Our dermatologists provide comprehensive care for all dermatologic conditions and cosmetic dermatology needs.
Why choose UCLA Health for dermatology?
We understand that a skin disease can be distressing. At UCLA Health, our dermatologists and dermatology surgeons provide advanced care in a compassionate environment.
When you choose UCLA Health, you will experience:
Nationally ranked care: Our UCLA Health clinicians are board-certified in dermatology. Many also have specialty fellowship training in pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology or Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (Mohs). Each year, several UCLA dermatologists achieve recognition as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report.
Comprehensive services: We provide complete care for all types of skin conditions and concerns, both medical and cosmetic. We also offer pediatric dermatology services, and work closely with pediatric specialists in immunology, rheumatology and more.
Convenient locations: Our medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology specialists provide services in several locations throughout the greater Los Angeles regions. This means you can always receive world-class, specialized care close to home.
Access to the newest treatments: Our specialists conduct National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research. These studies advance the field of dermatology and offer you the most promising new treatments. These same researchers and physicians educate the next generation of dermatology clinicians.
Our areas of care
Our dermatologists and dermatology surgeons have a wide range of specialty areas to ensure you have access to the best care for your specific concerns. Major areas of care include:
Medical dermatology: Our team includes highly trained, nationally recognized dermatologists and researchers. We provide diagnosis and treatment for all conditions of the skin, hair and nails.
Pediatric dermatology: Our pediatric dermatologists specialize in skin, hair and nail conditions that affect newborns, infants, children and adolescents. We work closely with other subspecialists to understand how conditions such as allergies affect your child’s skin. Pediatric dermatologists treat acne, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, among other conditions.
Dermatologic surgery: We offer a wide array of options for removing and treating skin cancers, including Mohs micrographic surgery and surgical excision. Our dermatologic surgeons work closely with oncologists to offer you individualized, comprehensive treatment.
Cosmetic dermatology: Our experts provide treatments to help you improve and enhance your skin. We use minimally invasive techniques such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and Botox® injections to help you achieve your goals.
Medical dermatology specialty clinics
You may make an appointment in our general medical dermatology clinic or one of our specialty clinics. The experts in all our dermatology clinics offer targeted, personalized care.
We offer specialty clinics for hair, skin and nail conditions, such as:
- Acne Clinic for moderate-to-severe acne.
- Contact Dermatitis Clinic for skin rashes.
- Hair and Scalp Disorder Clinic for dandruff, lice, ringworm and other concerns.
- Melanoma Clinic for those who have or at high risk for melanoma (skin cancer).
- Pigmented Lesion Clinic for people with concerning moles, or personal or family history of melanoma.
- Psoriasis Clinic for the treatment of scaly patches of skin, called psoriasis.
Highly specialized dermatologists run additional sub-specialty clinics, including:
- Acquired Blistering Disorders (Immunobullous Disease) Clinic for conditions that cause chronic pus-filled skin lesions.
- Autoimmune Skin Disease Clinic for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinic to treat hidradenitis suppurativa, a rare skin disorder that causes cysts in the armpits, under the breasts or near the groin.
- Solid Organ Transplant Clinic for patients who have an increased risk of skin cancer after an organ transplant.
Conditions we treat
We offer comprehensive care for skin, hair and nail conditions, including:
- Acne: A skin condition that causes pus-filled bumps, blackheads or whiteheads.
- Eczema: Itchy, flaky, inflamed patches of skin.
- Herpes simplex and herpes roster (shingles): Infections that cause painful skin rashes and blisters.
- Melasma: A pigmentation disorder that causes patches of discoloration on your face.
- Psoriasis: A disease that causes skin cells to build up and form scaly, itchy patches.
- Rosacea: An inflammatory skin condition that leads to redness and visible blood vessels on the face.
- Skin cancers: Cancers caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, such as basal cell carcinoma, melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Treatments we offer
Our dermatologists provide medical and cosmetic services, including:
Treatment for acne may involve:
- Oral medications: Such as antibiotics or hormonal birth control.
- Topical (skin-based) treatments: Such as retinoids, washes or antibiotic creams or ointments.
Cosmetic dermatology treatments
Cosmetic skin treatments can help your skin appear more radiant and youthful. Common options include:
- Botox® injections: To improve the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines.
- Chemical peels: Applying a chemical solution to remove your top layers of skin and reveal healthy, more youthful layers underneath.
- Laser skin resurfacing: Using safe, targeted lasers to peel back the top layers of your skin.
- Laser vein treatments: Using lasers to shrink and reduce the visibility of dilated veins.
- Microdermabrasion: Small crystals that exfoliate your top layer of skin.
- Microneedling: Small needle pricks that improve the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks or scars from an injury.
- Photofacial rejuvenation: Wavelengths of light that treat sun damage and reduce the appearance of pores, discolored spots or fine lines.
Skin cancer treatment
Treatments for skin cancer may include:
- Cryosurgery: Applying a freezing agent such as liquid nitrogen to destroy skin growths.
- Curettage and electrosurgery: Scraping tissue with a sharp tool and applying an electric current to completely remove skin lesions.
- Mohs micrographic surgery: Removing skin cancer in stages while keeping healthy tissue intact.
- Photodynamic therapy: Applying specific chemicals to the skin and using light to treat precancerous or cancerous growths.
- Radiation therapy: Targeted high-energy rays that eliminate, destroy or slow the growth of cancer cells.
- Surgical excision: Removing all or part of a skin cancer growth for examination or treatment.
- Topical skin cancer therapy: Applying medicated creams, gels or lotions to precancerous or cancerous skin areas.
Our expert team
Our dermatologists continually rank among the top doctors in the nation. We care for patients, conduct research and train the next generation of dermatology clinicians.