitable for you, it’s best to consult with our experienced dermatologists. Rebecca Fitzgerald Dermatology can help create a custom treatment plan that meets your individual needs. The best way to reduce...
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Happy National Healthy Skin Month!
Happy National Healthy Skin Month!
November is National Health Skin Month, and at our comfortable Los Angeles office, we have everything you need to achieve and maintain the healthiest and most radiant skin of your life. Whether you’re interested in addressing a long-term issue or simply looking to rejuvenate your appearance, Dr. Fitzgerald and our highly skilled and experienced team are here to help you...
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Getting Ready to Go Bare
Getting Ready to Go Bare
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 some, a whole lot of problems. Here’s a...
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Get Rid of Your Double Chin Without Surgery or Injections
Get Rid of Your Double Chin Without Surgery or Injections
A double chin is one of the most frustrating parts of getting older and gaining weight. Diet and exercise do little to address this small area, so many men and women choose plastic surgery such as liposuction or non-surgical alternatives such as Kybella® injections to reduce and eliminate fat beneath their chin. However, the makers of CoolSculpting™ have developed an...
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Four Fabulous Fillers to Try in Your Forties
Four Fabulous Fillers to Try in Your Forties
Dermal fillers are amazing. Capable of addressing several age-related aesthetic concerns, these little powerhouses can lift, smooth, and contour the face for optimal symmetry and ageless beauty – all without incisions, sutures, or lengthy downtime. However, while dermal fillers are, generally speaking, remarkably safe and effective, not each type of filler is ideal for every need. That's why we offer a comprehensive...
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Fraxel DUAL: Your Skin’s Best Friend
Fraxel DUAL: Your Skin’s Best Friend
  Fraxel DUAL is a laser therapy that targets typical aging symptoms on the face, such as wrinkles, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. This non-invasive method combines cutting-edge fractional laser technology with potent topical medications to provide dramatic results in a single session. Fraxel DUAL may offer you a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance with better texture and tone with little to...
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Erasing Acne Scars For The New Year
Erasing Acne Scars For The New Year
A new year waits just around the corner. Isn't it time you got the rejuvenated, clear skin you've been wishing for? Acne scars can be a really difficult thing to live with. It's bad enough having to live with acne-prone skin, but any scars left behind can be devastating. You may be well into adulthood and still suffering from this...
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RF Micro Needling vs. Micro Needling: Which Is For Me?
RF Micro Needling vs. Micro Needling: Which Is For Me?
  If you want to rejuvenate your skin, you have a plethora of options to choose from that can remove scars and wrinkles, eliminate sun damage, or revive sluggish skin. Two of the most popular such treatments at Rebecca Fitzgerald Dermatology are SkinPen microneedling and Genius RF Microneedling, each with its strengths. The following is a guide to help you choose...
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Dermal Filler Options
Dermal Filler Options
If you would like to reverse the signs of facial aging and restore a more youthful appearance, dermal fillers may be the right solution to achieve your goals. Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald offers a wide range of filler options, allowing us to customize your treatment plan to address your unique individual needs. As an internationally respected expert on dermal fillers and...
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Eliminate Fat Non-Surgically with CoolSculpting
Eliminate Fat Non-Surgically with CoolSculpting
  CoolSculpting is a truly innovative device. Using cooling technology, it essentially freezes targeted fat cells to get rid of them, permanently. This painless, non-surgical treatment eliminates extra fat in a wide range of areas: Abdominal fat Bra bulge Love handles Saddlebags Upper arm fat Fat around the inner or outer thighs The treatment itself is painless and simple. You'll...
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5 Benefits of CoolSculpting
5 Benefits of CoolSculpting
Let’s face it – plastic surgery isn’t for everyone. While liposuction is an effective way to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise, it is also major surgery. Fortunately, you don’t have to go under the knife to experience these benefits. If you prefer a nonsurgical way to eliminate your unwanted fat,...
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Does Ultherapy Work on All Types of Skin?
Does Ultherapy Work on All Types of Skin?
As we age, our skin naturally begins to grow lax and sag. Ultherapy is a non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure performed to lift and tighten skin on the brow, chin, neck, and décolletage. Using advanced ultrasound technology, this procedure targets structural layers deep below the skin’s surface, lifting and tightening the skin naturally, without surgery or downtime. Ultherapy is safe and effective...
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What Is a Cosmelan Peel?
What Is a Cosmelan Peel?
If you experience melasma, hyperpigmentation, freckles, acne scars, or dark spots from sun exposure, a Cosmelan peel may be the perfect solution to restore your skin’s youthful tone and texture. Rebecca Fitzgerald Dermatology offers the most advanced and effective skin treatments available today. We have been providing cosmetic dermatology services to patients throughout the Los Angeles area for more than...
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4 Reasons to See a Dermatologist for Your Acne
4 Reasons to See a Dermatologist for Your Acne
Acne can be painful and painfully embarrassing. It's the most common skin condition in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 50 million Americans annually deal with acne, and it affects 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24. Some people can successfully treat their acne with over-the-counter medications. Others outgrow it...
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Cheekbones in a Tube
Cheekbones in a Tube
Ready for instant gratification? Juvederm Voluma XC creates immediate results – as in you’ll leave the office looking younger – plus has remarkable staying power – for up to 24 months. After five years of anticipating FDA approval, Allergan, the company that brought us Botox, released the gel filler to a select group of physicians in the US. I was...
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Which One is for You: Microdermabrasion Vs. Microneedling
Which One is for You: Microdermabrasion Vs. Microneedling
Your skin can be a reflection of health and vitality - or not. As you age, your skin develops lines, wrinkles, and various scarring or discoloration. Deciding on what types of treatments that do what you want can get a little confusing. We're often asked the difference between microneedling and microdermabrasion. Microneedling and microdermabrasion have unique benefits and can restore...
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What is Jawline Slimming?
What is Jawline Slimming?
Enlarged masseter muscles can produce a bulky and masculine jawline – one that seems almost etched in stone – and detract from the softer, more feminine qualities many women desire. Masseter muscle enlargement may be a result of bruxism (tooth grinding), an often unconscious consequence of stress and anxiety. Pronounced jaw muscles may also be the result of genetics, unavoidable...
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What is the Fraxel Laser Used For?
What is the Fraxel Laser Used For?
Have you been considering laser treatment for some time and now you’re ready to get started? Have you had laser treatments before but you’re ready to try something new? In both of these scenarios and others, Fraxel may be a great option! Fraxel is ideal for treating: Uneven skin tone Uneven skin texture Brown spots and age spots Sun damage...
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Whats Going to Work for My Rosacea?
Whats Going to Work for My Rosacea?
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 condition that...
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Which Dermal Filler is Right for You?
Which Dermal Filler is Right for You?
There are so many dermal filler options available, that it can be confusing to know which one is best for your particular needs. Is Juvederm Volbella good for lip augmentation? What's the difference between Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft*? To be perfectly honest, the skill of your injector matters more than the exact type of filler you decide on. That...
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Video Cosmetic Science of Filling the Face
Video Cosmetic Science of Filling the Face
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 you can waste money and not look at all the way you intended. In this video, Dr. Fitzgerald explains...
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Ultherapy’s facelift-like results – without surgery
Ultherapy’s facelift-like results – without surgery
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 in our hands,” Dr. Fitzgerald shares. The treatment is the first of its kind to use ultrasound technology to allow treatment providers to...
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Choose Your Dermatologist Carefully
Choose Your Dermatologist Carefully
In California, anyone with an MD license can treat the skin. That leaves the field wide open to physicians who have not had the level of education and training that goes into becoming a Board Certified Dermatologist.  Our practice proudly boasts the inclusion of three Board Certified Dermatologists with collective experience spanning decades. Our Family Nurse Practitioner has special training...
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What Causes a Double Chin?
What Causes a Double Chin?
A double chin - you can’t exercise it away and even if it’s purely weight-related, it’s often diet resistant. The simplest way to alter a true double chin is through facial contouring treatments. While being overweight can be a factor, it is not the only cause of significant amounts of submental fat or sagging skin. Generally, a double chin (or...
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Shop our Favorite Skin Care Products
Shop our Favorite Skin Care Products
Have you ever wished you could see all the best skincare options on one trusted webpage? Well, we invite you to visit our store page! At our store, shop all our favorite brands, with a seemingly endless array of products to choose from. Brands include: Colorescience SkinCeuticals Alastin Skincare ZO Skin Health SkinMedica And many more! These brands offer skin...
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Ultherapy Lift – Who It Works Best For
Ultherapy Lift – Who It Works Best For
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 early 50's range. More mature patients may require a 2nd...
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The Best Injectables and Fillers for Fine Lines
The Best Injectables and Fillers for Fine Lines
Injectables are the leading non-surgical treatment option for wrinkles; dermal fillers for fine lines allow you to rejuvenate your appearance without the need to pay for unnecessary invasive procedures. Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald provides the leading injectable treatments to help you address concerns with fine lines around the nose, mouth, and eyes. But which one is right for you? It depends on the location of...
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Rewind the Years This Summer With Ultherapy
Rewind the Years This Summer With Ultherapy
Patient age 36 before and after Ultherapy - Source Ultherapy.com Are you looking for a way to rewind the years without going under the knife? Ultherapy could be the ideal treatment for you. It is a cutting-edge therapy that uses ultrasonic technology and is aimed at helping fight the effects of aging with the least amount of downtime and the most success....
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Sun Protection Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness
Sun Protection Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness
At Rebecca Fitzgerald MD Dermatology, your skincare and overall health are our top concerns. While we are able to treat several conditions that are caused by sun damage, the primary and most effective way to prevent potentially permanent and life-threatening conditions is through prevention. Here are a few sun protection tips that will help make for a fun summer and...
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The Derm or the Drugstore?
The Derm or the Drugstore?
  When should I see my derm and when can I just go to the drugstore? I have patients in my office for all kinds of reasons. We all wear a lot of skin and there are thousands of problems with malfunctions and how skin looks. Spots, dots, wrinkles, rashes, zits… How do you decide what’s “dermatologist-visit-worthy” and what you...
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There’s Nothing Bright and Warm About Sun Damage
There’s Nothing Bright and Warm About Sun Damage
The sun is a spectacular ball of energy. Necessary for life and serving as a helpful light, our megastar brightens our days and warms our bodies. For our skin, however, particularly unprotected skin, the sun isn’t so very good. It can be downright harmful. The sun produces three types of ultraviolet (UV) light: UVA, UVB, and UVC. The latter never...
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Stimulate Restorative Facial Collagen With Sculptra®
Stimulate Restorative Facial Collagen With Sculptra®
Sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles are all symptoms of the skin's aging process, and slowed collagen production is frequently to blame. As collagen production diminishes with age, skin elasticity also decreases. Fortunately, treatments like Sculptra® Aesthetic exist to restore collagen in the face, resulting in firmer, younger-looking skin. Explore how facial rejuvenation with Sculptra works below and why it is important...
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Restylane Filler for Hands: A Treatment Overview
Restylane Filler for Hands: A Treatment Overview
Everyone's hands eventually start showing their age - from the inevitable brown spots to wrinkles to thin loose skin that allows veins to appear prominent. Aside from protecting your hands with the same diligence you use for your face with sunscreen and moisturizers, what can you do? Restylane Lyft is a simple treatment that restores more youthful plumpness to the...
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Pregnancy Related Skin Problems
Pregnancy Related Skin Problems
  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, but often they are. Acne flare-ups occur during pregnancy due...
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Reasons to Consider a BBL Photofacial
Reasons to Consider a BBL Photofacial
At Rebecca Fitzgerald MD Dermatology, we know the impact your appearance has on your self-confidence  - and how certain skin conditions can be frustrating and at times embarrassing.  Dealing with sun damage, broken capillaries, brown or age spots, and sun-induced freckles can become a daily, time-consuming effort to conceal what you don't want to see. Your time is valuable and...
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Revitalize Your Skin With HydraFacial
Revitalize Your Skin With HydraFacial
If you struggle with oily and congested skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or uneven skin tone, you may have considered skin rejuvenation treatments to help revitalize your appearance and renew your self-confidence. If this sounds like you, one treatment stands above the rest: HydraFacial. In just 30 to 45 minutes, HydraFacial can give you the best skin of your life...
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Skin Tightening – Skin Contouring for a Perfect Bikini Season
Skin Tightening – Skin Contouring for a Perfect Bikini Season
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 interested in treatments with very real, visible...
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Putting Off Cosmetic Surgery – The Filler Option
Putting Off Cosmetic Surgery – The Filler Option
“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 you in on something interesting… Your eye...
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Restylane Family Grows – Discover Kysse for Lips
Restylane Family Grows – Discover Kysse for Lips
The Restylane family of fillers just got bigger. Restylane Kysse has made her debut. Seriously soft with the ability to move just like you naturally do, Kysse for lips (and those bothersome barcode lines) adds another dimension for softer, plumper, and more hydrated lips. Restylane Kysse is the first lip filler designed with XpresHAn Technology™ for flexible movement and natural-looking...
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Jiggly Jowls? We’ve Got a Solution for That
Jiggly Jowls? We’ve Got a Solution for That
Jowls. The word itself is unpleasant. Their existence? Even more so. Unfortunately, droopy skin hanging off the jawline is just a part of the aging process for many of us. Of course, surgical options, like facelift surgery, can address jowls. These, however, come with incisions, risks for infection and bleeding, and the potential for scars. They also require time off...
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Don’t Curse the Saddlebags  Get Rid of Them
Don’t Curse the Saddlebags Get Rid of Them
Ask any friend who curses her saddlebags, some problem areas are more stubborn than others. With this in mind, Zeltiq Aesthetics, the maker of CoolSculpting, has just introduced the CoolSmooth Applicator. We are proud to be the only office in the area to offer this applicator that allows us to target hard-to-treat bulges. Fit for your Thighs CoolSmooth delivers the...
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Ozempic Face Has Become a Punchline. It’s Not Really Funny, Though.
Ozempic Face Has Become a Punchline. It’s Not Really Funny, Though.
Losing weight can be challenging. Even the most devoted can struggle to find an effective, enjoyable, and sustainable dietary and exercise plan, leaving many looking for a "magic pill" to simplify the process. The hope that a medication or herb will assist with sustainable weight loss is strong. Strong enough that it fuels a $30+ billion industry. Sadly, some of...
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Making BOTOX Part of your Beauty Routine
Making BOTOX Part of your Beauty Routine
One of the most popular products for the cosmetic treatment of aging symptoms on the face, BOTOX Cosmetic is well-known and well-proven. Although the results tend to last for quite a while, they are not permanent. There is also a balance between dramatic results that may last longer versus a more natural-looking enhancement that might require slightly more frequent visits....
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Can Microneedling Improve My Skin Tone?
Can Microneedling Improve My Skin Tone?
Yes, it can. Microneedling is an excellent alternative to laser skin resurfacing that can improve fine lines, acne scars, wrinkles, trauma scars, loss of skin volume, and your skin's color and tone. It is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that requires little downtime. At Rebecca Fitzgerald Dermatology, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald and her team have decades of experience...
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Dump Your Double Chin
Dump Your Double Chin
Submental fat, also known as a double chin, is incredibly common. While weight fluctuations can cause the issue, it can also be a result of genetics, aging, and even posture, making it something unavoidable in many cases. No matter its cause, a double chin will obscure the jawline and create a heavier, more aged, and less defined facial appearance, which...
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Eliminate Your Double Chin with Kybella
Eliminate Your Double Chin with Kybella
Excess fat underneath the chin is a common issue impacting many men and women. This fat, which provides the appearance of a double chin, can be caused by a variety of factors including age, genetics, or weight gain. In many instances, it won’t respond to your diet and exercise efforts. Dr. Fitzgerald offers Kybella, a non-surgical injectable treatment that will...
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Candidacy For Non-Surgical Facelifts
Candidacy For Non-Surgical Facelifts
Ultherapy is the non-surgical face-lifting treatment of choice at the Los Angeles practice of dermatologist Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD. An FDA-approved treatment for lifting and tightening tissues of the face, neck, chin, and décolletage, Ultherapy is highly effective at restoring more youthful skin without surgery. But will it work for you? The only way to know for sure is to visit...
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Causes and Symptoms of Varicose Veins
Causes and Symptoms of Varicose Veins
  Some people get varicose veins simply because of family history. But anything that places pressure and weight on your legs can lead to the appearance of varicose veins: Sitting or standing for long periods Being overweight Pregnancy (because of weight and pressure placed on the legs) A sedentary lifestyle can also increase your odds of developing this vein problem....
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CoolSculpting Video
CoolSculpting Video
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 of fat cells so that they begin to disintegrate. The skin is...
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CoolSculpting – the New Nonsurgical Rage Against the Bulge
CoolSculpting – the New Nonsurgical Rage Against the Bulge
  A Magic Bullet for Body Bulges? Los Angeles Dermatologist  Rebecca Fitzgerald satisfies her clients’ wishes for a magic bullet to banish the bulge. The fat freezing system CoolSculpting super-cools fat cells for reducing muffin tops, love handles, poochy tummies, and bra fat. Bring ‘em on! Those long resistant fat bulges have finally come to be confronted with the power of...
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Dermal Fillers Erase Signs of Aging On Your Face
Dermal Fillers Erase Signs of Aging On Your Face
Wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin can make us look older than we feel. However, an often-overlooked cause of an aged appearance is the way light and shadows play across our faces as we age. Fortunately, dermal fillers can create attractive facial contours that reflect light youthfully. When certain facial areas lose volume and droop, shadows begin to appear on...
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CoolSculpting Mini – Double Chin Eliminator
CoolSculpting Mini – Double Chin Eliminator
Finally, you have a completely noninvasive option for getting rid of that double chin without surgery! Fat freezing for your double chin CoolSculpting introduces the CoolSculpting Mini – FDA-cleared method to reduce the fat in your double chin. Simple fat freezing like the usual CoolSculpting, but with a small area handpiece that tucks perfectly beneath your chin. Fat doesn’t have a...
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Does CoolSculpting for Under the Chin Really Work?
Does CoolSculpting for Under the Chin Really Work?
In a word: Yes! CoolSculpting Mini – the cleverly named CoolSculpting device miniaturized for treating double chins – works splendidly. Just like the larger CoolSculpting device, it works by freezing excess fat cells, which are then disposed of by your body over time. The CoolMini is simply a smaller device designed for smaller areas of the body. Here are a...
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Crepey Skin? Try These
Crepey Skin? Try These
Remember the fun of making a crepe paper flower? It looked great as a craft, but not as something you'd "look good in". Crepey skin is right up there with other dreaded effects of aging, but it doesn't have to stay there. You'll find as you age, your now thinner skin easily dries out and "crinkles" in a way that resembles crepe...
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CHRISTINES STORY
CHRISTINES STORY
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 us as we age. This loss of volume results in sunken cheeks and temples, accentuated facial...
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Combination Halo Hybrid Laser and BBL
Combination Halo Hybrid Laser and BBL
Pigmentation problems can be tough to treat. When single therapies don't get the job done completely, we may recommend treatment combinations. The images below show the welcome improvements of Broad Band Light combined with Halo Hybrid Laser Combination therapies are proving to be a faster and more complete option for patients who want the best results in the shortest amount...
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Causes Of Age Spots
Causes Of Age Spots
You may be frustrated by the presence of age spots on your skin. Concealer is sometimes effective in covering up these pesky brown spots, but many people get frustrated by the need to use a concealer every day to experience even, unmarred skin. Here are the contributing factors for age spots: Sun exposure Tanning beds Tanning lamps The main cause...
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Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Improve My Jawline?
Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Improve My Jawline?
  A defined jawline can be an attractive sign of fitness, youth, and vitality. As you age, it can be harder to attain such a profile through diet and exercise alone. Some people struggle with wrinkling skin and drooping jowls which can be addressed with skin tightening, injectables or fat destruction. But what about a squared jawline when it's not...
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Can Sun Damage Be Repaired?
Can Sun Damage Be Repaired?
Sun damage: It’s one of those things that many of us don’t fully appreciate until well into adulthood. You may have accumulated a lot of sun damage in your younger years but hadn’t seen the ramifications until recently. When sun damage surfaces, it may include: Brown spots Splotchy discoloration Broken capillaries and redness Wrinkles Uneven texture Roughness Loss of elasticity...
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Can I Wear Makeup After Microneedling?
Can I Wear Makeup After Microneedling?
Microneedling is a safe and effective method of skin rejuvenation. Using a small, handheld device, skin needling creates tiny punctures throughout the treatment area. This stimulates your body’s natural healing response, resulting in a smoother and blemish-free complexion. Microneedling is often combined with other skin care treatments. Depending on your specific needs, adding laser skin rejuvenation or PRP injections to...
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Clear + Brilliant: A Gentler Approach To Laser Treatment
Clear + Brilliant: A Gentler Approach To Laser Treatment
In the world of cosmetic dermatology, laser treatments are increasingly a game-changing approach. However, fear of extended downtime, redness, and swelling often holds people back from taking the first step toward better skin. That brings many people to Clear + Brilliant, a more tender laser treatment (also colloquially called "baby Fraxel" for its subtle touch, minimal downtime, and rejuvenating results). Clear...
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How Your Morning Coffee Damages Your Skin
How Your Morning Coffee Damages Your Skin
Coffee is the most important part of the morning routine for more than half of Americans. It helps you jumpstart your day by giving you the extra oomph you need to finish that early morning project at work. Coffee is essential to many men and women, but it also causes damage to your skin, especially if you’re prone to acne...
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3 Most Common Skin Problems – Visit the Drugstore or the Doctor?
3 Most Common Skin Problems – Visit the Drugstore or the Doctor?
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-containing moisturizers and use mild cleansers. Acne – Caused by clogged pores....
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Are Sun Spots and Age Spots the Same Thing?
Are Sun Spots and Age Spots the Same Thing?
Exposure to sunlight changes the skin in many ways. What most of us tend to notice as time goes on are mall brown or red spots on areas of the skin that are exposed. (Skin areas routinely under clothing seldom if ever develop brown spots.) Known alternately as age spots, liver spots, sun spots, and solar lentigines, these pigmented areas are...
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5 Common Reasons Why Your Skin May be Acting Out
5 Common Reasons Why Your Skin May be Acting Out
Just as with hair, your skin can have good days and bad days. When your skin looks healthy and beautiful, it can boost your self-confidence and add a little extra pep to your step. Conversely, very few things can cause you to feel more self-conscious than your skin acting out. An unexpected acne breakout, itchy rash, or splotchy skin can...
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Can Microneedling Help with Pore Size?
Can Microneedling Help with Pore Size?
How many of us have not looked into that magnifying mirror and felt our pores looked "huge"? Pores can appear enlarged, even when they're not, but what can you do if they ARE overly large? Enlarged pores are not harmful, but they can be unsightly and bothersome. They are often caused by a loss of collagen and elastin, causing your...
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4 Benefits of CoolSculpting
4 Benefits of CoolSculpting
Sometimes, diet and exercise alone aren't enough to get rid of stubborn deposits of fat throughout your body. That can be frustrating, particularly if you've lost a substantial amount of weight but still struggle to achieve your ideal body contour. Liposuction could get rid of that annoying fat, but it's an invasive surgical procedure that requires downtime and a lengthy...
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Botox  Still the Game Changer
Botox Still the Game Changer
Heard of Botox Cosmetic? I thought as much! So why would I bring it up now to my educated patients and readers? Because the anti-aging world often tells us to focus on newer, better, cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, yet we practitioners who see results all day every day know that just because something isn’t new doesn’t mean it’s not the gold standard....
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3 Ways PICO Genesis Improves on Laser Treatment
3 Ways PICO Genesis Improves on Laser Treatment
Hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and uneven skin tone: These are all common skin concerns affecting people of all ages and skin types. If you've tried various treatments for these conditions without success, PICO Genesis Laser might be the solution for you. PICO Genesis is a cutting-edge, dual-action laser treatment. This innovative method targets specific skin spots and mottled hyperpigmentation while simultaneously promoting...
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3 Easy Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Your Skin
3 Easy Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Your Skin
Your skin is the first aspect of your body that begins to wear down with age. Taking proper care of your skin will pay off for years to come. Our cosmetic dermatologist in L.A. knows how difficult it is to live with certain skin conditions and can help you improve your skin care regimen. Whether you struggle with acne, rosacea,...
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Combination Halo Hybrid Laser and BBL
Combination Halo Hybrid Laser and BBL
Pigmentation problems can be tough to treat. When single therapies don't get the job done completely, we may recommend treatment combinations. The images below show the welcome improvements of Broad Band Light combined with Halo Hybrid Laser. Combination therapies are proving to be a faster and more complete option for patients who want the best results in the shortest amount of time....
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Why Consider Broadband Light Photofacial Treatment?
Why Consider Broadband Light Photofacial Treatment?
Skin is in many ways like the clothes we wear. Well-cared-for attire can "make or break" the way we are perceived. The way our skin looks creates another social dimension. Weathered, discolored, and rough skin can be unattractive and embarrassing, as well as "aging." Understandably, anyone living in southern California has more challenges in maintaining healthy-looking skin. The abundance of...
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