More than Splitting Hairs: Diagnosing Alopecia in Skin of Color
Alopecia in SOC
by Edita Newton, MD on
Just as hair types often differ among different ethnicities, the prevalence and presentation of dermatological diseases affecting the hair and scalp can also be diverse. These are attributed to innate hair shaft differences, hair styling practices, genetic influence, and inflammatory co-morbidities.  Differentiating scarring alopecia from other types of hair loss is especially critical in develop …
A Holistic Approach to Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment in Skin of Color
HS IN SOC
by Edita Newton, MD on
Partnering Medical Therapies and Procedural Interventions to Treat the Whole Patient Over the last decade, tremendous advances have revolutionized the treatment of chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. These dermatological victories have shed light on skin diseases that need more attention. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which disproportionately affects pat …
Practical Applications of Lasers and Energy-Based Modalities in Skin of Color
lasers for skin of color
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD MS on
The title of today’s broadcast: Practical Applications of Lasers and Energy-Based Modalities in Skin of Color. That is a mouth-full to basically tell us that we are getting the best tips to treat refractory medical and aesthetically-concerning conditions from 3 of dermatology’s foremost experts in skin of color: Dr. Eliot Battle, Dr. Cheryl Burgess, and Dr. Andrew Alexis. WOW! We were in fo …
Keloid Treatment in Skin of Color: New Techniques & Pearls from the Experts
Keloid in SOC
by James J. Contestable, MD on
Depending on your comfort level with treating scars, you may feel hesitation when taking on treatment for patients with keloids – especially those with skin of color.  We all know keloids are more common in skin of color and we have most likely all treated these patients.  But how can we improve patient outcomes and limit side effects? During the 2020 Skin of Color Update, Drs. Maritza Pere …
Adverse Events of Cosmetic Procedures in Skin of Color
COSMETIC PROCEDURES IN SKIN OF COLOR
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Nowadays, a growing proportion of skin of color patients is undergoing cosmetic procedures. While we have reached the time where most of these procedures are effective in skin of color, they are not a one size fit all. Due to inherent differences in skin type, cosmetic procedures warrant a more conservative approach not only for clinically desirable but also for safe outcomes. At the Skin of Color …