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Dr. Susan C. Taylor is a Harvard trained dermatologist, clinical researcher, and world renowned expert in treating skin of color. For over 20 years, Dr. Taylor’s passion has been helping patients of all skin tones eliminate hyperpigmentation and achieve the best skin that they can. She is Founding Director of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, past president of the Skin of Color Society, and a board member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Taylor currently practices at Society Hill Dermatology, Philadelphia, PA and the Skin of Color Center, New York. Through her many years of dermatology practice and research, Dr. Taylor recognized early on that all skin is not the same and that brown skin has special qualities as well as problems.

Based on Dr. Taylor’s innovative research she has collected the best skincare science and ingredients from around the world to help foster skin that looks toned, smooth, rich, lush and nearly flawless. The result is a skincare collection that delivers on a promise: helping ethnic skin look as beautiful as possible, without artificial solutions or harsh treatments.

Entries by Dr. Susan Taylor

How Many Times Today Did You Feel in a Rush?

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 9:25 PM

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH, on my weekly Philadelphia radio show, Health Quest: Making a Difference in You Life . We discussed his book, Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging....

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Your Medications and Your Breakfast Could Be a Deadly Combination

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 9:58 AM

Do you enjoy a glass of grapefruit or cranberry juice in the morning when you take your medication?

Don't think about drinking these juices if you take certain medications.

If you do, it could lead to deadly consequences. Those specific juices could increase your medication to toxic levels....

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Pumping Up Low T (Testosterone) and the Risk of Heart Attack

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 11:12 AM

Many men, young, middle age and old, are pumping up their low T (Testosterone) levels by using one of the popular Testosterone treatments. Simply by using a Testosterone gel, cream or patch, they can pump up their muscles, their strength, their mood and their sex drive. Sounds like a fountain...

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Glaucoma Awareness and African Americans

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 10:25 AM

I don't know a better way to begin the New Year than to discuss a disease that is a leading cause of blindness in African American and Hispanic populations. Appropriately, January is designated, National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and I don't want anyone to miss the opportunity to learn about glaucoma...

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Winter Skin

(4) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 4:12 PM

It was frankly shocking to feel the nip in the air this morning. In addition to putting away the summer clothes and pulling out the jackets and sweaters, I also noticed that my skin was beginning to feel a bit dry and tight.

So the handwriting is on the...

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Angelina Jolie Voight

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 6:38 PM

Depending how you count, there are at least 60 body parts or organs in the human body. There are far more if you count each bone and muscle. Clearly, some body parts are more important than others. Most people would agree that your heart and lungs are among those, since...

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Dr. Taylor and Dr. Taylor Solve a Problem

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 11:30 AM

As you may know, I see many patients each week as I practice dermatology. After asking questions about the problem and examining the patient, I make a diagnosis and suggest the appropriate treatment. I also attempt to do my best to understand how my patients feel about their illness and...

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Feet: From "Barbed-Wire" to "Baby Soft"

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 5:41 PM

You may not realize it, but on March 20, 2013, a little less than one month from now, it will be the first day of spring. I would bet that you have not thought about your feet at all during the winter months. Or if you did, it was to...

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Can Smartphone Applications Accurately Detect Melanoma?

(4) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 4:34 PM

Smartphone applications are used for everything these days, and for the most part they are helpful and help to simplify life. Whether is it to check the weather, to see if your plane is delayed or if you can get a seat at your favorite restaurant, apps, for the most...

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The Safe Use of Topical Pain Relievers

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 5:15 PM

Thus far, there have been 34 reported deaths and 490 non-fatal cases from the outbreak of fungal meningitis caused by tainted steroid injections used to alleviate debilitating back or neck pain. It is a national tragedy that makes each of us think twice about possible consequences to invasive...

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End-of-Fall Home Makeover to Benefit Your Skin, Hair and Nails

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2012 | 5:45 PM

In most parts of the country, frigid winter is here, and there is now a real nip in the air. Humidity has dropped and the air is drying out for winter. Home heating systems are also running 24/7, which further strips the air of moisture.

This...

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Can Race Possibly Influence Sleep?

(19) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 7:46 PM

For years, I have had trouble sleeping. I fall asleep easily enough but usually awaken between 2 am and 4 am in the morning. I will then read the newspaper on my iPad or do some work. After an hour or so, I fall back to sleep. I have to...

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All the News That's Fit to Print, But What Happened To The Ads?

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 4:21 PM

I want to make it clear that I love my iPad. It was a Mother's Day gift from my husband and an attempt to make life just a bit easier for this wife, mother, daughter (think sandwich generation), doctor, organizer, social secretary, soccer Mom, chauffer, cook, volunteer, book club member......

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Michael Jackson: On the Anniversary of His Passing

(15) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 6:51 PM

Not too long ago, I flew to Burbank to be a guest on a new television pilot. In the car, as I passed the Forest Lawn Cemetery of Glendale, I looked into the mirror and saw, not the face of the grown woman that I have become, but my 7-year...
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Do You Need An Intravenous Infusion for Glowing Skin?

(9) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 11:44 AM

There have been several recent reports in the media of intravenous infusions of different solution or fluids used to enhance one's appearance or performance. One report was of amino acid intravenous drips used to improve test-taking ability by Asian students. In the US, infusions have been reportedly used...

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What Every Black Woman Needs to Know About Hair Loss: Part 3

(6) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 6:19 PM

To achieve my goal of helping black women avoid the devastating disorder, alopecia, this is the third of three posts discussing the subject. I will begin by discussing traction alopecia, which is one of the three most common types of alopecia that I see in my black female patients. I...

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What Every Black Woman Needs to Know About Hair Loss: Part 2

(3) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 11:21 AM

It is very important to me as a woman of color and as a dermatologist to try to help women understand more about the devastating disorder, alopecia. My goal is also to help you avoid hair loss, particularly the types that are easily preventable and treatable. Regrettably, there are several...

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What Every Black Woman Needs to Know About Hair Loss: Part 1

(4) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 7:47 AM

When I lecture to groups of dermatologists, I often say that hair loss is epidemic among black women. In the twenty years that I have been in practice, I have gone from seeing five women with hair loss each week to seeing 25 or more. No one knows for sure...

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"Barebody and Beautiful" Day

(2) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 5:51 PM

The Renfrew Center Foundation outside of Philadelphia had a special "Barefaced and Beautiful" day on Monday, February 27th, to highlight eating disorders. The idea was to go without makeup for a day in order to start a dialogue about healthy body image and inner beauty. The Renfrew Center specializes in...

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The Continued Dangers of Skin Lightening Creams

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2012 | 5:12 PM

Every week, there are reports in the news of dangerous medications or medical products on the market. One recent report captured my attention. It was a report of a skin lightening cream that had poisoned a woman in California and another in Virginia. These skin lightening creams were...

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