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The Many Faces of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
postinflammatory hyperpigmentation
by Olabola Awosika, MD, MS, FAAD on
Our new series, “The Many Faces of”, showcases side-by-side images of some of the most commonly seen dermatology conditions in an array of skin tones and briefly highlight nuances in clinical presentation.  All images featured in the series are part of The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas, a resource developed by co-editors Misty Eleryan, MD, MS, and Adam Friedman, …
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 …
The Science of Sun Protection: A JDD Dermatology Podcast Recap
sun protection
by James J. Contestable, MD on
A patient in my clinic was recently prescribed 5-fluorouracil for severe photodamage, diffuse actinic keratoses. He is 24 years old and, unfortunately, lacked knowledge about photoprotection.  It was sobering to think about how much longer he has to live and the damage already done. Strides have been made over the years in educating our patients about photoprotection, but recently, patients have …
Rosacea in Skin of Color Patients: Nuances in Diagnosis & Treatment
Rosacea in skin of color
by Freba Farhat, MD on
Wow! Prior to my attendance to the 2020 Skin of Color Virtual Conference, I had not fully realized the deficits in my learning when it came to recognizing common dermatologic conditions in our skin of color (SOC) patient population. Prior to Dr. Ted Rosen’s lecture on rosacea in SOC patients I had figured I knew enough to identify this dermatologic condition in most clinical settings as well as …
A Primer on Chemical Peels – Part II
Chemical Peels
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
In Part II of our primer, we’ll focus on technique and aftercare.  In case you missed it, view Part I of the series where we covered the basics of chemical peels. Anesthesia Choice of anesthetic will likely depend on the depth of the peel and patient preference.  Superficial peels will likely cause only minor burning and stinging and usually require no anesthetic.  Topical anesthetics can …