Skin of Color has a unique set of needs requiring targeted clinical knowledge to provide exceptional patient care. The Specialty Clinic for Multicultural Dermatology provides specialized comprehensive dermatologic care for skin and hair conditions unique to patients of ethnic backgrounds such as African, Asian, East Indian, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern origin.

Dr. Oma Agbai, director of the Multicultural Dermatology Clinic, understands the structural differences of unique skin types, which require highly specialized dermatologic care. We use innovative and holistic approaches to promote healthy hair growth and relief from skin and hair disorders, unique to skin of color.

Multicultural skin disorders
Examples of conditions unique to skin of color include:

  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae
  • Skin discoloration (hypo-or hyperpigmentation)
  • Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Erythema dyschromium perstans
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Dermatosis papulosa nigra

Disorders of pigmentation

Pigmentary disorders can have a major impact on quality of life and self esteem. In darker skin types, this can be exceptionally challenging where patients of color are more prone to disorders of hyperpigmentation. Furthermore, pigmentary disorders can be more visible on darker skin types. We base our clinical practice on the latest developments in research to help manage these pigmentary disorders:

  • Vitiligo
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Solar lentigos

For more information on our services or to schedule an appointment, please call 916-734-6111 or 800-770-9282.

Cosmetic and Surgical Services

Dr. Agbai understands many of the nuances unique to cosmetic patients of color. Dr. Agbai is available for cosmetic treatment of skin conditions such as the following:

  • Botox (for facial wrinkles)
  • Fillers (for deep smile lines)
  • Chemical Peels
  • Electrodesiccation of benign growths
  • Laser hair reduction
  • Fraxel ® laser therapy
  • Laser dermal tightening
  • Other laser treatments
  • Surgical removal of skin cancers

For more information on our services or to schedule an appointment, please call 916-734-6111 or 800-770-9282.

Dr. Agbai

Oma Agbai, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Director, Multicultural Dermatology and Hair Disorders

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