At UCLA Dermatology, our faculty and staff provide excellent treatment for conditions of the skin, hair and nails in our medical dermatology practice. UCLA is home to nationally-recognized physicians, researchers and board-certified dermatologists—the future’s brightest, highly trained leaders in dermatology.
Physicians from the Los Angeles region and across the country refer patients to UCLA Dermatology. We provide expert diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for dermatological disorders, and we offer solutions for cosmetic conditions.
We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients using the latest advancements in diagnosis, treatment, education and research in skin disorders. We are proud to be part of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a world-class teaching hospital that consistently ranks as one of the top hospitals in the nation.
At UCLA, we understand how distressing skin diseases can be. We provide a safe haven for our patients, with advanced care in a compassionate environment. You may make an appointment in our general dermatology clinic or one of our specialty clinics for targeted care, including for:
Learn more about our specialty clinics at UCLA Dermatology.
In Santa Monica, UCLA Dermatology offers whole-body and hand-foot narrowband ultraviolet B (NBUVB) and UVA phototherapy. Our physicians prescribe phototherapy treatments to treat several conditions, including:
Find out more about what to expect and how to prepare for narrowband ultraviolet B (NBUVB).
At UCLA Dermatology, we use photodynamic therapy (PDT) to treat precancerous growths and nonmelanoma skin cancer. Our physicians can perform this light-based treatment in their offices.
Our specialists apply a photosensitizing agent to the skin on and around the growth. As the agent soaks into the tissue, it is absorbed into rapidly dividing, precancerous or cancerous cells. Your physician then activates the agent by exposing it to a special blue light, stimulating the topical agent to destroy tissue in that specific area. PDT safely and effectively shrinks or completely eliminates the precancerous or cancerous growths.