Skin of Color Treatments

At Schweiger Dermatology Group, our dermatology providers specialize in personalize treatments specifically for patients with skin of color

Not all skin tones should receive the same treatments, which is why we offer special care for those patients with pigmented skin. Our skin of color specialists are trained to address the needs of patients within this category, which includes African American, Asian, and Latin skin types.

Skin of Color Medical Treatments

There are many skin conditions that afflict this population, the most common among them are acne, hyperpigmentation, hair loss, and keloids. It’s important to seek help from a skin of color specialist. “Certain skin conditions have a different appearance in skin of color and there are certain commonly recommended treatments for both medical and cosmetic conditions that are not well suited for skin of color,” explains Dr. Sumayah Jamal, a skin of color trained dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group. “As such, it is important to see a provider who specializes in skin of color to avoid misdiagnoses and treatments that can damage the skin.”

Our Medical Treatments for Skin of Color include:
• Eczema
• Ringworm
• Ashy Skin
• Scars
• Razor Bumps
• Acne and Acne Scars
• Uneven Skin Tone
• Hair Loss
• Dry, flaky scalp
• Mole removal
• Skin cancer screenings and removal
• UV light treatment to improve skin condition, including eczema and psoriasis
• Wart removal

Cosmetic Treatments for Skin of Color

Patients are frequently told by providers unfamiliar with skin of color that they are not candidates for cosmetic treatments such as laser hair removal or chemical peels. “But this is simply not true,” says Dr. Jamal. “While there are many lasers and peels that are unsafe for skin of color, there are ample laser and peel options available to treat cosmetic concerns in this patient population.” There are many procedures that can be performed safely on skin of color. These procedures include but are not limited to laser hair removal, mole removal, chemical peels, fractionated resurfacing, fillers and Botox. “Patients should seek the advice of a skin of color specialist to determine which treatments are best suited to their needs,” says Dr. Jamal.

Our Cosmetic Treatments for Skin of Color include:

• Laser treatments for hair removal
• Laser Tattoo removal
• Botox and Filler injections
• Chemical Peels
• Laser treatments for removal of fine lines and wrinkles
• Laser treatments to improve acne scars
• Body treatments
• Sclerotherapy to remove leg veins