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Dr. Peterson Pierre

Dermatology
Thousand Oaks, CA
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Thousand Oaks, CA

Address

77 E. Rolling Oaks Drive, 207, Thousand Oaks, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Fax

8054969185

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueShield

Motion Picture Industry Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

At Pierre Skin Care Institute of Thousand Oaks, California, our mission is to provide outstanding medical dermatological care in a caring, friendly environment that embodies the goodness of Christ. We believe that every patient is unique and has the ability to achieve beautiful skin that makes them feel confident and amazing from the inside out. Our staff will work with patients to help them achieve and maintain the skin and body they have always desired. We will listen to their goals while providing uncompromised service and expertise. We are committed to offering the highest level of medical and cosmetic care to our patients and approach skin care and treatments in a way that makes them affordable and attainable.

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Dermatology

Doctor Q&A

158 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Yeast infection: You can treat a yeast infection with otc antifungal creams. Apply to cream twice a day for 2 weeks. If that doesn't work, see your doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Rogaine (minoxidil) can help: Apply rogaine (minoxidil) 5% twice a day to that area and you should see results within a few weeks.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
BP is better: Biotin and vitamin b complex are fine but don't expect a miracle when it comes to acne. Benzoyl peroxide will give you better results by far. If you... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
It may not: I understand your reluctance to take meds during your pregnancy. It probably won't go away on its own. You can use otc creams, such as nystatin, to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Not usually: The sensation you are experiencing could be from the ringworm causing an irritation to your skin or from the cream you are using to treat it.
A member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Rogaine (minoxidil) can help: Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% available over the counter would work well. Apply it twice daily to the area where you want to see more hair growth and you sh... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Accutane: It's very hard to quantify the difference in efficacy. 120 mg/kg is the accepted total dose of Accutane over a treatment course to maximize the chanc... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Tick bite: Ice and Hydrocortisone cream work well. If you are certain it's a tick, you should visit your doctor because you can get a disease from ticks called ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Permethrin: This is typically prescribed as a treatment for scabies.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Herpes: If you have active genital herpes at the time of your delivery, it can be transmitted to your child.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Warts: All genitals warts are hpv and they're all incurable. Certain strains can cause cervical cancer so be careful! no matter how good the sex is, it's n... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Folliculitis: It sounds as though it could be a folliculitis which is an inflammation around the hair follicles. They're little red bumps which may or may not be i... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Hydroquinone: The best treatment for uneven skin is hydroquinone (hq). It is great for freckles, sun damage, and can help scars. Do not use on moles or anything y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Dry scalp: Accutane causes dryness during the treatment, most of which usually resolves within 30 days after you stop taking it. You may want to use a scalp con... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Face burn: Lots of moisturizer and Hydrocortisone cream should do the trick.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
A lot of acne: Based on your question, otc preparations probably won't be enough to clear your acne. You can start with a benzoyl peroxide wash in the shower and us... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
See a doctor: Based on your symptoms you should see a doctor. You may have alopecia areata which is a treatable condition.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
L-Lysine: Take 1g per day to prevent outbreaks. Increase to 3-9g per day when you have an outbreak.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Unclear: It's hard to say what's going on there. It could be connected to the hemorrhoids. I would see the doctor who made the original diagnosis to get the ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Lichen sclerosus: Microdermabrasion isn't a good treatment option. He should really see a dermatologist to the best treatment options.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Demodex mites: These are usually treated with topical antifungals. It is unclear if these mites are involved in causing skin conditions like rosacea or if they are ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Thumb blister: Use vaseline petroleum jelly, followed by non-stick gauze, then wrap it with a bandaid.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Pop a pimple: Use a warm washcloth on your chin for a few minutes then use a sterilized needle to poke the pimple and apply gentle pressure till all the pus comes o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Acne on forehead: This could be a result of hormones, stress, different products you're applying to your skin, even changes in the weather. Start with salicylic acid, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Permethrin: This is usually applied and left on overnight, washed off in the morning, then repeated in 1 week.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Tan and wrinkles: Unfortunately, they go hand in hand. An occasional tan won't hurt but if you make it a habit, expect the wrinkles to follow.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Could be eczema: Sounds like a bad case of eczema. I don't think otc cortisone cream will be sufficient. See your dermatologist to get a prescription to make the ras... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Not to worry: There's nothing to worry about. Sometimes when we scratch too vigorously, we can scrape off some skin but that heals within a few days and everything... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Scaly skin: You probably have eczema which is a very common condition that comes and goes. It's not dangerous and can be treated with cortisone creams twice a da... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Herpes zoster: Keep taking the antibiotic. The blisters should dry up after a few days. If you're impatient, use a sterile needle and pop the blisters, then clean ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Burst blood vessel: If you mean a bruise, that will resolve in 7-10 days. Arnica, gel or pills, may help it resolve faster. If you mean little capillaries in the area, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Hard to tell: It can mean male pattern baldness but there are also other causes of hair thinning and breakage. Only a thorough history and an exam can help arrive ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Pityriasis Rosea: This is a very difficult question to answer as there is no reliable data on misdiagnoses. This condition can be misdiagnosed by many doctors if they ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Steroid cream: You can start with an over the counter cortisone cream twice a day. If that doesn't help, see your doctor.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Don't worry about it: Simply clean the area of the Vicks and don't worry about it. There are no long-term side effects from doing that.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Biopsy: Certain biopsies can be difficult to interpret accurately. One doctor will look at it and diagnose it, but if there's a question that it could be som... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Yeast or eczema: You probably have a yeast infection or eczema that gets aggravated with sex. Try Cortaid twice a day for 1 week. If that doesn't help, try Lamisil (... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
NB UVB: It really depends on how much total energy you have received over time. Nb uvb is very safe but there are definite risks with prolonged exposure. Ask ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Body odor: Body odor is a result of the bacteria breaking down your sweat. Try an anit-perspirant instead of a deodorant. If you decrease the sweat, you'll dec... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Melasma: Melasma is from hormones and sun exposure. Since hormones are in your body all the time (you need them), it's impossible to "cure" melasma. You shou... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Spider Angioma: You should probably get it lasered instead if you are concerned about a scar. The laser is less likely to produce a scar than cutting the angioma.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Could be eczema: It sounds like eczema. Try an otc steroid cream twice a day for 1-2 weeks. If persistent, see your dermatologist.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Very safe: Those products are very safe. A little in your mouth is harmless.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Herpes Ab: It means you have been exposed to the herpes virus at some point in your life. 95% of the us population has been exposed to herpes at one point or an... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Skin rash: Itching with physical activity that causes one to sweat is not uncommon. This may be from irritation from your clothing or from the sweat itself. Your... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Eczema + Blisters: It probably will clear up eventually but the longer it stays around, the more uncomfortable you will be and the greater the chance of scarring. Try so... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
See your doctor: It sounds as though you're getting discoloration from your acne. Try the Proactiv bleaching regimen. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist befo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Lindane overdose: If you're really concerned about an overdose, you should your doctor. Lindane is toxic to nerve cells so that should be addressed. If you did one mo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Cysts: Cysts are like big whiteheads. Cherry angiomas and blood vessel growths. Dermatofibromas are little scars that form after a pimple, bug bite, or ing... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 25 years experience
Mupirocin: It's a topical antibiotic that is used for skin infections.

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Dr. Pierre is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pierre is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you thank you thank you!!! Im always lookng for something tgat really works but its soo much stuff out here that I never know what to
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I had been wondering for a while what it was an drew I thought I was just eczema. This was incredibly helpful
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Ventura, CA - Winter
2013
Top Dermatologist , First Place, Ventura, CA - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, First Place, Ventura Region, CA - Summer
2013
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