Skin of Color Update

Patient Buzz: Addressing the Needs Patients with Skin of Color
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by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes a variety of articles addressing the needs of patients with skin of color such as hair transplants for black patients, skin cancer risk for black the community and how to find a skin of color expert. Peruse this list of dermatology articles from the mainstream press and be ready for your patients’ questions: Allure: Hair transplants for black p …
Combining Lasers & Treatments for Acne Scars in Patients with Skin of Color
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by Kamaria Nelson, MD on
Acne scarring affects many of our acne patients and can lead to a great impact on quality of life and self-esteem. Treating acne scars aggressively in skin of color patients can be challenging, given the risk of side effects associated with different procedures. In her lecture entitled: Combining Lasers & Treatments for Acne Scars in Patients with Skin of Color – This is How I Do It, Dr. DiA …
Acne Vulgaris: Nuances in the Approach to Treatment in Patients with Darker Skin Tones
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by Blair Allais, MD on
At the 2021 Skin of Color Update virtual conference, Dr. Alexis highlighted key considerations when treating acne in patients with darker skin phototypes in addition to current and emerging strategies to improve treatment outcomes. When treating acne patients with skin of color, it is important to consider the concomitant issue of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This PIH may be the d …
Lasers as First-Line Therapy for Scars
Lasers for scars
by Sang Kim, MD on
Some of the most rewarding patients to help in dermatology are those who struggle with keloids and scars. The field remains an area of active research, and we are continually learning about the pathogenesis and optimal treatment modalities of scars. On Day 1 of the 2021 Skin of Color Update virtual conference, we were fortunate to hear from Dr. Jill Waibel MD, a world-recognized leader and innovat …
Skin Cancer and Photoprotection in People of Color
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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? …