Understanding Your Insurance
We know health insurance can be painful and confusing. Despite ever increasing premium costs, the amount your insurance companies expect you to pay yourself is higher. Your premium is the price you pay each month to keep your insurance active. The deductible amount is what you must pay first before insurance kicks in. In January,... read more
Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Batra Dermatology is happy to introduce a new Equinox CO2 Fractional Laser technology into our practice! Laser resurfacing is the gold-standard in skin rejuvenation, improving tone, texture, and wrinkles of the skin. Popular treatment areas include the full face, neck, and upper chest. Resurfacing works by heating and ablating the top layer of your skin, exposing... read more
Actinic keratoses (AKs) are precancerous, sun damage spots on the skin. They are rough, sandpaper-like lesions that you can sometimes feel more than you can see. Often, they flake off and disappear for about two weeks and then recur, forming a cycle. Over time, they can develop into a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. ... read more
Antioxidants - Why use them?
Each day, your skin absorbs UV-radiation when it is exposed to the sun. This causes a chemical reaction in your skin that results in the production of free-radicals, molecules that can cause damage to the skin and DNA. While your body has some enzymes than can get rid of them, there are types of free-radicals... read more
Telltale signs of advancing age are often first noticed in the neck and jawline. At Batra Dermatology, we offer neck liposuction, platysmal repair, and neck lifts, all targeted to produce a more youthful and natural look with minimally invasive, targeted therapy. All performed under local anesthetic, Dr. Batra uses a combination approach of these three... read more
Want Longer, Thicker, Darker Lashes?
For anyone who puts on mascara every morning or goes to the salon every four weeks to fill in their eyelash extensions, you may want to consider starting Latisse. Latisse is FDA approved to make your own lashes grow thicker and longer in just 6-8 weeks, doubling their fullness at 16 weeks! How does it work?... read more
Skin Cancer Awareness
Moles come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, so it can be confusing to figure out which ones to look out for. The American Academy of Dermatology uses the acronym ABCDE to help remember what to look for. "A" stands for "asymmetry". Normal moles should be symmetric, meaning that if you were to... read more
As we age, certain areas of our skin lose volume over time. Common visible areas that show these signs of aging are around the mouth, under the eyes, and the backs of the hands. Injectable fillers have been developed to reduce the appearance of volume loss and rejuvenate these areas. How does it work? Fillers... read more
Protect Your Skin!
Sunscreen should be part of your daily morning regimen, regardless if the sun is out. Here, in sunny southern California, you never know when those gloomy clouds will burn off, so you always want to be prepared! At the very minimum, we recommend applying sunscreen to your face and neck each morning, as these areas... read more
Surgical excision can be considered as a treatment option for a variety of conditions. It can be used to remove cysts, lipomas (benign fatty tumors), or even for scar revision. Depending on the area of occurrence, an excision can be performed to remove skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cells carcinoma, and... read more