Keloids

Keloids | Medical & Procedural Treatment Strategies
keloids
by Joyce Cheng, MD on
Patients with skin of color are at significantly higher risk of developing keloid scars compared with their fair-skinned counterparts. At the 2022  Skin of Color Update, Dr. Eva Kerby, Assistant Dermatology Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Dr. Maritza Perez, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Connecticut, shared their pathogenesis-informed medical and procedural treatment strat …
Lasers as First-Line Therapy for Scars
Lasers for scars
by Sang Kim, MD on
Some of the most rewarding patients to help in dermatology are those who struggle with keloids and scars. The field remains an area of active research, and we are continually learning about the pathogenesis and optimal treatment modalities of scars. On Day 1 of the 2021 Skin of Color Update virtual conference, we were fortunate to hear from Dr. Jill Waibel MD, a world-recognized leader and innovat …
JDD Issue Highlights | February 2022
psoriasis
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The February 2022 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) includes the perfect blend of original articles, case reports, and editorials. With topics ranging from psoriasis and actinic keratoses to artificial intelligence in dermatology and disparities in telemedicine satisfaction, we share this month’s issue highlights straight from the JDD Editor’s desk: Early Response is Associ …
Naturopathic Approach to Treating Dyspigmentation and Scarring in Skin of Color
dyspigmentation
by James J. Contestable, MD on
As we know, people of color are more apt to have problems with dyspigmentation and excessive scarring (keloid formation and hypertrophic scars).  We probably all use a combination approach for both of these: sun protection, peels, HQ, OTC skin lighteners, injections, lasers, energy-based devices, etc. These are common approaches, but what are the go-to’s for a naturopathic physician? You may ne …
SOCU 2020 Pearls Galore: Acne, Rosacea, and Keloids in SOC
SOCU Pearls
by Sang Kim, MD on
One of my favorite aspects of attending conferences is the opportunity to ask respected experts in the field clinically relevant questions that I can take back to directly help my patients. I was really looking forward to attending the 2020 Skin of Color Update conference in person, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was moved to a virtual format. I wondered if attending a virtual confer …