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Skin Care

Vinnie Jones Diagnosed with Melanoma

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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  Skin cancer remains a real danger, despite aggressive campaigns aimed at increasing awareness and education. Actor and former soccer player Vinnie Jones has told British newspapers that he has had several skin tumors removed from his face and back. Jones mentioned that his disease was diagnosed after he first noticed an irregular blemish near […]

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Keloids From Piercing

by Ben Nosrati
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Question: I got my ear pierced, and now my ear has a swollen, itchy, and painful growth on it. My doctor said I have a keloid.  What does this mean? Discussion: What is a keloid? A keloid is a type of scar composed of a fibrous connective tissue called collagen. At the site of a […]

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Should You Take Accutane?

by Nathan Aminpour
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  More than 80% of teens today suffer from acne and they all wonder the same thing: How can I get rid of it? As a matter of fact, products targeted towards acne are estimated to generate 3.02 billion dollars globally. Depending on the severity of the acne, there are many ways to treat it, […]

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Teens and Tanning- What are the risks?

by Eun Jin Kim
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  Summer is here once again; that means school is out and it is time to enjoy the sun…or is it? In a culture where being tan is considered “healthy” and “attractive”, more than 2.3 million teens are jumping into tanning beds each year, ensuring the success of thousands of tanning salons. Instant tanning sounds […]

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The Mini-Facelift Versus the Full Facelift

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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  Should I have a full facelift or a mini-facelift? Question:  Over the past few years, I really feel I have started to look tired and old.  I feel young and healthy so I want to look as young as I feel.  I have seen the mini-facelift procedure advertised on television but some of my […]

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Painless Tattoo Removal

by Dr. Raphael Nach
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  Eva Longoria recently made the news when she removed the tattoo that was dedicated to her ex-hubby basketball player Tony Parker.  In-fact she is not the only starlet who has decided to remove a tattoo years after the fact.  Recently, Megan Fox also announced that she will be going under the laser to clean […]

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Folliculitis: Frequently Asked Questions

by Dr. Raphael Nach
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeons

What are the painful pimples on my nose? What these “pimples” are, are in fact infected hair follicles. What is the medical term for this? Folliculitis. Why do I keep getting them? The commonest cause is from trimming or pulling out the hairs in the nostril. The nose hair trimmers and scissors are the culprits. […]

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Your Skin, Your Image #5: Skin Cancer: The Emerging Threat

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
Los Angeles ENT Doctors

Skin cancer is an important topic to discuss, as it is an emerging, if not already arrived, threat to our health. Here are answers to common questions that patients have about this issue. “Why should I be worried about skin cancer?” According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) skin cancer is the most common […]

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Your Skin, Your Image #4 – Cosmetic Facial Fillers: What are my Options? What’s a Vampire Lift Anyway??

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
Los Angeles ENT Doctors

The past decade saw with it an enormous growth in cosmetic surgery.  The bulk of this growth was carried by non-surgical and no down time cosmetic procedures.  These included, BOTOX® and cosmetic fillers (such as Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Radiesse® and Sculptra®) as well as laser procedures.  Amongst these procedures none have seen such an explosion of […]

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Your Skin, Your Image #3: Timing is Everything. At What Age Should BOTOX® Treatment Begin?

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
Los Angeles ENT Doctors

  During the Fall Cosmetic social one of the most common questions that was asked of Dr. Hootan Zandifar, Director of skin center at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute, was regarding the age at which it is appropriate to have a cosmetic procedure done. This is, of course, variable as everyone ages at a […]

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Advances in Facial Plastics and Cosmetic Surgery #3 – No down time skin tightening methods.

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
Los Angeles ENT Doctors

With the recent down turn in the economy many find their future plans shattered. Now instead of planning their retirement, they are looking to working well into their 60s, 70s and even 80s. This has brought with it a host of new challenges. Individuals who did not care about their appearance as they were reaching […]

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