Skincare

Why Your Moisturizer is Harming Your Skin

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I would like to correct the misconception that oil and moisturizers containing oil are good for your skin. Moisturizers can even have a negative impact! The goal is hydration- the ability to have skin cells that are able to hold onto water.  Hydration is different than moisturization. Skin hydrators are products that induce skin cells […]

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How to Use Retinol vs. Retin-A

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Stefani Kappel MD

There has always been confusion surrounding Retin-A and what it can do for your skin. As a board certified dermatologist, I’m here to answer your questions! Retin A is a Vitamin A derivative that comes in many different variations depending on your skin type. Retin A is the prescription strength version and retinol is an […]

Skincare

Is Micro-Needling Worth It?

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A lot of my patients ask me about micro-needling, some have had it done and been disappointed with the results and some are just curious about the impact before they book an appointment. In this article, we will go through the pros and cons of micro-needling to uncover the truth about its effectiveness. Micro-needling is […]

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Myths about Skincare

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myths about skincare

We all want to have perfect skin, but this isn’t always achievable. The skin care industry is full of falsehoods and misleading information. For the average consumer, it’s often difficult to tell what is true and what isn’t. Some advice can even be harmful to your skin health. Looking to avoid this bad advice? Our […]

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Is Botox the Right Choice for You?

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Numerous people come to their local Newport Beach dermatology office hoping to regain their youthful looks and, in doing so, get an important boost in self-confidence and vitality. Facial rejuvenation is a common request, but prospective patients want to know more about the treatments they are about to receive. Many people come in asking Dr. Kappel if […]

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How to Protect Your Skin in the Winter

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keep skin moisturized in winter

Living in Southern California means many of us don’t face harsh weather in the winter. However, even for those who don’t spend time in the mountains or in other, colder parts of the country, the winter brings harsh weather in the form of cold winds and weather that dries out the skin. Adhering to the […]

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3 Foods Recommended for Beautiful Skin

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avocado for healthy skin

Everyone wants to have beautiful and healthy skin, but not everyone can achieve this goal so easily. Some people may decide to get services for botox at Newport Beach while others may want to get lip injections in Newport Beach. However, some people prefer more natural ways to boost their skin. To help you have […]