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Skin of Color
Thursday, August 01
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Roopal Vashi Kundu, MD, FAAD - Handout
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Recognize common and unique skin and hair conditions in skin of color patients.
- Manage skin of color patients using safe and effective treatments.
- Demonstrate cultural competence when encountering skin of color patients.
Skin of color is traditionally defined as persons with African, Asian, and Hispanic descent. In addition to unique dermatologic conditions, the presentation and response to management of common disorders may differ in individuals with darker skin tones. This focus session will review common and unique skin and hair disorders amongst these populations emphasizing pigmentary disorders (melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and vitiligo) and follicular and scarring disorders (acne keloidalis, pseudofolliculitis barbae, keloids and central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia). Dermatoses influenced by cultural practices such as coin rubbing, cupping, threading, henna tattoos and hair care practices will also be reviewed.