Course: Acne in Skin of Color
Acne in Skin of Color
Alexis Carrington, MD +1

This course reviews the unique challenges that arise with treating acne in those with darker skin tones. Topical therapies and strategies are reviewed along with a discussion of approaches to treatment during isotretinoin.


User: Alexis Carrington
Alexis Carrington

Dr. Alexis Carrington is born and raised in Sacramento, CA and currently a Post-Doctorate Research Fellow at UC Davis Department of Dermatology. She graduated with High Honors from St. George’s University School of Medicine Grenada, West Indies in 2019, completing her basic science years in Grenada and her clinical years in Brooklyn, NY. She completed her Internal Medicine Preliminary year at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine Elmhurst Hospital Program in New York City, during the peak of COVID-19. Dr. Carrington always had a passion for skin health and dermatology. She is fascinated with complex dermatology of all skin types, integrating holistic skin health and prevention both nationally and internationally as well as public medical education. Her research has been focused on the role of the gut and skin microbiome on various complex dermatological conditions.

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User: Neal Bhatia
Neal Bhatia

Dr. Neal Bhatia is a board-certified dermatologist in San Diego, California. He serves as Director of Clinical Dermatology at Therapeutics Clinical Research. He is as chief medical editor for Practical Dermatology.He has a background in immunology and has interests in mechanisms of therapy, skin cancer, and medical dermatology. Aside from teaching at medical conferences, he sits on several editorial boards and is an active teacher for dermatologists, industry, and patients.

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User: Raja Sivamani
Raja Sivamani

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

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