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Ethnic Skin Care Clinic

The Ethnic Skin Care Clinic offers specialized services for patients of color (defined as skin types IV-VI in the Fitzpatrick Skin Type Classification). The clinic can address medical and cosmetic concerns unique to this patient demographic.

Working within the Department of Dermatology, the Ethnic Skin Care Clinic works closely with the Aesthetic and Laser Services Clinic and Dermatology Clinic.

Skin Conditions That Can Be Addressed Include:

  • Acne
  • Eczema and unwanted skin growths (e.g. dermatosis papulosa nigra)
  • Hair breakage or thinning
  • Keloids
  • Pigmentary Disorders (e.g. vitiligo, melasma)
  • Razor Bumps (pseudofolliculits barbae)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Unwanted hair growth

A Variety of Services and Treatments are Offered Including

  • An array of other surgical dermatology services
  • Botox injections to reduce wrinkles
  • Counseling to help maintain healthy skin and hair
  • Electrosurgery to remove dermatosis papulosa nigra
  • Laser treatment to reduce hair growth
  • Phototherapy (narrow band UVB and UVA) for the treatment of certain skin conditions (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo)

A Video Introduction to the Clinic

Care Team