Skincare for Hispanic & Brazilian Skin

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There are a wide range of skin tones and colors in the skin of patients with a Hispanic and Brazilian background. Skin shades can range between ivory, sand, warm beige, honey, caramel, mocha, almond, to espresso

The incidence of skin cancer is on the rise in patients with Hispanic and Brazilian skin tones, so your dermatologist recommends daily sunscreen usage and encourages you to practice safe sun techniques.

Patients with darker skin tones and shades are more resistant to developing fine lines and wrinkles, but pigmentation issues such as melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), and uneven skin tone can be more problematic. PIH is skin darkening due to inflammation, injury, or trauma. PIH may occur after acne, burn, abrasion or scratch, rash, surgical incision, or a procedure, and is worsened with sun exposure. Melasma is a skin condition where patients develop brown patches on the cheeks, forehead, and/or upper lip, and is worsened sun exposure, female hormones (pregnancy, birth control pills, and hormone replacement therapies), light, and inflammation. To improve your hyperpigmentation issues, your board certified dermatologists at The Pearl Dermatology will develop a customized approach for you which may include prescription creams, physician based skin care lines, sunscreens, chemical peels, microneedling with PRP, or lasers.

Patients with lighter tones are more at risk for developing fine lines and wrinkles, so collagen stimulating skin care products such as retinols, growth factors, and vitamin C products are a beneficial addition to your skin care routine to help reduce your wrinkles. Your dermatologist may also recommend procedures to help build collagen for example Ultherapy, microneedling with PRP, or laser resurfacing. Fillers containing hyaluronic acid, Restylane or Juvederm, can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds. Finally, to help relax fine lines around the eyes and forehead, Botox or Dysport can be used.

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