How can I get rid of pigmentation in my skin if I am a African American?

Answers from doctors (3)


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Feb 16, 2010

Hello. We use a couple different methods for getting rid of pigmented acne scars.

1. Treat the acne itself. If you get rid of the acne, the scars will fade eventually.
2. Laser treatments for brown spots. There are specific lasers to use that can help get rid of brown spots and acne scars.
3. Bleaching creams. We have several hydroquinone based bleaching creams that can help with acne scars.

Understand that getting rid of the brown spots is different than getting rid of what causes them (the acne). So the decision about the treatment of the spots should be made in conjunction with the treatment plan for the acne that is causing the spots.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Hello. We use a couple different methods for getting rid of pigmented acne scars.

1. Treat the acne itself. If you get rid of the acne, the scars will fade eventually.
2. Laser treatments for brown spots. There are specific lasers to use that can help get rid of brown spots and acne scars.
3. Bleaching creams. We have several hydroquinone based bleaching creams that can help with acne scars.

Understand that getting rid of the brown spots is different than getting rid of what causes them (the acne). So the decision about the treatment of the spots should be made in conjunction with the treatment plan for the acne that is causing the spots.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Published on Feb 16, 2010

African American patients need to be especially careful in treating their skin. The best treatment for treating your skin type to remove pigmentation issues is home glycolic lotion. It is a "smart lotion" and removes what is not suppose to be on your skin in a slow way. You should not do lasers or peels.
You need to go slowly even with the lotion. If you get a rash from the lotion you will hyperpigment (get darker). So you need to go slowly with your treatment. You need to be careful and use a small am unt of lotion to be sure you don't irritate the skin. Also, be sure to wear sunscreen when using these products.

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Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

African American patients need to be especially careful in treating their skin. The best treatment for treating your skin type to remove pigmentation issues is home glycolic lotion. It is a "smart lotion" and removes what is not suppose to be on your skin in a slow way. You should not do lasers or peels.
You need to go slowly even with the lotion. If you get a rash from the lotion you will hyperpigment (get darker). So you need to go slowly with your treatment. You need to be careful and use a small am unt of lotion to be sure you don't irritate the skin. Also, be sure to wear sunscreen when using these products.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Rejuve

Published on Feb 16, 2010

You can do a chemical peel or a ViPeel. It is safe and effective for ethnic skin.

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Answered by Rejuve

You can do a chemical peel or a ViPeel. It is safe and effective for ethnic skin.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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