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Dr. Perry Talks Skin Care and Natural Hair

By January 27th, 20219 Comments

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:

Dr. Perry Talks Skin Care and Natural HairPatricia 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”.

Dr. Perry Talks Skin Care and Natural Hair

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


  • Unknown says:

    Thank you for featuring Dr. Perry. I would like to see more pics of her hair. Please share if possible.

  • Tina says:

    Excellent idea, education is priceless.

  • Anonymous says:

    She's beautiful! Thanks for this Niki, I'm sending my questions right now!

  • ddenise says:

    wooo hoo go Howard U! 🙂

  • Kells says:

    Just sent my email! Awesome idea

  • Anonymous says:

    Great idea CN, I love this blog! It gets better and better!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks ladies for all of your emails. Rest assured that they will be forwarded on to Dr. Perry. Alot of your questions are mine too (cystic 'period pimple', blemishes, preventing stretch marks, etc.). Stay tuned!

  • Anonymous says:

    The doctor looks great! I'd like to see her address the topic of over-the-counter wrinkle creams. What are *reasonable* expectations for results? I find it hard to believe that most of the marketed products (with the exception of Botox or the stronger prescription stuff) can do much of anything, beyond moisturize and maybe temporarily reduce the appearance of the crow's feet, etc. Also interested in under-eye products that claim to reduce puffiness and dark circles. What should I expect as far as results go?
    It sounds as if I'm falling apart, doesn't it? LOL I am. Help!

  • Namun says:

    Nikki this is great. Thanks for hosting Doc Perry. Is there a deadline for sending in our questions?

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