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Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Aug;22(3):447-52. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2014.04.012. Epub 2014 Jun 10.

Laser and face peel procedures in non-Caucasians.

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1
Private Practice, 133 Barnwood Drive, Cincinnati, OH 41017, USA; Private Practice, 56 Edwards Village Boulevard, Edwards, CO 81632, USA.
2
Private Practice, 133 Barnwood Drive, Cincinnati, OH 41017, USA; Private Practice, 56 Edwards Village Boulevard, Edwards, CO 81632, USA; Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati, 222 Piedmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA. Electronic address: devindermangat5@gmail.com.

Abstract

Facial resurfacing procedures are becoming increasingly popular. The percentage of non-Caucasian individuals seeking these treatments continues to rise. Patients with darker skin types (Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI) face unique challenges for successful facial skin resurfacing. Common issues encountered by non-Caucasian patients include dyschromias, acne scars, photoaging, keloid and hypertrophic scars, benign cutaneous tumors, and hair-related disorders. This article discusses the most frequently used lasers and chemical peels used to address these problems.

KEYWORDS:

Ethnic skin; Facial resurfacing; Non-ablative lasers; Superficial peels

PMID:
25049128
DOI:
10.1016/j.fsc.2014.04.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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