It summer time which means spending more time on the beach, by the pool, or just in the sun. Therefore, Talking Makeup wanted to bring to you some important quotes from a leading Miami dermatologist: Dr. David A. Rodriguez.
Dr. David A. Rodriguez Miami Dermatologist.
“Many ethnic women are dying of melanoma because by the time they see a dermatologist, their prognosis is death”
“Every hour in this country somebody dies of malignant melanoma. Blacks and Hispanics are not coming to see us [dermatologist] – quickly enough!”
“It [melasma] literally comes across like dark blotches on the skin. It can be very devastating because it can take a long time to get better.”
Dr. David A. Rodriguez’s quotes are taken from a documentary called: America’s Ethnic Skin: An Al Roker Health Special, that aired on NBC television stations on Saturday, May 24 and featured Dr. David Rodriguez along with several leading dermatologists and physicians. The documentary was in collaboration with the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the first-of-its-kind, and narrated by Al Roker. It addressed the unique needs, challenges and issues facing women and men with darker skin tone.
Also, at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim event AVEENO, the leader in Active Naturals, partnered with the well-known, board-certified dermatologist, David A. Rodriguez, M.D., to reveal summer sun protection tips to keep your best accessory – your skin – healthy!
Dr. David A. Rodriguez, MD, PA, is a voluntary associate professor in the department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami and a staff physician at the Metropolitan Hospital. He is Medical Director of Dermatology Associates and Research in Coral Gables, Florida. Dr. Rodriguez has been working in clinical dermatology for over 20 years. As a certified clinical trial investigator, he has been active participant in over 80 clinical trials. His research interests have focused on tinea pedis, tinea versicolor, psoriasis, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, actinitic keratoris, and acne vulgaris