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Dr. James Newman

Facial Plastic Surgery
Palo alto, CA
31 years experience male

Locations

James Newman, MD

San Mateo, CA

Address

50 South San Mateo Drive, suiute 320, San Mateo, CA
Directions

Premier Plastic Surgery

Palo alto, CA

About

Bio

http://www.premierplasticsurgery.com/

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Facial Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

117 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Apply moisturizer: Swelling is a normal reaction to sunburn and should be treated with topical aloe or aquaphor. Take vitamin c 1gram twice a day and consult your doct... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Limit daily sun: Depending on your skin type , gentle exposure to outdoor sun with sunblock will produce darkening of the skin. If you are very pale and light colored... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Ignore: Nasal septum deviated , see an ENT surgeon as this can be corrected with minimally invasive surgery.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Ignore: Don't pick at your nose, as it's more sensitive to bleeding on the deviated side.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Use sunblock: Neurotoxins such as Botox relax muscles when injected properly. The duration of effect generally lasts 3-4months. During that time skin creases do no... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Rosacea topicals: Rosacea indicates sensitive skin. Rosaliac from laroche posay is found at most drugstores like cvs and covers the redness as well as redness reliever ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Ignore: Keep your moisturizer or aloe in the frig. Cool temperature reduces the discomfort.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Be selective: Hydroquinone stops melanin production when used on skin. If your dark spots are recent from sun exposure you should only use the cream on the spots. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Strivectin : Emollients for the skin with vitamins c and e can help repair stretched skin. Topical creams such as strivectin and cellulite creams may help an sho... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Salicylic acid: Topical drugs benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and glycolic acids are the most common medications. These are found in most over the counter preparat... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Start with Topicals.: Topical drugs benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and glycolic acids are the most common medications. These are found in most over the counter preparat... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Worth it!: Depends on the type of lift and your age. Mini lifts such as limited dissection procedures can have most patients back to work within two weeks. More ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes, Neck and Back: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Buccal Fat Rx: Excess cheek tissue is most common from the Buccal fat compartment which can be reduced under local anesthesia through a small incision in the back of... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: A jessner peel is an effective light chemical peel which exfoliates and can reduce hyperpigmentation . As it is a light peel , you should have your ph... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Buccal Fat Rx: Excess cheek tissue is most common from the Buccal fat compartment which can be reduced under local anesthesia through a small incision in the back of... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Start with Topicals.: Topical drugs benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and glycolic acids are the most common medications for acne.These are found in most over the counter p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: Dermarollers at home should be used cautiously as strict sterility should be maintained to avoid infections . Typically they are not painful because o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Retinol, a form of vitamin a, is found in many otc products. Your local pharmacist can suggest a product but l'oreal, neutrogena, and oil of olay all... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
That's normal: As your skin regenerates, the nerve endings which were damaged are now making new connections to the new collagen in the skin and the itching which... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Irritation : Blood blisters most likely result from trauma or rubbing of the ornament on the skin. Infection is a concern if there is pain or swelling and the dan... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Don't wait: Facial paralysis should be evaluate immediately. Inflammatory conditions known as bell's palsy can be treated with antiviral medicine and steroids to... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on goals: Tretinoin cream is most comonly prescribed for acne, wrinkle reduction and oily skin. Changes in the skin can be seen within 24 hours and often times... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
It depends: The use of any approved neurotoxin to reduce forehead lines has to be used carefully. Many doctors will adjust the dosage and location to produce a be... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Use better sunblock: Sunblock and sunscreen are part of a strategy to reduce uv sun damage. I recommend a broad spectrum sun block spf 30 or higher. Keep in mind you need ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Minimal changes: Dermarollers produce mechanical injury with needles. A variety of depths can be used by your skin doctor depending on the condition. More passes prod... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
False claims: These types of claims are completely misleading. Infrared laser sources have been shown in vitro to cause the cell membrane of fat cells to become mor... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Although your condition stimulates hair growth, lasers can effectively treat unwanted hair. Practice good sun protection to make the hair stand out fr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: Dermarollers at home should be used cautiously as strict sterility should be maintained to avoid infections . Typically they are not painful because o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Get it checked: Anytime there is a change in the character of a mole in terms of size, color or pain it should be evaluated by a dermatologist or family doctor. Red ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Neither: Salt water has no effect on acne. Use of a toner such as 2% salicylic acid is useful with a gentles facial cleanser.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Not normal: The potential of skin infection is very real especially if tetanus immunity is not up to date. Extremities do take longer to heal but don't risk miss... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Skin hygiene: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Up to a week: Juvederm and similar hyaluronic fillers are hydrophilic and take up water from your skin tissue. There is a settling period where the moisture absorb... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Higher risk: Generally speaking all elective treatments are delayed until after pregnancy . Depending on your skin type, hormones during pregnancy can make you mo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Not significant : Usually hair associated with moles do not disappear spontaneously . If there are other changes with your mole such as color change, growth in diamete... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: The location of sunburn and your skin type determine the duration. Face sunburns can fade within 2-3 days while backs, chest, and arms can take a wee... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Get it checked: Anytime there is a change in the character of a mole in terms of size, color or pain it should be evaluated by a dermatologist or family doctor. Red ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Buccal Fat Rx: Excess cheek tissue is most common from the Buccal fat compartment which can be reduced under local anesthesia through a small incision in the back of... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Gentle but be aware.: Gentle warm compresses can shorten the acne inflammation cycle. However, one should never squeeze cystic acne along the triangle of the nose because... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Sebaceous glands: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Cool and moisturize: Topical cooling will relieve pain immediately. Refrigerated aloe works best. For highly sensitive areas a topical anesthetic can be used under a physi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes, Neck and Back: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Two days to One Week: The location of sunburn and your skin type determine the duration. Face sunburns can fade within 2-3 days while backs, chest, and arms can take a wee... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
See your doctor: Contact dermatitis presents the way you described and can be a result of your skin being sensitized to a cream, soap, preservative, pillow fabric etc.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on timing: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Apply moisturizer: Swelling is a normal reaction to sunburn and should be treated with topical aloe or aquaphor. Take vitamin c 1gram twice a day and consult your doct... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Biopsy needed : There is rarely a substitute for a pathology review to confirm a diagnosis and to monitor for any changes. This is done by having a biopsy performed ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes but beware: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid which is used to tone the skin by removing oils from the skin and is used for acne. It can also reduce inflammat... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Not until healed: Sea water contains many organisms which can infect the skin which is not healed. Wait until your skin is healed over without any scabs or sutures. Ty... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Newman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Newman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Old post. Now, learned have static horizontal deep creases. Will keep it this way. No coronal for me. Ever. Too many visible scars regardless of what anyone tries to say...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank's for the help!!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha
America's Top Physicians
Merit Recognition Laser Tattoo Removal Program San Mateo

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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