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Multicultural Hair & Skin Center

Established in 1923, Cleveland Clinic's Department of Dermatology has been treating skin and hair disorders in patients of all skin types for decades. In 2011, the Multicultural Skin Center was founded, recognizing and appreciating the specific medical and cosmetic needs of skin with more color, which includes patients with Asian, African American, Arab and Hispanic backgrounds. In light of this, MSC will uniquely focus on improving treatment outcomes of skin conditions which disproportionately affect this population.

Skin Conditions Treated
Hair loss

An evaluation is undertaken to find out the causes of all types of hair loss. We offer cutting edge medical and surgical treatment of hair loss.

multicultural hair loss treatments

Figure 1: Pt with central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (hair loss) that responded to medical treatment

Improving appearance of Skin

Uneven skin tone and blotches from acne and other rashes can disfigure the skin. We offer the safe and effective treatment to address these skin conditions including the following:


  • Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (fleshy moles)
  • Acne scarring
  • Keloids (thick scars)
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps)
  • Skin discoloration (uneven skin tone, blotchy skin)
  • Melasma (browning/discoloration of face)
  • Deep facial wrinkles
multicultural hair loss treatments

Figure 2: Pt with Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne that responded to chemical peels and hydroquinone

multicultural hair loss treatments

Figure 3: Pt with numerous Dermatosis papulosa Nigra (“fleshy moles”) that were removed with hyfurcation with good cosmesis

Treatment of Skin Rashes & Cancers

We offer cutting edge treatment of skin rashes including eczema, fungal infections, drug rashes and skin cancers.

Procedures provided:

  • Laser treatment for hair removal
  • Laser treatment for acne scarring, keloids
  • Chemical Peels for scarring, acne, discoloration
  • Microdermabrasion for scarring, discoloration
  • Botox for dynamic wrinkles
  • Chemical fillers (collagen injections/Hyaluronic acid etc) for static wrinkle
  • Sclerotherapy to remove spider veins
  • Photodynamic therapy for acne


Angela Kyei, MD, PMH

Director, Multicultural Skin Center
Specialty: General dermatology, Skin of color, Hair loss, Photodynamic therapy, Keloids, vitiligo, hidradenitis, uneven skin tone, acne, cosmetics, chemical peels
Location: Twinsburg
Appointments: 330.888.4000

Allison Vidimos, MD, PharmD

Specialty: Lasers for vascular lesions, tattoos, cosmetic procedures, Mohs surgery for Skin of Color (DFSP, SCC)
Location: Independence Family Health Center, Cleveland Clinic main campus
Appointments: 216.444.5724

Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD

Specialty: Mohs surgery, Cosmetics
Location: Independence Family Health Center, Cleveland Clinic main campus
Appointments: 216.444.5724

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Call us for an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, contact the Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute at 216.444.5725 (or toll-free 1.800.223.2273, ext. 45725).

Same-day Appointments

To arrange a same-day visit, call 216.444.7000

This information is provided by Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

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