Skin of Color
Offered at our South Tampa location, we have a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in skin of color dermatology.
Dr. Barbulescu is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, American Hair Research Society, Skin of Color Society, and the Women’s Dermatology Society.
She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions in adults and children, with special interest in treatment of patients with alopecia, skin of color, black skin, brown skin, and darker skin tones, as well as cosmetic and surgical dermatology.
Skin Conditions that can affect skin of color:
Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is a skin condition that causes one or more areas of skin to darken and thicken. Often the skin with AN feels like velvet. People who get this skin condition sometimes mistakenly believe that a dye or something else they touched has discolored their skin. They try scrubbing away the discoloration. Vigorous scrubbing will not get rid of AN. Acanthosis nigricans is not contagious. It is not harmful.
Sometimes, it is a warning sign of a health problem that requires medical attention. For this reason, it is important to see a dermatologist if you notice an area of darker, thicker skin.