About Our Asian Skin Clinic

The Asian Skin Clinic at BIDMC specializes in diagnosing and treating skin conditions commonly found in Asian patients, including:

  • Melasma
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Vitiligo
  • Keloids
  • Nevus of Ota (blue hyperpigmentation on the face)
  • Hori’s nevus (brown to gray or gray to bluish patches on the face)
  • Solar lentigines (dark spot on the skin, commonly known as liver spots)

Learn more about various skin conditions.

Our program is led by Dr. Chung, who received training in both the United States and Asia. She continues to collaborate with colleagues and experts in Asia regarding research and new treatments.

Why Choose the Asian Skin Clinic?

Many skin disorders, such as acne, eczema, and melasma occur in patients across the ethnic population, but the symptoms and side effects that accompany them are often more severe in Asian patients. Asian skin is known to be sensitive and typically doesn’t tolerate topical retinoids as well as other races. Thus, Asian patients require special considerations when treating their skin conditions.

For cosmetic procedures, Asian patients also often require special attention when it comes to preparing the skin, selecting appropriate cosmetic devices, and choosing the right setting for lasers. We offer unique procedures that are popular with Asian patients, such as botulinum toxin injections to slim the jawline and calves.