Expert Interview: Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Helia Eragi Shares Her Advice About Skin Care & Myths

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Expert Interview: Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Helia Eragi Shares Her Advice About Skin Care & Myths

Advice About Skin Care & Myths

Dr. Eragi is a well-regarded dermatologist in Orange County, California who is known for her skin transformations. With years of experience treating people of all ages and skin types, she has a deep understanding of how the skin works and which treatments and products are necessary for achieving and maintaining optimal skin health and beauty. Dr. Eragi’s approach to skincare is fresh, natural, and most of all, focused on safety first.

We sat down with Dr. Eragi at the BioSpa medical spa in Newport Beach, California to discuss many skincare topics, including some of her top tips, and general advice on how to tackle a variety of skin issues. The first of these topics we are sharing is about skincare myths.

Overall, who is concerned about their skin? Why is it so important to people?

Dr. Eragi: Everyone should be concerned about their skin to some degree. Why? For starters, skin is the largest organ in the body. Numerous diseases have cutaneous manifestations. Skin cancer is by far the most common of all cancers in the United States. And, our skin layer has a microbiome layer that protects us from outside pathogens. That means that any disruption to our skin could potentially affect our health in general.

From a medical standpoint, those are just some of the reasons why it’s important to pay attention to your skin. From a general standpoint, skin is typically important to people because it’s what everyone else sees. Many parts of the skin are often visible. It can reflect a person’s age and can greatly affect a person’s self-confidence.

How do skincare myths come into existence? Why do they keep going?

Dr. Eragi: I believe skincare myths often start with and are spread by people who are not trained in the field of dermatology or medicine in general.

Where can people find reliable info on skincare?

Dr. Eragi: You can trust a board-certified dermatologist to get reliable information on skincare. Dermatologists have spent many years training and specializing in their field and have the real facts on skin and effective skincare routines. A consultation can help provide reliable information that’s the most relevant for your specific skincare needs.

What’s the most important thing people should remember when thinking about skincare?

Dr. Eragi: Just like people have different body types, people also have different skin types. The genetics and make-up of your skin are not the same for everyone. For that reason, the same skincare routine may not be appropriate for everyone.

How can people tell fact from fiction?

Dr. Eragi: If you’re unsure about something you’ve heard or read, you can check out reliable dermatology sources such as the AAD or AOCD websites. Another good way to get the information you need is by consulting with a dermatologist. Feel free to reach out to me. I’m here to help. This is what I love to do!

Get to know Newport Beach Dermatologist, Dr. Helia Eragi

Dr. Helia Eragi is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in general and cosmetic and surgical dermatology. At the BioSpa medical spa in Newport Beach, she treats a wide array of skin conditions and also performs aesthetic procedures such as MiraDry Sweat EliminationMicro-NeedlingLaser Hair RemovalPRP Hair Restoration, and Injectables.

She earned her bachelor of science in neuroscience from UCLA and attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences where she graduated in the top 10% of her class and was on the National Dean’s list four years in a row. She has also been involved in a variety of research projects on dermatological conditions.

Dr. Eragi lives in Orange County, California with her husband, who is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and their two beautiful sons. She is very active and enjoys family time, traveling, and outdoor activities.

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