Skin of Color Skin Conditions

Individuals with skin of color make up a broad range of ethnic groups including Africans, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans and Hispanics. The U.S Census Bureau predicts that minorities will represent more than one-half of the U.S. population by the year 2050. There are many skin conditions that are more common or have different presentations in patients with skin of color. For example, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is darkening of the skin after a rash or injury to the skin, is more common in darker skin types. Central centripetal cicatricial alopecia is a scarring form of hair loss that occurs almost exclusively in black women. Dr. Harvey has extensive clinical and research experience treating patients with skin of color. She also directs a national scientific conference (Bench to Bedside Hampton University Skin of Color Symposium) dedicated to educating other dermatologists about the latest research findings and treatment advances for these conditions.

If you are in need of a dermatologist who specializes in conditions common with skin of color, please visit one of our office location.

TPMG Hampton Roads Center for Dermatology – Virginia Beach
Phone: 757-917-5101

TPMG Hampton Roads Center for Dermatology – Newport News
Phone: 757-232-8856

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