Recent posts

Is Your Hair Starting to Thin?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The PRP Stem Cell Face Lift uses growth factors from your blood as a cosmetic treatment to improve skin texture and appearance. However, this quick, non-surgical procedure is also used to promote hair growth on the scalp, a location where many people notice thinning over time. If you have tried vitamins and topical hair growth...  read more

Get rewarded for your cosmetic treatments

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

We are pleased to introduce ASPIRE Galderma Rewards, a new loyalty program offering points, perks and privileges for maintaining your Galderma aesthetic treatments, including Dysport, Restylane,Restylane Silk, and Perlane. When you sign up, you'll instantly receive a $20 Galderma aesthetic treatment certificate that you can use in our office. Visit ASPIRE Galderma Rewards to learn...  read more

Back-to-School Acne?

Friday, August 21st, 2015

 For many students, with the stress of school just around the corner, acne can flare this time of year. Since students don't always have the time to make it to their dermatologist, there are over-the-counter products that can work to combat these breakouts. There are many products that "treat acne," but the three main active ingredients...  read more


Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

As a dermatologist, I’m constantly fielding questions from my friends regarding skin care—the majority of which deal with attaining prettier, younger-looking skin. Now that just about anything is available to buy online, I’m seeing more and more interest in at-home devices and gadgets. And I have mixed feelings on those. The thing is, it’s one...  read more

Aging Neck

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

What can be done? As we age, the muscle on the front of the neck, the platysma, starts to split and create two bands, as pictured to the right. This is considered a sign of aging, but fortunately it can be corrected! For milder bands, Botox can be injected to relax the muscle and make...  read more

Understanding Your Health Insurance

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

It can be really difficult to understand what your insurance ultimately covers or does not cover. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare" made many changes to patients' existing plans and required many patients to purchase different insurance. Here is a brief summary of what you need to know about your insurance. Deductibles: Deductibles are the...  read more

As seen on Giada Weekly!

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Giada De Laurentiis knows the importance of sunscreen. See her article below featuring Dr. Batra's sunscreen recommendations: Here comes the sun-and just in time for summer, dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra has tips for decoding sunscreen lingo. Sun protection is a topic near and dear to my heart. About 10 years ago, my brother Dino died from melanoma....  read more

Antioxidants - Why do we need them?

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

This winter was exceptionally sunny in Southern California, and the summer months promise to be bright and warm as well.  Sunlight includes shorter wavelengths of ultraviolet (UV) radiation that are the primary source of damage that contribute to signs of aging skin and ultimately skin cancer. UV is thought to cause free radical molecules of...  read more