Author: Judy L Bourget MD

The desire to rid unwanted fat is not a novel concept. Roman physican and philospher Galen classified overweight individuals as being either pachis (fat), efsarkos (overweight) or polysarkos (obese). One can...

Dermal fillers are different from Botox. Botox relaxes muscles to minimize wrinkles, while the fillers replenish volume loss under the skin. Dermal fillers are considered sculpting agents that dramatically change one’s appearance. Fillers have multiple uses, either...

The desire to rid unwanted fat is not a novel concept. Roman physican and philospher Galen classified overweight individuals as being either pachis (fat), efsarkos (overweight) or polysarkos (obese). One can...

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is found in 3% of the American population. That means nearly one million individuals suffer from embarrassing, anxiety-inducing episodes of severe sweating. Previous modalities to treat hyperhidrosis included creams (not that effective), pills (lots of side effects), Botox (effective but expensive and...

Photo rejuvenation by laser is one method of revitalizing skin to a more youthful appearance. Laser resurfacing is a technique in which specific tissues are targeted by laser to remodel the...

To all our loyal patients, In light of the latest directives from the California Department of Public Health to protect the public and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, our office will be practicing social distancing by staggering appointments.  Our goal is that no two...

Smoking is associated with several skin disorders: Decreased wound healing Premature skin aging Squamous cell carcinoma Melanoma Acne Psoriasis Alopecia (hair loss) Smoking impairs collagen production. Smoking increases MMP levels, an enzyme that leads to the degradation of collagen. The accumulative effect leads to...

It’s no secret that any teenager who eats a candy bar will almost immediately develop acne. But did you know— Diabetes is associated with increased skin infections, slow healing wounds and skin breakdown. Increased sugar in the blood results in glycation, causing attachment of sugar...