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Use of Sunscreen in the Management of Pigmentary Disorders

Photoprotection is critical for skin care, particularly in patients with melasma or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, stresses the need to block visible light in addition to UV light in the management of these conditions. She is the vice president of the American Academy of Dermatology as well as the founding director of Skin of Color Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, NY, and faculty at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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