Customized Treatments for Your Skin Type and Color... It Does Matter
Posted on 02/27/2012 on behalf of Dr. Kenrick Spence, M.D., F.A.C.S.
At our medical spa in Orlando, we've become known for our expertise in treating skin of various types and colors.
When was your last customized skin care analysis for your skin type and color? Because each patient's skin care need is as unique as their thumb print, it is essential to provide effective advanced treatment options. Healthy and youthful skin goes beyond just choosing a foundation or cleanser. Skin characteristics can vary greatly depending on heritage and ethnicity. A skin care treatment that works well for you may not be the right treatment for your family member or friend.
I begin each evaluation with a computerized image provided by the VISIA® system. This state of the art imaging device reveals in-depth details about the skin's condition, including moisture, dryness, wrinkles, bacteria built-up, age spots, sun damage and environmental influences. The use of this information, combined with my medical comprehensive assessment allows me to treat any patient despite skin type or color.
I see a lot of patients that complain of dark spots or "age spots." Traditional practice would be to treat the dark spots with a popular lightener known as Hydroquinone. Due to recent controversy of the use of Hydroquinone I have customized a formula using more "natural" or less abrasive ingredients which will help eliminate those dark spots while setting the patient's mind at ease. In an un-medically supervised environment, Hydroquinone has been known to cause a bluish-gray discoloration. Having more than one option is a must when treating all skin types and color when the goal is to have a healthy, aesthetically pleasing outcome.
It is important to understand complexion blending as you think about choosing your skincare provider. Hillcrest Dermatology & Plastic Surgery offers a variety of customized skincare treatments for any skin condition or color. Don't be afraid to ask questions such as "How many patients have you actually treated that have dark skin/light skin?," "Can I see your before and after photos of actual patients?" and "What are your alternatives to controversial prescription medications?." Don't trust your best asset with just any "traditional" physician or esthetician. Remember, your skin, like your thumb print...is one of a kind.