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Amneet

Amneet Brar, FNP-C, has a passion to help people feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.  In 2019, she joined Rao Dermatology and was able to put her passion into practice, with the bonus of a  familial culture and team values putting patient care at the forefront. You may have seen Amneet around our offices, as she specializes in skin cancer, acne, and always looks forward to assisting with MOHS surgeries. We sat down with Amneet to chat about transitional skincare and her tips for your best skin health. Read on to learn more about one of our Rao Dermatology clinicians. What’s your favorite part of being part of the Rao Dermatology team? When I first started working at Rao Dermatology, I knew immediately that I was going to love being a part of the team. All of the Rao Dermatology team members were extremely friendly and welcoming, just

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Skincare for children

3 Ways to Help Your Child’s Sensitive Skin

A proper skincare routine starts at a very young age. Your child has developing skin, and it’s key to prioritize skin health and maintain those habits into adulthood. If you’re wondering where to start, we’re breaking it down for you. As always, please feel free to call your local Rao Dermatology office for our recommended skincare products. Bath Time Safe skincare for young children starts in the bath. Using a mild temperature will ensure that your child won’t experience chills or burns. Once you nail down the right temperature, soaps and shampoos will play a huge role in sensitivity. To ensure your child won’t experience any potential skin harm, reach for bath ingredients that are chemical and fragrance free. Post-bathing care such as lotions and creams should also be nontoxic and non-fragrant.  Gentle Garments Did you know that your laundry detergent affects your child’s skin? Similarly to bath products, using

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Holly Miller

Holly Miller

Holly Miller is an experienced FNP-C. During her education at Fresno State, a colleague of hers encouraged her to work in Dermatology, because it’s the one specialty where you can make a difference that people can see. That colleague was Rao Dermatology PA-C, Joseph Contreras – and it was history ever since. She’s been with the Rao Dermatology team for over five years, and loves her “second family.” Holly explains that Dr. Rao’s humble nature and big heart to lead the team has shaped her to be the practitioner she is today. Read below to learn more about Holly, her history, and her tips for your best skin. How did you get started with Rao Dermatology? The second year of my FNP program, my clinical site in Lemoore (private practice) was sold and because they were in the process of transitioning, they were no longer accepting students. This meant I

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Meet Our NEW Rao Dermatology Products!

We’re beyond excited to launch our new product line, specially formulated just for you, from Rao Dermatology. As an extra bonus, for the month of July, when you purchase our products, you’ll receive 15% off your purchase. Ready to see what we have in store? We’re breaking down our products for you. Needle Free Serum Employing multiple revolutionary active ingredients, the Needle Free Serum is clinically proven to deliver equivalent results to one injection of collagen filler with just two weeks of regular use. Pro-Tect Lightweight SPF 45 Pro-Tect Lightweight SPF 45 contains an innovative blend of active ingredients, including UVA, UVB & Infrared Radiation that protect your skin from multiple extrinsic factors known to cause premature aging. Delivering a new strategy in sun protection, Pro-Tect Lightweight SPF 45 will provide the highest possible level of protection, while restoring youthfulness to the skin.  Gentle Foaming Cleanser This Gentle Foaming Cleanser

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

The American Academy of Dermatology Association declares May as “Skin Cancer Awareness Month,” and Rao Dermatology is taking part in these initiatives to raise awareness for the betterment of our patient’s skin health. As temperatures are rising, it’s common to enjoy more time outside, exposing your skin to harmful UV rays. Before you head out the door, we’ve gathered our top five tips from some of our team members to protect yourself during Skin Cancer Awareness Month and beyond. Wear proper sunscreen: Amneet Brar, FNP-C, and Yuritzi Terronez, Lead Medical Assistant, prioritize sunscreen in their daily routine. Rao Dermatology recommends a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, every day under makeup. Not only does it protect your skin against UV rays, but also prevents early aging in skin. Choose sun-protective clothing: Lightweight fabrics, such as linen and cotton, are important to cover your skin throughout the season.

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Breaking Down HA

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) has made a surge in the skincare industry. It’s popularity can be attributed to it’s hydrating qualities, but what many people don’t know is that this molecule is actually already in our bodies – acting as fluid in the eyes and joints. The molecule holds a large amount of water to prevent moisture from evaporating, and over time, our body’s amount of HA decreases. Now, in recent times, skincare products such as moisturizers or serums include HA, as it supports moisture retention and smooths the skin. When used properly, HA can reduce redness, appearance of wrinkles, and dermatitis, while keeping skin firm and healthier. If you have decided to add HA to your skin regime, you want to be careful about the amount of HA in your products – as combinations with other ingredients can affect the outcome. While HA can be used along with other acids,

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Spring Clean Your Skincare

While the time at home might have inspired you to get a start on spring cleaning and organizing, have you considered sorting through your skincare routine and makeup products? Here are our top tips as you look through your current collection: Know your Order: Your skincare routine might need to be reordered. Make sure you’re checking the box on when you’re applying your items to ensure optimal results. Your skincare needs differ from day to night, so your routine will too. Daytime Routine: Cleanser Exfoliant Serum Moisturizer Sunscreen Nighttime Routine: Cleanser Toner Eye Cream Treatments Night Cream For more information on your products, or for a custom routine, call your local Rao Dermatology office. Clean your Roller: For those using a facial roller, remember to clean it frequently. We recommend wiping the stone with a damp towel, and massaging your facial cleanser through it to remove bacteria. Check Expiration Dates:

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Mineral Makeup for May

The American Academy of Dermatology Association declares May as “Skin Cancer Awareness Month,” and Rao Dermatology is taking part in these initiatives to raise awareness for the betterment of our patient’s skin health. As we observe Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we’re using this opportunity to look into our makeup drawers to assess how we can shift our products to support healthier skin. While you’re reviewing the ingredients in your go-to foundations and concealers, it might be time to turn to mineral makeup. Here are just three powerful reasons why we believe that mineral makeup might be the best for your skin: Mineral makeup contains protective ingredients. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, two ingredients found in sunscreen, are often included in mineral makeup. While mineral makeup doesn’t replace the need for a daily sunscreen application, the inclusion of those two minerals serves as extra protection where needed. It’s a gentle alternative

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