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Lasers – for summer skin that radiates a healthy glow

Protect Skin Against Sun with Laser treatment from Skin & Vein Institute, CA

Get your glow on this summer, while reversing or protecting against the damaging effects of the sun’s rays. We’re shining a light on two lasers for showstopping great skin: Laser Genesis and Clear and Brilliant. Both devices stimulate new collagen – responsible for youthful firm, smooth, and even skin. Noninvasive, low-risk, and efficient (sessions in 30 minutes or less), these lasers require little to no downtime, and beautiful results are sustained with maintenance treatments, and proactive skin care and sun protection. Lasers erase what years of frolicking in the sun can produce – blotchy, spotted, lackluster, dry skin. Such features make you look … Continue reading

De-stress this summer for healthy, beautiful skin

Get Glowing Skin this Summer from Skin & Vein Institute, CA

We encourage you to truly relax this summer – for the health and beauty of your skin! The American Academy of Dermatology acknowledges a growing body of research, linking stress to chronic inflammatory conditions like psoriasis and rosacea. Stressed-out? It shows (on your skin!) Your skin’s nerve endings release chemicals or neuropeptides as the first line of defense against infection and trauma. But they can also cause discomfort – tingling, sensitivity, itching. This helps explain why acne, fever blisters, or hives flare or worsen before a big test or work presentation. Your partners in skin health will pamper you! Our … Continue reading

Clear + Brilliant = a new you in time for summer

Clear + Brilliant = a new you in time for summer

Some people plan cosmetic treatments during the chilly winter months, when there’s plenty of time to heal before vacation season arrives. That’s a great strategy if you are considering an invasive procedure, and if you’re good at planning way in advance. What if summer snuck up on you, the vacation is planned for next month, and your skin isn’t at its best? Is it too late to rejuvenate? No – not at all! Dr. Amanda Lloyd offers several options for improving and refining skin that will fit your busy schedule with little to no downtime, fast results, and minimal side effects. One … Continue reading

Choosing the best sunscreen for summer

Choosing the best sunscreen for summer

Temperatures are rising, and bikinis are returning from the back of the closet. Yes, the season of sun worshiping has arrived, and it’s a wonderful time to show off your flawless skin. Just don’t forget to protect that skin, or else summer can become a season of rapid aging and high cancer risk. That means applying sunscreen before you step outside – and not just any sunscreen. Consumer reports recently tested 73 popular products and found that 32.8%i delivered less than half the SPF protection promised on the labels. How can you avoid getting burned by bad sunscreen? Choose a … Continue reading

Skin Care Resolution

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With the New Year almost here, you may have started thinking about resolutions. Even if you haven’t started thinking about resolutions adding a skin care resolution to your list is totally worth it. Why? Because you will look better at the end of 2018 than you did at the beginning. How is this possible you may wonder? A simple every day skin care routine! Put sunscreen on every morning. Most people do not think about all the UV that your skin absorbs on a day to day basis. Everything you do outside or by a window results in UV damage … Continue reading

Dr. Amanda Lloyd’s Favorite Skin Care Products

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We are in the full swing of holiday season and everyone wants to know just what are the best skin care products. Dr. Amanda Lloyd suggests that you treat yourself to her favorite skin care products this year for a little holiday freshening up! Who needs to know you’re stressed about the holidays! No one! That is what a good skin care regimen can do for you.   Vitamin B! Botox is Dr. Amanda Lloyds absolute favorite product. It is safe, effective and works every time. If you are looking to refresh your look naturally, this is the ticket for … Continue reading

Three Steps for Glowing Skin

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Everyone has a different routine before going to bed, but hopefully, everyone has these three steps for glowing skin included in their routine.   Wash your face. Sleeping in the environmental toxins and damage that your skin has accumulated over the day doesn’t help your skin in any way. For glowing skin it is essential to wash off all that contamination. Washing is easy now, you can use a gentile cleanser and water or just use those lovely wipes that don’t require any water. No matter what modality to wash your face you choose please ensure it is not drying … Continue reading

Treat your Skin for the Holidays

Now is the time to give yourself a gift and treat your skin for the Holidays. You likely had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of cooking and preparing and you deserve to reward your skin before the next round of Holidays and Events arrive. You will be giving your family and friends a beautiful holiday celebration so you might as well give yourself a gift and treat your skin for the holidays! There are three easy treats you can give your skin to help wipe away the stressed look and refresh your skin’s healthy glow for the Holidays. Everyone needs a … Continue reading

Don’t waste time or money on ineffective acne treatments

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You have committed to clearing your skin, have stopped picking and wash your face every night before bed. The third simple step is to, not waste time or money on ineffective acne treatments. Especially, ones that will make your skin worse. For example, using a toner pulls away all the good natural oils that keep your oil glands happy and sends them into overdrive. Therefore, you are oilier and more acne prone—not the desired result! Do not put things like coconut oil or other “natural” products on your face. Coconut oil has been shown to be acne and allergy forming, … Continue reading

Wash your face daily – an easy way to rid acne

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The last blog post was the first most important thing to help your acne, stop picking. The second most important thing you can do to prevent new acne from coming is to wash your face before you go to bed. Sleeping in your make up or even just sleeping in the sweat and grime from a day at school or work provides all kinds of yummy food for the acne forming bacteria, P. Acnes that lives on your skin. If you have no time for acne, then you must find two seconds to wash your face before you go to … Continue reading

Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


She can help you look and feel even more amazing in your skin because she is well trained in all aspects of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and venous disease.

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