JDD July 2021 Issue Special Topic: Skin of Color

With a special focus on patients with skin of color, the July issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology is packed with outstanding articles, features, and case reports on topics ranging from OTC therapies for hair grow and choosing the right sunscreen in communities of color, to evaluation of a skin of color curriculum for dermatology residents and PLLA for correction of nasolabial folds. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights:

Racial/Ethnic Variations in Acne: Implications for Treatment and Skin Care Recommendations for Acne Patients With Skin of Color  provides consensus statements on acne presentation, prevention, treatment, and maintenance in SOC populations.

A review of Commonly Used Over the Counter Therapies for Hair Growth in Skin of Color: An Evidenced-Based Review highlights the need for standardizing acceptable study endpoints for alternative topical treatments.

Participants from two topical psoriasis therapy clinical trials were evaluated post hoc in Fixed-Combination Halobetasol Propionate and Tazarotene Lotion for Psoriasis in Patients With Skin of Color 

Hair Loss Perceptions and Treatment Expectations in Young People of Color evaluates disease perceptions, willingness to utilize specific therapies, and treatment expectations.

A Novel Skin Moisture Management Strategy comprising two patented technologies delivers cytoprotective osmoregulation and ingredients for optimum moisture management.

A multi-center study investigates Lifting and Toning of Arms and Calves Using High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Field (HIFEM) Procedure Documented by Ultrasound Assessment

A Randomized Study on PLLA Using Higher Dilution Volume and Immediate Use Following Reconstitution evaluates PLLA for correction of nasolabial folds.

DIGs may play a critical role in addressing disparities by facilitating early exposure and mentorship in Characterizing Dermatology Interest Groups (DIGs) in US Medical Schools: A Nationwide Survey of Student Leaders 

Treatment of Rhinophyma With Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing in a Woman of Color: Case Report and Review of the Literature highlights the successful use of the fractional CO2 laser to treat rhinophyma in darker skin types (Fitzpatrick IV–VI).

Blocking IL-17 is a possible therapeutic approach to recalcitrant dissecting cellulitis of the scalp in Treatment Dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp With Secukinumab

Pediatric Lichen Planopilaris Treated With Pioglitazone: A Case Study and Literature Review presents a new instance and identifies all reported cases of pediatric LPP.

Evaluation of a Skin of Color Curriculum for Dermatology Residents examines the effect of a week-long curriculum on perception and level of comfort in treating patients of color.

Sunscreen use in skin of color is a multi-faceted issue that requires the active attention and participation of all healthcare stakeholders in Choosing the Right Sunscreen in Communities of Color

Digital resources present fewer diseases in patients with skin of color, calling for the need to comprehensively illustrate pathology across all skin tones in Identifying Areas for Improvement in Remote Skin Cancer Management: Surveillance, Diagnostics, and Skin of Color

News, Views, & Reviews announces the intention to create a new JDD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) committee to help improve standards and set milestones for publishing more inclusive science.

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