photoprotection

Skin Cancer and Photoprotection in People of Color
photoprotection
by Blair Allais, MD on
During the 2021 Skin of Color Update virtual conference, Dr. Maritza Perez opened her lecture by sharing her goal: to assess what is known about skin cancer and photoprotection in people of color. Dr. Perez is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, who commissioned a workforce to look into this subject. What is known about the epidemiology of keratinocyte carcinomas in people of color? …
Cosmeceutical Recommendations for Diverse Skin Types
cosmeceuticals
by Blair Allais, MD on
At the 2021 Skin of Color Update, Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd, Director of the Skin of Color Division at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology,  delivered an excellent talk on cosmeceutical recommendations for patients with diverse skin types, a personal favorite subject of hers. Catch the pearls of her talk here! Hot Topics  in Cosmeceuticals Topical Cannabinoids – The skin has it …
Understanding and Changing Patient Behavior and Minimizing Risk of UV Damage – A JDD Dermatology Podcast Recap
UV damage
by James J. Contestable, MD on
We all discuss sun protection with our patients.  At this point, our recommendations are predictable – “avoidance, protective clothing, SPF 30+, broad-spectrum, water-resistant, and reapplication.” But how can we effectively change patient behavior? Important note – this discussion has wide arching correlations to all areas of human behavior, medicine, and dermatology that spans more th …
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 …
Disorders of Pigmentation: Diagnostic Considerations
disorders of pigmentation
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Pigmentation is key to photoprotection of the skin, eye color, and enhanced barrier function. With increased pigmentation, photoaging is minimized with a concurrent decrease in frequency of skin cancer. In skin of color, these pigmentary advantages come at a cost. These include an increased risk of hyperpigmentation and/or hypopigmentation, hypertrophic scars, keloids, scarring alopecia, and vitam …