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Rev Up Your Sex Life With Vaginal Revitalization Jan 9th, 2023

Unfortunately, many women experiencing symptoms of vaginal atrophy suffer in silence. Age-related changes in vaginal tissue can have a range of negative effects on your sexual health. Additionally, weakened pelvic muscles can cause urinary leakage.  Our team of cosmetic dermatology physicians at Orange Coast Dermatology, with offices in Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, and...

Why Telehealth Could Be Right For You Dec 1st, 2022

Telehealth is an increasingly popular way to receive health care. It gained widespread use during the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’re discovering that it has continued benefits even outside of the pandemic. Having medical visits using the technology available to us by video conference allows you to schedule appointments much more easily...

Why Facials Are More Than Just Luxurious Spa Treatment Nov 1st, 2022

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and what better way to prevent skin issues than to see a professional on a regular basis? In a world that offers many skin treatments, some more invasive than others, one of the most effective ones is also...

Habits You Can Embrace Today That Your Skin Will Thank You For Oct 6th, 2022

Some skin conditions come with your DNA — like psoriasis and some forms of eczema. But most skin problems crop up as a result of bad habits.  A quick scroll through your social media feed and a glance at your favorite influencer’s latest beauty blog would have you believe that expensive products are...

Is Your Diet Wreaking Havoc on Your Skin? Sep 1st, 2022

Your skin is one of the first things people notice about you. If your skin doesn’t look good, you might look unhealthy in general. You can try to cover it up with makeup, but bad skin is still hard to miss. If you want to try to change your skin,...

The Many Uses of Botox Aug 1st, 2022

As you get older, it’s no surprise that your skin begins to show signs of aging. This may include wrinkles in your skin or crow’s feet around your eyes. For some people, this is a normal sign of aging that they don’t want to mess with. But if you want...

What You Need to Know About Collagen Jul 1st, 2022

Being the most prevalent protein in your body, collagen is found nearly everywhere. It is present in tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin and serves as the basis for the majority of connective tissue. Understanding collagen's function can help you know how to best take care of your skin since it...

Microneedling vs. HydraFacial: What's the Difference? Jun 1st, 2022

If you’re self-conscious about wrinkles, skin discoloration, acne scars, or dry skin, microneedling and HydraFacials can both help. Microneedling harnesses the healing power of your own body, while HydraFacial treatments uses custom serums for your precise skin type.  With offices in Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo, California, Orange Coast Dermatology offers innovative skin treatments to...

Is BotoxⓇ Right for Me? May 1st, 2022

If you’re interested in receiving a treatment that reliably reduces the signs of aging, you’ve probably heard of Botox®. As you consider which procedures will work best to help you maintain your youthful appearance, you’re probably wondering if Botox is the right choice. Here at Orange Coast Dermatology our team of practitioners helps women and...

Which Type of Chemical Peel Is Best for Acne? Apr 11th, 2022

Acne is the most common skin condition in teenagers and young adults. During active acne, visible bumps appear on the skin, most often on the forehead, chin, cheeks, and back. Some of the bumps, called inflammatory acne become red and painful, often leaving scars as it heals. If at-home treatment...

Bothered by Peach Fuzz? Consider Dermaplane Therapy Mar 10th, 2022

Though fine in texture and light in color, you may not like the vellus hair that grows on your face. Also known as peach fuzz, this very fine, short hair grows all over your body.  You can use various methods to remove this unwanted hair, but dermaplane therapy offers the most benefits. It not...

When to Consider a Facial Peel Feb 13th, 2022

A facial peel is a perfect place to start if you desire clearer, healthier-looking skin. ​​Before your facial, your provider will perform a skin analysis. This gives us a proper understanding of your skin type and needs. From there, we create an individualized treatment plan and offer recommendations tailored specifically...

Four Causes of Vaginal Dryness That You Didn’t Know About Jan 13th, 2022

Vaginal dryness is often associated with menopause, when your production of estrogen slows down, causing the vaginal walls to thin. This means there are fewer cells available to provide moisture and lubrication.  However, vaginal dryness can affect women who are still in their childbearing years. A lack of lubrication can...

5 Popular Injections for Younger, Smoother Skin Dec 13th, 2021

Early in life, we can’t wait to get older. Teenagers think of adulthood as freedom. It’s true that being an adult can be liberating, but aging can definitely have its disadvantages particularly when it comes to the toll it can take on our skin. Ironically, the day we look into...

What Skin Conditions Improve with Microneedling? Nov 10th, 2021

Your skin, your body’s largest organ, can be one of the first areas where signs of aging and wear-and-tear start to show up – if you didn’t already have skin issues when you were young! For some, skin problems persist from adolescence onward, while others want to erase the years...

Where You Can Remove Hair Oct 13th, 2021

Removing unwanted hair from your face or body is a constant, Sisyphean task: Almost as soon as you’ve finished shaving or tweezing, or even waxing, it’s time to start again. Laser hair removal gives you back the hours you would’ve wasted with razors, depilatories, and spa sessions. At Orange Coast...

HydraFacial®: The Perfect Post-Summer Pick-Me-Up for Your Skin Sep 12th, 2021

When you’re ready to refresh and rejuvenate your face, you have several options to choose from. If you want a noninvasive treatment that cleans and hydrates the skin, consider HydraFacial®, a multistep facial that exfoliates the skin and delivers customized serums to gently revitalize the skin.  Our team of cosmetic,...

Learn the Mystery Triggers Causing Your Rosacea Flare-Ups Aug 1st, 2021

Some 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea, a chronic but treatable inflammatory skin condition characterized by flushing or redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead. Symptoms come and go and vary in severity; In some cases, they’re merely bothersome. Other times, patients’ faces are overtaken by redness, visible blood...

Summer Skin Care Tips for Eczema Jul 4th, 2021

Summer is officially right around the corner. With warmer temperatures come all your favorite outdoor activities, from hiking and biking at local parks to relaxing on the beach with a good book. But if you’re one of an estimated 15 million Americans with eczema, summer weather might mean dealing with...

What to Do About a Bothersome Double Chin Jun 14th, 2021

A double chin, clinically referred to as submental fat, isn’t a desirable facial characteristic. It can make you look older and heavier than you are. Double chins are often resistant to weight loss, leaving you with a round, full face even if your body is slim and strong. If you’re...

Know the Warning Signs of Skin Cancer May 3rd, 2021

Skin cancer is more common in the U.S. than all other forms of cancer combined, and the number of cases is only growing. Most skin cancer starts when the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun damage your skin cells by causing a tan or a sunburn. Tanning beds and sun...

How We Can Help You Treat Your Psoriasis Apr 6th, 2021

Psoriasis is an extremely personal skin disorder that can cause embarrassment that drives you to cover up with long sleeves and pants, even during summer weather. Suffering from this chronic disorder and its revealing patchy, red lesions can lead to reduced self-esteem and even depression.  But you don’t have to...

Understanding the Different Types of Acne Mar 12th, 2021

Many people think acne is an issue that only impacts the young and oily-skinned. Fact is, acne can be caused by several issues, and not all acne is the same.  Big, white-headed zits are only one part of the problem, and you might experience other skin issues like ingrown hairs,...

Why Botox Remains So Popular For Maintaining a Youthful Appearance Feb 1st, 2021

Botox injections are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States. More than 7 millions treatments took place in the country in 2017, which is more than the entire population of the state of Washington. Botox’s popularity is a testament to its effectiveness in achieving a youthful, relaxed...

The Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation Jan 17th, 2021

From the moment you pass through puberty, your health is dictated to a surprising degree by your reproductive system. From fluctuating hormone levels to childbirth, the effects on your vaginal health can be life-altering. Thankfully, new technology is answering the call, including our V-Lase® vaginal rejuvenation technology. At Orange Coast...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Why Microneedling With PRP Is the Hottest Trend in Facial Rejuvenation Dec 1st, 2020

Medical science continues to research and improve nonsurgical treatment options designed to erase fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of scars, tone and lift sagging skin, and otherwise decrease the appearance of aging. The good news? Many of these treatments work as promised when delivered by expertly trained skin...

Understanding How Chemical Peels Work Nov 6th, 2020

About 1.4 million chemical peels were performed in 2019 in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, making the treatment the third most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure overall. Chemical peels owe their popularity to their versatility: Peels can be used to treat a wide array...

What Is PRP Therapy? Oct 13th, 2020

No matter how carefully you care for your skin, at some point, wrinkles, fine lines, and other telltale signs of aging are eventually going to catch up with you.  That might sound kind of grim. But the good news is, today there are more options than ever for restoring your...

5 Surprising Causes of Adult Acne and What You Can Do About It Sep 2nd, 2020

If you’re affected by adult acne, you’re not alone. About 50% of American adults endure the challenges of bumpy skin well past their teenage years. If this describes you, you’re probably wondering what’s causing your acne and what you can do to make it a thing of the past. At...

Acne: Tips to Help You See Clearer Skin [VIDEO] Oct 9th, 2019

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Orange Coast Dermatology May 5th, 2019

Practice Overview Orange Coast Dermatology is a state of the art dermatology practice and medical spa providing a wide range of clinical and cosmetic skin care treatments. The team of dermatologists and aesthetic skin care experts at the med spa is highly qualified, experienced, and completely dedicated to the goal of achieving highest patient satisfaction in every procedure....