The Department of Dermatology offers comprehensive services in treating diseases of skin, hair and nails. It specializes in dermatological diseases of African Americans and other ethnic groups with dark skin. Specialties include pigmentary disorders such as vitiligo, melasma and disorders of hair in women. Treatments available include UVA and UVB phototherapy and laser hair removal. Cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels, tissue fillers and Botox(TM) are available.
The department is currently involved in research of vitiligo, acne, pseudofolliculitis barbae (shaving bumps) and psoriasis.