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Skin Cancer and Photoprotection in People of Color
photoprotection
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? …
Special Focus on Acne and Rosacea
Acne and Rosacea
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The June issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology focuses on the topics of acne and rosacea, and features additional articles on topics such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Guest Editor James Q. Del Rosso discusses roadblocks that impede patient ability to obtain medications selected by their dermatologist …
From Port-Wine Stain Treatments to Bovine Colostrum, Telomeres, and Skin Aging
Port-Wine Stain
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The May issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features dermatology articles on topics ranging from treatment updates on Port-Wine stain to the protective effect that liposomal bovine colostrum exerts on skin aging using telomere length as an aging biomarker. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Authors analyze extrusion forces of various produ …
Patient Buzz: Tattoo-Related Skin Reactions
Tattoo-related skin reactions
by Allison Sit on
Allure recently wrote an article about why tattoos can become itchy and raised. What common and uncommon skin reactions should dermatologists keep in mind when treating tattooed patients? For an expert opinion, I contacted Rhode Island dermatologist Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD. What common skin reactions can occur in people shortly after getting a tattoo? The most common acute skin reaction …
Disorders of Pigmentation: Diagnostic Considerations
disorders of pigmentation
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Pigmentation is key to photoprotection of the skin, eye color, and enhanced barrier function. With increased pigmentation, photoaging is minimized with a concurrent decrease in frequency of skin cancer. In skin of color, these pigmentary advantages come at a cost. These include an increased risk of hyperpigmentation and/or hypopigmentation, hypertrophic scars, keloids, scarring alopecia, and vitam …