Rosacea and Acne Treatments in Darker Skin Types
Rosacea is a skin disorder, primarily of the facial skin, characterized by redness and skin bumps, while acne develops as a result of excessive oil production in the sebaceous glands. Both conditions affect millions worldwide. In the United States, 60 million Americans have active acne and at least 16 million suffer from rosacea. Acne and rosacea do not discriminate and affect people of all ages, genders, and races. The good news is that both acne and rosacea can be treated.
Rosacea Diagnosis in All Skin Colors
While literature traditionally has stated that rosacea primarily affects Caucasians of European ancestry, recent studies have determined that this skin disorder is prevalent in all skin types and colors, affecting African-American, Asian, Indian and Hispanic patients. Patients with darker skin types typically suffer from increased hyperpigmentation. However, the treatment for rosacea essentially is the same, regardless of skin color. P. Alexander Ataii M.D. and Laser Cliniqúe provide all patients the most comprehensive rosacea treatments for their individual skin color and type, ensuring the process is safe and effective.
Acne Treatment for Darker Skin
Recent studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology revealed that treating acne with combination topical products does not increase the risk of irritation for patients with darker skin. However, when treating acne affecting darker skin, attention also is focused on hyperpigmentation or what are known as dark spots. Dark spots can be treated effectively as well via topical retinoid treatments.
Rosacea and Acne Treatments at Laser Cliniqúe
P. Alexander Ataii, founder and Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe has successfully provided more than 7,500 treatments eliminating both adolescent and adult acne. Acne as well as rosacea treatments are customized for the individual patient to create the best dermatological solution for your personal needs. Acne treatments may include:
• Medical Grade Chemical peels
• Photodynamic therapy
• Prescription medications
Both BLU-U and photodynamic therapy utilize light therapy in a non-invasive technique to treat acne, while vibradermabrasion is an exfoliating technique that deep cleans pores and removes dead skin cells. A chemical peel also removes dead skin cells and exfoliates the skin with the help of alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids. Prescription medications may include both oral and topical treatments ranging from retinoids to antibiotics.
If you’re ready to receive treatment for rosacea and/or acne, now is the time to call P. Alexander Ataii M.D. and Laser Cliniqúe. With the ability to treat a variety of conditions, skin types and skin colors as well as a proven track record, P. Alexander Ataii can help you achieve your dream of clear, smooth skin.
Rosacea and acne affect all skin colors and do not discriminate by age, gender or race; fortunately, both skin conditions can be treated by Laser Cliniqúe.