Exciting Announcement from Dr. Noodleman


I am pleased to share some exciting news with you. Effective October 17th, 2016, Age Defying Dermatology will merge with California Skin Institute (CSI) and be renamed California Skin Institute – Campbell.

Our dermatology merger creates the most comprehensive practice of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services, integrative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies in the country. CSI is the largest privately-owned dermatology practice in the United States and consists of 23 locations employing over 46 providers who specialize in the fields of dermatology, Mohs surgery, reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, pathology, and radiation oncology.

My staff and I are very excited about this merger and believe that it will enhance our ability to deliver state-of-the-art care.  Please keep in mind that:

  • Our address, phone and fax numbers will be unchanged
  • You will see the same wonderful staff and providers (including me), as well as some new providers we’ll be welcoming to the team
  • You’ll continue to experience the same high level of patient-customer service you’ve enjoyed over the years
  • We will continue to accept most major PPO insurance plans and be adding a number of HMO plans and the Covered California plans.

Watch for additional information as we move forward and visit www.CAskin.com to learn more about CSI. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (408) 559-0988.

We appreciate your support during this transition and look forward to continuing to provide you with superior skin care.


Rick Noodleman, M.D.

Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology


Best Make-up Tricks for Dry, Winter Skin

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Despite  their best skin care efforts year round, many of Dr. Rick Noodleman’s patients at Age Defying Dermatology® complain that winter weather makes their normally smooth skin dry and itchy.  In addition to feeling uncomfortable, they worry (correctly) that dry skin increases signs of facial aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.  It also robs skin of its radiance and clarity.

Revercel vs. Winter: The Winner is Your Skin

At Age Defying Dermatology, we offer treatments using products from the Revercel® skin care line.  Revercel was created by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Rick Noodleman and his wife, preventive medicine specialist Dr. Arlene Noodleman to create ‘the perfect canvas’ and turn a woman’s face into a work of art’

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Injectables 101: Everything You Need To Know About Cosmetic Injectables

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At Age Defying Dermatology, more and more of our patients are interested in non-surgical solutions to address the signs of facial aging.  Many of them have “needling” questions about getting a wrinkle filler or lip injection for a more kissable mouth

Perhaps you do, too?

If so, you’ll be delighted to learn about the range of cosmetic dermatology treatments we offer, with fewer risks, downtime and expense associated with cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic Injectables at Age Defying Dermatology

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Beat Cellulite—Without Surgery!

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At Age Defying Dermatology in Campbell, we are justifiably proud of the work done by our gifted team of skilled skin experts.  Something else makes us proud: the innovative tools they use to do their work.

Cellulite is lumpy, dimpled skin that develops on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen…areas of the body that are difficult to contour through diet and exercise alone.  Cellulite is not a medical condition or a threat to your health, but it can look and feel unattractive.

Liposuction and the Cellulaze laser effectively treats the problem. However, minimally invasive cosmetic surgery such as liposuction is still a surgical procedure and surgically removing fat is not desirable or appropriate for all patients.  For some, the fear of discomfort and concern about liposuction’s (albeit short) recovery time keep them trapped in a dimpled skin they don’t want.

Cellulaze For Cellulite Here In Campbell

At Age Defying Dermatology, we offer state-of-the-art, non-surgical cellulite treatments to help rejuvenate your skin and smooth its appearance: Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) & radio frequency (RF) skin contouring. Both are non-invasive choices that really work. The ZWave uses RPT to smooth and contour the body for smoother, tighter-looking skin without surgery!

Tune In & Turn On: RPT & RF Technology at Age Defying Dermatology

ZWave is a popular, non-surgical FDA-approved solution for people seeking an effective way to get rid of cellulite.  The treatment uses powerful acoustic radial waves to break down cellulite’s fibrous connective tissue leaving the skin with a smoother, dimple-free appearance.

We often couple ZWave with Exilis RF to ensure maximum results. In the hands of our experienced dermatologist and nurses, the Exilis hand-held device uses radiofrequency energy heat the deeper layers of the skin. This heat causes fat cells to actually shrink and contract the skin tissue, stimulating collagen production in the process. Exilis is so safe that it can even be used to treat skin problems on the face and neck.

“Perhaps the most promising medical therapy (for cellulite) is one that uses…radiofrequency systems. Results (smoother, tighter skin) may last up to six months.” — Mayo Clinic

Furthermore, ZWave & Exilis treatments are:

  • Non-invasive
  • Painless
  • Anesthesia-free
  •  Without downtime – you can return to your normal routine immediately
  • Fast – visible improvement within 2 treatments

Which Cellulite Treatment Is Best For You?

The decision you make about the best treatment to reduce visible signs of tissue weakness and cellulite on your body is an important one.

At Age Defying Dermatology in Campbell, we believe the educated opinion of an experienced medical professional will ensure that you make the right choice.  If you’d like to know more about the pros and cons treatments for cellulite, please call us at (408) 559-0988 or click on our online form to schedule a personal Consultation with one of our Patient Care Coordinators. Each works closely with Medical Director Dr. Rick Noodleman to help you determine which option is right for you.

You & Your Dermatologist: United Against Skin Cancer

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With summer officially over and your bathing suit tucked away, it’s easy to forget about skin health and the dangers of developing skin cancer.  If you do, however, the consequences can be dire…

…particularly if you’re over 50.

Dr. Rick Noodleman doesn’t want his patients to struggle with photo-damaged, wrinkled skin or even battle skin cancer.  That’s why he recommends that everyone to be good to their skin year-round, especially now because September is ‘Healthy Aging Month’.

Aging Is Healthy & Beautiful at Age Defying Dermatology

Healthy Aging Month was launched more than two decades ago by magazine editor Carolyn Worthington. Her goal was to share a wealth of practical tips for living a vibrant life and inspire people rejoice in all the positive aspects of being 50+.

We agree!

We’ve got some better-living-after-50 tips of our own here at Age Defying Dermatology in Campbell.  One of them is help you have glowing, radiant, and healthy skin so you feel beautiful and ready to go out and face the world.

With Proper Skin Care, You’ve Got Something to Celebrate

When you look into the mirror each morning, what do you see?  If you’re over 50 (and/or a sun lover), it may be a fine lines, wrinkles, and an uneven skin tone.  A dermatologist’s office like ours is an excellent place to find solutions for these problems.

Age Defying Dermatology knows how to rejuvenate aging skin.  Our therapeutic facials and SilkPeel treatments use Revercel® clinical skin products specially formulated to:

  • Cleanse pores & hydrate skin
  • Even skin tone
  • Soften the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Remove toxins
  • Reduce puffiness

When you visit our beautifully appointed clinic and medi spa, Dr. Noodleman or Lauren Hirsch, PA-C, will work with you to customize a Skin Rejuvenation Program to help you have fresh, healthy, and younger-looking skin.

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Double Chins Are Melting Away!

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Have you been thinking about having a Laser Neck Lift to remove excess fat and tighten loose muscles that gives you a double chin?  If you’re like many people that consult with Dr. Rick Noodleman at Age Defying Dermatology, concerns about having surgery (even minimally invasive options) may hold you back, keeping you stuck with an unwanted appearance.

If that’s the case, we invite you to say hello to KYBELLA™ and good-bye to your double chin.

Age Defying Dermatology Introduces KYBELLA

KYBELLA is a new injectable prescription for cosmetic enhancement to treat “submental fat”, commonly referred to as “double chin”.  In April, following clinical trials, KYBELLA was cleared by the FDA for use to improve the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness.

What makes KYBELLA so revolutionary is that it can permanently destroy fat cells beneath your chin – without lasers or scalpels.

What Did The Fat Say To KYBELLA?  “I’m Melting…”

When Dorothy tossed a bucket of water on the Wicked Witch Of The West, she simply melted away.  If only it were (almost) that easy to melt away fat under the chin!  Now, it is!

KYBELLA treatments involve injections of deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body.  When injected into the fat under the chin, it causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat again. They simply ”melt” away.

KYBELLA is administered over a series of treatments.  The number you’ll need  depends on the condition of your skin and your facial rejuvenation goals.  These factors also determine the number of injections that are given at each session.

KYBELLA may be right for you if:

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Please Welcome Lauren Hirsch, PA-C

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We are pleased to welcome Lauren Hirsch, PA-C, to Age Defying Dermatology. Lauren received her B.S. from the University of Central Florida and recently relocated to California from Florida. She is a Fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Lauren is trained to diagnose and treat conditions related to the skin, hair and nails such as skin cancer detection, eczema, acne psoriasis and nail infections.  Lauren is also skilled in cosmetic dermatology skills include wrinkle fillers and relaxers, intense pulsed light, radiofrequency, and ablative and non-ablative laser treatments

As always, medical director Dr. Rick Noodleman will continue to offer our patients Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, the VNUS Closure®  radiofrequency varicose vein procedure,* and minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery (liposuction, blepharoplasty, laser resurfacing, the Laser Neck Lift, etc.).

We know you’ll be extremely pleased with the level of care and attention you receive from Lauren.  Call us at 408-559-0988 to schedule your appointment.

*VNUS is covered by Medicare and most health insurance companies.

Dr. Rick Noodleman Featured In South Bay Accent Magazine

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Doctors’ Advice For Sun Lovers

May Issue of South Bay Accent Magazine

Is tanning going up in smoke? Generations of Americans have associated fun and fitness with bronzed, sundrenched skin. Yet similar to how cigarettes were once routinely advertised as being good for you, the allure of tanning is crumbling away. Skin cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, according to the Surgeon General, and incidence rates are rising even as many other cancer rates are dropping. Approximately 5 million Americans are treated annually for skin cancer, according to Skin Cancer Foundation estimates, and one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.  Read Full Article

Are Your Legs Ready For Summer?

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By Dr. Rick Noodleman, Medical Director

Now is the time to tone, smooth and tighten your legs and thighs. At Age Defying Dermatology in Campbell, California, I’ve helped thousands of patients have Summer-ready legs.

Nowhere To Hide

Many women wear pants in the winter and simply ignore the appearance of their legs until warmer weather brings an unsettling confrontation with “cottage cheese” thighs, “spider”/bulging leg veins and/or baggy knees. There’s nowhere to hide in shorts or a bathing suit. Age Defying Dermatology offers many options to look your best—whatever the season.  Regain your confidence this Summer with our low-or-no downtime ZWave anti-cellulite treatments, vein therapy, and Exilis fat reduction and skin tightening.

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The Winter’s Over. Get Rid Of Your “Ski Slope Waddle” With The Laser Neck Lift!

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By Dr. Rick Noodleman, Medical Director

Are you embarrassed by how your neck looks? Norah Ephron certainly was. Ephron was famous for her screenplays When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle.

Ephron felt so badly about her neck that she wrote a best-selling book entitled, “I Feel Bad About My Neck.”  In the book, she writes, “The neck is a dead giveaway. You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn’t have to do that if it had a neck.”

Nora Ephron didn’t know about the Laser Neck Lift, but luckily you do!

The Laser Neck Lift dramatically improves your appearance by reshaping and tightening the skin on your lower face and neck. The result is a more defined jawline and a natural silhouette, for a more youthful appearance.

How does the Laser Neck Lift work?

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