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Ethnic Acne Skin Care Dermatology

Misconceptions About Ethnic Acne Skin Care

Misconception #1 - Darker skinned people are less prone to acne scarring Like other myths surrounding the benefits of having darker skin, the idea that somehow darker skinned people are less prone to scarring is simply not true. In fact, the opposite is the case. Few people realize that the darker skinned people are at more risk for scarring due to the high levels of melanin in their skin. This applies doubly in the case of scarring from acne. Therefore, darker skinned people should take care to select medications that are specifically designed for ethnic acne skin care.

Misconception #2 - Acne medications are suitable for any skin type Continuing from the point above, ethnic acne skin care treatments should generally be less powerful than medications for fairer skinned people. This is primarily due to the fact that darker skin is generally not as elastic as fairer skin. Therefore to reduce the risk of scarring from acne treatments must be chosen which can reduce the symptoms of acne but also minimize the chances that any acne, which does occur will not lead to excessive scarring. Today, dermatologists have a better understanding of the unique needs of ethnic acne skin care and can prescribe treatments which are both safe and effective. In addition to topical treatments, there have been many advances in recent years in terms of laser treatment for acne and darker skinned people. The best advice about what is right for you is to meet with your dermatologist and discuss all possible options.

In conclusion, ethnic acne skin care suffers from the common misconceptions that darker skinned people are less prone to scarring and can use the same acting medications as fairer skinned people. We hope this article has cleared up some of those misconceptions and if you are darker skinned person suffering from acne, we would encourage you to seek out a doctor who specializes in ethnic acne skin care and get the treatment you deserve.

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