skin of color

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 …
Radiofrequency Microneedling Made Simple
Radiofrequency Microneedling
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
During the 2021 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, Dr. Nazanin Saedi, former Associate Professor, Director, Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology, and Co-Director, Cutaneous Surgery in Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Biology at Thomas Jefferson University gave us the rejuvenating talk we all needed: “RF technologies, Making sense of it all” Hint: this micr …
Skin of Color Update 2021: Bigger & Better Than Ever!
Skin of Color Update
Skin of Color Update, the largest medical education event focused on the dermatologic treatment of patients with skin of color, is expanding in 2021 with an additional half day of programming and pre-conference symposium. The event will be held virtually September 10-12 with the symposium on August 3. “The expanded program will allow us to address even more topics and provide more in-depth co …
A Spectrum of Skin Tones: An Interview with Drs. Vatanchi & Carrington
A Spectrum of Skin Tones
by Madeline Brown, BS on
Skin of color is often interpreted simply as “non white” when in fact it should be viewed as a variety of hues on a spectrum. It is important for dermatologists to be equipped with the necessary skills to treat an array of skin tones because one finite mistake can cause unfavorable results depending on the amount of pigment in a patient’s skin. I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Marjon V …