Hyperpigmentation

Treating Skin of Color Patients
SkinofColor
by Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand M.D., FAAD, FABIM ,FASLMS on
Dear Derm Authority: What are the more common complaints or maladies that you see in skin of color patients and what resources do you recommend for new practitioners who want expand their understanding of them? The US population is growing and evolving and the clinical profile of the average patient presenting to the dermatologist is changing. One in three Americans self-identify as member of a …
Dear Derm Authority: Laser Therapy Pre-treatment
Pre-treatment
by Dr. Luis Soro on
Q:  Do you often do pre-treatment with topical medications before the laser therapy, especially when you treat darker skin types? I heard that it is better to use retinoid + hydroquinone for 6 weeks before the laser treatment because lightning of dark color background will minimize the risk of burn. A: Practicing in South Florida, I see many patients with darker skin types seeking laser treatm …
Dr. Noelani Gonzalez on her Hyperpigmentation JDD Manuscript
Hyperpigmentation
by NOELANI GONZALEZ, MD on
Natural Cosmeceutical Ingredients for Hyperpigmentation JDD peer-reviewed manuscript by Noelani Gonzalez MD and Maritza Perez MD January 2016 | Volume 15 | Issue 1 | Original Article | 26 | Copyright © 2016 As a young dermatologist, why is this article important? Natural ingredients are becoming more popular in the world of dermatology. New practitioners will most likely have patients who …