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Beauty Rest is not Just for Sleeping Beauty

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Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As your cosmetic dermatology partner, we have many ways to reverse the effects of unhealthy lifestyles, and unprotected sun exposure—though some of them are not fun. A better way is to prevent wrinkling and spotting before it happens! Appropriate beauty rest is a way to meet this goal! Amid this hectic season of weddings and travel, know beauty rest is a real thing. It’s generally recommended adults aged 26 to 64 years get seven to nine hours of sleep. Quality sleep and how … Continue reading

Contemporary treatment for acne in Encinitas, CA

Treatment For Acne from Dr. Amanda Lloyd in encinitas ca

We’ve all been there – the special occasion, vacation, job interview, or wedding day is nearly here, and of course our skin breaks out with acne! The more you stress over pimples and the more makeup you apply hide them, the worse they get. Dr. Amanda Lloyd in Encinitas, CA uses safe and effective treatments for acne and acne scarring including laser therapies, to save the day . . . and your complexion. What causes acne? Acne does not discriminate. It impacts the skin and self-esteem of millions of women and men, at virtually all ages. The skin has numerous pores, acne … Continue reading

Advanced treatment for varicose veins available in Encinitas, CA

varicose veins treatment from Dr. Amanda Lloyd in encinitas ca

Concerns over varicose veins are nothing new. Treatment was mentioned in a 1550 BC papyrus and in ancient Greek writings. Compression therapy was recommended by Hippocrates, and Leonardo da Vinci diagramed varicose vein anatomy. Modern medicine offers more treatment options than ever for varicose veins, including minimally invasive endovenous laser ablation, available at Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. About EVLT Blood circulates from the heart to arteries which deliver oxygen to the tissues and then the deoxygenated blood is carried back to the heart by the veins. One-way valves in the veins help to keep blood moving back to … Continue reading

New Options for Varicose Vein Removal in North County San Diego

New Options for Varicose Vein Removal

Whether you call them ropey, knotted, bulging, twisted, engorged, or enlarged, most people call varicose veins a problem. They are unsightly, may cause discomfort, and can lead to more serious health problems. Dr. Amanda Lloyd brings contemporary options for varicose vein removal to patients in North County San Diego. Vein Problems Through the Ages There is evidence throughout recorded history that mankind has been troubled by varicose veins: They are discussed in a 1550 BC papyrus. In ancient Greece, problem veins were irritated with a wire. Hippocrates pioneered the use of compression therapy. Valves in veins were described in a … Continue reading

Five Ways to be Sun Smart through Summer

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Summer is here! Time to relax and enjoy but also time of sunburns and looking older than you are if you’re not careful. Here are five ways to be sun smart through summer. Sunscreen Sunscreen is essential to protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. Be sun smart and make sure your sunscreen is a SPF of 50 and is broad spectrum. Sunscreen with a SPF of 50 blocks out two times more of the harmful ultraviolet radiation than SPF 30. My favorite is La Roche Posay Mineral Tinted SPF 50. Antioxidant Antioxitants are an amazing adjunct to sunscreen, … Continue reading

Hand Rejuvenation – A necessary step to not looking old!

The backs of your hands are a place that make you look older than you really are! Hand rejuvenation is essential to prevent this. Many of us forget to care for the backs of our hands and therefore, they are riddled with sun damage in the form of brown spots and squiggly blood vessels as well as scaly pink spots also known as actinic keratoses. If you are still young, then you may have not developed any actinic keratoses yet and can save your hands! If you have some actinic keratoses, then it is recommend to treat them as they … Continue reading

Scar removal with customized laser treatment reveals smooth, even skin in North County San Diego

Laser skin treatment Treatment for Scar removal from Dr. Amanda Lloyd, North County San Diego

There is no reason to live with unpleasant reminders of accidents, surgeries and acne. Thanks to Dr. Amanda Lloyd and her lasers, this is now possible in North County San Diego. Scar removal is one of Dr. Amanda Lloyd’s fortes. Dr. Amanda Lloyd is an expert in laser and light-based therapies. The Skin & Vein Institute understands your concerns! Scars are the way your body heals itself. When skin is injured, the body produces collagen. This firm and flexible fiber reconnects wounded tissues. As this healing process occurs, sometimes the scar is barely noticeable however, sometimes the scar is readily … Continue reading

Concerned about wearing skirts this Spring? Invest in yourself and make your legs beautiful again with specialized vein treatment in North County San Diego

Treatment for Spider Veins from Dr. Amanda Lloyd, North County San Diego

You don’t have to live with unsightly or uncomfortable spider veins in North County San Diego. Sclerotherapy is safe and an effective method to achieve healthy, beautiful legs. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd at the Skin & Vein Institute has specialized training in venous diseases, and offers quality care you can trust. Patients appreciate the office’s transparent fees and competitive pricing. There are no unpleasant financial surprises here! An investment in your confidence and quality of life It’s estimated that at least 40 percent of men and 50 percent of women have “problem veins.” Over time, the valves in the … Continue reading

Get Rid of Your Double Chin for Summer!

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Summer is just around the corner! Now is the time to get rid of your double chin! It is going to be the summer of selfies so why not take steps to improve your selfie by eradicating your double chin? Ever wonder why your jawline looks full or why you hate those photos that are taken at an upward angle? The likely reason is that you have excess fat in your neck and along your jawline which creates a double chin!   Kybella is a relatively new (FDA approval April 2015) treatment for the excess fat in the neck. Even if … Continue reading

Top 5 Skincare Tips for the 30s

Your 30th birthday can be a shocking experience. You remember when the thought of 30 was ancient and now you are 30! Thirty is not old at all, however you may start noticing changes in your skin. The top 5 skincare tips that each and every 30 year old should do to maintain the skin’s youth are found below. You want to age gracefully and look stunning, always? Then follow these top 5 skincare tips: Wear sunscreen every day! It doesn’t matter if you never leave your house, or if it is cloudy or whatever excuse you want to use, … 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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