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Get Silky Smooth Skin With Laser Hair Removal Aug 1st, 2019

Let’s be real for a second: We all have hair in places we don’t want to have hair. Getting rid of this hair usually involves some form of shaving, waxing, or plucking, but these methods consume large amounts of time (and shaving cuts are no joke). Plus, shaving your hair...

How Superficial Radiation Therapy Works to Treat Keloids Jun 17th, 2019

For starters, you might be wondering -- what exactly is superficial radiation? Known as a tissue-preserving technology, superficial radiation therapy uses high-energy rays and particles to kill cancer cells. The procedure is painless and comparable to getting an X-ray, only with stronger radiation targeted to a precise area on your...

Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All Jun 3rd, 2019

There’s no such thing as perfection, but we all want to look as good as we can. No one loves age spots, scars, acne pits, or stretch marks, so if they can be reduced or eliminated, that’s fantastic. Keep in mind that all of these skin conditions affect both men...

How to Tell Whether That Itchy Rash is Eczema or Psoriasis May 1st, 2019

Eczema and psoriasis. They're two of the most common skin conditions, but do you know the difference between them? While they may look and feel similar, they have very distinct causes and treatment for both can vary. If you have itchy, red skin, don't assume it's eczema or psoriasis. Know...

Superficial Radiation Therapy: Learn About This Painless and Surgery-Free Skin Cancer Treatment Apr 9th, 2019

If you’re facing a skin cancer diagnosis for basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, you may not need surgery to treat your condition. At HK Dermatology in San Juan Capistrano, California, we offer noninvasive alternatives to non-melanoma skin cancer treatment using the state-of-the-art SRT-100™ system. Understanding skin cancer When...

Understanding the Difference Between Tumescent and Traditional Liposuction Mar 8th, 2019

Tumescent liposuction provides all the fat removal and body contouring benefits of liposuction but decreases the associated risks and offers a better outcome than traditional methods. Acclaimed dermatologic surgeon Jeffrey Klein, MD, provides tumescent liposuction at his thriving practice — HK Dermatology in San Juan Capistrano, California. That seems only...

Your New Nighttime Skin Regimen Oct 25th, 2017

Your skin is the largest and, certainly, the most obvious organ that makes up your body, which means it needs plenty of care. This care should be carried out periodically by a medical professional, but you can also do it on your own. You can do it through a self-examination...

Tips for Healthy and Strong Hair, Skin and Nails Oct 18th, 2017

Our daily routine in diet and the products we use on our bodies have a great impact on our hair, skin, and nails healthy. Having this in mind, it is important to have personal care products and acquire the appropriate nutrients that will achieve this. Drinking WaterTaking enough water every...

Tri-Luma Cream Offers New Hope To Melasma Sufferers Oct 4th, 2017

Tri-Luma Cream Offers New Hope To Melasma SufferersEach year, there are more than 200,000 new cases of melasma, a condition noted for causing brown patches to appear on the skin of the face. Previously, treatment options were limited, but patients with melasma have been offered new hope. Tri-Luma Cream may...

5 Simple Steps to Clear, Beautiful Skin Sep 27th, 2017

Finding the right skin care product always seems to be the hardest task, especially if you suffer from chronic acne or other damaging skin conditions. With the growing number of skin care treatments on the market, it’s hard to choose which one will last, or even help clear up your...

Getting Rid of Underarm Sweat for Good with MiraDry Sep 20th, 2017

For some, underarm sweat is just a minor annoyance that can easily be rectified by applying deodorant at the beginning of the day, but for others, excessive sweating in everyday situations requires more advanced care in order to be corrected. While this is nothing to be ashamed of, many sufferers...

Everything You Need to Know About Laser Scar Removal Sep 13th, 2017

Whether they result from accidents, surgical procedures or certain health conditions, scars can adversely affect a person’s appearance. Fortunately, cosmetic procedures are today available that can significantly reduce or even eliminate these ugly blemishes. Laser scar removal has become increasingly popular among American men and women and has proven its...

How Illnesses Can Affect The Skin Sep 6th, 2017

Whether you have a minor cold or the flu, you may notice that certain illnesses tend to affect your skin in adverse ways. While you should always schedule an appointment with a doctor to learn exactly what is going on and how to resolve the issue, you can start to...

Why Smoking Is Bad for Your Skin Aug 30th, 2017

There is no reason to smoke. It does not have any benefits and can harm you in many ways. Smoking is not only bad for your health, but it can also ruin your skin. Smoking Cuts off Oxygen Smoking reduces blood flow to your skin. If this happens, then your...

Anatomy of the Skin Aug 23rd, 2017

Your skin is by far your largest organ. It is your body’s first line of defense against infection and the elements and regulates your temperature. It also allows you to feel sensations that can be either pleasurable or painful to warn you of potential injury. Your skin can also serve...

Dealing With Stretch Marks Aug 16th, 2017

Stretch marks can occur as the result of pregnancy, weight changes and the use of certain medications. Women are also at a greater risk for developing this condition than men. This condition can be quite frustrating to deal with. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to reduce the...

Stop Picking! Neurotic Excoriations and How to Break the Habit Aug 9th, 2017

Neurotic excoriations are dermal lesions that form when people pick their own skin. This condition is not formally recognized as a bodily health problem, as there’s nothing wrong with the skin prior to patients’ picking. Skin picking is expected to be rooted in one or more mental health problems, as...

How Do You Know Which Acne Treatment is Best for You? Aug 2nd, 2017

Acne is one of the most prevalent, and noticeable, skin conditions that affects roughly 80% of people, usually during young adulthood, although it can still persist into later adulthood. With a plethora of over-the-counter and prescription treatments, not to mention home remedies, it can be daunting, and expensive, trying to...

Types of Eczema Jul 26th, 2017

Eczema is a common medical problem which causes the skin to become itchy and turn red. If you have this condition, you might notice other symptoms, including the formation of fluid-filled blisters, scaling, cracking and general inflammation. Here is a short discussion on the various forms of this skin condition...

A Guide to Self Skin Examination Jul 17th, 2017

Who hasn’t heard advice from professionals to do a self skin examination on a regular basis? But how many realize how often or how thoroughly this should be carried out? The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a self skin examination on a monthly basis and provides guidelines for doing it. During...

Specific differences in the 5 types of Psoriasis Jul 12th, 2017

Psoriasis is a disease that causes red, sometimes scaly patches to appear on the skin. It may be very itchy and painful and can be mild, moderate, or severe. It is not contagious and once diagnosed can be treated and managed, but flareups may still occur. The treatment depends on...

Lip Care for Every Season Jul 5th, 2017

Changing seasons call for a transition in your skin care routine, and what flesh is more delicate than your lips? Take special care to change your lip care year-round and you’ll be whistling comfortably and smiling widely all the year through. WinterWinter air can be brutal on the tender skin...

History of Mohs Surgery Jun 28th, 2017

Mohs surgery is a procedure used to treat skin cancer. The operation gets its name from Frederick E. Mohs, M.D., who received the idea of manipulating tissue to treat cancer as a student under his mentor, Dr. Michael Guyer from 1929-1934. Guyer was a zoology professor who was knowledgeable of...

Dysplastic Nevi or Just a Mole? Jun 14th, 2017

Moles are common colored spots on the skin caused by an increase in the melanin, or the protein in the cell that causes darker coloration. Therefore, moles consist of melanocytes. Moles can be predetermined genetically and can be acquired throughout early life up to around one’s early thirties. Most people...

What is a Full Body Skin Exam? Jun 8th, 2017

A full body skin exam is an easy but important procedure, since the majority of skin conditions are highly treatable with early detection. A full body exam is fast, painless and non-invasive and should be a part of your annual health routine. But what exactly does the procedure involve? What...

The Dangers of Indoor Tanning May 31st, 2017

The World Health Organization has stated that indoor tanning increases the risk of cancer. In fact, people who use indoor tanning beds are 59% more likely to develop melanoma. There are 35 states that restrict indoor tanning. Minors are not allowed to use a tanning bed without the consent of...

5 Facts About Spider Veins May 24th, 2017

As the weather grows warmer, hemlines grow shorter. While sunny conditions are the perfect time to get out of the house and head out for some fun in the sun, many men and women have something holding them back from wanting to wear shorts and swimming suits. Unsightly spider veins...

Can Sunscreen Help Prevent Aging? May 17th, 2017

Aging is not something people like to talk about, and when it comes to the skin signs of aging, people tend to push the thought away until it’s too late. There are many ways you can prevent aging on your skin now, and you don’t have to worry about these...

What Causes Adult Acne? May 10th, 2017

Adult acne has reached an unprecedented high in recent years, to such a degree that dermatologists have seen a rise in treating acne alongside wrinkles and treating adults even up into their 50’s for unwanted skin breakouts. The causes of adult acne may be from a variety of factors including...

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month May 3rd, 2017

During the month of May, which is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, many people take the time to familiarize themselves with the disease’s signs and symptoms. The American Academy of Dermatology is running a campaign this year with a simple and direct phrase stating, “Check your partner. Check yourself.” It is...

4 Common Skincare Myths Apr 26th, 2017

We all want to have youthful, glowing and flawless skin. As it turns out, many of us are willing to go to great lengths in order to achieve this goal, spending hundreds of dollars annually on skincare products and beauty treatments. The internet is full of skincare information, making it...

Moisturizing 101: Cream vs Lotion Apr 12th, 2017

Like most people, you want to keep your skin soft and hydrated. But doing so can get complicated, especially with all the products that are available. For instance, choosing between cream vs lotion isn’t as easy as it might seem. That’s why it’s important to know the difference between the...

Skin Cancer and How to Protect Yourself Apr 5th, 2017

In the last 30 years, more people in the world have been diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. It is one of the most common forms of cancer, but also one of the most ignored. With more and more people around the world being diagnosed with skin...

Chemical Peels and What to Expect Mar 14th, 2017

A chemical peel is a procedure meant to enhance and smooth the texture of your skin. It is a potent treatment (medical therapy) for wrinkles, facial blemishes, and rough skin pigmentation. Chemical peels can be performed in an office-based technique room or an outpatient surgical facility. It’s good practice for...

How to Care for Your Skin after Laser Hair Removal Mar 9th, 2017

To be clear, laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser in order to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a beam passes through the skin to individual hair follicles; it is the intense heat of the laser which damages the hair follicles, which prevents future...

SRT Treatment Options for Squamous Cell Carcinoma Mar 7th, 2017

Skin cancers are among the most commonly occurring, with a number equal to that of all breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer occurrences combined. The risk of squamous cell carcinoma is greatest in individuals with fair skin, those prone to sunburns, or a history of skin lesions...

Why Should You Visit the Dermatologist? Mar 2nd, 2017

Concerned about rough, dry, or cracking patches of skin? Is acne plaguing your face and body? Do you have unsightly scars that you wish would just go away? It may be time to seek out proper dermatological treatment for serious conditions that can’t be managed at home. Treating your skin...

We are Now Offering Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment and Keloid Removal with Superficial Radiation Feb 22nd, 2017

Jeffrey Klein MD & Associates Dermatology is pleased to be able to offer a new skin cancer treatment. Superficial Radiation Therapy with the SRT-100TM is the new non-surgical, painless, extremely effective, and safe to use treatment option for skin cancer, as well as keloid removal. Every year, the number of...

Keloid Removal: Don’t Let Keloids Scar Your Skin and Your Confidence Feb 15th, 2017

Almost 18 million individuals suffer from unsightly and often painful keloid scarring. You don’t have to live out your life being embarrassed by these scars. You can easily regain your confidence, and these scars do not have to be permanent since keloid removal treatment with the SRT-100TM has an incredible...

How Your Diet Can Affect Skin Feb 8th, 2017

Blemishes on your skin as a result of acne can result in low levels of confidence and self esteem. Although acne is more common as a teenager it can affect skin on adults as well. Many women suffer from acne well into adulthood. When acne becomes unmanageable, it’s time to...

Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment Options Jan 25th, 2017

The most common form of skin cancer is called basal cell carcinoma, carcinoma being the medical term for cancer. In the US, there are over 2.5 million new diagnoses of basal cell cancer every year. Sun exposure is the number one cause of basal cell cancer, especially prolonged sun exposure...

How To: Younger Looking, Glowing Skin Jan 12th, 2017

With winter coming, it’s more important than ever to take care of your skin and promote that healthy, vibrant glow. That’s because the cold not only dries out the air, it dries out the skin. The good news is that keeping glowing skin succulent and youthful is easy and even...

Maximal safe Dosages for Tumescent Local (Lidocaine) Anesthesia TLA Nov 4th, 2016

I have posted a pdf version of our recently published (Anesthesia & Analgesia, 2016) article entitled, “Estimated Maximal Safe Dosages of Tumescent Lidocaine.” Excerpt: “BACKGROUND: Tumescent lidocaine anesthesia consists of subcutaneous injection of relatively large volumes (up to 4 L or more) of dilute lidocaine (≤1 g/L) and epinephrine (≤1...

Surprising Causes of Dry Skin Oct 25th, 2016

Does your skin tighten, itch, flake, crack, scale, peel, turn red, or turn gray/ashy? Dry skin comes mainly from insufficient skin moisture, but that’s not the only culprit. AirDry skin is worse in wintertime where cold air forces us to turn on the HVAC. The cold, outdoor air dries out...

Common Causes of Skin Damage Oct 25th, 2016

Virtually everything affects the skin. Luckily, there are things around us that benefit the skin as well. Consider the harmful factors that age your skin and what you can do about them to maintain healthy and beautiful skin. SunThe sun permeates the skin’s layers. This works wonderfully to heat you...

Helpful Dermatologist Selection Tips Oct 19th, 2016

A good dermatologist can help you improve the condition of your skin. If you have any concerns that involve your complexion in any way, dermatological care may be able to take care of them for good. Your goal should be to find a skilled and reputable dermatologist who can provide...

Newport Beach and San Juan Capistrano Locations offering SculpSure Apr 26th, 2016

SLIM DOWN TO YOUR DREAM BODY SHAPE!Body Shape has a powerful impact on our minds. Our feelings, when we look in the mirror, are a personal experience that can have a profound impact on our daily lives and self-perception. Are you exhausted of trying to achieve your dream body shape...

Senus Healthcare Teams Up with Jeffrey Klein MD Orange County Oct 12th, 2015

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —Sensus Healthcare, a manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that incorporate superficial radiation therapy (SRT) for noninvasive treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids, proudly announces a new physician-user to its roster of leading Dermatologists and Radiation Oncologists. World- renowned expert in...

Recent Study Shows Dermatologist Density Improves Melanoma Prognosis Oct 2nd, 2015

While cosmetic dermatology has come a long way in helping people look more youthful, the root of dermatology is, of course, skin health. The best dermatologists focus on the health and well being of the patient and their skin, which ultimately leads to the best possible results, no matter your...

Skin Cancer: Learn How to Self-Examine Before It’s Too Late Oct 2nd, 2015

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, afflicting more than two million Americans each year, a number that is rising rapidly. When detected, diagnosed, and treated early, it is also the easiest to cure. When allowed to progress, however, skin cancer result in disfigurement and even death. This...

Skin Protection 101-Beyond Sunscreen Oct 2nd, 2015

No matter why you see a dermatologist, one of the first things they will probably discuss with you is protecting your skin from the sun and from dangerous UV rays. Skin cancer is a huge concern for everyone in the United States. If you go outside without sun protection, especially...

Stop Excessive Sweating with miraDry Oct 2nd, 2015

Summer is almost upon us and we’re all about to get a little sweaty! Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a gym rat, a beach goer, a walker or a gardner, you know that summer is a time of sunscreen and getting a little hot under the collar. We’re all...

Sunscreen-What You Should Be Looking For! Oct 2nd, 2015

As the summer approaches, we all want to look our best and that might prompt you to head to your dermatologist. Perhaps you want a regular checkup, or perhaps you are looking for ways to look your healthiest and most youthful this summer. What may surprise you is that first...

The Basics on Botox Oct 2nd, 2015

Botox® is a well known cosmetic dermatology treatment that is talked about all time, but do you really know what it is and what it does? One of the most important things you can do as a patient considering undergoing cosmetic surgery is understanding your options and understanding how the...

Treat Mom to the Gift that Keeps on Giving–Cosmetic Dermatology! Oct 2nd, 2015

If you are stuck on what to give the mom in your life for mother’s day, you may want to consider the gift of cosmetic dermatology. Maybe she has a persistent issue she wants to treat, or maybe she just wants to achieve a more youthful look and feel younger...

Treat Your Spider Veins with Sclerotherapy Oct 2nd, 2015

Spring is in the air and summer is closing in, and if you have spider veins or varicose veins, this season may fill you with dread. Commonly effecting women, varicose veins traditionally appear in the legs and can create a lot of self consciousness, discomfort and even physical pain. Appearing...

What Should You Look for in a Day Cream? Oct 2nd, 2015

A good dermatologist will always tell you that the best thing you can do for your skin is make sure that you take care of it every day. This is especially true of your face, because it is exposed to sun and to the elements on a daily basis. Depending...

What Should You Look for in a Night Cream? Oct 2nd, 2015

Your daily skin regimen is extremely important to the overall health of your skin. What you may not always be thinking about is your nightly regimen. Of course, at the end of the day, you should cleanse your face and then moisturize, but you may think you need only use...

Chemical Peels – What do they treat and who will they work best for? Oct 2nd, 2015

As you explore cosmetic dermatology, you may be overwhelmed by all the options available to you. There are cosmetic fillers, skin treatments like microdermabrasion, cosmetic dermatology laser treatments and even Botox®. The critical piece is to understand what your options are, what they treat for the best results and to...

Costs are Dropping on Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures – Good or Bad for Patient Safety? Oct 2nd, 2015

As the popularity of cosmetic dermatology increases, and the technology and research improves, it’s not surprising to hear that the cost of several procedures has dropped since 2008. As techniques like Botox® Cosmetic injections, cosmetic fillers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and other minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology procedures become more main stream...

Facial and Cosmetic Fillers: Restylane® and Restylane®-L Oct 2nd, 2015

One of the fastest, safest and easiest ways to restore youthful fullness to the face, is the effective use of facial fillers or cosmetic fillers. With a short treatment time and minimal healing time, many of these treatments can last upwards of one year, helping women and men to feel...

Facial Fillers: Juvederm ® and Juvederm ® XC Oct 2nd, 2015

As we age, fine lines, wrinkles and folds naturally develop on our faces. This is especially true if you’re an expressive person. If you’ve looked in the mirror and decided that you are done with the deep folds and wrinkles, but you aren’t interested in an invasive procedure with a...

Keeping Your Skin Healthy Starts with Simple, Practical Steps Oct 2nd, 2015

Obviously, if you visit a dermatologist, for a well visit, or for an issue that needs to be treated, your mind is on your skin. There are thousands of products, tips, techniques and procedures that have been developed in the United States just to make skin look healthier and to...

Kybella-The New Injection to Chisel the Double Chin Oct 2nd, 2015

It’s common for adults of all shapes and sizes to have extra fat underneath the chin, but that doesn’t make having a double chin any less frustrating. This is stubborn fat that doesn’t just go away with exercise, nor is it an area that can be toned and shaped through...

The Skinny on Skin Care Products Oct 2nd, 2015

Skin care products are everywhere, touting their benefits and what sets them apart from the competition. They range from all natural, to chock full of anti aging ingredients you can’t pronounce. They can be super inexpensive, or cost hundreds of dollars. There is also usually a spokesperson that wants to...

miraDry Treatment in O.C. Register May 12th, 2015

A San Juan Capistrano dermatologist is treating patients with a new procedure that minimizes excessive sweating by destroying sweat glands. Dr. Jeffrey Klein is the only doctor who has the MiraDry device in Orange County, according to the company, Miramar Labs. The Food and Drug Administration approved the device last...