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Delete Dark Spots and Discoloration

Brighten Dark Spots, Acne Scars and Uneven Skin Tone

Of all the skin disorders that affect skin of color, hyperpigmentation (dark spots and uneven skin tone) is the chief complaint. Skin problems, medications, medical conditions, and many other factors, including minor “skin insults”, can lead to skin discoloration.

Possible causes include acne, razor bumps, sunburn, [more…]

Are You Practicing Safe Sun?

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Ethnic Skin & Sun Damage

Darker and olive skin, including black skin, is just as vulnerable as lighter skin tones to the “ravages” of sun damage. Sun damage produces many “looks” including chronic sunburn, redness and spider veins, deep wrinkles and fine lines, sagging skin, a rough, leathery skin, hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone, dark spots [more…]

Raccoon Eyes, Puffy Lids and Bags

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Facial structure can affect skin color in the orbital eye area and create dark circles. Prominent cheekbones and deep-set eyes, with translucent skin covering dark underlying tissue, make the orbital eye area appear darker than the rest of the face. Did a parent, grandparent or other family member also have dark circles? Facial structure and [more…]

Tinea Versicolor: Fungus Among Us

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Tinea Versicolor Fungal Infection

The non-contagious fungal rash of tinea versicolor is a chronic, asymptomatic superficial infection characterized by light scaly, macular patches. These patches range in color from light pink to deep tan to a darker brown. Although the name suggests a variety of colors, the hue of all patches is about the same [more…]