Enhanced Patient Education Resources on the SOCS Website

April 29, 2021
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We are pleased to offer a wide variety of patient educational resources on the Skin of Color Society (SOCS) website, now available in English and Spanish translations! Thanks to expert contributions from many SOCS members, the Patient Dermatology Education section of the site features informative articles to help patients of color better understand the following dermatologic conditions:

  • Acne in Skin of Color
  • Acne Keloidalis (Folliculitis Papillaris)
  • Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)
  • Cosmetics and Skin Renewal
  • Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)
  • Dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp
  • Eczema
  • Keloids
  • Melanoma
  • Melasma
  • Mycosis Fungoides (recently added)
  • Non-melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC)
  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
  • Pseudofolliculitis barbae
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea (recently added)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Sun Protection for Skin of Color
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Traction Alopecia
  • Trichorrhexis Nodosa (Hair Breakage)
  • Vitiligo

In addition, this educational section provides helpful information about dandruff shampoos, haircare, hydroquinone and laser hair removal.

On the main index page, there is also a QR code in the image (shown above) that can be displayed in your dermatology waiting rooms so that patients can now easily access the Patient Dermatology Education pages of the SOCS website.

Another section of the SOCS website houses several educational videos featuring SOCS experts, who address the following topics:

  • Structural Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine (the recorded session from our virtual series, “The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research,” presented collaboratively with the NEJM Group and VisualDx)
  • Sun Protection and Skin Cancer Prevention in Melanin-Rich Skin
  • External Signs of Internal Disease in Skin of Color
  • Psoriasis in Skin of Color
  • Hair and Scalp Disorders for Patients of Color
  • Hair Loss in Women of Color: Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
  • Treating Pigmentary Disorders: Patient Stories
  • Did You Know? Hyperpigmentation, Hydroquinone and Helping Patients with Skin of Color
  • Under the Physician’s Watchful Eye: Skin of Color Patient Safety
  • Doctor-to-Doctor: The Straight Scoop on Hydroquinone

Please have a look at these skin of color dermatology educational resources, share with others and let us know if you have any suggestions!