By 2050, more than 50 percent of the US population will have skin of color, and dermatologists like Seemal R. Desai, MD, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and the Founder and Medical Director of Innovative Dermatology in Dallas, Texas, are on the front lines when it comes to addressing cosmetic and medical skin issues in these individuals. People with skin of color include African Americans, Asians, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Indians and Pacific Islanders primarily, as well as individuals from these groups who have intermarried. They can have different skin concerns and aesthetic goals and responses to common treatments wh
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Treating skin of color is known to be challenging as it has different properties which can lead to unique skin conditions, but Nada Elbuluk, M.D, an assistant professor at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City, is more than up for the task. In fact, she welcomes it. Elbuluk specializes in the treatment of skin and color as well as pigmentary disorders including vitiligo and melasma.
She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton University in New Jersey, where she also minored in Gender studies and African American studies. She earned her medical degree with a distinction in research at the Univer
After a noticeable hiatus, Galderma’s Tri-Luma® Cream is available in pharmacies once again. This may be good news for the seven million people with melasma, or brown to gray-brown patches of skin that typically appear on the face. Melasma is a result of over-prodction of the pigment melanin, which gives color to skin, hair, and eyes. Melasma is sometimes called the mask of pregnancy because it tends to occur with the rise of pregnancy-related hormones.
There are many other factors that may increase risk for melasma, including:
Birth control pills
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Are you ready to do something about the dark spots, sun spots and uneven skin tone on your face? Then this Gorgeous Giveaway is for you. This week we have three Lumixyl Topical Brightening Systems (a $353 value!!!) to give to our lucky winners. The kit includes a 4-step brightening system plus Revitaleyes, which has been developed specially to treat dark circles around the eyes.
Unlike many brightening products, Lumixyl improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation without the irritation of hydroquinone or retinoids. Its secret is a skin brightening peptide called Decapeptide-12, which was developed by a team of dermatologic researchers from Stanford University. Clinically proven to lighte
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