Are Your Ankles Itching?

While summer has come to a close, the aggressive Aedes mosquito that made its way to Southern California during the warmer months is here through fall. As this smaller, tropical mosquito is a poor flier, it tends to stay close to the ground and bite people on their ankles and legs, even through clothing. Unlike common mosquitoes, the Aedes does not need abundant stagnant water to reproduce, which means it can be lurking anywhere with just a small amount of water – such as a garden pot or rain gutter – and they are active biters throughout the entire day, although they prefer shade. Should you notice any itchy skin or redness on your legs or ankles, you may have been exposed to the Aedes mosquito. Do not scratch, as this can cause infection. If you experience discomfort, come into the office for a consultation we will prescribe treatment for relief.

– Dr. Bussell

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661

BH Derm Summer Specials!!

10% off Juvéderm Collection of Fillers

  • Voluma XC $1,089, Vollure XC $787., Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC $571, Volbella XC 0.55 $787 (fills areas of thin or wrinkled skin)

10% off Botox Injections

  • Botox 20 units $378, Botox 10 units $229, Botox 8 units $210 (diminishes frown lines and wrinkles)

10% off Other Cosmetic Procedures

  • Micro needling COSMO Pen: Full Face or Neck $450, Face and Neck $800, Small Area $270 (diminishes scarring and fine lines)
  • Micro-resurfacing (full face) $90 (rejuvenates the skin)

10% off Collection of Injectables

  • Kybella 0.1 cc (recommend minimum 6 injections per visit) $63 (per 0.1cc) (diminishes fat in the neck below the chin)
  • Radiesse 1.5cc $925 (fills areas of thin or wrinkled skin)
  • Belotero 1.0 cc $585 (helps smooth tear troughs or under eye recessions)
  • Mini/Button Lift Procedures – Starting at $5,400 (helps sagging jawline and upper neck)

10% off Bussell Skin Care Products

  • Alpha Hydroxy Anti-Wrinkle Cream $31, Antibacterial Soap $9, Multivitamin Cream $27,
  • Toners (Oily and Normal Skin) $18, Sal-Hydro Fade FormulaTM $31,
  • Hydro-Sal Fade FormulaTM $40, Sunblock Lotion $16

*Special Ends Labor Day. Prices above reflect cost after special. Special will only be applied on products purchased in-office.

Coronavirus and Ibuprofen

coronavirusThere have been questions raised on the internet regarding the safety of ibuprofen in patients infected with the coronavirus. My recommendation is to avoid ibuprofen at this time and take acetaminophen (paracetamol) instead for either fever or pain. There is some indication that the anti-inflammatory mechanism by which ibuprofen works within the cells interferes with lung cells’ ability to remove the virus from the airways. It is not worth the risk of taking it since there are alternatives for pain and inflammation. However, it is reasonable to assume that all NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) should be avoided. Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is not an NSAID.

– Dr. Bussell

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Skin

The coronavirus can manifest through a sore throat, cough, runny nose, extreme fatigue and severe muscle aches. Lately, there have been reports of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 losing their senses of smell and taste. While so far there are no skin rashes directly associated with the coronavirus, they can be related to frequent hand washing and the increased use of surgical masks.

While it is recommended to wash your hands often to reduce the chances of infecting yourself or others, this can also result in dry skin. Overly dry skin can cause cracking and small tears to develop secondary to the dryness, which can act as an entrance for viruses, as well as bacteria.

We recommend you use a moisturizer of your choice frequently throughout the day. Our Bussell Skin Care Multivitamin Moisturizer is a particularly good option because it lubricates, relieves itching and forms a protective barrier on the skin that helps prevent infection from easily taking hold. In addition, our Toner contains alcohol and acetone, which are excellent antiseptic agents. We are well-stocked with them in the office and they can be ordered by calling us or going online at bussellskincare.com.

With the increased use of surgical masks, you may experience more sweating on your face and/or acne breakouts. If you find you are getting any acne lesions on your face, again our toner is antiseptic and can be used throughout the day, not only for acne breakouts but to help clear the skin of virus. You should clean your skin when you take the mask off at home and moisturize.

At Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants, we are open for in-office procedures and we are also offering telemedicine consultations, unrelated to your health insurance. Call the office at (310) 550-7661 or write to contact@bhderm.com to register and schedule your telehealth consultation.

– Dr. Bussell

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants Telemedicine

We are open for in-office procedures as well as telemedicine. Call us at (310) 550-7661 or email contact@bhderm.com for details.

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Dear Patients, 
We are open if you need us for in-office procedures. 
We have implemented the recommended disinfection protocols in the office. 
We are also available for discounted credit card telemedicine consultations as follows: 
  • We can address your skin problems over the phone, preferably with photos being sent to us at contact@bhderm.com
  • Call us at (310) 550-7661. After credit card payment over the phone, we can then fax prescriptions, as needed, and/or give over the counter treatment recommendations. You must provide your pharmacy fax number. 

COST billed to your credit card: 

  • New patient initial consultation: $225
  • Established patient consultation: $175

Unusually complex consultations or coordination of care with your other providers will be quoted accordingly. By providing us with your credit card information, you are agreeing to our telemedicine procedures and fee structure, separate from your health insurance. 

CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT UPDATE: 

The federal government is considering the approval of chloroquine / hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of coronavirus. If your symptoms meet the criteria for coronavirus treatment, we can fax a prescription for this medication to the pharmacy whose fax number you provide us. Not all pharmacies will have this medication in stock. When it becomes readily available, pharmacies can order this from their suppliers for you. This is a well-known, relatively safe medication. Please check within your pharmacy before asking us to fax a prescription for this medication. 

Our thoughts are with you during these difficult times. 

Warmest regards,

The staff at Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

 

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Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661

Kate Upton’s Beverly Hills Dermatologist

Kate Upton: “And, oh my god, I love my dermatologist, Marjan Hafizi, who’s based in Beverly Hills. I’m obsessed.” Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants, featured in this month’s Hello! Fashion. It’s an honor to be recognized in one’s profession. Thanks Kate Upton!

Read the full Kate Upton interview – Dr. Bussell

Beverly Hills Dermatology Consultants

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 805 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310-550-7661