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The Skin Institute
2046 Creekside Landing Drive
Apex, NC 27502
Office: (919) 303-4777
Fax: (919) 303-0077
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Dermatological Treatments For Skin of Color in
Safety and Effective Treatments for Skin of Color
At The Skin Institute in Apex, NC we
take a case-based approach to ensure safety and effective treatment of skin of color through a variety of skill techniques.
Whether it’s a few pimples or severe acne, there are five key factors that people with skin of color, especially those of African descent, should know before they begin acne treatment. Considering these factors can help individuals with skin of color make informed decisions about their treatment options and obtain better results.
Three Key Factors
#1 Dark skin prone to developing "dark spots":
These darkened spots on the skin, which dermatologists call “post-inflammatory
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.
#2 Pomade may be the culprit:
A recent survey of acne patients with skin of color revealed that almost half,
46.2%, use pomade (oil or ointment for hair) to style or improve the
manageability of their hair and that 70.3% of the patients using pomade
developed forehead acne. 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.
#3 Moisturizers can worsen acne:
When using moisturizer, make sure the label includes the word “noncomedogenic.” This means the product will not clog pores.
Our Focus Is On
The Skin Institute offers various procedures for the treatment of acne including:
Treatment across the skin of color spectrum for medical conditions such as melasma, acne, PIH, and alopecia.
Dermatologic conditions unique to various skin of color segments.
Differences in skin of color responses to cosmeceuticals, fillers and neuro-toxin.
Expert in performing cosmetic procedures in skin of color.
We have enhanced our Skin of Color knowledge due to the simple fact that 51% of the population has
skin of color and the need to provide proper care is important to the
ever-increasing demand for dermatologic treatments in patients with skin of
color, and the accompanying need for education and training in this quickly
expanding market. The Skin Institute are among the pioneers in having knowledge about skin of color.
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The Skin Institute | 2046 Creekside Landing Drive | Apex, NC 27502 | Phone: 919.303.4777 | Fax: 919.303.0077