The Medical Side of Skin Care

For many women and men in the Beverly Hills area, dermatology likely calls to mind images of wrinkles fading away after injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers—and for good reason. Modern treatments for sun damage, signs of aging, and other cosmetic problems are readily available, and seem to be expanding in scope, efficacy, and safety every day.

There is another side to dermatology, too, which the Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills team touched on in a previous blog post about what a dermatologist does: medical skin care.

Not surprisingly in this sunny Southern California climate, a significant amount of medical dermatology focuses on skin cancer, from its prevention and annual screenings to its diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Naissan Wesley is specially trained in Mohs surgery, which is a highly effective technique for both removing malignant cells in the skin and preserving the maximum amount of healthy tissue.

Another common medical reason people seek the services of a dermatologist is to help deal with acne. The condition can impact virtually anyone at any age, with an intensity ranging from barely noticeable to annoying to so significant it impacts daily life.

Patients also frequently want help with managing the symptoms of rosacea (which manifest as a sometimes-uncomfortable rash-like redness) and psoriasis (which creates itchy plaques on the skin). Neither condition as a cure, but the symptoms can be managed with proper help and care.

Of course, many medical skin conditions often have a cosmetic impact as well. The Skin Care & Laser Physicians team is committed to putting health first, but there’s no reason to not also consider a way to preserve or restore beautiful skin as possible during treatment.

For more information about medical dermatology in the Beverly Hills area, call (310) 246-0495 or visit

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.