“I‘m not confidently familiar with how certain conditions present on darker skin,” he said.

That’s how visits to the dermatologist can go for people who are not white, or gender-conforming — and medical professionals agree. Many doctors aren’t up to speed when it comes to caring for skin of color or the concerns of trans and non-binary patients — and it all comes down to a gap in dermatology education, as people working within the field and those trying to access care have told InStyle.