About SOCSS

The Skin of Color Seminar Series, led by nationally recognized faculty, takes a case-based approach to train dermatologists on the safe and effective treatment of skin of color through a series of live demonstrations and lectures.

Reasons to Attend SOCSS

  • Gain greater confidence in performing laser procedures in skin of color
  • Improve your management of pigmentary and hair disorders in patients of color
  • Boost your practice and Expand your treatment offerings
  • Master nuances in the management of common dermatologic disorders in diverse populations
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The Skin of Color Seminar Series is the only series to address the ever-increasing demand for sound medical and aesthetic training to treat patients with skin of color. Don't miss this rare event.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate skin color classification systems to categorize common skin disorders and cutaneous diseases in patients with skin of color.
  • Cite key differences in the skin structure and how it relates to diagnosing and treating common ethnic skin disorders including acne vulgaris, pigment disorders, psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis, hidradenitis suppurativa, etc.
  • Formulate multiple treatment strategies that may be more effective when treating common skin disorders in patients with skin of color.
  • Evaluate data from recent clinical trials of biologic response modifiers as treatment options for collagen vascular diseases and granulomatous acne form disorders.
  • Detect and manage common skin conditions in skin of color pediatric patients.
  • Integrate optimal psoriasis treatment plans utilizing biological agents in patients with skin of color.
  • Recognize the unique structural nuances of ethic facial anatomy and impact on the natural aging process.
  • Identify the efficacy and safety of laser use in patients with skin types of IV to VI, with fewer risks of epidermal adverse events.
  • Assess appropriate laser settings for treatments of skin of color patients.
  • Identify strategies for the use of neurotoxins, hyaluronic acid fillers for volumization and rejuvenation of the ethnic face including specific anatomical considerations and approaches for the lips, nasolabial folds and chin.
  • Describe strategies and techniques for injection and vector placement of neurotoxins and fillers to obtain optimal results and to preempt complications.
  • Cite common aesthetic cultural and ethnic practices that may increase occurrence of common skin problems.

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