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docs, what's a good acne treatment system for african american skin?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Use catuion: Aa skin is very sensitive to all the lasers and chemical peels in that the skin can become darker or lighter. Darker tends to resolve hypopigmentation ( lighter) may not. The standards are safe for you benzoyl peroxide washes, maybe oral antibiotics for a few months (minocycline) and exfoliators like Retin-A or gentile glycolic acid peels in the form of a wash. See a good dermatologist not a spa.
Dr. Brian Maloney
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Acne Treatment: Cleanse with Cetaphil Work with an aesthetician for deep pore cleansing If deep cysts present, see a dermatologist Change your pillow twice a week Avoid fried foods, milk, peanuts, chocolate, dark colas Protect the skin with sun screen to help minimize dark spots.

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