Products for Hyperpigmentation:
We do extensive research on all products that we carry in our office. The following products are great to help reduce pigmentation on ethnic skin.
Lytera Skin Brightening Complex: Minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots, improving the evenness of skin tone. Improvements seen as early as 4 weeks.
AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser: This facial cleanser removes impurities, excess oils and makeup as it hydrates and purifies pores. Dead skin is gently scrubbed away using alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids along with ultra-fine jojoba beads, leaving your skin smoother and with a brighter complexion.
15% AHA/BHA Cream: This treatment with 15% alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids improves the appearance of skin texture, tone, and smoothness by exfoliating dead cells.
Theraderm Platinum Protection SPF 30: Lightweight oil-free sunscreen. Very good for oily acneic skin types. Wearing sunscreen everyday is a big component in preventing scarring.
SkinMedica Vitamin C + E Complex: This silky, fragrance-free formula with 15% stabilized vitamin C and E provides extraordinary antioxidant protection, helping to improve the appearance of skin tone, texture and firmness. Vitamin C and E promote cell renewal and increases collagen production.
LHA Cleanser: Designed for aging skin prone to breakouts, SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel combines potent cleansing agents with LHA, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid to decongest pores, smooth irregularities, and brighten skin.
Blemish + Age Defense: This acid blend is designed to prevent the formation of acne, minimize hyperpigmentation, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Retinol 0.5%: Smoothes the skin texture through exfoliation and skin regeneration. It improves the appearance of fine lines, aging and sun-damaged skin. Enhances skin texture and stimulates cellular turnover without irritating the skin.
Keloids are scar tissue that get bumped up or raised. They often can become painful and in some cases cause disfigurement. Florida Skin Center's providers can generally can treat keloid scars with steroid injections or prescription medications. In some instances, the keloid tissue can be cut out or excised.
This patient below is undergoing treatment for her Keloid scar with vascular laser and Kenalog injections. Check back for updates on her treatment.
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)
DPN is a unique skin condition seen in darker skin types. They appear as small dark bumps that occur on the face, neck and chest. The cause of DPNs is unknown, but maybe genetic and can be seen in several members of the same family. They can be easily treated with a simple painless procedure.
Hair loss is a common complaint that we see in the office. Hair loss can be due to many different factors. Often hair styles that are wore too tightly or pulled back can cause traction alopecia. In some cases, autoimmune conditions such as thyroid disease, anemia and lupus can be the cause. And for some of us, hair loss unfortunately runs in the family. Our providers will evaluate each patient individually to treat the underlying cause of hair loss. Treatments often include topical and oral medications as well as PRP treatments.
Products for Hair Loss:
Scalp Therapy: Dissolves sebum and dandruff and promotes scalp hygiene.
DHT Blocking Bio-Therapy Shampoo: Designed to block DHT (primary cause of hair loss). This specially formulated shampoo provides strength, moisture, and shine to all hair types, as well as color treated hair.
Minoxidil: "Rogaine" Helps stimulate blood flow to the scalp and to increase hair growth.
HLCC Vitamins: Helps block DHT and give the hair the nutrients it needs to grow optimally. This is an herbal alternative to Propecia and can be used with Propecia. Safe for women to use.