Multicultural Dermatology Clinic
Our Multicultural Dermatology Clinic focuses on providing diagnosis and management of disorders of the skin and hair in patients from all cultural backgrounds. We specialize in care for darker skin types, and understand different cultural routines that can affect skin and hair health. Although many dermatologic conditions are common to all skin types, there are certain considerations for treatments and outcomes which may vary based on the skin's pigmentation.
Erica Stevens, MD
Dr. Erica Stevens is a board-certified dermatologist, who provides general medical dermatology diagnosis and treatment to patients of all ages. She has a special interest in skin and hair conditions in patients of ethnic heritage and directs our new Multicultural Dermatology Clinic. She is a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Michigan.
- Acne / Acne Scarring - Acne is a common skin condition characterized by inflammation of clogged pores. In darker skin tones, the skin's healing process from acne may result in dark spots or a pitted texture
- Flaky, Scaly Skin (seborrheic dermatitis) - Patches of scaly skin often appearing around the scalp and face. The skin may itch, burn, or flake off
- Eczema - Long-lasting itchy rash, can cause irregular skin pigmentation
- Hair Loss (alopecia) - Thinning of the hair, or damage to hair follicles
- Irregular Skin Pigmentation - Hyperpigmentation (darker color) or hypopigmentation (lighter color) of the skin. Dark skin tones are more susceptible to skin discoloration after healing from trauma to skin
- Melasma - The discoloration of facial skin can result from hormonal changes in women or from sun exposure
- Vitiligo - Patches of absent pigment of the skin
- Overgrown Scar Tissue (keloids) - Irregular raised skin that develops after an incision or injury to the skin
- Razor Bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae) - Bumps caused by ingrown hairs as a result of shaving