Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal

Dermatology
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21 years experience female

Locations

Elite MD

Danville, CA

Address

360 Rose Ave, Danville, CA
Directions

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About

Bio

I am very passionate about global dermatologic care for all. I have a private office with my husband where we combine our expertise in dermatology and plastic surgery in 5 locations across the Bay Area. I am also a Clinical Instructor at UCSF and love teaching. I have authored several books and have spoken nationally and internationally to educate my peers on a wide variety of skin conditions. My specialties include acne, rosacea, ethnic skin, lasers, and cosmetic dermatology. I enjoy partaking in philanthropic events and have mentored several students. I enjoy spending time with my family and being a mother to my 4 yr old son and 7 yr old daughter

Specialties
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Dermatology

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Avoid shaving, bpo : Ingrown hairs are common. Shaving contributes to ingrown hairs. Avoid shaving or shaving toward the gradient with single bladed disposable razors is b... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Seb Derm : Short term application of a mid potency steroid such as triamcinilone or stronger steroid such as clobetasol may be used safely on the scalp. In addit... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Washing your hands excessive can dehydrate the nail making them brittle.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Let your dr know any history of kidney, liver, or autoimmune conditions which may appear in nails.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Post care instructions are essential to prevent infection.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Acne : post acne marks are common. They will improve with time. Avoid picking acne spots and wear spf 30 with zinc oxide daily. If they are brown, try a prod... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Seb Derm : Depending on the severity will determine the strength of the topical steroid. Most if the time mid to high potency steroids may be used safely for sho... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Contact derm: You may gotten an irritation reaction. If you have painful blisters, it could be cold sores. For an irritation reaction, try hydrocortisone 1%cr 2/d f... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Acne: Acne is very common and with time you will likely outgrow it. In the meantime, use washes and spot treatments that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicyl... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Dermatitis : Dermatitis is not contagious and dies not spread. It could be due to dry skin, allergic reaction or irritation to different areas of the skin. It shou... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Traumatized mole : Have it checked by a dermatologist. It may have gotten irritated or scratched causing it to look more inflamed and may be being. But make sure it is n... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Cyst : You may have a boil or a cyst, which can start as an infection of the hair follicle. You may need oral antibiotics. In the meantime cleanse with an an... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Let your dr know if there is any history or family history of psoriasis, as this can look similar.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Don't: Don't pick or bite them or it will spread!
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Let your dr know if there is any family history of hair loss or autoimmune conditions (lupus, etc).
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Use: Use anti-dandruff shampoos regularly for prevention.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor to recommend a safe and reputable place.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Filler: You should try to discontinue blood thinning medications and vitamins such as aspirin, fish oil, vitamin e about 10 days prior if you can. It can help... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Pickers nodule : from picking, you have a lesion called prurigo, pickers nodule. Don't pick at it anymore. A dermatologist can also offer solutions including topical o... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Filler: Scars are difficult to treat. Indented scars can be improved by injecting with a cosmetic filler. If the color was a concern, additional steps may be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Combination skin : With lots of skin issues going on with your skin, keep your skin regimen very simple. Use an SPF 30 or higher with zinc oxide daily. Some good brands ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Hyperpigmentation : The gold standard treatment for hyperpigmentation is a product containing hydroquinone. Other ingredients include kojic acid, arbutin, and vitamin c. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Benign spot : That's very common. It could be a benign tag or keratosis. If it's still there or grows back or u are concerned, see a dermatologist.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Fungal infection : Tinea versicolor is a common skin condition related to overgrowth of a fungus that naturally lives in your body. Selenium sulfide shampoo is safe and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Hair loss : This is likely slope is areata. It is an autoimmune condition where your immune systemcatfacks the hair follicles causing temporary hair loss. It will... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Dermatitis: Likely it is dyshidrotic eczema where there are deep seated itchy vesicles on the hands. It is made worse around irritants. There are other conditio... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Cyst: Its likely an acne cyst. They are firm nodules under the skin that can be painful and get bigger when infected. Don't touch the cyst, keep it clean wi... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Seb Derm : Seborrheic dermatitis is common and treated with an anti fungal shampoo such as nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo and a prescription topical steroid. You... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
If: If they are small or thin, they may be scratched off or fall of by themselves.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Some types of hair loss are temporary and return to full growth within a year.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Let your dr know if you have any known immune deficiencies.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Don't pop them, the surface plays a role as a natural dressing and prevents infection.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Let your dr know if you have any history or family history of eczema, allergies, or asthma.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Dry skin : there is no way to permanently cure your skin type. If you have dry skin, certainly hydrate your skin inside and out. Drink plenty of water. But also ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Seb Derm : Seb derm can be treated with an anti dandruff such as nizoral (ketoconazole) or head and shoulders. Mid to strong potency steroid solutions such as tr... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Dry skin : eczema needs hydration to prevent rashes. The heavier the moisture the better it is. The best include ointments followed by creams followed by lotions... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Acne and PCOS: PCIS can cause more resistance in treating acne with traditional medications. However it looks like you are on a low dose and perhaps still early in t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Steroid acne : You should NEVER use any cortisone product for long periods of time as it can lead to steroid acne, permanent thinning of the skin, and stretch marks.... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Seb Derm : dandruff is caused by overgrowth a fungal organism. Try using an antidandruff shampoo such as ketoconazole and leave on for 5 min in shower. Also you ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Psoriasis tx: Depending on its severity and quality of life issues, there are several options including topical therapy (with steroid creams, vitamin d creams, vita... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Angioma: Appears to be a benign and common lesion, called angioma. You are correct it is a collection of blood vessels which may be treated cosmetically by a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Do moisturize your nails and cuticles by using oils or plain petroleum jelly ointment.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Oily skin: People have various skin types including oily, dry, normal, or sensitive. If you are oily, you do not need a moisturizer unless you are on any medicat... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Hair loss: See a dermatologist to find out the root cause as there are several reasons for hair loss. Take biotin supplements daily to improve hair growth.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Numbness : you should see a dr immediately and get an evaluation. Numbness and shooting pain can be due to several possible causes.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Skin care: If you have dry skin oils can be fine for your skin. However, if you are prone to have oily skin or acne, oils can break you out and clog your pores i... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Do go to a reputable clean place that performs several piercings a day under sterile conditions.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: The heavier and freakier the moisturizer, the better it is for your skin. (Ex-aquaphor ointment).
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Accutane: I would not recommend tretinoin cream as it can dry you out further on any part of the face. While you are on Accutane, you should only use gentle cl... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Do use an anti-dandruff shampoo regularly, even when it seems clear for prevention.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Badreshia-Bansal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Your advice is soothing. I really appreciate the fact you went out your way to help me with my problem. I'll take your advice starting now. I just have to be patient to...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, doctor. I really appreciate your advice on being patient since I want to see quick results so I need to work on that.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thanks doc I'll try to use it

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

MILTON S HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2006
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