skin of color

Debunking the myths of laser treatments for darker skin
Debunking the myths of laser treatments for darker skinIn this slideshow, we feature Dr. Eliot Battle who offers recommendations for laser treatment in non-white patients. Lasers are as diverse as the patients and conditions they are designed to treat, he says.
Treating acne vulgaris in skin of colorThe clinical presentation of acne vulgaris in darker-skinned individuals differs in many ways from the white population, including some specific exacerbating factors that are due to cultural skin and hair-care practices.
Treating eczemas in skin of colorWhen it comes to treating atopic dermatitis in non-white racial ethnic groups, there are variations in prevalence, genetic factors and clinical presentation.
Psoriasis underdiagnosed, undertreatedIn skin of color, psoriasis can be tough to spot, and it carries a broader differential diagnosis. Darker-skinned patients may not know that they can develop psoriasis, or the importance of seeking treatment early.
Clinical nuances of psoriasis in darker skinThere are important differences in and misconceptions about the prevalence, clinical presentation and treatment of skin of color versus Caucasian psoriasis patients. Dermatologist Andrew F. Alexis, M.D., M.P.H., share his insight about what dermatologists need to know when treating psoriasis skin of color patients.
Common pediatric disorders in skin of colorAlthough pediatric atopic dermatitis and acne have some similarities among children with skin of color and lighter-skinned children, there are important differences when these common skin conditions affect darker skin types.
Common pediatric disorders in skin of colorPediatric atopic dermatitis and acne have some similarities when these present in skin of color and lighter-skin children. But there are important differences when these common skin conditions affect darker skin types. An expert discusses how treatments should be approached.
Strategies for addressing follicular disorders in skin of colorContinual maintenance strategies are key for addressing three chronic follicular disorders in skin of color.
Melasma and PIH in skin of colorTo effectively treat pigmentary disorders in skin of color patients, dermatologists need to understand important nuances in treating the darker skin types, in order to avoid making pigmentary issues worse, says an expert. Learn more
Tips to approach facial pigmentation in skin of colorFacial pigmentary disorders are a common reason why patients with skin of color seek dermatology care. Experts offer insights for establishing the diagnosis and choosing treatment.