African American Skin Disorders

About African-American Skin Disorders

African American Skin disorders affect multiple individuals. These conditions can vary in severity, from a mild irritation to severe skin diseases. African Americans are more likely to experience pigmentation changes making treatment planning more difficult. Although less common, skin cancer does affect Africans Americans, especially aggressive forms found on the palms of hands and soles of feet.


Q. What are some skin disorders that affect African-Americans?
A. Some common skin disorders that affect African Americans are Vitiligo, Ashydermatitis, Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra, Pseudofolliculitis barbea, Melasma, Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, Ecsema, Seborrheic Dematitis, Tinea Capitis, Alopecia and Keloids.