Our acne patients with skin of color have unique concerns when it comes to treating their acne. They can easily form post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (ie. dark spots) on their skin after inflammatory acne lesions heal. In addition, many laser and light treatments must be performed carefully in patients with skin of color. Clear Clinic specializes in acne treatments for all patients and has extensive experience in the treatment of acne in skin of color.
Dr. Schweiger explains that, “Laser and light treatments can be safely performed in patients with skin in color, if performed by an experienced acne specialist. Photodynamic therapy and the Isolaz laser can be used to treat acne in all skin types. Some medications, like the retinoid Tazorac, have been shown to lighten dark spots while helping to improve active acne. We often use these medications to treat acne in skin of color.”