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A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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ISSN 0392-0488

Online ISSN 1827-1820

 

Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2011 August;146(4):265-72

KEY SURGICAL PRINCIPLES IN DERMATOLOGY 

Cosmetic procedures in skin of color

Rossi A. 1, Alexis A. F. 2

1 Department of Dermatology, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, USA;
2 Department of Dermatology Skin of Color Center, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, USA;
3 Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY, USA

An increasing proportion of patients undergoing aesthetic procedures are individuals with skin of color (Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI). Racial or ethnic differences exist in perceptions of beauty, the prevalence of specific cosmetic concerns, as well as optimal approaches to treatment. Most important, is the need to avoid treatment-associated pigmentary alterations and keloid scarring, of which there is a greater risk in patients with skin of color. Here we review leading esthetic concerns in the darker skinned patient and discuss approaches to treatment.

language: English


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