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USC Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program

USC Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program2019-10-22T16:23:21+00:00

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Our Program

The USC Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program specializes in comprehensive, personalized and culturally sensitive care for a broad variety of medical and cosmetic conditions that disproportionately impact the skin of color population, which includes people of African, African American, Caribbean, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American and mixed-race backgrounds. These skin conditions require targeted clinical knowledge and a specialized treatment approach.

As a recognized leader in academic medicine, Keck Medicine of USC has gathered an exceptional team that includes a board-certified dermatologist, who specializes in ethnic skin and pigmentary conditions. By combining clinical expertise with the latest research-based therapies, our team offers treatment plans tailored to your individual skin.

Whatever skin condition you may be experiencing, the team at the USC Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program will provide a complete assessment and treatment plan.

Conditions We Treat Include the Following:

  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Antiaging
  • Dermatosis papulosis nigra (dark fleshy skin growths)
  • Eczema
  • Hair loss
  • Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin)
  • Hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin)
  • Keloids (thick scars)
  • Melasma
  • Moles
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Scars
  • Skin tags
  • Skin cancers
  • Vitiligo

Our program provides both medical and procedural treatments, using the most advanced technology. Our team has expertise not only in ethnic skin and pigmentary conditions but also in performing procedures safely in darker skin types.

Treatments Offered Include the Following:

  • Botulinum toxin (Botox®)
  • Chemical peels
  • Electrodesiccation
  • Laser treatments
  • Microneedling
  • Surgery

Our Approach

The comprehensive approach to care at the USC Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program enables our team to expertly evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with a broad range of medical and cosmetic dermatologic conditions that affect pigmentation and particularly impact the skin of color population.

Our goal is to provide world-class, individualized and comprehensive care to patients with medical or cosmetic conditions affecting skin color and to spearhead advancements in diagnostic and treatment options.

Whether your skin color or pigmentation condition is mild or severe, our specialized team will work with you to create a custom treatment plan to help alleviate your symptoms, improve your quality of life and aid you in looking your best.

Our Program Director

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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Care Medical Group
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In


Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.