Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center

The UCSF Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center specializes in diagnosing and treating the full range of skin diseases and cancers. Our experts are leaders in performing Mohs micrographic surgery, a highly specialized treatment for certain kinds of skin cancer.

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Our Services

We use 14 types of lasers to treat various conditions, including:

  • Birthmarks called vascular malformations
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Cherry angiomas, benign skin tumors that are red to purple in color
  • Congenital skin deformities (existing at birth)
  • Pigmented lesions, such as sun spots, tattoos and pigmented birthmarks
  • Rosacea
  • Vascular lesions, such as port-wine stains

The center also does laser hair removal, laser resurfacing, treatment of photodamage and a range of cosmetic procedures, including:

Our locations

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Study of Patidegib Topical Gel, 2%, for the Reduction of Disease Burden of Persistently Develop...

    This is a global, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, stratified, vehicle-controlled study of the efficacy and safety of Patidegib Topical Gel, 2%, applied topically twice daily to the face of adult participants w...

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    Case Management and Social Work

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    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.

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    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.

    International Services

    If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
    treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreters

    UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
    English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    Related clinics

    Birthmarks & Vascular Anomalies Center

    1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5B
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Dermatology Clinic at Mount Zion

    1701 Divisadero St., Third and Fourth Floors
    San Francisco, CA 94115

    Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program

    1825 Fourth Street, Third Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Our research initiatives

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      UCSF Department of Dermatology Research

      The UCSF Department of Dermatology's research programs cover a broad range of investigations into skin biology and disease, ultimately leading to more effective care for patients.

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