Melasma and PIH – Disorders of Hyperpigmentation
Melasma Desai
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
During his talk at the 2018 Skin of Color Seminar Series (now known as the Skin of Color Update), Dr. Seemal Desai discussed the treatment of melasma with a particular emphasis on new and emerging therapies. Dr. Bridget Kaufman, onsite correspondent for the meeting, shares highlights directly from the talk.  *Clinical pearls* from this session are bolded, underlined, and marked with asterisks. …
Psoriasis in Skin of Color: Are there differences in Presentation and Treatment?
Psoriasis skin of color
by Hayley M. Leight, MD on
While previously thought to be a rare diagnosis in non-white racial ethnic groups, more recent data has shown that psoriasis in patients with skin of color is much more common than was once thought. Dr. Andrew Alexis spoke during the Skin of Color Seminar Series (now Skin of Color Update) in New York City on May 5th, 2018 on this condition and on the important differences in clinical characteristi …
Updates on the Prevention and Management of Keloids
Dr. Bridget Kaufman
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
This article features a recap of Dr. Hilary Baldwin’s talk on the etiology, risk factors, and treatment of keloids at the 2018 Skin of Color Seminar Series, now known as the Skin of Color Update. Dr. Bridget Kaufman, onsite correspondent for the meeting, shares highlights directly from the talk. Dr. Baldwin focused on earlobe keloids in particular, which may present with several different morpho …
An Update on Medical and Surgical Treatment Options for Hair Loss
SOCSS_HairLoss
by Hayley M. Leight, MD on
Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) and frontal fibrosing alopecia are two very common hair diseases in our skin of color patients. Often these conditions are challenging to diagnose and even more problematic to treat and control. Expert Dr. Valerie Callender spoke during the Skin of Color Seminar Series (now Skin of Color Update https://skinofcolorupdate.com)in New York City on May 5t …
Poster Interview: Socioeconomic and Geographic Barriers to Dermatology Care in Urban and Rural U.S. Populations
Socioeconomic Poster
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Brianna Olamiju, Next Steps Correspondent, interviewed Toral S. Vaidya, Medical Student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, to dig deeper on her research study titled “Socioeconomic and Geographic Barriers to Dermatology Care in Urban and Rural U.S. Populations” recently published in theJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology and presented at the Skin of Color Seminar S …