We specialize in ethnic skin and scalp care. We understand our beauties have a variety of skin challenges they wish to address. Here are a few of the specific skin conditions we treat at Pretty Faces Atlanta.
There are several factors that contribute to the development of acne such as yeast/fungus, bacteria, skin mites, blocked pores, and hormones . The causes of acne are varied and so are the treatments. We specialize in skin tone specific, and individually formulated, acne treatments. Our treatments not only target the external appearance of acne, but also the root cause of the problem.
If more aggressive treatments are needed, Dr. Jing Jing is an Accutane® provider. She is registered with the IPLEDGEPROGRAM®. She is also familiar with other Acneic, Cystic conditions, such as Hidradenitis Supporativa and Cystic, or Pustular Acne.
After a detailed consultation, we will help you decide the best method of acne treatment for your skin type, skin tone, and lifestyle.
Medical Microdermabrasion, in conjunction with Surgical Acne Extractions, is a very common bi-weekly or monthly procedure for many of our patients who suffer with acne.
Hyperpigmentation/ Melasma/ Acanthosis Nigricans
Hyperpigmentation can be caused by excessive sun exposures and by many skin and hormonal conditions as well. Acne and skin trauma can cause dark spots. Repeated UV exposure (sunlight), pregnancy, and certain hormonal changes can cause darkened blotches of the face, neck and chest, called melasma.
Certain medical conditions can cause dark thickened, velvety changes of the skin and skin folds, called acanthosis nigricans, which is also a form of hyperpigmentation. Some treatments for hyperpigmentation only involve topical medications, but others require aesthetic intervention and/or medical or lifestyle intervention as well.
Dr. Jing Jing is well trained generalist as well as an award winning Aesthetics Physician, so she is well qualified to help determine the best course of action to treat your hyperpigmentation.
A milium cyst is a small, white bump that typically appears on the nose and cheeks. These cysts are often found in groups. Multiple cysts are called milia. Milia are small, dome-shaped bumps that are usually white or yellow. They’re usually not itchy or painful, however, they may cause discomfort for some people and can be unsightly.
Milia occur when keratin becomes trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Keratin is a strong protein that’s typically found in skin tissues, hair, and nail cells.
Milia can occur in people of all ethnicities or ages.
Milia are often confused with “white heads”.
Milia can be treated. The treatment is simple, virtually painless and takes less than a few minutes.
Moles, Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPNs), Epidermal Nevi, Skin Tags
Moles, Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPNs), Epidermal Nevi, Skin Tags are all considered benign lesions of the skin.
Removal of these benign skin lesions can be a simple, quick, lunch time procedure that can have a significant impact.
We remove skin tags and other benign lesions of the skin.
We also treat traditional "warts" and other condyloma of the skin with topical medications, cryotherapy or excision.
Learn more about lesion and mole removal here.
Excessive unwanted hair growth of the face and neck can be treated!
Many pigmented patients worry about laser hair removal. Is it safe? Will it burn my skin? Will it work? Is it permanent?
The answer to all these questions is YES. But let me explain.
We use a (Varia®) 1064 YAG Laser, which is the only FDA approved laser appropriate for Laser Hair Removal and Laser Vein treatments in patients of all skin colors; including minority and African American skin tones (lightest to DARKEST skin tones). Laser hair removal usually involves at least 8-10 treatments to achieve approximately 80-90% of permanent hair loss.
A 1064 YAG Laser is an actual laser, which means, without proper preparation and safety measures, it can burn the skin. Thus we take extra time and precautions to prepare the treatment areas thoroughly. In this way, we can protect your skin and prevent any unnecessary harm. Most patients find this a completely painless experience.
When performed properly by well trained and licensed medical providers, laser hair removal will achieve approximately 80-90% permanent hair loss. Imagine a lawn of 1000 blades of grass, and after a thorough "treatment", you are left with a few scattered blades. If desired, patients may return for touch up treatments.
Do you have excessive unwanted hair growth?
Ingrown Hairs of the Face, Neck, Bikini and Body
Pseudofolliculitis, also known as "ingrown hairs" is very common among pigmented patients, especially african american patients. "Hair bumps" whether of the face, neck, chin, groin, buttocks, or other places, can be very painful, tender, and unsightly. "Hair bumps" also often leave the affected areas full of skin "staining spots" or hyperpigmentations, even after the initial "bumps" resolve.
Men suffer from pseudofolliculitis mostly in the beard and nape area.
Women suffer from pseudofolliculitis mostly in the bikini and groin areas associated with shaving or waxing.
Treatment for pseudofolliculitis is often just focused on the inflammatory process itself however unless the underlying issue is address, the patient tends to have recurrence, often in the same areas but also in other areas. In some patient, the inflammatory process of their "hair bumps" gets progressively worse, and in severe cases, these lesions can tunnel together under the skin and can cause massive skin inflammation, scarring and tissue damage. This is a serious medical condition that should be treated and preventive measures should be discussed as well.
Do you suffer from hair bumps on your face, or beard? Bikini area? Call us today at 678-650-2009.
Hyperhidrosis, commonly known as excessive sweating, is a medical condition that can affect both the physical and emotional/psychological well being.
Excessive sweating can be a nuisance. Lucky for us, excessive sweating can be treated!
We treat excessive sweating in a number of ways here at Pretty Faces Atlanta:
Botox® has been well studied and documented to be effective in axillary excessive sweating (armpits) and excessive sweating of other parts of the body (hairline, palms, soles, buttocks etc.)
Recently there have been studies that have found Fractional RF (Radio frequency) Microneedling effective towards treating excessive sweating.
Fractional RF Microneedling for hyperhidrosis can be applied to pretty much any part of the body, but best results for armpits, hairline, palms, soles.
1 treatment, every 9-12 months, is adequate for Botox®. For Fractional RF Microneedling, usually 3 sessions are recommended, with each session requiring about 20-30 minutes of treatment time (per area). Treatments are scheduled at 3-week intervals.
Patients report little to no down time and with proper anesthesia both Botox® and Fractional RF Microneedling are virtually pain free.
Varicose and Spider Veins
Varicose veins and spider veins are unattractive and if left untreated, can progressively get worse. These vascular lesions can commonly occur on the face and lower legs. While they are mostly unsightly, they can progress to cause local inflammatory processes by the way of obstruction or local tissue involvement.
We treat facial veins (telangiectasias) with our Picasso V RF®. The process is nearly painless and very quick. Most treatments are completed well within a lunch hour.
Spider veins and small varicose veins of the legs and body can be treated with our 1064 Varia® YAG Laser.
A keloid (key-loid) is a type of raised scar. Unlike other raised scars, keloids grow much larger than the wound that caused the scar.
Not everyone who gets a scar will develop a keloid. If you have keloid-prone skin, however, anything that can cause a scar may lead to a keloid, such as a cut, burn, or severe acne. Some people may develop a keloid after they pierce their ears, get a tattoo, after having chickenpox or from a surgical site.
Keloid scars can affect patients of all ethnic cultures and skin tones, however pigmented patients are more prone to this condition. Keloids develop in various patterns and can appear anywhere on the body. On the earlobe, they often appear as round, solid masses. When a keloid forms on a shoulder or the chest, the raised scar may spread across the skin. A keloid usually takes time to appear, usually months to years, however sometimes, they appear very quickly.
As these raised scars grow, they may feel painful or itchy. A keloid that covers a joint or large area can decrease a person’s ability to move that part of the body.
Keloid scar treatment can help reduce symptoms like pain and itching.
No one treatment is best for all keloids. To give their patients the best results, specialists choose treatments based on the patient’s age, type of keloid, and other criteria.