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Dr. Lorrie Klein

Dermatology
Laguna Niguel, CA
37 years experience female

Locations

Minit Med

Lahaina, CA

Address

305 Keawe Street, #507, Lahaina, CA, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross of California

Health Net

Blue Shield of California

Medicare

OC Dermatology

Laguna Niguel, CA

About

Bio

Lorrie Klein, M.D. is President and founder of OC Dermatology, in Laguna Niguel, CA. Dr. Lorrie J. Klein grew up in New Jersey. She attended Rutgers University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She received her medical degree from Rutgers Medical School (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.) Dr. Klein completed her internship at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and her residency training in Dermatology at the University of California-Irvine (UCI), where she won the outstanding Resident Teacher of the Year Award. Dr Klein is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (Board Certified in Dermatology). She has served as Assistant Clinical Professor in Dermatology at UCI Medical School, and has supervised dermatology residents in their Dermatology-Plastic Surgery Clinics at the Long Beach V.A. Medical Center. Dr. Klein has won several awards and has published several articles in medical journals. She has lectured to other physicians at medical conferences and at numerous community and civic organizations. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Medesthetics Magazine and Aesthetic Trends and Technologies. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, has served as Chairperson of the Orange County Skin Cancer Task Force of the American Cancer Society, is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dermatology Society of Orange County, Pacific Dermatology Association, American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology Aesthetic Surgery, and is on the staffs at South Coast Medical Center and UCI Medical Center. Dr. Klein is a member of the National Education Faculty for Allergan (BOTOX® and JUVEDERM™ trainer), a member of the Medical Education Faculty for Bioform (Radiesse trainer) and an advisor for Suneva, the maker of Artefill. Dr. Klein lectures for and is a consultant for Allergan and is one of only a handful of physicians in the world invited to be in Allergan's elite Black Diamond level Aesthetic Partnership. In 2010, only 30 physicians in the U.S. achieved the level of Black Diamond, representing the top level of physicians using Botox®, Juvederm™ and Latisse in the U.S. Dr. Klein has practiced dermatology since 1989 and specializes in all diseases of the skin, hair and nails. She has had extensive training in skin cancer surgery (including Moh’s microscopically controlled surgery) and also specializes in laser resurfacing, sclerotherapy and other cosmetic dermatological procedures.

Specialties
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Dermatology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Facial cost: It depends where you go, where you are and what kind of facial. If you are new york, ca, or a resort destination and go to a resort spa, a 50 min. Fa... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Skin pigment change: Pigment changes can be caused by sun damage, certain plants and fruits when touched to the skin, scarring, trauma from lasers, peels, etc.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Preventing whitehead: Keep hairspray, hair products, heavy creams and oily products away from this area. Make sure skin care products say "noncomedogenic" or "nonacnegenic"... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Wrinkle treatment: There are so many proven wrinkle treatments for the 50+ age group. Popular wrinkle treatments, all non-surgical are: botox, juvederm, radiesse, (derma... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Rosacea and microder: If you have rosacea you can have microdermabrasion but you may get a flare of redness afterwards, which should be temporary. Make sure you go to some... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Skin dryness: Whatever you do, dont trust what the salesperson tells you, they have little to know education and will usually tell you your skin is dry (when it oft... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Rosacea and microder: If you have rosacea you can have microdermabrasion but you may get a flare of redness afterwards, which should be temporary. Make sure you go to some... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Neomycin: Neosporin contains bacitracin, polymyxin and neomycin. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains just the first 2 of these. Neomycin is a common... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Hyaluronidase won't: Hyaluronidase won't help scars. It helps dissolve hyaluronic acid which is present between collagen fibers but scars are made up of dense collagen bu... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Neomycin: Neosporin contains bacitracin, polymyxin and neomycin. Neomycin is a common allergan so many people react with a contact allergy dermatitis to neospo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Desiten: Desiten is a baby ointment for diaper rash. But it might help other rashes, such as eczema.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is frequently seen in patients who also suffer from asthma and allergies. It is not clear if they trigger it, if that they... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Laser hair removal: Electrolysis is going the way of the dinosaur. It is still the only method for long term removal of light hair but your ages a very long time as it i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Aloe doesn't: Aloe vera is good at calming skin inflammation but does not rejuvenate skin.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Keloids treatment: Light peels and exfoliation have no effect on scars. Scar tissue is deeper than exfoliation and most light peels go. Deeper peels may have some effec... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Tacrolimus for eczem: Tacrolimus can be a very effective treatment for eczema.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Desiten: Desiten is a baby ointment for diaper rash. But it might help other rashes, such as eczema. I don't think it will help wrinkles or anything else spec... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Purple bump: Could be a hemangioma, blood blister from trauma, venous lake. Have it checked by a dermatologist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Rash from sitting: Possibly. There are many causes of skin rashes in these areas, but sweating and friction is a common cause on the back of the upper legs.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is your best bet, although its white unusual to have hair on the soles of your feet.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Desiten: Desiten is a baby ointment for diaper rash. I don't think it would hurt you but it's probably too greasy for your face.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Fomaldehyde: Formaldehyde is an allergan to some people. It can be found in some hair and skin care products. If you are allergic, also avoid quanterium (spellin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Laser tattoo removal: All medical lasers have the potential to scar, but if a good laser is used and the settings and technique of the person performing the treatment is co... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Leg rash: Could be from shaving, if it's spreading it could be folliculitis. You might need an antibiotic so see your dermatologist.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Some do: Treatments that are proven to help with baldness and thinning hair: propecia, (finasteride) Minoxidil (rogaine) and llllt (low level laser light thera... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Hyaluronidase won't: Hyaluronidase won't help scars. It helps dissolve hyaluronic acid which is present between collagen fibers but scars are made up of dense collagen bu... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
See your doctor: Sounds like more than psoriasis. See your primary care doctor so she/he can run some tests on you to rule out infection and other causes of lymph node... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Try Latisse (bimatoprost): Could be alopecia areata or thyroid disease. See your md for an exam and lab work up. Latisse (bimatoprost) might help them grow back.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
All shade helps: The more shade you give your skin, the better. Sunscreens help up to a point but keeping the sun off your skin is the best.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Best OTC cream: My fav otc moisturizers: cetaphil, eucerin, aveeno (oatmeal). My fav's that you can get from your dermatologist: vivite and neostrata.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Folliculitis: Where is it and has it been diagnosed as bacterial, yeast or neither? The answer depends on where and what type it is.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Topical antibiotics: Topical antibiotics, glycolic acid products, salicylic acid cleansers and benzoyl peroxides are considered by most dermatologists to be safe when used... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Fraxel is fantastic: We have been using fraxel lasers (restore, repair and recently dual) for many years and out of 12 devices in my office they are my favorite. I person... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Wrinkle treatment: There are soooo many! in fact, almost all wrinkle treatments are nonsurgical. Surgery helps more for loose and saggy skin then it does wrinkles. Pop... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Facials help: Often a good aesthetician can help remove whiteheads. Schedule a facial and enjoy!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Wrinkle treatment: There are so many proven while treatments. Popular wrinkle treatments, all non-surgical are: botox, juvederm, radiesse, (dermal fillers) artefill, fra... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Skin tightening: Ulthera, pelleve and thermage all tighten skin to some degree but don't expect a facelift type result. Results range from good to subtle. I prefer p... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Why should they: Honestly, would you want your insurance premiums to pay for someone else's facelift? Can you imagine how much our premiums would cost if insurance co... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole (nizoral) shampoo works well when used as a body wash. So can some of the other dandruff shampoos such as head and shoulders.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Night cream: I love vivite replenish hydrating cream and neostrata bionic cream for extra heavy duty night creams that are not greasy. These are available in many... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Itchy bumps: Itchy bumps can be puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) are one cause of itchy bumps. Flea bites, contact dermatitis, eczema,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 37 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide can cause irritation if you are allergic to it or if the concentration is too strong. You can try a lower concentration (2.5-3%) on ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Klein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Klein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Oct 28, 2012
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

UC Irvine
Completed 1989

Awards

Resident teacher of the Year award 1989
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