Best Acne Treatments for Skin of Color NYC New York NY

It is important for patients with skin of color to visit their dermatologist promptly for acne treatment.  When left untreated, patients with darker skin types are much more likely to develop dark spots on their skin (called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) that can be just as noticeable as the acne lesions themselves.  I often recommend prescription medications such as azeleic acid (Finacea) and tazarotene (Tazorac) for my patients, as these creams have been shown to lighten areas of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as they treat acne.  Additionally, in-office acne treatments (such as the Isolaz and LED light therapy) are often safe for patients with skin of color.