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SKIN CONDITIONS

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.

Acne

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 appointment, 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, while others require aesthetic intervention and/or medical or lifestyle intervention as well. 

PicoSure® laser treatment is a popular treatment for hyperpigmentation and scarring. Learn more about PicoSure for skin rejuvenation here.

 

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.

Milia

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 Hair

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?