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How to combat the cold of winter

Dermatologist in Encinitas area Explains How to Protect Skin From Winter

Winter is never kind to our skin. It makes the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer, dry, cracked and wrinkled. The skin, especially on the hands, gets irritated, while facial skin can redden, peel and flake. It is a minor inconvenience for some, but others could experience cracked, itchy, painful and even bleeding skin. If you want to prevent the harsh effects of winter, there are ways to overcome the situation and successfully protect the skin from the cold, dryness and low humidity. Protecting exposed parts of the body from the harsh weather is priority number one. Keeping the face and … Continue reading

Holiday Fun for the Skin

Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Encinitas CA area

Sometimes we wish we could go back to the days where we had glowing skin and when we looked youthful. Even though it’s not entirely impossible to turn back the clock on your skin, the heavy surgical procedures are not always desired. Now we have non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures to get a youthful appearance by minimizing signs of aging. Jeuveau is a new FDA approved botulinum toxin injectable which is used to reduce glabellar lines (the 11 lines) that cause aging wrinkles. The injectable works by relaxing the facial muscles so they contract less forcefully. By improving the wrinkles, your … Continue reading

Best Skincare Buys

Maintain Skin Heath With Best Skincare Products in Encinitas CA area

The signs of aging reflect through your skin as wrinkles, sunken features, and dark spots. Our routines change, our skin ages with time, and the conditions we expose it to also change. Unprotected sun exposure is one of the most damaging environmental factors that causes your skin to rapidly lose collagen and elastin fibers that normally help support your tissues. Proper nutrition and hydration help to maintain healthy skin, but when it comes to preserving it and protecting it from external elements, Skincare products play a major role. Most people are reluctant to wear sunscreen due to the irritation that … Continue reading

Quick pick me ups for holiday ready skin

Get Ready Your Skin for Holiday in San Diego CA area

The highest incidences of cancer in the USA occur in the skin. Estimates are that one out of five Americans will fall victim to skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) says 9,500 cases of skin cancer are reported in the US every day. Melanoma is responsible for the most number of skin cancer deaths with almost 20 deaths reported daily. It is estimated that 7,230 people: 4,740 men, and 2,490 women, will die of melanoma this year. These facts are disturbing, however, most skin cancers can be cured if detected early and treated properly. Warning signs include … Continue reading

Minimize those glabellar lines with Jeuveau

Jeuveau Injections in Encinitas area

For anyone considering beating the signs of aging without taking the drastic step of going under the knife, injectable neurotoxins are a good solution. They temporarily minimize the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles on the face, and bring the skin a firmer, youthful look. The newest such neuromodulator on the market, which can effectively get rid of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), is Jeuveau. The innovative cosmetic solution to aging received FDA approval in February 2019 for the treatment of facial wrinkles, and has been making waves among dermatology circles since then. Jeuveau creates … Continue reading

Skin care that is the best in the world

Quality Skin Care Services in Encinitas CA area

When we are young, we have soft, smooth and glowing skin with an even tone and well-defined features. As we age, dark spots, lines and wrinkles appear on our skin, which also takes on a leathery texture, a dull and sagging look, with sunken features; the reason being the breakdown of essential proteins in our skin like collagen and elastin fibers. Although our personal skin care regimes may help to some extent, there is nothing like some professional help to get the glow and smoothness back! Whether you are considering an in-office procedure like laser treatment, Botox or fillers, or … Continue reading

Fraxel for beautiful, rejuvenated skin

Restore Youthful Look With Fraxel Laser Treatment Encinitas CA area

The condition of your skin is something that you cannot hide or ignore as the skin is the most visible organ of your body. It not only protects your vital organs from the elements, but says a lot to the outside world about who you are. Your skin condition reveals your overall health and mental state, and it is quite important that you look after it well. Skin which looks older than it really is, with spots, blemishes and wrinkles, is the result when the skin doesn’t get the proper care it deserves. However, it is still not too late … Continue reading

Wipe out your lines and wrinkles with Jeuveau

Reduce Your Lines and Wrinkles With Jeuveau in San Diego area

As residents of San Diego, we are rather blessed to have sunshine and warmth almost the entire year without the colder temperatures most others have to endure. However, the warm climate comes at a price, with our skin taking a major battering. As a result, we end up with a lot of lines and wrinkles on our faces and necks, which lends many of us a prematurely aged look. Botox, Xeomin and Dysport have provided solutions to these problems for years, but now we have Jeuveau, the ‘new kid on the neuromodulator block’. The FDA-approved injectable neuromodulator hit the markets … Continue reading

Stay safe in the summer with protection measures

Keep Your Skin Safe During the Summer in Encinitas CA area

“A summer’s sun is worth the having,” is a famous French proverb. However, if we are not careful, the sun could become our enemy. Its harmful ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays can not only wreak havoc with our skin and eyes, they could also cause lasting damage including skin cancers. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are reported to have skin cancer in the USA each year than all other cancers put together. One in five Americans is estimated to fall victim to skin cancer by the time they are 70. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun … Continue reading

Watch out for signs of skin cancer!

Identify Early Signs of Skin Cancer San Diego CA area

Skin cancer is quite common, one in five Americans will have a basal cell carcinoma. Many people ignore their earliest signs and symptoms, because they are mistaken for benign lesions. Early detection of skin cancers allows for less invasive treatments. The following are the three main varieties of skin cancer and their symptoms: Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and can spread to other organs if ignored. Warning signs include new brown spots on the skin or existing spots which change color, size or shape. These can be on sun exposed or non sun exposed sites. If a … Continue reading


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Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd

DR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS. Dr. Amanda Lloyd

Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.

Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.

She has earned her patients trust as a dermatology authority who wants to make them look their best so they Look Stunning, Always.

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