Posts Tagged ‘Treatments’

Flowers for Your Skin – Orange Blossoms and Licorice

Vitamin C – The Natural Skin Rejuvenator

  • Proven to help acne
  • Proven to improve skin texture
  • Proven to improve skin pigmentation

TIP: If you have acne consider a vitamin C serum in addition to your standard acne treatment to get better results!

Licorice – The Natural Skin Brightener

  • Active components in licorice extract include Glabridin, Liquiritin, and Licochalcone A
  • Anti-inflammatory (Lichocalcone A is used for redness)
  • Treats pigmentation (Glabridin and Liquiritin are used for brown spots)

TIP: If you have uneven skin tone look for products with licorice as a natural skin brightener

Skin Cancer in African-Americans

Skin cancers are less frequently observed in African-American patients. Most likely, this decreased frequency is due to the photoprotection conferred by the melanin in darkly pigmented skin. But despite the lower risk to this patient population, African-American patients who develop skin cancers are faced with an increased morbidity and mortality, which is often a result of delayed diagnosis in this patient population.

In this column, I’ll take a closer look at the types of skin cancers that most often affect this patient population and discuss typical presentations of lesions in African-American patients.

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Lasers in Ethnic Skin

The use of lasers in ethnic skin can pose a therapeutic challenge due to significant risks of post-inflammatory pigment alteration in this patient population. The greatest risk occurs in lasers with wavelengths in the range of the absorption spectrum on melanin due to the epidermal melanin absorption and resultant thermal injury in richly pigmented skin. In this article we will review lasers that have been studied in ethnic skin and will offer a practical approach to the safe use of lasers in ethnic skin.

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Getting to the Root of Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

First reported in 1908, pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) is a common inflammatory condition caused by ingrown hairs in the beard area of African-American and Hispanic men who have tightly coiled hair. Fox first noted the condition, and it was later described as pseudofolliculitis of the beard by Strauss and Kligman in 1956.1,2 Present in up to 83% of African-American men, this condition is characterized by inflamed papules and occasional pustules in the beard after close shaving.

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Using Lasers on Ethnic Skin: A Review on Four Cases

Lasers can be used effectively on ethnic skin to treat conditions such as pseudofolliculitis barbae, hirsutism and acne keloidalis nuchae. Read on for a review of four cases of patients whose conditions were successfully treated with lasers.

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