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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 …
Management Considerations for Skin of Color Patients with Acne
Acne in Skin of color patients
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO on
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it affects almost 50 million individuals annually, how it affects each person varies. Many epidemiologic studies have shown that acne is the most common presenting complaint in patients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI. However, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common sequela of acne in patients of skin of color and a p …
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 …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Let’s Really Party Hard T(w)oNight
Pseudoporphyria
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember medications or activities associated with pseudoporphyria with the following mnemonic: Let’s Really Party Hard T(w)oNight Lasix (furosemide) Retinoids Pyridoxine Hemodialysis Thiazides Tanning beds NSAIDs Click HERE to print your mnemonic card. Study More! Need a refresher on Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT) and pseudoporphyria? Che …
Topical Treatment of Acne: Pearls from the Expert
topical treatment of acne
by Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD on
You are at the end of a busy afternoon clinic, with only a single patient standing between you and freedom to go visit a good friend and watch the Stanley Cup playoffs, of course after completing a metric ton of electronic charting. The chart in the door (or more likely on the EMR tablet) says “CHIEF COMPLAINT: ACNE”. Do you smile or groan? Acne vulgaris, or “common” acne, is itself among …