Many of the dark spots seen on African-American skin are known as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This is usually caused by old acne scars or irritation of any kind to the skin. Many of the acne scars are self-induced as a result of picking or scratching at breakouts beneath the skin surface. Application of a cortisone cream is helpful in shrinking the unwanted scar tissue. Sal-Hydro Fade Formula™ is excellent in diminishing the darker color changes. African-American skin usually does not respond well to over the counter bleaching preparations. In addition to the topical use of Sal-Hydro Fade Formula™, I also recommend weekly trichloroacetic acid peels within my office.
– Dr. Bussell
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