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Understanding Hair Loss in Skin of Color Patients
Next Steps in Derm Hair Loss Clinical Pearls from the Expert
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
In an informative 20-minute session on hair loss in skin of color patients, Dr. Valerie Callender focused on how structural differences in afrocentric hair and cultural haircare practices contribute to the high prevalence of alopecia in African American women in particular. *Clinical pearls* from this session are bolded, underlined, and marked with asterisks. Dr. Callender started her lect …
Skin Cancer Detection and Treatments in Latino Patients
by Brianna Olamiju on
During the 2018 Skin of Color Seminar Series (now the Skin of Color Update), Dr. Maritza Perez, one of the foremost leaders in skin of color dermatology, took attendees inside the world of the U.S. Hispanic population shedding light on the sociological diversity, cultural lifestyle hazards, and the healthcare disparities that increases their risk of deadly melanomas. Many Hispanics believe erroneo …
Poster Interview: Clinical Efficacy and Tolerability of a Hydroquinone-Free and Retinol-Free Topical Brightening Serum on Females with Facial Melasma
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
At the Skin of Color Seminar Series (now Skin of Color Update) held on May 5th in New York City, SkinMedica® researchers presented a poster detailing the clinical efficacy of a novel hydroquinone-free and retinol-free topical brightening serum on facial melasma. This 12-week, single center, clinical usage study evaluated thirty female subjects with mild to severe facial hyperpigmentation due to m …
Up and Close with Dr. Perez – A Fascinating New Study on the Aging Process Across Ethnic Variations
by George Han, MD on
There are clearly differences in the aging process among various ethnic skin types but until now, we have only had an overall idea that these disparities exist. Now, for the first time, results of a scientific evaluation underwritten by Procter & Gamble Co. show that these phenotypic differences actually have a pathophysiologic and histologic basis. Dr. George Han had the pleasure of i …
Staying Ahead of the Game in Skin of Color Dermatologic Care
African American Woman Derm Procedure
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The optimal treatments for skin of color patients seeking dermatologic care are constantly changing. Keeping up to date with the latest advances in the field, both medical and aesthetic, can prove to be difficult and overwhelm even the most brilliant dermatologist. With a growing recognition that constant training and direct access to skin of color thought leaders is necessary to be at the …