Dr. Naissan Wesley in the Media

Read the Latest on This Dermatologist Serving Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

While Dr. Naissan Wesley is no stranger to contributing to publications—she's been an invited monthly columnist for Dermatology News since 2009, and is on the editorial board—she has also been the subject of skin-focused stories in the media. This page is devoted to Dr. Wesley's media appearances, from essays she authored to articles that quote her as a skincare authority.

Feature Articles

PureWowThese Essential Oils Will Obliterate Your Blackheads


Blackheads are among the most common forms of acne and are usually formed in the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin). To kick them out, many people are now trusting in the power of essential oils. They are very effective, especially for sensitive skin, as a gentle and holistic way to banish blackheads. Read More...

PureWowThese 16 Eye Creams Make You Look Well Rested (Even If You're Not)


We'll cut right to the chase: You really do need a dedicated eye cream in your skincare arsenal. To put it simply, the skin around your peepers is different than the skin on the rest of your face, and, as such requires a little extra TLC Read More...

PureWowDr Wesley is on the best doctors list for Super Doctors, Top Doctor, Los Angeles Magazine, and Byrdie’s best Dermatologists in Los Angeles


Though incredibly skilled in a multitude of dermatologic specialties, Naissan Wesley, MD, is especially known and respected for her work in diagnosing and treating skin disorders. In addition to practicing at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, she also serves as the clinical instructor of medicine at UCLA and is largely affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Read More...

VogueA definitive Guide to Treating Acne Scars, According to the Experts BY LAUREN VALENTI

Prevention is key. "Start with controlling and treating the acne first—otherwise, you may just be chasing more scars," says dermatologist Naissan O. Wesley, M.D., FACMS. Read more...

VogueThe Pro's Guide to Managing Sensitive Skin This Winter

By Lauren Valenti (VOGUE)

"It's important to remove makeup and environmental toxins, but over-cleansing should be avoided," explains Wesley. "It can strip the skin of its natural barrier and fatty acids, potentially leading to excessive dryness and irritation." Read More...

ByrdieThe Do's and Don't's of At-Home Chemical Peels, According to Dermatologists


Like Seamless and Amazon Prime, beauty brands are making it so you never have to leave your house again. See: at-home peels, which promise spa facial-like results, no appointment required. Read More...

AllureThis Is Why Your Tattoo Faded So Much

Once healed, work done by a talented, professional tattoo artist will still look fresh and vivid, but from that point on, other factors play a significant role in how that ink will look when it's not so new anymore. Read more...

ForbesThe Best Body Oils For Soft, Glowing Skin


When choosing a body oil, look for one that contains oils that are high in linoleic acid (a type of omega-6 fatty acid), suggests Dr. Wesley. "Linoleic acid is a major building block of the skin barrier. I look for body oils that contain a blend of cold-pressed oils with high linoleic acid levels such as grape seed oil, sesame seed oil, sunflower seed oil and borage seed oil," tells the skincare expert. Read More...

ByrdieFYI: Dermatologists Say These Are the Best Moisturizers for Rosacea

Erin Jahns (Byrdie)

For a more natural option, Naissan Wesley, MD, FACMS, recommends something as basic as a high-quality calendula cream like this. Read More...

ForbesMust-Have Performance-Based Skincare For The Aging Body


"Manual exfoliation is a nice option, however, on a regular basis in those with normal skin," continues Wesley. "Manual exfoliation is better to avoid with active acne as it can irritate existing acne lesions and make them more inflamed. Chemical exfoliation is beneficial in those with sun spots and pre-skin cancer spots, called actinic keratosis, but should best be avoided before going in the sun, as one could potentially sunburn more easily." Read More...

Hairline Acne How to Treat and Prevent Hairline Acne, According to Dermatologists


Dr. Naissan O. Wesley explains why people breakout with hairline acne, as well as recommendations for prevention and treatment.

Media Appearances

NylonThe 7 skincare ingredients you'll see everywhere in 2021, according to experts

Retinol continues to surge in skincare popularity, but Dr. Naissan O. Wesley, author and aesthetic and surgical dermatologist, believes this gentle, plant-derived version could be popular in 2021. Read more...

WELL AND GOOD5 Gel-Cream Moisturizers To Give Your Skin a Lightweight Winter Glow

"Any skin type can benefit from gel-cream moisturizers for protection and hydration," says Dr. Wesley. "Gel-cream textures, as long as they do not contain ingredients that cause drying, are particularly soothing to inflamed, burning skin. Read more...

Marie ClaireThe 18 Best Anti-Aging Products That Dermatologists Recommend

We reached out to the best dermatologists in the game to find their favorite anti-aging products on the market today, and the message was overwhelmingly clear: A few proven ingredients reign supreme: Hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, retinols, and niacinamide. Read more...

SHAPEJelly Skin-Care Products Are the New Trendy Texture for Oily Skin

Jelly skin-care products lie somewhere between a gel and cream. The hybrid texture can range from a thick pudding, such as in a moisturizer, to a hydrogel, as in a gel sheet mask, says Naissan O. Wesley, M.D. Read more...

mbglifestyleSkin Care Experts Agree: Do This One Thing & Defy Wintry Skin Once & For All

The best time to apply a serum is within three minutes after bathing to help trap moisture in while the skin is still a little damp, says board-certified aesthetic and surgical dermatologist Naissan O. Wesley, M.D., FACMS. Read more...

POPSUGAR6 Reasons a Good Night's Sleep Is the Beauty Product You've Been Missing

By Robyn Turk

"There are many consequences of sleep deprivation," write Dermatologists Lily Talakoub, MD and Naissan O. Wesley, MD. "The most clinically apparent ones — swollen, sunken eyes; dark circles; and pale, dehydrated skin — are obvious ... Sleep deprivation affects wound healing, collagen growth, skin hydration, and skin texture." Read more..."

The Health11 Best Sunscreens for People with Dark Skin Tones

"Dermatologists share the best sunscreens for people with darker skin, including products that absorb easily and are free of white residue. Read more..."

SkincareSOS! Why Are My Ear Piercings Peeling?

""Using a moisturizing cream or even a protective ointment can be helpful to improve the skin's barrier and keep it better hydrated," says Dr. Wesley. Read more..."

Who What WearMadonna's Dermatologist Swears By This $150 Hyaluronic Acid Serum

ERIN JAHNS (Who What Wear)

According to Wesley, this soothing hyaluronic acid serum is specifically formulated to be extra gentle, making it a great option for those with sensitive skin. Plus, she tells us it won't clog pores and is free of colorants and fragrance. "In a clinical study of 50 patients, 100% agreed it helped improve skin resiliency and suppleness and helped skin feel softer and smoother," she adds. Read More...

PreventionThe Best Sunscreen for You

Prevention within the 2019 Prevention Sun Safe Awards. (July Edition)

Dr. Wesley is featured three times within the piece with insight on the best formulas for antiaging, skin dullness and urban areas in which she recommends the Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork Soft Focus Veil. A great product shot, price point and reference to are included alongside a quote from Dr. Wesley. Read More...

She Finds4 Anti-Aging Serums Dermatologists Swear By To Get Rid Of Wrinkles For GOOD


"Arbonne RE9 Advanced Intensive Renewal Serum is one of my favorite non-toxic, age-defying serums," recommends Dr. Naissan O. Wesley, MD, FACMS, aesthetic and surgical dermatologist. Read More...

SC Logo9 Dermatologist-Recommended Face and Body Products for Itch Relief That Lasts

Nikki Brown (Style Caster)

For someone with dry, sensitive skin, I like to keep moisturizing products as gentle and nontoxic as possible. Avoiding fragrance, and incorporating fatty acids such as ceramides and omega fatty acids is helpful. —Dr. Naissan O. Wesley, M.D., FACMS and Arbonne Scientific Advisor. Read More...


Rachel Lapidos (Well And Good)

I thought I had it all covered: retinol to increase cell turnover, various acids to exfoliate, and plenty of vitamin C serum. But then I heard about another skin-brightening superstar during a facial treatment I had: mandelic acid. Read More...

EPExclamation Points


Ultra-common yet largely unsung, moles haven't garnered the same aesthetic appreciation as their little cousin, freckles. But as cultural definitions of beauty become more inclusive and individualistic, they're finally making a mark. Read More...

Byrdie11 Under-the-Radar Skin Care Products Experts Recommend for Winter

And unless you're extremely good about keeping up with doctors' appointments, the chances of your having a tailor-made routine from a skin-care professional are slim to none. Read More...

ByrdieThe Best Anti-Aging Cream, According to Dermatologists

Dermatologist Naissan O. Wesley, MD, recommends RE9 night cream formulated with hydrating botanicals and collagen-supported ingredients that moisturize and nourish the skin. Read More...

popsugar6 Reasons a Good Night's Sleep Is the Beauty Product You've Been Missing

Robyn Turk (Popsugar)

Did you know that there is a magical cure that can potentially give you the lively, healthy, blemish-free skin you've been looking for? Read More...

losangelsLA's Top Skin Care Experts Share Tips for Perfect Summer Skin

Paul Zahn (Los Angeles Confidential)

We caught up with some of Los Angeles' most influential skin aficionados to get advice on how to keep your skin. Read More...

linked9 Surgeons and Dermatologists Share their #1 Tip after their Handiwork

Kathy Young Keefe (LinkedIn)

Two of the most common questions patients ask their specialist before undergoing any aesthetic procedure. Read More...

latfAllergan Celebrates The Launch of RHOFADE With Sir John & Dr. Naissan Wesley

Pamela Price (LATFUSA)

Did you know that approximately 16 million Americans are affected by rosacea? Read More...

NYLearning to Speak to Latino Complexions

Laurel Naversen Geraghty (NY TIMES)

THE light-brown complexion of Vilda Vera Mayuga glows in a way that suggests she devotedly visits a dermatologist. Read More...

WHWomens Health Magazine

Annie Tomlin (Womens Health)

For thousands of years humans have read meaning into moles. Read More...

WELLANDGOODWhy you should be putting food on your face (yes, really)

Rachel Lapidos

Telling you to put food on on your face is probably going directly against what your parents told you to do as a young kid. Read More...

PureWowSe viene la primavera: cómocuidar la pielenépocas de transiciónestacional

Yahoo! En Español

"Falta muy poco para el comienzo de la primavera y tenemos la necesidad de recuperar el glow e hidratación en la piel que perdimos durante el invierno. ¿Quieres saber cómo? Entrevistamos a la Dra. Naissan Wesley, dermatóloga y asesora científica de Arbonne para que nos brinde tips." Read More...

PureWowDermatologists Say These 6 Trendy Skin Care Ingredients Will Be Huge in 2020


"Bakuchiol is a plant-derived ingredient that is not a retinol but provides similar benefits on skin. While bakuchiol does work the same way as a retinol in helping new collagen formation and lessening the appearance of dark spots and fine lines, it does not decrease oil gland production, so it tends to cause less dryness than a retinol can," explains Naissan O. Wesley, M.D., FACMS and Arbonne scientific advisor. Read More...

PureWow The Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin, According to Dermatologists

PureWow & Yahoo!

"This moisturizer is lightweight and non-comedogenic, meaning it's been tested to show that it won't clog pores," says Dr. Naissan O. Wesley, M.D., FACMS. "It's particularly suitable for those with oily and sensitive skin, which can often break out after application of many other topical products," Dr. Wesley continues. "The SuperCalm Soothing Hydrator contains sustainably sourced extracts as well as probiotics to reduce irritation, support the skin's barrier and its natural renewal process." Read Full Article on PureWow and Yahoo!

YahooEye Contour products: what ingredients you should look for


Full Spanish article here...

Yahoo¿Se nos cae más el cabello en invierno?

Yahoo! En Español

Muchas personas sienten que pierden más cabello durante el invierno. ¿Acaso las bajas temperaturas influyen en la caída del pelo? ¿O se trata de una simple coincidencia?

La Dra. Naissan O. Wesley, dermatóloga y asesora científica de Arbonne, nos cuenta que el cabello crece en ciclos. "Hay una fase de crecimiento llamada anágeno, una fase intermedia llamada catágeno y una fase de reposo donde el pelo se desprende, denominada telógeno. Algunos estudios han demostrado que el cabello puede comenzar su fase de reposo en verano y demorar aproximadamente 100 días en desprenderse, lo que da como resultado que se caiga más durante los meses de otoño e invierno. Una vez que se cae, la fase de crecimiento comienza nuevamente", aclara.

Sin embargo, la Dra. Susan Massick, dermatóloga del Centro Médico Wexner de la Universidad Estatal de Ohio sostiene que el hecho de que se caiga más cabello durante el invierno "es más anecdótico de lo que se ha demostrado científicamente".

"Algunas personas pueden sentir que su cabello crece más rápido en diferentes...

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New York MagazineHow to Get Rid Of (and Prevent) Acne Scars, According to Dermatologists

New York Magazine

According to several of the derms we spoke with, skin-lightening agent hydroquinone is one of the most effective ingredients for fading acne scars. Naissan Wesley, a dermatologist at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, explains that hydroquinone "can help acne marks fade faster by inhibiting the melanocytes [pigment-producing cells in the skin] from making more pigment." Read More...


Social PodcastEpisode 59: Integrative Approach to Aesthetics!

Dr. Wesley interviews on the podcast series discussing what it means to take an integrative approach to cosmetics and aesthetic dermatology. Read More...

Dermatology News Articles

Aesthetic Dermatology A Novel Method for Assessing Beauty & Attractiveness

A novel model to describe or measure attractiveness has been described by Chicago plastic surgeon Steven Dayan, MD, whereby attractive-ness is defined as a 3-dimensional model. Read more...

Aesthetic Dermatology Piercing Art

Having a better understanding of piercing art is important for dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons because we sometimes treat the sequelae, including infection, allergic reactions from the jewelry, and keloid scars. Read more...

Aesthetic Dermatology Supplements and Female-Pattern Hair Loss

Female-pattern hair loss (FPHL) is an increasingly common and incredibly frustrating disease, affecting about 40% of all women. Read more...

Aesthetic Dermatology Colorism and Dermatology

Colorism, its social impact, and consequences on the beauty industry with skinwhitening products is evident all over the world, particularly parts of Asia, India, and across the African continent. Read more...

Aesthetic Dermatology Your Diet May Be Aging You.

Recent studies have shown a correlation between many dietary elements and skin diseases including acne, rosacea, and perioral dermatitis. Dr. Wesley discusses how what we eat can affect our skin health.

Dermatology News Hand washing and sanitizer and COVID-19 infection risk

As we deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand washing and hand sanitizers have been key for infection prevention.



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Learn more about Dr. Naissan Wesley and the treatments she offers to patients seeking medical and cosmetic skin care.

P: 310.246.0495 
F: 310.246.0496 
Location - 9201 W. Sunset Blvd. Suite 602, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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