We took a deep dive and found that lack of knowledge about melanoma skin is common in general dermatology – and now we’re hoping to change that. As the saying goes, after knowledge comes action. Black people tend to face far too many difficulties when looking for a dermatologist who is not only trained but deeply passionate about evaluating and treating melanin rich skin. Factors such as location and not knowing what to ask or look for are often the main barriers to seeking good care.
And while healthcare professionals from all walks of life can treat melanistic skin, it has been proven that black dermatologists are often blessed with the personal experiences and cultural education that are needed to alleviate the stigma that has long been plaguing the body. medical space. Knowing how skin conditions manifest in deeper tones and knowing the best methods (and ingredients) to recommend for IV-VII (light brown to black skin) skin phenotypes is part of the territory.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Certified Black Board Dermatologists from across the country – from New York to Los Angeles (and many places in between) – who specialize in a variety of medical dermatological issues, including loss. of hair, hyperpigmentation, and acne, as well as experts in the practice of cosmetic and surgical dermatology. This list is not exhaustive, but I hope it serves as a starting point. If you are looking for even more options specific to your state, we recommend that you visit blackdermdirectory.com.
It’s never too late to learn more about the skin you find yourself in, and we hope directories like this not only make finding a dermatologist easier, but continue to empower the black community to protect. the skin we’re in – and love.