LGBT and Transgender Care

LGBT and Transgender Care at Chelsea Skin and Laser

Providing a culturally competent and inclusive experience is of utmost priority for the staff of Chelsea Skin & Laser. We make sure that every aspect of care allows for a comfortable experience from the moment you walk through our doors. It is important to all of us that you feel confident discussing all aspects of your life that permit us to provide you with exemplary care, whether medical or aesthetic. We also proudly have many members of our staff who are part of the LGBTQAI+ community and help assure an welcoming environment for all.

Medical considerations: 

  • Testosterone-induced acne
  • Hair loss on HRT
  • Comprehensive and respectful skin exams
  • Issues related to sexual health 


Procedural considerations: 

  • Facial gender affirmation with Botox and fillers
  • Post-operative scar management – redness, keloids
  • Pre-operative laser hair removal
  • Facial laser hair removal


Dr. Ginsberg is widely considered an expert in the care of sexual and gender minority patients, particularly transgender individuals. He published the first major study on the dermatologic attitudes and practices of transgender persons, authored the dermatology section of the first LGBTQ medical text for healthcare providers, and was the first to speak about this topic at major dermatology conferences from the United States to Milan. He continues to contribute regularly to medical journals, textbooks and commercial publications, acts as an editorial board member of the JAAD as part of the Cultural Sensitivities Workgroup, and speaks both nationally and internationally on LGBTQ-focused topics. He is a regular consultant to other providers, major corporations, and the FDA on issues pertaining to gender minority dermatologic care.