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Session Information

FOC U036 - Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology in Skin of Color

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 1.00

Location: Room D237/238/239

Time: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Director: Valerie D. Callender, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the physiological and morphological differences in skin of color.
  • Assess diagnoses and treatments for common ethnic skin and hair disorders.
  • Review indications and protocols for cosmetic procedures in dark-skinned racial ethnic groups.

Dark-skinned racial ethnic groups constitute the majority of the global populations. This focus session will review the pathogenesis and treatment of common skin and hair disorders in darker skin types, including acne, rosacea, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, seborrheic dermatitis, pseudofolliculitis barbae, keloids, and alopecia. In addition, indications and protocols for cosmetic procedures suitable for darker skin types will be discussed, including chemical peels, laser hair removal, injectable fillers and hair transplantation.