Skin of Color

Skin of color includes individuals from many different ethnic backgrounds including Hispanic, African, Asian, Mediterranean, and even Caucasians with darker skin tones. We understand that more richly pigmented individuals face unique skin care challenges, and they often experience frustration because they have unaddressed needs and concerns. We will work with you to find safe, effective ways to achieve and maintain clearer, healthier, and more beautiful skin. Some conditions disproportionately affect those with richly pigmented skin or require specific diagnostic and treatment techniques. A few of the conditions we address and the treatments we provide are listed below:
  • Hyperpigmentation (dark areas)
    • Chemical peels
    • Icon 1540 laser system
  • Hypopigmentation (light areas)
  • Pseudofolliculitis (razor bumps)
  • Scars and acne scarring
    • Sublative treatments
    • Icon 1540 laser system
  • General care for skin of color

Why UAB

The UAB Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Clinic is led by fellowship-trained and board-certified dermatologists with extensive experience in both surgical and non-surgical/minimally invasive treatments. They use advanced technology and techniques designed to minimize pain and downtime. From acne, body fat, and wrinkles to spider veins, rosacea, and tattoos, our clinic provides a wide range of solutions to address most skin conditions and help you look and feel your best. Our spa-like clinic is located in newly renovated, state-of-the-art space in the Whitaker Clinic of UAB Hospital and features convenient valet parking.

Our physicians and staff will work with you to design a treatment plan that gives you the maximum results and considers your individual circumstances and preferences. We offer specialized treatments for skin of color, including individuals from many different ethnic backgrounds such as Hispanic, African, Asian, Mediterranean, and even Caucasians with darker skin tones.

As part of UAB Medicine, our physicians and researchers are continually working to advance the field of cosmetic dermatology. UAB was the first in Alabama to offer non-invasive laser treatments such as the Fraxel system, which dramatically decreases wrinkles and smooths skin. We also were the first in the state to offer radio frequency vaginal rejuvenation and tightening, which can change your life. Unlike some discount cosmetic dermatology providers, we stress safety, effectiveness, and realistic expectations while focusing on achieving the most natural appearance. A physician is present for all procedures to help maximize results for even the most minimally invasive treatments.
 

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