close up photo of a hand drawing henna onto a wrist

Dangers of Using Black Henna

Public Health – Seattle & King County warns against use of henna products that contain additives to create temporary tattoos and which can cause allergic reactions in some people.

September 17, 2013 · Article


African woman with light cream covering her face

Skin Lightening Practices and Mercury Exposure in the Somali Community

Article describinginterviews with Somali women about skin-lightening practices and the products they use and testing those products for mercury.

July 1, 2013 · PDF


image of woman's profile and hand decorated with henna

Skin Decorations in East African Patients

A short clinical pearl about the use of henna as skin decoration.

August 7, 2009 · Article


red henna feet

The Influence of Culture and Pigment on Skin Conditions in Children

Images of common skin conditions in children with dark skin and from different cultural backgrounds. Although focused on children, many variations of skin conditions in individuals with dark skin, applies to both children and adults.

August 7, 2009 · Article


arms and hands with dark skin with vitiligo leaning on railing

Dermatology of Pigmented Skin

Clinical information about treatment of pigmented skin.

March 1, 1997 · Article


Three school children in a classroom in Southeast Asia

Circular Burn Scarring on Asian and African Patients

A short clinical pearl about patterned circular scars on the skin of Asian and African patients.

August 1, 1996 · Article