“Mocking Our Brother” was a headline in a Ensign magazine that drew my attention. Acne scars, Melasma, obesity, skin color, physical handicaps, mental retardation, and other physical problems frequently elicit unkind remarks or misunderstandings. Occasionally we convey unintentional impressions of rejection by our discomfort or lack of information. Melasma is a tan or dark skin discoloration. Although it can affect anyone, melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy medications. It is also prevalent in men and women of Native American descent and in men and women of German/Russian and Jewish descent. A good method of treatments to hasten the fading of the discolored patches is laser treatment. For patients with lighter skin tones, Cultura’s physicians choose from among 7 different non-invasive lasers to remove unwanted dark spots, facial moles removal and to remove melasma which can be caused by over-exposure to the sun, trauma, or medical conditions.

Acne scars are the result of inflammation within the dermis brought on by acne. The scar is created by the wound trying to heal itself resulting in too much collagen in one spot. Physical acne scars are often referred to as “Icepick” scars. This is because the scars tend to cause an indentation in the skin’s surface. There are a range of treatments available. Although quite rare, Cultura dermatologists are leaders in treating for acne scars to all patients, irrespective of skin color or ethnicity. As well as acne scars, which most often manifest as uneven depressed indentions and tiny holes referred to as “ice pick” or “box car” scars, Cultura offers treatments to a variety of other scars, including traumatic, surgical, hypertrophic and keloids.

Cultura Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center, considered the top Laser hair removal DC center in the U.S., maintains an inventory of 12 hair removal lasers as part of the hair removal system for men and women. I heard this information and this rubbed my hands in delight.




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