Creams contain a special agent to inactivate the melanocytes (pigment producing cells of the skin), additionally we often compound a free radical scavenger to counter act the effects of UV radiation. Vitamin A is also frequently prescribed to patients. The regular use of a correct sunscreen is very important in treating darker skin types.
Dermatologists, Dr Davin Lim and Dr Shobhan Manoharan have extensive experience in performing cosmetic skin procedures on darker skin types, having trained in Australia, UK, Ireland, Malaysia and the United States. Our dermatologists can compound specially made creams depending on your skin condition and sensitivites.
Chemical peels refer to a broad range of chemical treatments for the skin. Peels regenerate and resurface the skin at varying depths depending on the agent and concentration used. Superficial peels remove the dead layers of the skin and can help improve uneven pigmentation, whilst medium depth peels target the deeper layers of the epidermis. Deeper peels have the ability to stimulate collagen production, which improves both texture and tone. In darker skin types, a more conservative peel regime is needed to reduce the chance of post inflammatory darkening of treated skin.
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Fractionated laser/ Fraxel/ Profractional
Fractional laser has provided a revolution in the treatment of facial rejuvenation, especially in darker skin types. Fractional lasering induces thousands of micro-punctures whilst leaving surrounding tissues intact. This allows the skin to heal much faster than if the entire skin was treat at once. Fractionation stimulates collagen production in addition vaporizing both superficial and deep pigmentation. It promotes the skin’s healing process to create new, tighter tissue, with improved skin texture.
In darker skin types we prefer the use of Erbium laser as it has less tendency for complications in darker skin types. In dark skin types, the ProFractional laser is much safer than Fraxel.
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