Acne and Rosacea in Skin of Color

  • Sejal K. Shah
  • Andrew F. Alexis


Acne vulgaris (AV) and rosacea are among the most common skin disorders treated by dermatologists. While both conditions can affect individuals of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, variations in clinical presentation and approaches to treatment exist. This chapter will review the epidemiology, clinical features, and management of AV and rosacea in darkly pigmented patient populations.


Benzoyl Peroxide Skin Type Azelaic Acid Intense Pulse Light Topical Retinoid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologySt. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Skin of Color Center, Department of DermatologySt. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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