Who is

Doc Nkem?

Dr. Nkem Ugonabo, M.D., M.P.H. is a board-certified dermatologist with advanced training in cosmetic dermatology and lasers. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, M.D. degree at the University of Michigan, and M.P.H from Harvard School of Public Health. She also completed her Dermatology training at NYU Medical Center and was appointed Chief Resident in her final year. At residency graduation, she was awarded the Dr. Irwin Freedberg award for the resident who best represents the field of dermatology. Following residency, Dr. Ugonabo was an American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellow at UnionDerm in New York City where she led clinical trials investigating the treatment of acne scars, photodamage, cellulite, muscle stimulation and melasma with lasers.


What can I do for you


Lasers for hair removal, redness, brown spots, tattoo removal, resurfacing of skin, and improvement of skin texture and tone. Dr. Ugonabo completed advanced fellowship training in lasers and can recommend the best option for you.


Wrinkle relaxers to smooth lines caused by muscle movements on the face. Injectable fillers to add volume or contour to the face. Platelet rich plasma to stimulate hair growth and collagen remodeling

Skin lifting

Explore non-surgical options for tightening sagging or loose skin on face or body. New technology is available, many of which have minimal downtime and were studied personally by Dr. Ugonabo during her fellowship training.

Body Contouring

Interested in tightening or firming the body without the downtime of liposuction and other surgeries? Dr. Ugonabo is well versed and can offer options for body contouring, muscle stimulation and fat reduction.

Clinical Services

Dr. Ugonabo is well-trained in and can evaluate general dermatology related issues such as acne, rosacea, eczema, melasma, hyperpigmentation, hyperhidrosis, vitiligo, and various rashes.

Better Skin, Better You.

With a background in public health, Dr. Nkem has a passion for educating both her patients and the broader public on healthy skin habits and other dermatology related topics. She has been featured as an expert in numerous media outlets including Buzzfeed, GMA, and Allure and Marie Claire magazine. She also utilizes her social media platform to educate and dispel myths while encouraging a evidence-backed approach to skincare.

What my patients are saying

Christian J.
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In the past few months I have been a patient of Dr. Ugonabo. In this time she has done a FRAXEL,INFINITI THREADS, and BOTOX. The results are amazing, and so is this GREAT doctor. I very highly recommend her. Dr. Ugonabo is more than just an excellent doctor she is a GREAT person that treats patients with CARING professionalism. Each procedure was explained simply for me to understand, and expected results were met, and exceeded. Go there !
Carolyn K.
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I went to see Dr. Nkem Ugonabo and I was blown away by her professionalism as well as by the facility. Dr. Ugonabo listened to my concerns very carefully and really took the time to treat my skin. I never felt rushed like I do at other derm offices, and I felt like she really understood what I needed help with. She essentially cured my rosacea in one session with lasers, but also recommended some lifestyle modifications which have been game changers. Union derm was such a nice office, I never wanted to leave. It felt like a spa with excellent service! I will definitely be going back to see Dr. Ugonabo who is now my officially dermatologist.
Pamela M
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Dr. Ugonabo is AMAZING!! She has a wonderful energy and spirit, and she came up with a great plan to address my concerns. She selected the appropriate chemical peel for my skin type and was very thorough. My skin is glowing!! I’m a dermatologist myself, and I’m very picky about who I choose to perform procedures on my skin. I cannot recommend Dr. Ugonabo enough. Run, don’t walk!!
Tawanna C
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Dr. Ugonabo is so essential! I had a visit with her after I've been dealing with acne for most of my life. She recommended the VI Term chemical peel. Which worked fantastic! I've seen major improvement. She was very patient and knowledgable! i would highly recommend.