Dermatologists specialized in dark skin in MontrealErasmienne Tambou
Looking for a dermatologist specialized in dark skin in Montreal? It’s hard enough to find a dermatologist, so imagine finding one who specializes in black skin! After endless Google searches, we’ve identified a few dermatology clinics that have experience with dark skin. Needless to say, the list is really…short.
But first, a brief tour of reality…
The importance of training dermatologists in dark skin specificities
According to many experts, one reason why skin diseases are underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed in people with black skin is the lack of diversity in the images shown in medical books. Very few illustrations depict dark or matte skin. And this is not just a Canadian reality.
Most of the time, it is assumed that the patients of future doctors will be white. However, dermatological diseases do not present in the same way in Caucasian people as they do in black people.
As a result, when dermatologists see dark skin patients, they have difficulty recognizing the condition they suffer from.
The absence of images of dark skin in books therefore has a direct impact on the care of patients of color.
According to an article on the consequences of the absence of images on the care of people with dark skin, dermatologists say the lack of images is one reason why many conditions, including Lyme disease, spider bites and cancers can go misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed in darker skinned patients, sometimes with serious results.
We don’t want this to happen to you. So here are the dermatologists who specialize in dark skin in Montreal. If you know of others, please let us know so that we can improve this list.
Dermatologists specialized in dark skin tones in Montreal
Dr Balbul Alfred
5492, Queen-Mary Road, Montreal QC H3X1V6
Dr Marie-Alix Francoeur
4305 D’Amiens Street, Montreal, QC, H1H 2G6
Dr Jean-François Tremblay
MédIME, Institut de Médecine Esthétique
6100 Du Boise Avenue #114, Montreal, QC, H3S 2W1
This clinic offers both medical and aesthetic dermatology services.
Dr Linda Ptito (Aesthetic dermatology)
90, Notre Dame West, #304
Montreal, QC H3C 1K1
If your problem is not medical but aesthetic, you can look for dermo-aesthetic clinics specialized in the treatment of dark and matte skin. Take the time to learn about the clinic and read online reviews before making your choice.
Dermo-aesthetic clinics specialized in the treatment of dark and matte skin in Montreal
Clinique Dermo-esthétique Marie-Lucie David.
4305 D’Amiens Street
Montreal, QC, H1H 2G6
Clinique Beauté Grace – Soins Médico-esthétiques
1559 Papineau Avenue
Montreal , QC , H2K 4H7
438 503 4381
8720 Notre-Dame Street East, Montreal, QC H1L 3M1
Lisa Anella Esthétique Avancée
330 – 4060 Sainte-Catherine Street
Westmount, QC H3Z 2Z3
While waiting to (finally) have an appointment with a dermatologist who specializes in dark skin tones, don’t forget to continue to take care of your skin with appropriate products and to follow us on Facebook for more black skincare tips.