The Top 4 African American Skin Care Issues, Solved
Keloids, eczema, hyperpigmentation -- dark skin is especially prone to certain skin conditions. Do you know how to treat them?
Next up is establishing a brightening regimen. Palm recommends a series of salicylic acid peels or glycolic acid washes once a month to gradually fade post-acne scars in dark skin. Combination therapy -- topical products that combine lightening agents like hydroquinone and antioxidants like vitamin C -- are also helpful. For more severe cases, Palm suggests exploring in-office treatments. "I ... do a lot of work on ethnic skin with laser treatment in conjunction with topical treatments for age spots and scars," she says. Check with your doctor to ensure they use an Nd:YAG laser with a 1064 nanometer wavelength in the Q switched mode (the same low-energy mode used for laser tattoo removal).
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