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Dermatology

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Dermatology is the specialty of medicine that covers the study and treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions, from a medical and surgical point of view. Medical experts specialized in this field of medicine are called dermatologists and treat both cosmetic and health conditions of the skin, hair and nail.

Special Treatment for Each Type of Skin

Our well-trained doctors will always make sure you receive the appropriate treatment by carefully assessing your skin type beforehand

Board-certified dermatologists at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital offer comprehensive dermatologic care that covers not only general dermatology, but also subspecialty dermatology. Skin, hair and nail conditions treated by our knowledgeable dermatologists include the following:

  • Acne
  • Alopecia (or hair loss)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Contact allergies
  • Eczema
  • Melanoma and other types of skin cancer
  • Mycosis fungoides
  • Nail diseases
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Warts, etc.

Feel Good in Your Own Skin Again

Our certified dermatologists will restore the radiant appearance of your skin with the aid of advanced medical technology

Driven by the wish to offer the best possible treatments available, our skilled dermatologists make use of the most advanced technologies that allow them to restore a healthier, youthful look of the skin of the patients. Medicine nowadays focuses increasingly on minimally invasive procedures, and dermatology is not an exception. Since each skin type and complexion poses specific challenges, dermatologists start their work with thorough evaluation, and carry on by designing a treatment plan that responds to the specific cosmetic needs of the patient. Treatments offered at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital include:

  • Botulinum toxin, which thanks to technological advances and the expertise of the dermatologists, can be performed without the “frozen”, unnatural look
  • Chemical peels used to treat roughness, brown discoloration, sun damage, scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, etc.
  • Cosmetic soft tissue fillers
  • Fractionated laser treatment
  • Hair removal and razor bumps, which are applied on face, neck, back, chest, legs and bikini area
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Laser vein treatments
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Photofacial and light source rejuvenation, which work efficiently in case of brown spots, redness, rosacea, fine lines, dilated pores, etc.
  • Sclerotherapy
  • etc.

Dermatological Diagnostic Testing at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Diagnostic tools that are used at our medical center to identify and treat skin, hair and nail conditions include:

  • Allergy testing
  • Bacterial or fungal cultures
  • Biopsy
  • Cutanoeus cytology
  • Diascopy
  • DTM fungal cultures
  • Immunostaining techniques
  • Lesion selection
  • Otic swab
  • Patch testing
  • PCR assays
  • Serology
  • Skin scrape (superficial and deep scrape)
  • Trichogram
  • Wood’s lamp exam
  • etc.

With the help of these diagnostic tools, knowledge and years of experience, our dermatologists are able to map out the optimal treatment approach for each skin, hair and nail condition they encounter, so that our patients get as close as possible to their health restoration goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

A medical facial consists in a deeper cleansing of the skin and a stronger peeling. The chemicals used and the procedures are of a higher effect, more durable and more efficient than the spa facials.

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There are many treatments that can help with brown spots and wrinkles such as cosmetic produces, acids, mechanical devices, etc.

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A chemical peeling consists of a deep facial cleanse, followed by the application of a thin layer of peeling solution.

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Estheticians are professionals who specialize in the beautification of the skin. They are not medical professionals per se.

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Dermatologists are medical professionals specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of skin condition, including problems which refer to nails and hair.

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