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Happy Winter!

Friday, February 24th, 2017

taken in Park City, Utah


Hope everyone is having a nice winter.

I’ve had some compliments on my looks lately, that I look “different”. People think it is my hair but actually I got a fractionated carbon dioxide laser eyelift over Xmas break. I got a little tired of using Botox to maintain this area, and theoretically over time, the weakening of these muscles may not be the best thing in the end. Downtime is about 7 days, and because this is a weaker treatment than surgery, it probably will take multiple treatments to get to where you want to be. I’m hoping to fit in another before the end of the year. Ideal for people who are younger or not ready for surgery. I got a subtle nice browlift and my eyelids are more taut than before. Believe it or not, I’ll be 50 in a few years!

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Happy Labor Day!

Friday, September 4th, 2015

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In memoriam: Fredric Brandt, MD

Monday, April 6th, 2015

I was sad and shocked to hear of my colleague’s passing. Dr. Brandt was a great lecturer and a kind man. Despite his flamboyant persona (I LOVED the outfits he wore to our meetings-I can still picture them in my head), he was an intelligent and thoughtful dermatologist who knew what he was talking about and had complete enthusiasm about Botox and fillers. During panel discussions, I remember being on his same wavelength-I’d have the same questions as he did! Our former fellow, Dr. Alysa Herman, has worked in his Florida practice. I was glad to have learned much from him and to have met him. His loss is our specialty’s loss and I will truly miss seeing him at meetings. It won’t be the same.

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Sorry for the absence!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Sorry for not posting a blog for months. It started with my girls’ bday party planning, and somewhere it morphed into the elementary school search.

A lot of you have been asking when Verdure sunscreen will be available again. We are really sure it will be March/April 2015. Thanks for your patience.

I hope you will enjoy getting to know my new assistants Rosa and Tracy. Once again, I have made the USC and UCLA crowds happy.

Mistakenly, I was omitted by Pasadena Magazine as a Top Doctor in Dermatology this year when the issue was published. Their editors were notified of this error. Once again, you will see my name in Los Angeles magazine as a SuperDoctor this January. Thanks again to my colleagues who have bestowed Dr. Bennett and me with this honor.

A friendly reminder that I will be out of the office as usual Thanksgiving week and between Xmas and New Years. Cosmetic treatments and appointments are very popular around this time of year so plan accordingly. The Mohs surgery schedule is also filling up, so if you decide to postpone your surgery until after the holidays (not recommended for SCC or melanoma), please make careful note of the exact location of your biopsy site and take multiple pictures with your cell phone or ask your referring dermatologist to take a picture and consider a diagram.

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So inspired!!

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Does it seem like I’m gone once a month? Yes, that seems to be my pattern lately. This time I am in Chicago checking in on my elderly parents and attending our annual derm surgery meeting. It has been intense and fun. I have reconnected with old friends, old colleagues, and have been excited to meet new people that I have learned so much from. On top of that, this group has a sense of humor and have shown off their musical and performing talents.

Besides learning about and reinforcing advanced filler techniques and devices, we got to hear the famous Duke Coach Mike Kryzyzewski speak to us. He’s the only basketball coach I recognize besides Phil Jackson and Pat Riley (that is a big deal) We got to hear about his own insecure crush on Beyonce, but more importantly we got to learn about what qualities he looks for in young people and how he passionately motivates all of the big egos he deals with through a culture of respect. I didn’t realize he is a nice Polish boy from Chicago on top of that!

I found out that the lasers I possess are still the gold standard, despite the continual alphabet soup of new technology. I am still eager to try some new devices on myself first and see for myself what the truth is. The truth is harder to figure out at these meetings, as the lines between industry and medicine are blurred and the truth will only be told with time. You wouldn’t believe how many of the latest “hot” lasers-no pun intended- have come and gone in my career. Nonetheless, I learned a bunch and look forward to returning to LA. I miss my patients, my dog and my girlies!

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Belotero and Xeomin

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

There are 2 new products on the block. Belotero is another hyalaronic acid filler and Xeomin is another version of Botox. If you read my previous posts, I tend to be a late adopter. However, these products are very similar to Restylane and Botox, respectively, but slightly less expensive. Therefore, I am passing the savings on to you, the patients. So far, so good. I flew through a bunch of Belotero in the pasr month, everyone is happy. Longevity remains to be seen, the jury is still out.

Hope everyone is enjoying the June gloom. I absolutely love the cooler, more overcast weather! Beating hot sun is not my idea of fun! Please note that during the first half of July, I will be out of the office quite a bit, so please plan accordingly.

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Top Pasadena dermatologist

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Named as a Pasadena Top Doctor again in Pasadena Magazine. Thanks to my colleagues who entrust the care of their patients to me.

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Brotox

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Apparently Dr. Oz had a segment about Bro-tox (men who get Botox). It is a popular procedure for men in business and the entertainment industry. While Botox is not a complicated procedure, because men require a larger dose of Botox, it is important that you choose a doctor who understands how to properly inject Botox and tailor treatment to your specific wrinkles, skin type and face. The biggest complications a male patient can have is having too much Botox put in, which can cause heavy brows and a frozen look, or improperly placed Botox which can feminize the eyes

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Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Hope you all had a nice holiday. We had a nice stay-cation in LA. My daughters got more Xmas gifts in one year than I think I received my entire childhood. One of my kids already figured out I am Santa :( The Escalade seen here stayed at Toys R’Us, but gave me visions of 14 years into the future. Yikes! I am totally exhausted from one of them running into my bed every night. I guess this will go on for possibly a couple of years.

This is a good time to initiate your fractionated CO2 laser treatments, Efudex, etc. I’ve been performing a lot of laser on brown spots, wrinkles and scars with very good results. They do often take multiple treatments so this is a good time to start.

Anyone remember the Ronco Mr. Microphone commercial?

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Top Doctors in Dermatology

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Thanks again to my peers for nominating me to the 2012 Los Angeles Magazine Southern California Super Doctors and the 2011 Top Women Southern California Super Doctors list. It is nice to know that the people I work with entrust their patients with my care and that my dedication to good patient care is recognized.

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