The doctor is in, and she’s providing expert advice on skin care, healthy hair growth, scalp issues, and other natural hair issues. Meet Dr. Perry:

Patricia Perry, MD, is a New York trained dermatologist who recently relocated to California. She received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. Her residency in dermatology was completed at Columbia University’s St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Division in New York City, where she also served as Chief Resident. She has practiced dermatology in New York and in Hartford, Connecticut and maintains medical licensure in both states.

Dr. Perry’s clinical areas of expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and disorders of pigmentation, as well as anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatments and techniques.She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the National Medical Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Drum roll please….. Dr. Perry is also a fellow curly! She ducked and dodged the hot comb from ages five to nine, and rocked a relaxer from nine to 34. She then transitioned slowly by getting milder and milder relaxers for two years, and then stopped altogether for six months. She big chopped in 2002 and never looked back. She heat styles occasionally for trimming sessions, and to switch things up a bit; her hair in the pic above is the result of a blow-out and flat iron. Her staple style is a chic, curly bun! Below is the result of a Twist-n-Curl. She commented, “I find that Moroccan oil products and Monoi Tahiti Tiare oil work wonders for my fine ends”.

 **If you have a question for our resident MD, please send your emails to [email protected]  Use “The Doc Is In” as the subject line.