Health & Beauty
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?
When discussing treatment options with your derm, look into 5-fluorouracil, which is often used in colon cancer and skin cancer treatment. When combined with injectable steroid treatment, this option not only flattens out raised scars, it also reduces negative side effects in scar revision such as atrophy, or an over-thinning of the skin's tissues. If a scar worsens, radiation and laser treatment are options, "or they can be surgically removed" says Palm. However, keloids should be monitored after treatment, as they sometimes recur.
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