Practical approaches to medical and cosmetic dermatology in skin of color patients

Rajiv I. Nijhawan, Andrew F. Alexis

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Abstract

As the demographics of the USA continue to evolve, dermatologists will be expected to better understand and manage common medical and cosmetic concerns in patients with skin of color. Structural and functional differences, as well as cultural practices, contribute to variations in the prevalence, clinical presentation and quality of life impact of dermatologic disorders. Common dermatologic conditions that are more prevalent in patients with skin of color include dyschromia, keloids, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, melasma and pseudofolliculitis barbae. This article discusses practical approaches to medical and cosmetic dermatology in skin of color patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-187
Number of pages13
JournalExpert Review of Dermatology
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

Keywords

  • CCCA
  • central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
  • ethnic skin
  • keloid
  • melasma
  • postinflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • pseudofolliculitis barbae
  • skin of color

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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