Multicultural Dermatology Clinic

Michigan's Henry Ford Multicultural Dermatology Clinic, one of only a few in the United States, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, tissue, and hair conditions unique to women and men of ethnic heritage, such as African, Asian, East Indian, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern descent. Darker skin is structurally stronger than white skin and contains some built-in protection from the damaging effects of the sun and aging. However, darker skin and thicker, curlier hair reacts differently to cosmetic treatments, medications, and skin procedures, thus requiring specialized dermatology care.

The Henry Ford Multicultural Dermatology Clinic is led by physicians who have been specially trained to care for the cosmetic and medical issues unique to ethnic skin. Darker skin tends to show discoloration more after injury and may be prone to development of keloid scarring. Specialized care is important because the approaches to cosmetic and medical treatments are different according to the natural color of skin.

Henry Ford's specialized dermatologists offers patients of all ethnic heritages a comprehensive, personalized care plan designed specifically for the care of each patient's color, tone, and texture of skin and hair. Special services include treatment for skin resurfacing, skin discoloration, razor bumps, keloid scars, melasma (the mask of pregnancy), vitiligo, nape of neck scars, hair loss, and eczema, as well as a wide range of cosmetic therapies.

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