View it in your browser AUGUST Newsletter 2017
Fight Photoaging with Healthy Habits and Therapies
Before you know it, the days will be shorter and the sun more elusive. While you’re trying to cram in as many outdoor activities as possible, don’t forget the broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. With daily sunscreen, you can prevent the need for procedures to reverse the effects of unprotected sun exposure. Even if you have spent years not wearing daily sunscreen, if you start now you will notice a difference. With unprotected sun exposure you will notice more freckles, darker spots, larger age spots and areas of hyperpigmentation. Exposure to ultraviolet light causes many other problems people tend to chalk up to normal aging which include:
  • Wrinkles and sagging arise when UV light from the sun’s rays and artificial sources (like tanning beds) damage elastin and collagen fibers in the skin. Elastin helps skin retain its shape after it’s been stretched. Collagen provides the support skin needs for its shape.
  • Easy bruising and poor healing becomes more of a problem as UV breaks down the collagen which supports the blood vessels, preventing them from rupture from minor trauma. With sun damage the collagen is less able to support the blood vessels.
  • Visible blood vessels and broken capillaries are characteristics of photoaging, as is yellowing, cobblestoning and thickening of the skin.
Photoaging prematurely ages you, especially if you smoke or are chronically exposed to environmental pollutants. Concerned about skin changes? Call us (760) 452-2080 or email There have never been more methods to treat these and other skin conditions. We can also discuss products that work to maintain the results from your treatment.
Patient Testimonial
Clearing up Psoriasis Myths
Throughout the month of August, the National Psoriasis Foundation is providing tips on how to manage this common skin condition. The itching, patches, scales, and joint pain of psoriasis affect some 7.5 million Americans. Chances are, if you haven’t seen us for psoriasis, a loved one has, or has sought the expertise of a skin specialist. Since it is such a prevalent condition, our team is used to clearing up misconceptions about it and in honor of Psoriasis Awareness Month here are the highlights:
  • Psoriasis isn’t contagious. It’s a chronic autoimmune disease.
  • You don’t develop psoriasis due to inadequate hygiene. As a condition affecting the immune system, the immune system is overactive resulting in a patchy, scaly, often itchy buildup of skin cells.
  • Psoriasis isn’t just one type. There are several different types, each with characteristic symptoms.
  • Psoriasis doesn’t only affect the health of your skin. It’s linked to other serious medical conditions, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse.
There is a lot to know about psoriasis. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns via phone (760) 452-2080 or email
Radiant Results
Dr. Lloyd speaks about Clear and Brillian Treatment
News & Events
On July 7th, Dr. Lloyd educated our community at Scripps Community Center, about what your skin is telling you and how to Look Stunning. Always.
On June 21st, at Tricity Wellness Center, Dr. Lloyd educated the attendants about how to keep their skin glowing through the aging process and how to prevent skin cancer. The participants were equipped with the knowledge to Look Stunning. Always.
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