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Farah Awadalla

Dermatologist

Dr. Farah Awadalla practices Dermatopathology in Laguna Beach, CA. Dermatopathology is a medical specialty that focuses on dermatology and pathology, and involves the diagnosis of various diseases of the skin, hair, and nails by looking at cutaneous diseases at a microscopic and molecular level. By revealing the histology of diseases and results from a specific diagnostic interpretation, Dr. Awadalla is able to analyze the potential causes of skin diseases at a basic level.
Farah Awadalla
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

My psoriasis is starting to hurt. Is there something I can do?

You need to increase your topical treatments as you don't necessarily qualify for oral treatment with 7% involvement. If it is interfering with your daily life however you could READ MORE
You need to increase your topical treatments as you don't necessarily qualify for oral treatment with 7% involvement. If it is interfering with your daily life however you could be started on oral therapy.
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Compression knee highs

Compression does help stop the formation or enlargement of varicose veins. How high you go depends on what vessels are affected

When will my burn go away?

This depends on the depth of the wound (1st, 2nd or 3rd degree burn) and what stage of healing you are in. If it is a healed scar it will be treated with scar gels but if it is READ MORE
This depends on the depth of the wound (1st, 2nd or 3rd degree burn) and what stage of healing you are in. If it is a healed scar it will be treated with scar gels but if it is an open wound it depends on the depth of the wound.

Skin is itchy after sun exposure, what can I do?

This could be due an process which is exacerbated by the sun or an allergic type of reaction to the sun. You need to see a dermatologist to differentiate between these two things. READ MORE
This could be due an process which is exacerbated by the sun or an allergic type of reaction to the sun. You need to see a dermatologist to differentiate between these two things.
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Does sunscreen prevent me from absorbing vitamin D?

You must take measures to protect yourself from sun exposure as it is the number one cause of skin aging and skin cancer. If you are vitamin D deficient you can take an oral supplement READ MORE
You must take measures to protect yourself from sun exposure as it is the number one cause of skin aging and skin cancer. If you are vitamin D deficient you can take an oral supplement to help increase your levels.

Skin feels bumpy after IPL

You are one day out from IPL treatment. You may notice some skin changes while your skin heals from the procedure that can take a 1-2 weeks. However you may also be having a reaction READ MORE
You are one day out from IPL treatment. You may notice some skin changes while your skin heals from the procedure that can take a 1-2 weeks. However you may also be having a reaction to either the treatment or something you are applying topically. You should see the person who performed the procedure to make sure that all is going well.

is my allergy anaphylactic

Anaphylactic allergic reactions are serious life-threatening emergencies when the airways swell and compromise breathing. What you are experiencing is allergic contact dermatitis. READ MORE
Anaphylactic allergic reactions are serious life-threatening emergencies when the airways swell and compromise breathing. What you are experiencing is allergic contact dermatitis.

Skin rash during pregnancy?

There are certain rashes that occur only during pregnancy as well as many rashes that can occur whether pregnant or not. You need to see a dermatologist to determine what you have. READ MORE
There are certain rashes that occur only during pregnancy as well as many rashes that can occur whether pregnant or not. You need to see a dermatologist to determine what you have.

I have really bad acne scarring- will PRP Facial help get rid of it?

PRP with micro-needling can certainly help improve acne scarring. We have one at our office if you are interested.

Do varicose veins come back after treatment?

Lasers can be used on the skin surface or inside the vessels to destroy the vessels. No treatment guarantees that the varicose veins will not return unless you manually remove READ MORE
Lasers can be used on the skin surface or inside the vessels to destroy the vessels. No treatment guarantees that the varicose veins will not return unless you manually remove the vessels.

There's a red blood spot on my chest. What does it mean?

Red spots on the chest could be multiple things. It is important that you get evaluated to make sure they are nothing serious.

Small itchy bumps on thighs, is it serious?

There are many causes of red bumps on the thighs, some of which could be serious. I suggest you make an appointment to be evaluated.
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