These 4 Finger and Toenail Treatments will Transform Sandal Season this Summer

Summer is the perfect time to dust off your flip-flops and enjoy some fun in the sun. However, if your nails are discolored, crumbly, or distorted, you may feel reluctant to show off your feet in sandals. Nail fungus is a common condition that causes unsightly nail problems. Fortunately, it’s very treatable. Keep reading to learn more about finger and toenail treatments that will transform sandal season this summer. What is a Nail Fungal Infection? A fungal nail infection, also called onychomycosis, is a common condition that separates nails from the nail beds, making them thick, discolored, and brittle. A … Continue reading

Say Goodbye to Forehead Wrinkles and Hello to Smoothed Lines

Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging. Forehead wrinkles are especially noticeable and bothersome to people. Luckily, there are several ways to both improve and prevent them.  When and why do wrinkles form? As we age, there is loss of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin in the skin, which can start as early as our 30s! These components of the skin are important for the skin’s elasticity, strength, firmness, hydration, and glow. Therefore, loss leads to skin laxity, wrinkle formation and a duller appearance to the skin. In addition, repetitive movement of certain facial muscles with expression, like the forehead … Continue reading

Banish Blemishes with the Ultimate Guide to Acne Treatments

For many women, teens, and men, acne can be a source of constant frustration and diminish self-esteem. Its effects range from intermittent breakouts to inflamed bumps and frustrating blemishes. While acne is a chronic condition, you don’t have to let it run your life. The right treatments can get it under control and help you achieve clearer, healthier skin. Keep reading to learn how to banish blemishes with the ultimate guide to acne treatments to reveal your most beautiful skin!

Why an Acne Facial with an Esthetician Will Help You Unlock Radiant Skin

Are you battling acne? Acne can leave you with unsightly breakouts, unattractive skin bumps, and stubborn scarring that can make you self-conscious. Fortunately, you can address these and other skin concerns with regular acne facials. Keep reading to learn why an acne facial with an esthetician will help you unlock radiant skin and keep your skin clear and glowing. What Is an Acne Facial? An acne facial is a specialized skincare treatment that targets acne-prone skin. Unlike regular facials, these specialized facials go beyond the skin’s surface to address the underlying causes of acne, thus improving your skin’s condition and … Continue reading

The Removal Guide: How to Get Glue, Dye, and Marker Off Your Skin

You know the saying “life happens”? Well, sometimes life happens to leave a mess on your skin! From superglue to permanent markers to hair dye, sometimes those useful products end up in the wrong place. Here are some helpful tips to make the permanent impermanent and to unstick the stuck. Unsticking the Sticky Stuff: How to Safely Remove Superglue According to the manufacturer, Loctite, it’s easy to get this on your hands because it’s highly spreadable. Goodness: despite its toughness as an adhesive, it’s actually not hard to get off. Simple option Start by soaking your skin in warm, soapy … Continue reading

Get Glowing Skin on Your Wedding Day: Pro Tips from Our Dermatologist

We all want to look our best for weddings, especially if you’re the one getting married. Beyond what to wear, how can you help your skin look its best? Dr. Lauren Moy, MD We broke it down into what you can do ahead of time, and what you need to keep doing, including some pro tips from one of our own doctors, Lauren Moy, MD of Moy Fincher Chipps Facial Plastics & Dermatology, a Golden State Dermatology Affiliate. She combines firsthand experience with professional expertise! Advance Planning If you have any skin concerns, meet with a dermatologist as soon as … Continue reading

Bumps And Spots – Common Skin Growths After Age 45

As we mature, men and women over 45 may notice the sudden development of new skin lesions on the face and body. What are these things? Sometimes occurring singly, or maybe as multiple spots, these skin growths can be unsightly and often cause concern about their potential for skin cancer. In this blog post, we will explore many of the common skin growths we experience after age 45. This information is not meant to be a substitute for a thorough, skin examination by a physician, but as an overview of skin lesions that occur commonly, but not exclusively, in middle … Continue reading

Skin Tags: What Are They & Can They Be Removed?

Acrochordons. Now that’s a word we rarely see, and most of us don’t know how to pronounce. Your dermatologist does, though. That’s because acrochordons, soft fibromas, or fibroepithelial polyps, are small, benign skin growths. We know them as skin tags. What are skin tags? Skin tags are what they sound like: little “tags” (like the kind on clothing) that stick out from the skin. They’re the same color as your skin, but they’re attached just by a thin strand or stalk, instead of lying flat like moles. They’re in the category of benign skin growths, and generally don’t grow or … Continue reading

Dermal Fillers: Which Option Is Right for You?

While some people love their “laugh lines,” others don’t. As with all aspects of aging, how we age and how we feel about it is highly individual. But biology happens to us all! “As we get older, we lose subcutaneous fat,” explains Kasie Palmer, PA-C of Golden State Dermatology in Pleasanton and Livermore. “This means the cushion between muscles and skin is much thinner, so things like ‘crow’s feet’ or the ‘parentheses’ from nose to lips show up that much more.” If you prefer smoother skin and fewer lines, or if you have scars, dermal fillers could be a good … Continue reading