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For african-americans and other darker-skinned people, is treatment different than for people with light-colored skin?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
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In brief: No

Most skin diseases are treated in a similar fashion.

In brief: No

Most skin diseases are treated in a similar fashion.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology

In brief: What type treatment

Please ask about what type of treatment.
Many dermatology procedures are the same for all skin types, but if you are asking about laser or chemical peels, skin type is very important. You will want to seek a dermatologist that has experience with skin of color as treatments can be tricky and have a higher risk of scarring if not done correctly (or even if correct procedures are followed).

In brief: What type treatment

Please ask about what type of treatment.
Many dermatology procedures are the same for all skin types, but if you are asking about laser or chemical peels, skin type is very important. You will want to seek a dermatologist that has experience with skin of color as treatments can be tricky and have a higher risk of scarring if not done correctly (or even if correct procedures are followed).
Dr. Jennifer Haley
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