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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 …
Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa in 2021 & Beyond
Treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa
by Blair Allais, MD on
At the ODAC 2021 Sneak Peek Symposium on Inflammatory Skin Diseases, expert faculty presented on the topics of acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and psoriasis. If you missed the live symposium, Next Steps will be sharing highlights and a summary of each lecture over the course of the next few weeks. Today, Dr. Blari Allais shares an excellent recap of Dr. Joslyn Kirby's s …
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 …
Practical Applications of Lasers and Energy-Based Modalities in Skin of Color
lasers for skin of color
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD MS on
The title of today’s broadcast: Practical Applications of Lasers and Energy-Based Modalities in Skin of Color. That is a mouth-full to basically tell us that we are getting the best tips to treat refractory medical and aesthetically-concerning conditions from 3 of dermatology’s foremost experts in skin of color: Dr. Eliot Battle, Dr. Cheryl Burgess, and Dr. Andrew Alexis. WOW! We were in fo …
Adverse Events of Cosmetic Procedures in Skin of Color
COSMETIC PROCEDURES IN SKIN OF COLOR
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Nowadays, a growing proportion of skin of color patients is undergoing cosmetic procedures. While we have reached the time where most of these procedures are effective in skin of color, they are not a one size fit all. Due to inherent differences in skin type, cosmetic procedures warrant a more conservative approach not only for clinically desirable but also for safe outcomes. At the Skin of Color …