Posted April 19, 2016
Stretch marks are a result of skin stretching at a rate too fast for elastin fibers to keep up with. This can occur during puberty and growth spurts or during periods of rapid growth such as pregnancy. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that 90% of women will develop stretch marks during their […]
Posted August 28, 2014
We live in the sunshine state and, accordingly, many of us spend a significant amount of time enjoying it. However, unless you are protecting yourself through the judicious use of sunscreen, you may be harming your skin in ways that won’t be apparent for years.
As the video below shows, damage from the sun isn’t always visible under normal lighting conditions, but under ultraviolet lighting, the damages done by the sun become glaringly obvious.
Posted May 06, 2014
When you live in Pasadena, being in the sunshine is simply part of the deal. More than that – it’s part of the reason many people choose to live in California. It certainly allows for fuller enjoyment of the wonderful activities available close by.
Spending time in the sunshine can be very rewarding. It can also do incredible damage to your skin. Taking time to protect your skin from sun damage is one of the best ways to help reduce premature sings of aging such as deep lines and wrinkles.
Reducing Sun Damage
Posted September 20, 2013
For the last decade or so, getting a tattoo has become more popular for both men and women. From biblical verses to large works of art covering an entire leg or even the back, tattoos can be seen everywhere. Because getting “tatted” is more commonly done when people are younger (age 18 to early 20s), […]
Posted September 06, 2011
The old adage that laughter is the best medicine is true according to a recent report. The report highlights the benefits of laughter and heart health. Dr. O’Toole explains to patients who are concerned with what are commonly known as laugh lines, that cosmetic surgery procedures are available that will not only treat the laugh lines, […]
Posted August 28, 2011
Acne is not just a teen issue.Many pre-and post menopausal women have unexplained bouts with acne. There are many over-the-counter and medical grade skin care products offered for the treatment of acne. Dr. O’Toole explains to his patients that while there are products available they will work with varying degrees of effectiveness. Dr. O’Toole offers medical grade […]
Posted August 02, 2011
It will not come as a surprise to many that eating healthy foods can be costly. Fruit and vegetables, because they are perishable, would not cost the same as a product with a shelflife lasting months. It is certainly worth the extra investment not only for your health but also for your appearance. It has […]