Susan Evans, MD

Dir, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
Blog Posts

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As we age, the cumulative effects of sun damage, weight fluctuations and genetics all may have a profound effect on the appearance of our skin. These changes effect the elasticity of our skin....

Added to Skin Care, Anti-Aging, dermatology on Tue 02/01/2011

Looking beautiful does not have to be costly, nor does it have to be risky. Yet many women and teenagers, celebrities included, are caught shoplifting beauty products every day. While some of...

Added to Skin Care, Mental Health, Beauty on Wed 12/08/2010

Cosmetic surgery has always been popular, and it seems to remain a growing trend with more and more women opting to have elective surgery to either enhance a feature or to completely remake their...

Added to Plastic Surgery, Women's Health on Tue 11/30/2010

So, the results are in and you have a bedbug problem in your home or place of business. What do you do?  Frankly, I’ve heard some real horror stories about what people do to get rid of...

Added to Illness Prevention on Wed 09/29/2010

How do you know if you have bedbugs? If you or someone in your household is getting bit during the night, examine the bites.  Bedbug bites are usually red, with a dark spot in the middle....

Added to Illness Prevention, Illness Management on Mon 09/20/2010

Virtually eradicated during the last half of the 20th century, the problem of bedbugs is once again on the rise. Bedbugs are small insects that when full grown are about the size and color of an...

Added to Illness Prevention, Family Health on Mon 09/13/2010

A Bit of History: The papaya tree is native to the south of Mexico, Costa Rica and Central America. In the ancient Mayan civilization, the people honored the papaya tree as their sacred "Tree of...

Added to Nutrition, Anti-Aging on Mon 08/30/2010

Bald is beautiful, and that is not just a slogan anymore. Many men are opting to throw away the hair spraypaint, creams, ointments, and procedures that help stimulate hair growth and just accept...

Added to Cancer, Men's Health on Fri 08/13/2010

Studies have shown that pets are good for humans on multiple levels. Pets can bring energy and life to your environment, mentally they help reduce stress and provide comfort, and they make you...

Added to Illness Prevention, Family Health on Wed 08/04/2010

We’d all like to say that we have greater concerns than what a person looks like, but the truth isn’t quite so clear. Our society is very concerned about looks.  Is that so very wrong? ...

Added to Beauty on Thu 07/29/2010

Tanorexia is not just a cultural word; it's a growing concern for people of all ages. Although many people love tanning, there is a rare syndrome of tan addiction that can be quite serious. In...

Added to Skin Care, Addiction on Mon 07/26/2010

The idea of leaving your wife for a younger woman has some interesting new competition today. What if, instead, your wife left you for plastic surgery? Or what if you left her ...

Added to Plastic Surgery, Sex and Relationships on Thu 07/22/2010

Stretch marks are a form of scarring that result from damage sustained by the dermis layer of the skin. The dermis layer is the middle layer of your skin in charge of elasticity. When this layer...

Added to Skin Care on Thu 06/17/2010

Botox, a trade name for botulinum toxin, is used cosmetically to treat a variety of conditions, including lazy eye and wrinkles. There are also non-cosmetic medical treatments, such as neuropathy...

Added to Plastic Surgery, Skin Care, Cosmetic Surgery on Thu 06/17/2010

One of my close colleagues experienced chronic repeated bouts of bloating and abdominal pain. Even though my colleague was extremely health conscious, nonspecific abdominal pain can be very...

Added to Illness Prevention on Tue 05/25/2010

More seniors today are being diagnosed with skin cancer than their ascendants, and much of that is being attributed to lifestyle changes.Sun worshipping was not just a summertime activity in the...

Added to Skin Care, Cancer, Beauty on Wed 05/05/2010

Having a youthful appearance goes beyond the surface level. While taking care of fine wrinkles around your eyes is helpful, in order to truly have and keep a youthful appearance, you need a beauty...

Added to Skin Care, Anti-Aging, Beauty on Tue 05/04/2010

Recent discussions among dermatologists are questioning the safety of women’s #1 cosmetic, lip gloss. Most women claim they simply will not leave home without it.  It is a cosmetic, it...

Added to Skin Care, Cancer, Anti-Aging, Beauty on Mon 04/26/2010

Getting a suntan increases your risk of developing skin cancer. It doesn’t matter if the UV rays responsible for your bronzing skin come from the sun or from a tanning bed. They are both ultra-...

Added to Skin Care, Cancer, Family Health on Mon 04/26/2010

Tattooing has been around in one form or another pretty much since the beginning of humankind. They have been used as personal statements, status symbols, religious declarations, affiliations, and...

Added to Skin Care on Mon 04/26/2010

The sun has many healing properties and can also help prevent several diseases. However, too much time in the sun can have very negative effects, leading to skin damage and, in many cases, skin...

Added to Skin Care, Children's Health, Family Health on Tue 04/20/2010

The body odor we find most offensive can be isolated to our underarms and our feet. In the previous post, I talked about general body odor. Some people, however, have a really serious problem with...

Added to Skin Care on Tue 04/13/2010

As we shed our winter coats and the harsh winter comes to a close, it’s time to remember that our skin also is undergoing changes; it is a time to shed the upper layer of skin and begin working on...

Added to Skin Care on Thu 04/08/2010

Body odor is what we smell like to other people. Some odors are considered to be pheromone based, meaning that these odors are considered to be attractive to some people. Odors that can be...

Added to Skin Care on Mon 04/05/2010

SlimLipo on the Chin: Does It Work?

 

SlimLipo stands for “Selective Laser Induced Melting.” SlimLipo and Smart Liposuction are proprietary names for laser...

Added to Women's Health, Anti-Aging, Beauty on Thu 03/18/2010

Spider veins refer to those red, purple or blue lines that can be seen through the skin. These are actually dilated blood vessels that are turned or twisted. Some appear as short fine lines,...

Added to Illness Prevention, Beauty, Illness Management on Thu 03/18/2010

As a dermatologist, my opinion is that the #1 problem in men's skin care can be summed up in one word: NEGLECT. That's right, fellas, it's time to stop thinking that skin care is only for ladies....

Added to Skin Care, Men's Health on Wed 03/03/2010

Necrotizing fasciitis is a very rare and very dangerous disease that essentially consumes skin, fat, and tissue. Essentially, it’s a skin infection is caused by the same bacteria that causes...

Added to Skin Care, Symptom Definition, Diagnosis on Fri 02/26/2010

Did you know that your skin is your body’s largest organ? As such, your skin, hair and cuticles, which are keratin-based, are going to be a reflection of your overall health.  If you are...

Added to Nutrition, Skin Care on Tue 02/23/2010

What IS a Superfood? A Superfood is the newest name scientists, nutritionists, and doctors have tagged onto foods with an especially “good for you” reputation! Most superfoods are in the fruits,...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Cancer on Thu 02/18/2010

Time Ravages us. It happens. To everyone. One day, your skin looks radiant, those smile lines around your mouth and eyes come and go, and your face is filled with the plump dewiness of youth. But...

Added to Plastic Surgery, Skin Care, Anti-Aging, Beauty on Tue 02/16/2010

You hear it over and over again, “You are what you eat.” Do you believe this?  If not, we need to a conversation, because it is true. Our diet has changed over the years, and in fact, over...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Beauty, Family Health, Oz 100 on Mon 02/15/2010

While the Internet can be a really terrific place to get information, you have to be careful where that information comes from. On a very regular basis, clients ask me if a darkened spot on their...

Added to Skin Care, Cancer, Anti-Aging, Beauty on Tue 02/09/2010

When you look in the mirror in the morning, do you grimace in dismay or do you smile and give yourself a fun wink? Whether you’re 40, 50, or 60, the girl with the wink will probably win the Still...

Added to Skin Care, Anti-Aging, Beauty on Tue 02/09/2010

How Healthy are Tans?

A tan is no different from a sunburn in terms of the effect on our skin. Tanning is an indication that your skin has been exposed to UV radiation;...

Added to Skin Care, Cancer on Mon 02/01/2010

Does this question sound familiar? If it does, the odds are good that you feel like you've tried everything to get rid of the pimples, red skin and pock marks that are the ugly remains of this...

Added to Skin Care, Beauty on Thu 01/28/2010

Instant hand sanitizers are as common as the grocery store these days. As a matter of fact, what was once a novelty at the petting zoo is now provided by many grocery stores as a customer courtesy...

Added to Illness Prevention, Family Health on Tue 01/26/2010

You've heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” This is even more true when it comes to the condition of your skin. When you eat badly, your skin is one of the first places it will be noticed....

Added to Nutrition, Beauty on Fri 01/22/2010

Take Care of Your Skin
As the largest organ of our body, skin has a big job to do. It is responsible for protecting us from the sun’s UV radiation, from free radical...

Added to Skin Care, Beauty on Tue 01/19/2010

The best approach to anti-aging is to look at your overall health as well as skin and beauty. In order to be effective at anti-aging, it helps to understand what anti-aging is. What does anti-...

Added to Skin Care, Anti-Aging on Wed 01/13/2010

What are warts?

Warts are caused by viruses; the human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common cause of warts in children and adults. Once the virus enters the skin, there...

Added to Skin Care on Wed 01/13/2010