Newsmakers: Skin of Color Society
A desire to better serve patients of all skin types is fueling impressive growth at the Skin of Color Society.By Inga Hansen Skin typing is an important concern for aesthetic practitioners. For years, questions lingered regarding the use of injectables in patients at risk of keloid scarring, and it was only through independent research that these fears were largely laid to rest. Providers also need to look carefully at their settings when treating individuals with darker skin types with laser or energy-based devices due to an increased risk of burning and postprocedure pigmentation problems.
These are just some of the reasons why Susan C. Taylor, MD, founded the Skin of Color Society in 2004. What began as a small group of dermatologists dedicated to understanding skin disease in skin of color has blossomed to nearly 450 members in 33 countries. Its membership has doubled in the past year alone.
“One of my goals has been to increase our international outreach efforts, in addition to making the society a...
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