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Ethnic Skin Expertise

Advanced treatments for darker skin tones

All about treatments for ethnic skin

Although most skin conditions can occur across every race and skin type, at the Health & Aesthetic Clinic we understand there are some skin problems that are more common or severe if you’re black or Asian.*

The great news is that darker skin is more resistant to UV rays than white skin. But hyperpigmentation (dark spots) and hypopigmentation (light-coloured patches) can be common problems for darker skin tones. Our doctors have a wealth of expertise in treating these conditions to help brighten and even your complexion. Another condition that needs even more care in darker skin tones is acne. Acne scarring is often combined with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – so as ethnic skin is more prone to pigmentation problems tailored treatment is essential*

*Individual results may vary.

Ethnic skin expertise at the Health & Aesthetic Clinic

  • Doctor-led clinic with a wealth of experience in treating ethnic skin
  • Evidence-based treatments that are carefully selected for ethnic skin after in-depth research
  • Patient-centred team that keeps ahead of new developments and innovations
  • Harley-Street expertise and treatments at affordable price

Possible treatments for pigmentation problems

One of our expert doctors will recommend a course of action after your consultation. This is completely tailored to you but could include:

  • Prescription skincare products specially formulated to help treat hyperpigmentation
  • Sublative face rejuvenation to target dark spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation left by acne scarring
  • Photo rejuvenation to help even skin tone and combat pigmentation
  • Skin peels to target various forms of hyperpigmentation and reveal brighter, fresher skin
  • Acne treatments to help improve this condition and avoid scarring and the associated hyperpigmentation

*Individual results vary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    • What is hyperpigmentation?

      Hyperpigmentation is caused when the skin produces too much melanin (the skin’s pigment). This can happen for several reasons including too much exposure to the sun, hormonal changes such as pregnancy and the menopause and trauma to the skin (such as acne). It shows as dark spots on the skin.

      Hypopigmentation occurs when pigment is lost within the skin and shows as light-coloured patches.

      One of the most common forms of hyperpigmentation in darker skin tones is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This happens because of injury to the skin such as a cut, scrape or burn. It can also occur with acne and eczema.

    • How can I prevent pigmentation problems?

      Whatever your skin colour, it’s important to use a full-spectrum sun block every day and to limit your exposure to the sun. This is essential no matter how dark your skin tone.

    • What is prescribed skincare?

      As a doctor-led clinic, we are able to prescribe skincare products and ranges that are only available on prescription. This may be because they have more active ingredients than off-the-shelf skincare and/or need to be used following the correct medical advice. Prescribed skincare can be particularly useful when targeting skin conditions such as acne and hyperpigmentation.

    • What is sublative face rejuvenation?

      This cutting-edge elōs Plus treatment from Syneron Candela uses bi-polar radio frequency to deliver energy to the skin’s deeper layers without troubling the epidermis (the upper layer of skin). We use a handheld applicator with multi-electrode pins to deliver the energy in a fractional way that ablates the skin’s surface with heat. Areas that are not ablated act like a reservoir for cells to encourage healing and the production of more collagen.

      As collagen levels are boosted, skin looks refreshed and rejuvenated. This can help to improve hyperpigmentation.*

    • What is photo rejuvenation?

      This leading laser technology (PicoWay from Syneron Candela) uses the shortest pulses of energy available to break pigment into minute particles which are then eliminated naturally by the body. It’s non invasive with very little downtime.*

    • What is a skin peel?

      By expertly applying a chemical exfoliant to the skin, outer layers are exfoliated and eventually peel away. The newer skin revealed is smoother and clearer to help treat acne, acne scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.*

*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Health & Aesthetic Clinic cannot guarantee specific results.