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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 …
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 …
Dr. Vivian Shi on Treating Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
by Edita Newton, MD on
In this interview with Dr. Vivian Shi, Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, I share her words of wisdom and practical pearls for treating patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a chronic inflammatory disease with recurrent painful nodules affecting intertriginous skin. Dr. Shi has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and is the editor …
Isotretinoin in Acne: Fact vs Fiction
Isotretinoin
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD MS on
Dr. Lester is the Director of the Skin of Color Program at the Department of Dermatology University of California San Francisco. Wow! This means we got a “two for one special” from her lecture, not only learning about the truths and myths associated with the use of isotretinoin in acne but also recognizing that those who are underrepresented minorities or socioeconomically disadvantaged may no …