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Dr. Jeffrey Hick

Dermatology
Manhattan Beach, CA, New Zealand
14 years experience male

Locations

Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Center

Laguna Niguel, CA

Address

27995 Greenfield Dr Suite C, Laguna Niguel, CA
Directions

Practice website

Fax

9493604200

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Blue Cross of California

UnitedHealthcare

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Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Center

Anaheim, CA

Office

Manhattan Beach, CA

Dermatology Group

Manhattan Beach, CA

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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.

Dermatology

Doctor Q&A

137 Answers
57 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
When: When botox/dysport wears out, you will not look worse than before you started.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
No age limit: There is no age limit on liposuction per se. However, a good physician will likely investigate your cardiac, renal, and overall medical history to ens... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Do: Do not ask your dentist about dermal fillers. They are better trained at managing tooth disorders.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Topical antifungals: You should start with over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin twice a day for 3-6 weeks. Also, make sure you do not have athletes foot as w... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Why?: It is not always beneficial to open the pores of your skin. Prescription creams such as tretinoin and tazarotene can do this as well as a glycolic or ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Doubt it: Oiliness of the skin is controlled by sebaceous glands in the skin. These glands are under the direction of the sex hormones in the body which is why ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Depends on species: Not all molds are pathogenic, meaning can cause disease, to humans. If someone has a weak immune system because of illness or drugs, it is always a po... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Many causes: There are many things that can cause hairloss such as recent illnesses, hormonal changes, surgery, stress and the list goes on. Try using topical Mino... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Acne: Start with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid daily. Yku will notice a difference in a few weeks.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
It can: There is a condition called eosinophilic folliculitis which can cause severe itching and looks a lot like acne.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
A lot: You could probably go as much as you can afford but i wouldn't recommend it. There are always risks when doing procedures. You increase your chances o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Keep area clean: Make sure to keep the burned area clean with soap and water. Topical antibiotic ointment will help prevent infection and help with reepithelialization... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Patience: It can take several weeks for Retin-A to help with uneven skin tone. You may need an additional bleaching agent to help with increased pigmentation. A... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
In certain cases: T/gel is effective for people who suffer from psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Interesting problem: This sounds like a rather interesting problem. I would need a lot more information to help you out. Try using antipersperant with aluminum zirconium t... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Depends on type: Alopecia can be caused by many things. Your hair may fall out for three months if it is from telogen effluvium or may fall out for years if it is from... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Calories in/out: Losing weight is all about having a higher number of calories burned than taken in. Sweating on purpose means you are exercising which is great. My su... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Moisturizers: I like to look for moisturizers with ceramide, a naturally occuring oil on the skin. Aveen eczema therapy and cerave are good creams which contain thi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Hygeine: If you have any infected pets, have them treated. Always shower immediately after using a public gym or pool. Wash with hibiclens soap and dont forget... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Systemic steroids: Any kind of systemic corticosteroid can cause weight gain. One injection should not cause significant weight gain. Frequent injections may.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
No: Venous lakes typically persist on the lips and ears until they are treated by either excision, destruction, or laser.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Biotin: Try supplementing your diet with biotin. This is a vitamin which helps form hair and nails.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Benign growths: Skin tags are benign growths that usually show up on the neck, chest, and arm pits. You can avoid them by getting 20 years younger and changing your d... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
No: Both are completely different strains. Type 1 causes lesions typically around the mouth. Type 2 causes lesions typically around the genitals. However,... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Topical antifungals: Start with Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin otc creams sold at most grocery stores and any pharmacy. Use them twice a day for at least 3 weeks. Seek ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Not always: Herpes typically looks like blisters with clear, yellow fluid on a red base. They are usually grouped tightly together. Most of the time they will be ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Fungus or deoderant: I have found that the most common causes of underarm itching are from fungual infections and irritating deodorants.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
You can't: Sorry. Up to 50% of the population is infected with genital hpv. Just make sure you are getting proper screening as well as your partner(s).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Could be psoriasis: This could be psoriasis or a superficial skin cancer. Get that thing checked out asap!
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Shampoos and cream: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair, ears, eyebrows, and nasolabial folds. It is caused by numerous factors including altere... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Folliculitis: Folliculitis occurs when hair follicles are disturbed, especially from friction. Try washing the are with hibiclens soap prior to shaving. You may nee... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Candidiasis: Yes, yeast infections can cause bumps called satellite lesions which spread from the main rash. Make sure to treat all of these areas.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Reducing: Reducing your weight and not smoking can help improve psoriasis.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Drysol or Botox: Both of these are decent ways to control your hyperhidrosis. Drysol is a cheap, rx solution you put on your hands each night. Botox requires numbing a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Control but no cure: There is no permanent cure for dandruff. Over the counter products such as Nizoral (ketoconazole) 1% shampoo, t/gel or t/sal shampoos can help. If thi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Maybe: If it is not gone in 7-10 days, then yes.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Makeup is OK: If the rash is mostly gone, it is ok to wear make up over what remains.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Cetaphil Oil Control: I love the cetaphil oil control wash by galderma. It has a fantastic mattifying effect that will help with your oily face. It can be bought it many ph... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Many possibilities: These bumps could be anything including scabies, bed bugs, bug bites, fleas, etc. A picture or description of their pattern would help. I have practic... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Cell overgrowth: The fancy terms are follicular hyperkeratinization and epithelial hyperproliferation. This medical jargon means that the cells lining the pores are gr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Acne: Start with a daily benzoyl peroxide wash.You might need antibiotics if that does not help.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Not too much: If the lotion is an otc moisturizing product, the most likely thing that will happen is nothing. In rare cases, you could develop a contact dermatitis... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Accutane: Accutane is safe and effective in preventing scarring when taken under medical supervision.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Could be worse: It could be something as trivial as an inflamed hair follicle or it could be as bad as a genital wart or early skin cancer. He should seek medical eva... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Possible: Rosacea can look like several other diagnoses. Most people with rosacea get worse with the sun and alcohol. Most other triggers vary from person to pe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
No scratching: Try using topical corticosteroids or topical capsacin cream to the area where you have macular amyloidosis.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
No: Eczema is an inflammatory disorder. There are no infectious agents involved unless other kids' eczema becomes bacterially infected.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Antihistamines: Try using otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablets. You can also try using Cortaid or other Hydrocortisone 1% creams to help. If this does not help, see... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Yes: Most adults with atopic dermatitis as kids will end up having some form of eczema on their hands as adults.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Circle of Hebra: Hands, armpits, chest, abdomen, waist, genitalia, buttocks, lower back.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Aug 27, 2017
Acne treatment
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Very true. Same applies to parasitic infections caused by mites and the bacteria and allergies they induce that most doctors mistake for rosacea or acne.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I get these if something pushes my skin hard I have sarcoidosis though
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) A bit late, but thank you for the advice! My skin is much better now.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

LAC+USC MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Chief Resident
Top Dermatologist , First Place, Los Angeles, CA - Winter
2013
Top Dermatologist, Second Place, the Los Angeles Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
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