We recommend a daily facial sunscreen of at least SPF 30 or higher. It is important to find a daily facial sunscreen that you will LOVE, and thus want to wear every day. Patients with skin of color may be less likely to sunburn, but sunscreen is equally important for maintaining an even skin tone. Some of our favorites for skin of color are: Intellishade Clear due to the antioxidants and antiaging peptides and Supergoop! Unseeen Sunscreen.
If dark spots are still a problem despite SPF use, one of our favorite pigment correctors for dark skin is Cyspera. This unique formulation uses Cysteamine to decrease melanin production and antioxidant activity to improve the appearance of dark spots. Check it out.
Certain diagnosis, such as vitiligo, have more impact in skin of color and understanding these differences allows better treatment of the underlying disorder. Opzelura is a new and exciting FDA-Approved treatment for vitiligo and atopic dermatitis. The great thing is that Opzelura can be used on the face and around the eyes and it is not a steroid. Atopic dermatitis may be more prevalent in patients with skin of color due to inherent differences of moisturization in the epidermis. Great strides have been made in treatment of atopic dermatitis in the last decade. Book your medical appointment today with a skin-expert to discuss new treatments for dyspigmentation, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, or any skin care need.
Cosmetic procedures must be approached with special caution when treating skin of color. For instance, laser hair removal must be done with a specific laser which is smart enough to understand the difference between the pigment in the epidermis, and the pigment in the hair follicle. Since Laser Hair Removal use the pigment in the hair follicle as the target to permanently destroy the hair – the laser must specifically target the melanin in the hair follicle, or dyspigmentation will result. Pure Dermatology frequently performs laser hair removal on patients with skin of color. Book a consult today to discuss your treatment.
Skin rejuvenation is becoming more and more popular and desired in patients with skin of color. Sometimes these are referred to as “color blind” procedures – but special caution must still be taken in patients with darker skin tones. Microneedling is one of the most popular procedures performed at Pure Dermatology on patients with skin of color – it can improve scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin tone. For even more tightening and additional collagen boost, the Secret RF uses a combination of traditional microneedling and radiofrequency. We have vast experience performing both traditional microneedling and Secret RF in skin of color at Pure Dermatology. Learn more or book a FREE consultation to determine which treatment is right for you.
UltraLase MD is a revolutionary laser which makes tiny microchannels in the skin to improve fine lines, wrinkles, acne, dark spots, freckles, and signs of sun damage. UltraLase MD leaves the top layer of the skin intact making it a VERY safe procedure compared with other resurfacing lasers for skin of color. This is one of our favorite procedures to use to improve under eye pigment, crepey skin, melasma, and hyperpigmentation from acne. https://puredermnola.com/lasemd-ultra/. Book a skincare consult today to discuss the best products for your skin and how to pair this with color-safe procedures.
Last, but not least – the DIAMOND GLOW FACIAL! This fan favorite at Pure Dermatology uses a customizable microdermabrasion tip to gently remove dry, damaged skin cells. It extracts the skin’s surface and pores using a high- powered suction, and after that, infuses your skin with customized serums to give professional-grade results. Diamond Glow leaves your skin GLOWING and feeling great – regardless of skin tone. Book your facial today using our secure online portal.