Procedures for Ethnic SkinPeople are more alike on the inside than we sometimes realize. On the outside, however, are differences that warrant special care. Dr. Mary Pentel and her team at The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology have the training, experience, and compassion to properly address conditions impacting ethnic skin, safely and effectively.
Acne and acne scarringEthnic skin is often dry, sensitive, and prone to visible scarring and hyperpigmentation. To help patients with skin of color achieve clear complexions, Dr. Pentel designs combination treatment protocols individualized to the patient’s skin type. With a full suite of lasers and other modalities for scar revision, smoother skin can be a reality.
Fat reductionA desire for toned body contours transcends all cultural boundaries. Non-invasive Liposonix is a great choice for those who are at or near goal weight, but have stubborn fat deposits that won’t respond to healthy eating and exercise. Liposonix destroys targeted fat cells, with no downtime. SmartLipo marries the proven results of conventional liposuction with laser precision. SmartLipo can be used on virtually any area of the body to liquefy and suction fat cells.
Hair removalEthnic hair often has curved follicles, prone to ingrowth and folliculitis. Traditional hair removal methods carry risk of pigmentation or skin irritation. At The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology laser hair removal is not “one size fits all.” Dr. Pentel provides customized laser hair removal, safe and appropriate for skin of color, with special techniques to keep skin cool and comfortable during treatment.
Pigmentation spotsThe rich pigmentation in ethnic skin is derived from increased activity of melanin and melanocytes – cells that are sensitive to injury and easily inflamed. Melasma and dark spots on ethnic skin can be treated successfully with minimal risk of hyperpigmentation. However, it requires adequate skin prepping and careful attention in the application of skin lighteners, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser treatment.
Skin rejuvenation and refinementBlotchy pigmentation, redness, pinkness, large pore size, rough texture – these conditions mar the beauty of ethnic skin. Even skin tone, flawless texture, and radiant glow are achieved through laser complexion blending.
Tattoo removalNo two complexions or tattoos are quite the same. Our experienced clinicians start with thorough skin analysis to determine the right type of tattoo removal laser for each situation. In many cases the revolutionary new Picosure effectively removes dark, resistant tattoos with fewer sessions, more comfortable treatment, and faster healing than other lasers.
Under eye circlesAs we age our faces lose natural volume, causing hollows at tear troughs under the eyes. Heredity, thin skin, hormonal changes, aging, and physical irritation also contribute to dark circles under the eyes. Eyes are brightened with a combination of topical creams and lighteners, dermal fillers to restore lost volume, and laser and radiofrequency energy treatment to stimulate natural collagen production.
Wrinkles and skin tighteningA primary cause of wrinkles is lax skin. As we age our bodies produce less collagen, a strong meshwork of protein fibers that provides structure to skin. The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology utilizes innovative ultrasound and radiofrequency technologies for skin tightening and wrinkle improvement on ethnic skin. These non-surgical procedures have essentially no downtime.
No other clinic in the area provides such a broad selection of FDA approved laser and other skin treatment technologies including:
- Fotona 3D Rejuvenation laser
- Fraxel DUAL laser
- Fraxel Re:Store laser
- Fraxel Thulium laser
- Gentle Max Pro laser
- Long Pulse Nd:YAG laser
- Picosure laser
- SmartLipo laser assisted liposuction
- Liposonix ultrasound fat reduction
- Pelleve radiofrequency skin tightening
- Thermage radiofrequency skin tightening
- Ultherapy ultrasound skin tightening
- Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Artefill
- Highest quality skin care products
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