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Treating Acne in Patients of Color

When an ethnic patient has acne they have more to worry about than just blemishes or pustules.  A dermatologic condition known as Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) is also a concern.  After a blemish clears, patients with ethnic skin can have spots of discoloration as a result.  PIH is a unique characteristic to ethnic skin types, and based on the severity of the patient’s acne and residual spots on the skin, there are several treatments available through one’s dermatologist.  Treatment options depend on the patient’s unique health status and needs, but some options include retinoids, chemical peels, and lasers and microdermabrasion.  West Houston Dermatology Laser & Skincare Center offers all such treatments to its patients, and new specials for these treatments are available on a monthly basis.  Contact our office or visit our website for more information.