Dermatologist in Los Angeles

20 Feb
2012

A dermatologist is a specialist who specializes in dermatology practices and usually deals with treatment of skin disorders. A dermatologist in Los Angeles may perform various procedures such as skin biopsy, cryosurgery, topical chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, wide local excision, radiation therapy or treat skin conditions like acne.

Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples or zits and may include whiteheads, blackheads and red inflamed patches of skin like cysts. It may occur as a result of clogging of tiny holes or pores on the surface of the skin. Mostly common in teenagers, it tends to run in families and may be stimulated by hormonal changes, greasy or oily cosmetic products, certain drugs and high level of humidity and sweating.

Usually, acne appears on face and shoulders and has symptoms such as blackheads, crusting of skin bumps, cysts, small red bumps, pustules, redness around the skin eruptions, skin scarring, whiteheads. It may be diagnosed just by looking at the skin and may not require any tests.

A dermatologist in Los Angeles may be consulted in case if

  • Self-care measures and over-the-counter medications are not useful
  • Acne is severe
  • Acne is getting worse
  • Scars get developed after acne clears up

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