Dermatology

Dr. Larissa Larsen

DERMATOLOGY NOW

Dr. Larissa Larsen is a board certified dermatologist. A Camarillo native, & attended University of California, Davis for undergraduate education and attended Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She completed her dermatology residency at University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento CA, after which she was invited to stay on as teaching faculty, serving as associate program director. Her research interests & clinical focus were in patient education & hormonally related conditions such as acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, hair loss, & female health. Dr. Larsen worked as faculty at the University of California, Davis until moving back to Camarillo in 2018. As a general, medical dermatologist she is excited to treat a broad variety of dermatologic conditions affecting all ages.

Dr. Larsen believes a strong commitment to patient education is paramount. And her primary goal is to assure her patient’s comfort throughout their visits and treatments. Crucial to this approach is actively engaging patients in their treatment decisions. It is rewarding to her to find an effective treatment for complicated dermatologic conditions and ultimately collaborating with other medical specialties to optimize patient care.

Pacifica Center for Dermatology

Specializing in NOW

Offering comprehensive dermatology services in a multidisciplinary clinic that integrates skin care and surgical therapies NOW.

With immediate availability for all of your family’s dermatology needs. Extensive experience treating patients of all ages from infancy through geriatrics. Our Dermatologist Dr. Larsen can evaluate & treat all conditions of the skin, hair, and nails, NOW.

Services

Excision

Used to remove skin cancers and skin lesions, this technique involves cutting away affected and surrounding tissue so that healthy skin can regrow.

Prescriptions

A number of oral medications exist to treat an array of dermatological conditions.Steroids and antibiotics are well-known prescription therapies for dermatologyconcerns, though many other classes of medicines can provide relief.

Skin Biopsy

A biopsy is a surgical procedure that removes a portion of skin to have it microscopically diagnosed by a pathologist. This can help to determine the recommended treatment for particular skin conditions.

Topical Therapies

Topical cleansers, steroid creams, antibiotics and similar gels / creams / ointments can help to relieve symptoms of a dermatologic condition.

Dr. Larsen Also Treats:

Actinic Keratosis

Sometimes referred to by the abbreviation AK, actinic keratosis is caused by extensive sun exposure, which is all too easy in our Southern California lifestyle. Common areas for this rough, scaly skin to occur include the face, lips, ears, back of hands, forearms, scalp, and neck. Lesions often develop slowly over many years. Because they can become cancerous, AKs are usually removed as a precaution.

Hair Disorders

Hair loss often affects both men and women, and can be caused by many factors. We can talk with you about your options to stop hair loss and regrow hair.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis, or dry, itchy patches of skin, can be triggered by infections, stress, cold temperatures, and other factors. It most commonly affects the skin, but sometimes the rash involves the nails or joints as well. Our treatment approach, using a combination of topical medications, oral medications, and light therapy, seeks to remove scales and stop skin cells from growing so quickly.

Rosacea

Commonly affecting fair-skinned individuals during middle age, rosacea might look like acne or other skin conditions that cause facial redness and swelling. We find that treatments such as antibiotics or anti-acne oral and topical medications can control and reduce symptoms.

Skin Cancer

We can spot and treat melanoma along with more advanced skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma. When melanoma is detected early, it can almost always be cured. For those with an advanced case of the disease, new treatment options are proving very effective at controlling the condition.

Eczema

Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a very common itchy inflammation of the skin. The main symptom is a rash that usually appears on the face, arms, or behind the knees. Sometimes, eczema may be treated by avoiding soap and other skin irritants. When needed, certain topical creams or gels may provide relief from the itching.

Moles

These pigmented areas on the skin may be flat or raised up from the skin surface. Usually noncancerous, moles may exist at birth or develop later in life. Moles with a possibility of becoming cancerous and/or those located in prominent areas of the face or other exposed skin may be excised.

Rashes

There are a wide range of causes of rashes. Some can be traced back to exposure to an allergen or irritant, while others may seem to develop for no known reason. Any rash that causes irritation, swollen or hot skin, blistering of the skin, or other concerning symptoms is worth professional diagnosis.

Skin Cancer

We can spot and treat melanoma along with more advanced skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma. When melanoma is detected early, it can almost always be cured. For those with an advanced case of the disease, new treatment options are proving very effective at controlling the condition.

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