ethnic skin concernsAt Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we pride ourselves on offering the widest range of treatment options available in order to accommodate everyone, no matter their age, gender, or skin color. We believe that each patient is unique, and our treatment plans reflect that. Each person has their own individual needs, and we will work together with you to create the best plan that will allow you to achieve optimal results.

Men and women with skin of color need unique treatment plans that will necessarily be different from treatment plans for those with lighter skin tones. Each skin type not only has different age and environmental changes but also different healing properties, which must be addressed individually by a skilled board certified dermatologist

In the past, it was difficult for men and women with darker skin tones to be treated effectively with lasers, as many lasers were only effective on lighter skin. However, nowadays, there are many more options available, and in our office, we are able to choose from a selection of over 40 different lasers, light and energy devices as well as multiple chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and topical facial treatments in order to customize an optimal treatment plan for each individual patient.

Asian Skin Concerns

Asian skin is prone to hyper- and hypopigmentation secondary to sensitivity of asian skin dark spot removalAsian pigment cells to inflammation and injury. Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of skin, while hypopigmentation is lightening. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are aware of these potential side effects in Asian skin, and will be careful to choose the most appropriate treatment as well as proper pre and post-treatment procedures to minimize adverse effects. In addition, Asian skin is more prone to milia, melasma, and age spots.

African American Skin Concerns

African American skin is rich in melanin, which gives the skin its dark color. This melanin also makes it more difficult to treat the skin and structures like hair follicles, tattoos, and blood vesAfrican American skin concernssels under the skin with certain lasers as many lasers work by specifically targeting melanin. This is why up until recently there were almost no lasers available that would work well on African American skin. There are now more options available such as epidermal cooling and longer wavelengths as well as other energy sources that allow treating skin with darker pigmentation safely without fear of severe side effects such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and epidermal burning.

Hispanic Skin Concerns

Hispanic skin, is prone to hyper- and hypopigmentation secondary to sensitivity of pihispanic skin concernsgment cells to inflammation and injury. Hyperpigmentation is very common following acne outbreaks, insect bites, psoriasis, and other irritations. Hispanic skin will often require specialized treatment plans, and acne should be treated as soon as possible to avoid potential hyperpigmentation following an outbreak. Melasma is also more common in Hispanic skin and requires both topical as well as laser treatments to control.

Indian Skin Concerns

Indian skin is prone to hyper- and hypopigmentation secondary to sensitivity of Indian pigment cells to inflammation and injury. Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of skin, while hypopigmentation is lightening. The board-certified dermatologists such as those at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are aware of these potential side effects, and will be careful to choose the most appropriate treatment as well as proper pre and post-treatment procedures to minimize adverse effects. In addition, Indian skin is more prone to milia, scaring, melasma, and age spots.

Schedule a Consultation with Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Today

No matter your skin type or concern, the board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have you covered. To learn more and schedule your consultation, just call (858) 943-2113 today!