Skin of Color
Patients with skin of color can now be safely and effectively treated with lasers and other technologies for a wide variety of cosmetic and medical conditions thanks to the specialized technologies, techniques and expertise at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York® These options include:
Botox®, Dysport™, Xeomin, Restyalne® (Silk, Lyft, Silk), Juvederm (XC, XC Plus), Voluma®, Belotero®
There are many skin conditions that affect darker skin types more commonly. These include dyspigmentation from any type of inflammation to the skin including trauma, surgery, acne, melasma and more. Many laser treatments exist to help improve these conditions.
Hypertrophic and keloid scars can disproportionately affect patients with darker skin types. We employ a combination approach when treating scars.
Patients of all skin types can benefit from the technology used to contour the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite. These devices are truly ‘color-blind’ allowing safe and effective treatment.
Similar to body contouring, patients of all skin types can benefit from this procedure without worry of post procedure dyspigmentation.[add photos before and after of SOC]
Patients of all skin types can benefit from the technology used to tighten the skin. These devices are truly ‘color-blind’ allowing safe and effective treatment.
Due to the competing pigment more densely found in skin of color, lasers to treat pigmented lesions must be judiciously utilized. Solar lentigenes (also known as sun spots), Nevus of Ota, melasma, café au lait macules can all be safely treated. These treatments require multiple visits to safely improve the appearance of these respective lesions.
Vascular birthmarks, broken blood vessels and leg veins can be treated with lasers and injections. Patients with skin of color must be cognizant to limit sun exposure during treatment
Skin of Color Related Items
NYU UPN Dermatologists
- Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
- Robert T. Anolik, M.D.
- Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, M.D.
- Bradley S. Bloom, M.D.
- Daniel A. Belkin, M.D.
- Roy Seidenberg, M.D.
- Leonard J. Bernstein, M.D.
- Paul M. Friedman, M.D.
- Michelle F. Henry, M.D.
- Jessica J. Krant, M.D.
- Ronald Shelton, M.D.
- Dana Stern, M.D.
- Elliot T. Weiss, M.D.