Lauren Balbas, PA


Physician Assistant (PA)
Dermatology

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Lauren Balsbas, PA-C
27995 Greenfield Dr. # C
Laguna Niguel, California 92677
For an appointment, call 949-360-4400
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About Lauren Balbas, PA

Lauren Balbas is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and specializes in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.  Her compassionate nature and medical training makes Lauren a vital member of the Aesthetic Dermatology & Laser Center team.

Lauren has expertise in treating patients for acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss including alopecia areata, skin cancer, skin infections, rashes, and warts.  She is highly skilled at mole removal and skin cancer surgery.  Lauren is a member of Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Cosmetic procedures that Lauren provides include CoolSculpting for non-invasive fat removal, laser hair removal, laser treatment for hyperpigmentation including sun spots and rosacea, Botox injections, ThermiVa for non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation, and ThermiSmooth for skin tightening and collagen stimulation around the eyes, cheeks and mouth.

Lauren has a strong passion for skincare and strives to make each patient she is fortunate to treat feel important and at ease during their visit to our office.  She earned a Masters in Physician Assistant studies from Western University in Pomona, California and currently resides in Mission Viejo with her husband and border collie, Zoe.

Conditions Treated

Acne
Aging Skin & Wrinkles
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Atopic Dermatitis
Hair Loss (Balding)
Psoriasis
Rosacea
Seborrheic Keratosis
Skin Cancer
Warts

Tips & Wisdom

Freckles (Ephilides)
Q: Can you help with freckles? A: There are several methods available to treat freckles and brown spots. These include cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen, chemical peeling agents, and intense pulse light and lasers. The risk of scarring is very low–less than 1%–with any of these procedures. Most patients need 1-3 treatments for the full effect.
Acne in Teenagers
Q: I am a teen with terrible acne. My friends and family all accuse me of not washing myself properly, but I have studied magazines and books about skincare, and I have learned what I think to be the proper procedure. Help! A: Topical cleansers can work for some people, but they don’t always provide a complete solution for everyone. Acne is generally caused by one or a combination of several things: hormones, bacteria, and excessive oil production. The idea that acne is caused by simply...
Hyperhidrosis (Sweating Excessively)
Q: What are the treatments for hyperhidrosis? A: The first line treatment consists of using a prescription antiperspirant called Drysol. If this is not effective enough, the use of Botox is now FDA approved for excessive sweating and can safely provide six to eight months of complete cessation of sweating.
Moles, Atypical (Dysplastic)
Q: Can you get rid of this mole with a laser? And how much does it cost? A: We do indeed offer mole removal, but not with a laser. Generally it is not advisable to remove moles by laser if they are in fact true moles and not something else. That is because the laser is a burning tool, and that destroys the mole–then there is no way to do a biopsy (which should be done). If the moles are raised, usually a shave excision is performed on them and this costs about $190 to $230/mole. If mole...

Patient Education Resources

Does it cost more to get a tattoo or to have it removed?
The cost of getting a tattoo and the cost of having it removed can vary depending on several factors such as the size, location, and complexity of the tattoo, as well as the experience and reputation ...
Does the acne on my back and chest require different treatment from the acne on my face?
Truncal acne, which refers to acne that occurs on the trunk of the body (such as the chest and back), may require a slightly different treatment approach than facial acne. This is because the skin on ...
How can I reduce the skin redness caused by rosacea?
There are several ways to reduce the skin redness caused by rosacea:Avoiding triggers: Triggers such as sun exposure, wind, high temperatures, stress, spicy foods, and alcohol, can worsen the symptoms...
Rosacea Medication Savings
Click on the image to access medication savings In most cases, this form must be submitted along with proof of having purchased the medication from the pharmacy. Offers may be time-limit...
What is atopic dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes dry, itchy, and scaly skin. The condition is characterized by symptoms such as:Dry, itchy skin: The skin ...

Professional Affiliations

Lauren Balsbas, PA-C

Lauren Balbas is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and specializes in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.  Her compassionate nature and medical training makes Lauren a vital member of the Aesthetic Dermatology & Laser Center team.

Lauren has expertise in treating patients for acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss including alopecia areata, skin cancer, skin infections, rashes, and warts.  She is highly skilled at mole removal and skin cancer surgery.  Lauren is a member of Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Cosmetic procedures that Lauren provides include CoolSculpting for non-invasive fat removal, laser hair removal, laser treatment for hyperpigmentation including sun spots and rosacea, Botox injections, ThermiVa for non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation, and ThermiSmooth for skin tightening and collagen stimulation around the eyes, cheeks and mouth.

Lauren has a strong passion for skincare and strives to make each patient she is fortunate to treat feel important and at ease during their visit to our office.  She earned a Masters in Physician Assistant studies from Western University in Pomona, California and currently resides in Mission Viejo with her husband and border collie, Zoe.