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Skin Care Tips for UV Safety Month

Posted July 22, 2016

UV Safety Month TipsJuly is UV Safety Month. Long, warm summer days make it easy to relax and forget important things like your skin care, but UV Safety Month is a great reminder to take care of your skin today to keep yourself looking youthful for years to come.

A recent RealSelf survey revealed that 70 percent of women aged 18 to 34 don’t regularly wear sunscreen.…

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Summer Skin Care Starts with “Don’t Fry Day”

Posted May 25, 2016

Don't Fry Day Skin CareMemorial Weekend marks the beginning of summer for most of us. School is out. The days are longer. And we spend more time out in the sun. It is a perfect time to think about your summer skin care routine, which should include daily sun protection.

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has declared this Friday, May 27, as “Don’t Fry Day” to raise awareness about sun safety habits for the coming summer.…

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Can Stretch Marks be Prevented?

Posted April 19, 2016

If you have stretch marks following pregnancy, call board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole at (626) 689-7800 for a free consultation to learn about treatment optionsStretch 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 sixth or seventh month of pregnancy – even if balms and preventive measures are utilized.…

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What is the Sun Doing to Your Skin?

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.

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.…

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Treating Sun Damaged Skin

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.…

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Studies show behavior therapy works for the family

Posted November 10, 2011

The reality that obesity is commonly a family issue has begun to sink in across the country. A recent study that was highlighted in the Los Angeles Times showed the promising results of behavioral therapy when used to treat obesity. The study found that overwhelmingly, not only did the participants respond but the family benefited as well.…

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Laugh more; healthy heart (treat your laugh lines)

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, but also create a smoother and more youthful looking face.…

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Study says that acne treatments needs more study

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 effewctiveness. Dr. O’Toole offers medical grade skin care, in his Pasadena office as well as products patients can use at home.…

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Study says it is expensive to eat healthy

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 been proven that a healthy diet helps to have healthy and more beautiful skin.…

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Tanning bed ban is here for under 18

Posted May 02, 2011

According to The Los Angeles Times, California’s beleaguered indoor tanning industry, after being hit with a new federal tax, is fighting to hold on to a sizable piece of its clientele: teenagers.

On Monday, a state Senate committee approved a bill that would make California the first state in the nation to ban those under age 18 from using ultraviolet tanning beds and similar devices.…

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