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Skin Treatments for African American Skin

Skin Treatments for African American SkinWhen choosing a non-surgical medspa skin treatment, it is vital to consider the patient’s skin type as well as the patient’s ethnicity. Patients with sensitive skin or oily skin may need different treatments than those with normal skin or dry skin. Particularly, for African American skin, some of the skin treatments may be more appropriate than others.
The treatment provider should consider the unique characteristics of African American skin and treat it differently from Caucasian skin. Motykie medical spa is equipped to provide safe, proven, and effective skin care treatments specifically designed for African American skin. Led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, the medical spa provides skin treatments to African American patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Obagi Skincare

Hyperpigmentation or dark spots are a common concern for African American people. Excessive melanin generation in their skin can lead to dark spots or patches, and create an uneven skin tone. Obagi offers proven and effective skin care programs that will minimize visible hyperpigmentation in African American skin. The prescription formulations of Obagi skincare products can be received through a skin care expert.


African American people with multiple skin concerns can consider medspa treatment with Retinoids such as Retin-A, Differin, and Tazorac. Retinoids will help to treat hyperpigmentation, and will also work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and acne. Patients with sensitive skin can experience minor skin irritation initially with retinoids. Therefore, appropriate products for African American skin should be chosen after consulting a skin care professional.

Laser Facials

Laser facial is one of the most effective skin care procedures today for many African American patients. The device delivers laser energy at a controlled nanometer wavelength that is well-suited for people with darker skin tones. The laser heat will help to generate new collagen production in the targeted areas of the skin to smooth wrinkles and fine lines in a sustainable and natural way.
Laser facial therapy is also used in minimizing hyperpigmentation because it targets melanin in areas with dark spots. Enlarged pores can be reduced and the appearance of recent scars will be mitigated with this treatment. It will also help to even out skin discolorations and achieve a smoother texture and tone.

Chemical Peels

Light chemical peel treatments can be beneficial for African American skin. These mild, customized peels are designed to mitigate the impact of facial aging lines, signs of sun damage, skin discoloration, minor acne scars, and certain forms of acne.
The procedure involves the application of a customized chemical formulation, which is left on the skin for up to 10 minutes. Thereafter, the application is removed and the face is treated with other refreshing blends. Over the next few days, the topmost layer of the skin will gradually slough off, revealing a smoother, younger looking skin.
Medium and deep chemical peels should be avoided for African American skin. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive innovative and advanced skin care procedures at Motykie medical spa.
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