Dermatology Research

Dermatology research at Scripps

Scripps physicians are working to better understand how the skin works and develop better ways to treat disease.


Researchers are studying new psoriasis treatments, as well as photodynamic therapy, which uses specific light wavelengths and photoreactive agents to treat cancer. In addition, we are researching new treatments for acne, scarring, rashes and other conditions.


Since we are based on Southern California, diagnosing and treating skin cancer is a very high priority. Scripps physicians have helped pioneer Mohs surgery, which uses a microscope to remove cancerous lesions, and continue to research new ways to refine the procedure.


For more information about current dermatology research at Scripps, visit the active studies page.