Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan
Michelle Henry, MD
Board Certified Dermatologist located in Midtown East, Manhattan, NY
If you have skin of color, you’re also more likely to experience changes in pigmentation, acne scars, and contact dermatitis. Without proper treatment, these problems can result in itching, irritation, and acne. Board-certified dermatologist Michelle Henry, MD, at Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, regularly works with men and women who have skin of color. Using her years of dermatological experience and advanced treatments like laser surgery, she can help you achieve the skin of your dreams. To make an appointment with Dr. Henry, call the office or book online today.
Skin of Color Q & A
Why is a skincare routine important for people with skin of color?
If you have skin of color, you’re also susceptible to certain dermatological problems. Black and brown skin contains more melanin than lighter skin. Clinical studies suggest skin with higher levels of melanin is also more susceptible to certain types of inflammation and injury. If you don’t take preventive measures, you might notice visible scarring, red spots, or discoloration.
Some common problems that affect people with skin of color include:
- Variations in pigmentation
- Inflammation (contact dermatitis)
If you have skin of color, you’re also more susceptible to seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that causes scaly patches of skin to develop on your scalp and face.
What types of dermatological services can people with skin of color benefit from?
At Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan, Dr. Henry offers a wide range of dermatological services for people with skin of color, including:
If you have ethnic skin or skin of color, you also experience unique aging patterns as well as ethnic hair-specific issues. Dr. Henry regularly diagnoses and treats a variety of common problems, including keloid scars, skin tags, vitiligo, hair loss, excessive sweating, contact dermatitis, and more. Whenever possible, she prescribes minimally invasive treatments that provide quick, effective results.
If you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer, or have a family history of skin cancer, Dr. Henry also offers surgical oncology. She regularly performs Mohs surgery, melanoma genetic analysis, skin cancer screenings, and photodynamic therapy.
If you’re unhappy with the effects of the natural aging process on your skin or hair, Dr. Henry also offers a full suite of cosmetic procedures. People with skin of color can benefit from skin rejuvenation procedures like microneedling and microdermabrasion, as well as injectables, sclerotherapy, and hair transplantation.
Laser and surgical procedures
For skin problems that don’t respond to ointments, lotions, or other similar products, Dr. Henry also provides advanced laser surgery on ethnic skin. She has access to several different types of lasers, including Fraxel laser resurfacing, CO2 laser resurfacing, CoolSculpting, smart liposuction, and more.
What type of dermatologic treatment will I most benefit from?
To determine the type of dermatologic treatment that will most benefit you, Dr. Henry physically examines your skin and hair, asks you questions about your goals for treatment, and reviews your medical history. After gathering all of this information, she develops a custom care plan that aligns with your individual needs and goals.
If you have skin of color and want to achieve a more vibrant complexion, make an appointment at Skin & Aesthetic Surgery of Manhattan by calling the office or booking online today.