Skin of Color Update

Rosacea in Patients with Skin of Color: Not Common, But Certainly Not Rare
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by Emily Murphy, MD on
Rosacea is defined by facial erythema and telangiectasias, two features that are more difficult to appreciate in patients with skin of color. To refine our ability to diagnose rosacea in all skin types, on day two of the 2021 Skin of Color Update virtual conference, we had an informative, evidence-based lecture, “Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Rosacea in Patients with Skin of Color,” by …
Cosmeceutical Recommendations for Diverse Skin Types
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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 …
The Art of Nail Findings in Patients with Skin of Color
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by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Shari Lipner, Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Director of the Nail Division at Weill Cornell Medicine and President of The Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, shared her expertise of nail disorders in patients with skin of color: from nail psoriasis and onychomycosis to subungual melanoma. Dr. Lipner’s lecture focused on the following key points (spoiler alert!): …
Treating Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) | Dr. Okoye’s Approach
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
by Emily Murphy, MD on
As dermatologists, we understand that hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can be a devastating disease that affects all aspects of our patients’ lives, influencing their physical health, ability to be active, and ability to be intimate. This disease disproportionately affects patients with skin of color and unfortunately, treatment can be challenging. We are lucky to have experts who dedicate their cl …
Evaluation of a Skin of Color Curriculum for Dermatology Residents
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by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Introduction The term “skin of color” generally refers to individuals from a broad group of racial and ethnic backgrounds including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, Latinx, American Indian, and Pacific Islander, as well as those of mixed race.1 According to the U.S. Census, the population will increase to comprise over 50% persons of color by the year 2042.2 However, the demographics …