Skin Cancer and Photoprotection in People of Color
photoprotection
by Blair Allais, MD on
During the 2021 Skin of Color Update virtual conference, Dr. Maritza Perez opened her lecture by sharing her goal: to assess what is known about skin cancer and photoprotection in people of color. Dr. Perez is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, who commissioned a workforce to look into this subject. What is known about the epidemiology of keratinocyte carcinomas in people of color? …
The Role of Hairstylists in Alopecia
alopecia
by Blair Allais, MD on
Partnering with Hair stylists is more than just a hair style. During the 2021 Virtual Skin of Color Update, and through concrete examples, Dr. Chesahna Kindred shared some of the intangible benefits of working together to increase patient satisfaction. Hairstylists are key in preventing and helping to treat traction alopecia! Hairstylists can help to: Recommend healthy hair styles …
Scarring Hair Loss: CCCA and Androgenetic Alopecia Decoded
Scarring Hair Loss
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
During the 2021 Virtual Skin of Color Update conference, Dr. Valerie Callender, a well-known leader, pioneer in dermatology, and expert in the field of skin of color,  introduced us to scarring alopecia. The title of her talk says it all: “Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) and Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA): Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches.” To spoil the party, here are the …
Dermal Filler Strategies and Adverse Events Specific to Skin of Color
Dermal Filler
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
When treating Fitzpatrick skin types IV, V, and VI, it is important to recognize differences in common adverse events that may be experienced. In patients of color, hyperpigmentation is a primary concern. This article will discuss various causes of hyperpigmentation after dermal filler injections in patients of color as well as management strategies. There is increasing racial and ethnic div …
Skin Conditions in Pediatric & Adolescent Patients with Skin of Color
Pediatric Skin Conditions
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Sprinkled with many clinical pearls, Dr. Candrice Heath gave us an informative, case-based lecture at the 2021 Skin of Color Update: “Skin Conditions Disproportionately Affecting Pediatric & Adolescent Patients with Skin of Color.” Dr. Heath is an Assistant Professor and Director of Pediatric Dermatology at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and is active on social media @D …