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Get a New Look with SkinPen Micro-Needling

January 13, 2015 Blogs

How SkinPen Creates a More Youthful Appearance

Here at the DermaBare Aesthetics & Laser Center, we’re dedicated to bringing our clients the best in
skin rejuvenation techniques. Over the past few months, we’ve started using an amazing new tool called
the SkinPen. Produced by Bellus Medical, this device utilizes the most advanced micro-needling
technology available on the market!

What does this mean for you? Well, read on and find out how the SkinPen can take years off of your

Beautiful Girl Face

How Your Skin Heals

Did you know that skin starts to heal itself as soon as it’s injured? New cells are grown to replace the
damaged ones. As this happens, the body also produces collagen, which is what gives skin its elasticity
and firmness.

The SkinPen device is based on this idea. As the name suggests, it’s quite small and can be held in your
hand. It uses a process called micro-needling. With this, tiny needles in the device penetrate the skin.
This stimulates your natural rebuilding process and boosts collagen levels.

The best thing about all this is that it can be done with a minimum of discomfort. The needles are quite
small, and most patients feel comfortable throughout the procedure.

The SkinPen Revitalizes the Face and the Body

One of the advantages of the SkinPen is that its needles can be adjusted for different depths. This means
a surgeon can use it on most parts of the body, including the neck, décolleté, abdomen and limbs.

The SkinPen removes signs of age, including stubborn ones like spots and stretch marks. You’ll probably
start seeing the difference right away. However, it might take 3-6 months for the full results to be

Perfect for Those on the Go

Californians are a busy people, and we know that you don’t want to spend weeks waiting to recover
from surgery. That’s why we use the SkinPen. Though it takes a while for the full results to show, the
recovery time rarely lasts longer than four days.

The procedure itself usually only takes 30 minutes. It might last longer if the SkinPen is used across a
larger area of the body. Most patients only need three sessions, with four weeks between sessions.
Some might require more. We’ll be happy to plan out a schedule that’s based on your needs.

Why We Use SkinPen

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to look their best. That’s why we use the
SkinPen. It offers great results and doesn’t require much downtime.

However, the SkinPen isn’t for everyone. Pregnant women, and individuals with health issues like keloid
scars and collagen vascular diseases should avoid it. Contact us today if you want to learn more about the procedure. We’re always ready to help.

Rejuvenation through Laser Skin Treatment

December 4, 2014 Blogs

Younger Skin Means a Younger Looking You!

We can never say it enough: “take care of your skin”! After all, it’s the biggest organ in the human body. It’s also the one most affected by visible aging. Even a young person might look older than their years if they have light wrinkles and uneven pigmentation.

Fortunately, we can help. DermaBare uses the Alma Harmony, Laser360 system to remove signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and overall elasticity. This is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to look as young as they feel. The laser skin treatment is completely safe, works well and requires little downtime compared to other options.


Alma Harmony, Laser 360 System

What is this Laser Skin Treatment?

The Laser360 combines several different types of technologies to allow for greater versatility. This laser skin treatment addresses the 3 most common signs of aging: texture (using Pixel), tone (using AFT) and elasticity (using ClearLift). It does all of this in a single treatment.

Pixel is a type of fractional, ablative laser that’s used to improve the skin’s texture. It creates tiny perforations in the skin, but leaves the surrounding skin intact for quicker healing and recovery. This is known as resurfacing. After the perforations heal, you’ll have shrunken pores and smoother, younger looking skin.

Unlike ablative procedures, this laser skin treatment does not completely destroy the upper layers. Additionally, you only need a topical anesthetic as opposed to the light sedation and general anesthesia used in more invasive, Erbium-based laser treatments.

The system also uses the AFT laser (commonly known as photo facial and IPL) to take care of common pigmentation issues (such as hyperpigmentation and rosacea). This laser targets the brown and red pigments in the skin, and pulls them to the surface where they darken and then flake off in a matter of days. There is no downtime with this procedure. Makeup can cover up the “peppering” or darkened pigment until it naturally exfoliates in as little as a week.

Laser Skin Treatment and Collagen Stimulation

Another benefit of the Laser360 is that it includes the ClearLift™ treatment. This is a non-ablative skin resurfacing tool that helps your skin produce collagen. It uses heat to promote healing from deep within the skin. Collagen is what keeps your skin elastic and young-looking. However, our bodies produce less and less collagen as we age. UV-A rays from the sun can break it down even faster, accelerating the aging process.

Stimulating natural collagen production can take years off of your face and body. This is a treatment that can be performed painlessly and with zero downtime.

Laser Skin Treatment Lets You Get Back on Your Feet

The laser skin treatment at DermaBare is perfect for anyone with a busy schedule. This is because it’s designed for a quick recovery. It only requires a few days of downtime, as opposed to the weeks needed for other procedures. Because you’ll only need topical anesthesia, you’ll even be able to drive yourself home after a session.

laser skin treatment

Before and After

Choosing Laser Skin Treatment

Laser skin treatment with the Laser360 is one of the most versatile options available. You’ll be able to remove wrinkles and dark spots, and undergo dermal heating.

There are some limitations to resurfacing. For instance, it is not effective for individuals with very dark skin, or for those who are affected with melasma and suffer from keloid scarring. People with active acne should also avoid resurfacing until any outbreaks have healed. However, resurfacing is great for removing acne scars. Some other medical conditions may also affect the results, and that is why a consultation is always required prior to treatment.

Get in touch with us if you’re ready to look years younger. Our team will be happy to tell you more about our laser skin treatment.

Your Dermatologist, Dr. Jackie Levin, published November 4, 2013!

November 8, 2013 Blogs

Dr. Jackie Levin, Dermatologist, has been published in the November 2013 issue of The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. As an expert in the field of skin care, she is sought-after by numerous national publications and scientific journals for her medical advisement, opinion, and exerptise.

Do you or someone you know suffer from Eczema? Symptoms may vary from person to person but they are usually present as a red, inflamed, and itchy rash and can quickly develop into raised and painful bumps. The first sign of atopic dermatitis is the red to brownish-gray colored patches that are usually very itchy. Itching may become more intense during the night. The skin may present small and raised bumps which may be crusting or oozing if scratched, which will also worsen the itch. The skin tends to be more sensitive and may thicken, crack or scale.

You can read Dr. Jackie Levin’s published article, with more detailed information, here.

To schedule an appointment, please call DermaBare Aesthetics and Laser Center at (949) 545-6600. Office conveniently located in Mission Viejo, CA.

Press Release!

September 27, 2013 Blogs

For Immediate Release:





Contact: Director of Marketing




National Glossy Magazine Herald As The Beauty Authority.

September 27, 2013 – Dr. Ramin Tayani, Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon is featured in the Fall/Winter 2013 edition of NewBeauty magazine, which is due on newsstands September 24, 2013.

“Education is an integral part of the success of any plastic surgery. I completed 17 years of training after high school to be able to start my own practice. I also spent an additional three months traveling around the country to visit and observe what many would call ‘the gurus of oculoplastic surgery.’ Now I teach at the University of California, Irvine on a regular basis, and share my techniques with the surgical residents there.”

Readers looking for the latest in “must-have” beauty products, anti-aging strategies and cosmetic enhancements turn to the pages of NewBeauty. The world’s most unique beauty magazine, NewBeauty is the ultimate aesthetic resource for “everything beauty,” covering subjects from advancements in facial fillers to the most luxurious spa treatments to the newest wrinkle-reducing serums and everything in between. NewBeauty’s reach beyond print—to online and retail—cements its reputation as a beauty brand powerhouse among readers, marketers and medical professionals.

Since its launch in January 2005, NewBeauty has fearlessly enabled an open and ongoing line of communication about cosmetic enhancements between consumers, manufacturers and medical professionals. Let’s face it: More than 12.4 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed in 2010—a number that continues to rise each year.

Yet no other publication approaches the subject with NewBeauty’s dedication to fairness and accuracy. Issue after issue, NewBeauty fills the void for reliable information on all types of aesthetic procedures in light of the growing interest and surge in cosmetic-enhancing treatments. Informed, enlightened and inspired readers are empowered to make the best decisions to reach their beauty goals, be they topical, surgical or minimally invasive.

To ensure the accuracy of information in NewBeauty’s pages, the publisher established the Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of recognized experts in their respective fields. Each article and advertisement has been carefully reviewed by at least two members of the Advisory Board, assuring readers that the information provided is fair, accurate and reliable. In its Beauty Experts Guide, NewBeauty only profiles physicians who are board-certified plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons and dermatologists, as well as cosmetic dentists who have met rigorous standards and demonstrate extreme due diligence in their respective fields.

With a distribution of approximately 500,000 copies per issue, NewBeauty is available for purchase at 40,000 plus retailers in the United States, including major bookstores like Barnes & Noble, as well as airports, supermarkets and newsstands.

Sandow Media Corporation is a cutting-edge publishing company built around a single philosophy: “Always exceed expectations.” Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Sandow Media Corporation is defined by an unrelenting drive to innovate. Founded in 2002 by Adam I. Sandow, Sandow Media specializes in high-end consumer books and magazines in the categories of travel, shelter and beauty.


Ramin Tayani, MD, FACS, FAACS

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

Orbital-Facial Plastic Surgeon

Cataract, Cosmetic Eyelid & Face

Alumnus of UCI, UCLA, MCW, Yale, & Harvard



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San Clemente – Laguna Hills – Irvine – Costa Mesa – Mission Viejo

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Rosacea. Left Untreated, Rosacea Can Get Worse

September 16, 2013 Blogs


Rosacea (rose-AY-sha) is a common skin disease. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people.

The redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Even the ears, chest, and back can be red all the time.

Rosacea can cause more than redness. There are so many signs and symptoms that rosacea has four subtypes:

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.
  2. Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
  3. Phymatous rosacea: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture.
  4. Ocular rosacea: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and person may have what looks like a sty.

With time, people who have rosacea often see permanent redness in the center of their face.

Famous faces of rosacea

If you are living with rosacea, you are in good company. Some famous people have struggled with rosacea:

  • Bill Clinton.
  • Diana, Princess of Wales.
  • W.C. Fields (a film star in the 1920s and 1930s).

If you are suffering from Rosacea, or know a family member or friend who is, Dr. Jackie Levin, Dermatologist, will be happy to consult with them at her earliest convenience. Please call our office today for an appointment: (949) 545-6600

How to Enhance Your Eyes

September 6, 2013 Blogs


Dr. Tayani, Founder and Medical Director of Tayani Institute, was recently sought-out by New Beauty Magazine to be the expert speaker on Eye Enhancement. This live national broadcast was extremely informative and entertaining! Dr. Tayani is the most renowned Oculoplastic Surgeon in the nation and patient’s travel across the country to meet with him.

Do you have questions about your aging eyes? Want to know when you should start using Botox? Wondering how to apply make-up to brighten your look? Learn all that and more!
Watch the video on YouTube by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWYRu7h8eHM&feature=youtu.be

Skincare for Men – Not just for Women!

August 26, 2013 Blogs


According to Dr. Jackie Levin, Dermatologist, the demand for topical products capable of preventing aging or delivering cosmetic improvement to the male skin is growing. Companies are marketing products that are labeled “for men.” Nevertheless, there is no consensus on which properties these products should possess.

Cosmeceutical ingredients capable of reversing sun-induced alteration are of particular benefit for men. Adapting cosmetic treatment to male grooming routines increases compliance. Shaving presents an opportunity to deliver cosmeceuticals for men. Skin care products for men is evolving and becoming seemingly complex.

Here are five basic tips for men’s skin care:

Five Tips for Men’s Skin Care

While it may seem like the only difference between skin care products for women and skin care for men is that one smells like flowers and the other smells like “manly scents,” taking care of the male face is much more complicated than you’d think. However, that doesn’t mean men can’t have skin that’s healthy and great looking for years to come. Here are five tips on men’s skin care.

Anti-Aging Skin Care Is Important for Men Too
Men get wrinkles just like women do! And while it’s more acceptable for a man’s face to look “rugged” or “aged,” that doesn’t mean that we should all just accept the signs of aging on our skin. Both men and women can benefit from a good anti-aging or anti-wrinkle skin care regimen.

Men’s Skin Care Products Should Be Different
Men shouldn’t rely solely on the skin care products that women do. Why is this? Because while exfoliation is important for women, it’s especially important for men, as facial hair can increase the number of dead cells on the skin’s surface. Also, because men often experience irritation from razor burn, their skin care products should actively work to reduce and soothe skin irritation.

Men’s Skin Care and Exercise
Men tend to work out more and play more sports, so they tend to wash their faces more often as a result. For this reason, men’s skin care products should be relatively gentle to help prevent irritation from frequent washing. If you work out during the middle of the day, try using Clarifying Toner on your face instead of a cleanser. It will remove any surface dirt and help prevent clogged pores without drying out your skin. Washing your face more than twice a day can dehydrate it and increase ingrown hairs. It’s important to care for your skin after a workout, but you don’t want to overdo it.

Sun Damage Hurts Men’s Skin Too
Nothing does more damage to skin’s health and appearance than the sun. Since men are just as susceptible, sun protection is an important part of any men’s skin care regimen. Even if you aren’t outside most of the day, activities like driving add up to more exposure than you’d think. And if you do spend a lot of time outdoors, you’re clocking even more hours in the sun. So make sure that you wear sunblock or sunscreen daily!

Everybody Needs to Moisturize, Even Men 
What’s the second most damaging thing for your skin? Lack of hydration! In addition to drinking lots of water (and no, beer does not count), use a gentle, soothing moisturizer that’s formulated for men’s skin daily. Not only will it make your skin feel softer in the short term, it will help keep it looking healthy and youthful in the long run.

Press Release!

August 20, 2013 Blogs

DermaBare Aesthetics and Laser Center Launches New Website for Orange County Laser Skin Care Patients

Mission Viejo, California   August 15, 2013   Health News

(PRLEAP.COM) DermaBare Aesthetics and Laser Center, a premier provider of laser hair removal treatment in Mission Viejo and Orange County, CA, is excited to announce the launch of their new website, located athttp://dermabare.com. The revamped website was created to better serve the needs of current and prospective laser hair removal and cosmetic surgery patients in Southern California.

DermaBare’s latest website is a comprehensive resource for men and women who are interested in pursuing non-surgical cosmetic enhancements. It features an in-depth section on laser hair removal treatments, including the type of lasers used, what patients can expect during treatment, and information on the areas of the body that can be treated. Website visitors can also learn about the experience of DermaBare’s medical professionals who administer laser hair removal treatments.

In addition to offering laser hair removal information, the new website features information on all of the aesthetic skin care services offered at DermaBare’s Mission Viejo, OC office. Individuals can learn about the many non-surgical treatments available, such as Botox injections, dermal fillers, and laser skin resurfacing. DermaBare is proud of its reputation as the top provider of non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and hopes that providing information on these procedures online will encourage more potential patients to schedule a complimentary consultation.

In addition to reading about the procedures available, website visitors can browse through before and after photos, learn about current specials and promotions, or conveniently schedule an appointment online.

More about DermaBare Aesthetics and Laser Center
DermaBare Aesthetics and Laser Center is a leading provider of aesthetic skin care and laser hair removal services. The practice is led by a team of experienced medical aestheticians who have the technical skill and keen aesthetic eye to help all patients achieve their cosmetic goals safely and effectively. The practice has been recognized by Lumenis as the most experienced provider of laser hair removal services in Southern California. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, contact the practice today at 866-444-6411 or 949-545-6600.

DermaBare Aesthetics and Laser Center
DermaBare Aesthetics and Laser Center 


Sunscreen is NOT just for the beach!

August 19, 2013 Blogs

Did you know, Orange County, that you should wear sunscreen even when it’s cloudy?

Harmful rays abound even if the sun is behind the clouds, says Dr. Jackie Levin. If you want to halt aging, cover up!

Don’t let

Common Myths About Sun Protection

You can’t get a sunburn on a cloudy day.
Up to 80 percent of the UV rays that cause sun damage penetrate clouds, so your chances of getting sunburn on a cloudy day are quite high.  Also, since UV rays can be reflected off of water, sand, snow, and concrete, you can even get a sunburn in the shade or when skiing on a cold, winter day. (Source: American Academy of Dermatology)

Suntanned skin is healthy. 
A suntan is a sign of skin damage, just like a sunburn. (Source: American Academy of Dermatology)

Indoor tanning is a healthier way to tan than lying in the sun. 
Tanning beds also emit UV rays. This kind of exposure may not show damage immediately but, over time, it can break down the skin’s collagen and elastin and can accelerate wrinkles, leathery skin and skin cancers. (Source: American Academy of Dermatology)

Wearing a t-shirt while in the sun will protect you from burning. 
While clothing provides some protection, a standard white t-shirt only has an SPF of about 7. If it’s wet, the SPF can go down as low as 3.  The darker and thicker the clothing, the more protection it provides. (Source: Skin Cancer Foundation)

If you have dark skin, you don’t need to use sunscreen. 
Although dark skin does not burn in the sun as easily as fair skin, the sun can still damage the skin. (Source: National Cancer Institute)

You need to sunbathe to make sure you have enough Vitamin D. 
Vitamin D is present in everyday foods. The American Academy of Dermatology does not recommend deliberate sun exposure for the purpose of getting Vitamin D. (Source: American Academy of Dermatology)

SPFs over 30 don’t give you more protection.
Sunscreens are rated or classified by the strength of their sun protection factor (SPF). The SPF numbers on the packaging can range from as low as 2 to greater than 50. These numbers refer to the product’s ability to deflect the sun’s burning rays (UVB). However, some sunscreens now include compounds such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and avobenzone which helps protect against UVA rays as well. The sunscreen SPF rating is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to produce a sunburn on sunscreen-protected skin to the amount of time needed to cause a sunburn on unprotected skin.

Many people mistakenly think that a sunscreen with an SPF 45 rating would give three times as much protection as one with an SPF of 15. This is not true. SPF 15 sunscreens filter out about 93% of UVB rays, while SPF 30 sunscreens filter out about 97%, SPF 50 sunscreens filter 98%, and SPF 100 filter 99%. The higher you go, the smaller the difference becomes. No sunscreen protects you completely. (Source: American Academy of Dermatology)

If you’ve lathered yourself with a high SPF sunscreen, you’re fully protected from the sun.
Skin care experts recommend using a combination of sun protection tactics that include seeking shade, using sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, and wearing UV-blocking sunglasses, a hat, and clothing that protects exposed skin. (Source: Centers for Disease Control)


Dermatology Lake Arrowhead Coming Soon!

August 16, 2013 Blogs

ResortJacquelyn Levin

Dr. Ramin Tayani was proud to announce to the Lake Arrowhead community that Dermatology services will be available starting in October. Dermatologist Jackie Levin is excited to start seeing patients and you can start booking your appointments with her today!

On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013, Dr. Tayani hosted a dinner presentation for the Physicians of Lake Arrowhead. A presentation was given about cataracts surgery and the latest in lens technology. Dr. Jackie Levin spoke on sun protection and anti-aging skin care. Her background is in product development, so she knows all the secrets for wrinkle reduction!

Please call Lake Arrowhead for an appointment: (909) 336-6673
Please call Orange County for an appointment: (949) 489-2218