Skin of Color

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Effective and Safe Acne Skin Care for Skin of Color

To ensure effective and safe treatment for skin of color, Skin 101 Medical Spa takes a case-based approach through a variety of skill techniques.

Before beginning acne treatments, there are several key factors that people with skin of color, especially those of African descent, should know. Whether it’s a few pimples or severe acne, considering these factors can help those with skin of color make better informed decisions regarding their treatment options to obtain desired or optimal results.

Key Factors To Consider for Skin of Color

#1 Using Moisturizers — Moisturizers can actually worsen acne. To ensure the product does not clog pores, verify “noncomedogenic” is included on the label.

#2 Dark Spots — Dark skin is prone to developing dark spots often referred to as “post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation” and can occur at the site of a healed or healing inflamed acne lesion. Caused by excessive melanin production, this darkening of the skin is a normal reaction when dark skin becomes inflamed, such as after a rash, scratch or pimple. While these spots tend to gradually disappear over time, they are the number one complaint among dark-skinned patients with acne vulgaris.

#3 Hair Pomade — According to the results of a recent survey of acne patients with skin of color, nearly half of the participants revealed that they used some type of oil or pomade on their hair for more manageability and more than half of them developed acne on their forehead. The acne occurs when pomade blocks pores and acne develops on the scalp, forehead and/or temples—places where pomade comes into contact with the skin.

Treating Patients with Skin of Color

Our focus is on offering various safe and effective procedures in treating acne for skin of color including:

  • Treatment across the skin of color spectrum for medical conditions such as melasma, and acne.

  • Dermatologic conditions unique to various skin of color segments.

  • Differences in skin of color responses to cosmeceuticals, fillers and neuro-toxin.

  • We are experts in performing cosmetic procedures in skin of color.

Before and After Photos 

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