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Skin Conditions

Hyperpigmentation 101 – Global Skin Solutions Difference

Hyperpigmentation is one of the most common complaints especially in patients with darker skin.  These patients have ancestral roots in Africa, Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Mexico, Latin and Spanish countries.  Darker skin types are characterized by a higher content of melanin.  The upside of this is the pigment concentration is protecting the skin…

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Faces of Diversity | Skin Conditions Part 1

In Part 1 of this video presentation we will go over what defines a skin condition as well as common skin conditions that are presented in multi-ethnic skin tones. It needs to be said that certain skin conditions should be referred to a dermatologist, we will touch on those and advise through images letting you…

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Repairing the Acid Mantle

Repairing the acid mantle is essential to the road to correction. Before applying chemical exfoliating solutions, the skin’s acid mantle or protective layer should be intact. The protective layer of our skin is the “guard dog” preventing the bacteria, pollution, toxins and germs from entering into the skin. How do you know if the acid…

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Definition of a Skin Condition

Definition of a Skin Condition Global Skin Solutions

What is the definition of a skin condition ? A skin condition is defined as an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning of the skin. Common Skin Conditions in Multi-Ethnic Skins African Americans are prone to the following: “Ashy” dry skin (Impaired Acid Mantle) Uneven skin Tones Discolorations or dark spots Hyperkeratosis…

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Skin Condition Definitions II | Photoaging

Ethnic PhotoAging Global Skin Solutions

PHOTOAGING: Asian Skin(Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysians, Singapreans, Thais) Fitzpatrick Skin Type 4 Primary Cause: UV induced Secondary Cause: Actinic lentigines Flat pigmented, seborrheic keratoses and mottled hyperpigmentation Seborrheic keratoses Study conducted of 303 Korean brown-skinned malesOverall prevalence 88.1% Sun exposed areas Face and dorsae of the hands Common Treatment Options: Skin Lightening Agents Topical hydroquinone…

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Skin Condition Definitions III | Acne

Hispanic, Ethnic Acne Global Skin Solutions

ACNE VULGARIS Hispanic – the most common skin disorder in Latino and the second most common in the Asian population. Primary Cause: Hormonal, genetics, increased sebum production due to sebaceous size in skin of color, lack of moisture content Secondary Cause: Papules, pustules, nodules and cysts (nodules and cysts heal with Enzyand closes) Papules the…

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Skin Condition Definition IV | PIH

POST INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION Darker Skins Hyperpigmentation has multiple causes and may be focal or diffuse. Most cases are due to an increase in melanin production and deposition. Focal hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory generally caused after an injury, burns, inflammation (e.g. Acne). Can also result from lentigines, melasma or café-au-lait (birth mark) macule. Manifestation of hyperpigmented lesions…

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Acne and Rosacea in Ethnic Skin

Ethnic Skin Acne and Rosacea | Global Skin Solutions

Rosacea and Acne: Examine in More Detail at Skin of Color – Due to the changing United States demographics, physicians are faced with treating and diagnosing skin diseases in a more ethnically and a racially diverse population. In fact, it has been projected by the United States Census Bureau that within a few decades, the…

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