We are holding an open evening at 7.00pm on Wednesday 13th May offering free skin care advice to the Asian community. Asian skin has some unique characteristics some of which are positive and some of which cause problems. Our medical professionals will be advising on the best treatments for Asian skin.
Sister Saria Tahir of Laserase Bolton explains:
“The good news is that Asian skin is more resistant to aging but the downside is that it tends to scar more easily and is more susceptible to acne than other skin because Asian people have a thinner ‘stratum corneum’, This is the outermost of the five layers of the epidermis, which is largely responsible for the vital barrifunction of the skin, and is the first line of defence against the external environment. Unfortunately therefore Asian skin is genetically more predisposed to scarring and acne.
“It also means that, when it comes to laser treatment for example, extra care must be taken with Asian skin and only qualified medical professionals should undertake laser treatment.”
Saria says that there are other skin conditions which are also more problematic for Asian skin – for example, Asian skin is much more prone to excess hair growth. This can be embarrassing and time consuming to keep on top of, however, unwanted hair can be successfully treated with laser treatment.
“Because of the unique nature of Asian skin, we would always recommend that expert medical advice is sought before undergoing skin treatment,” adds Saria
Laserase Bolton is the region’s leading and longest established laser clinic and is highly experienced at treating Asian skin conditions, offering a range of skin treatments carried out by qualified medical experts. Treatments include hair reduction and removal, laser skin peels, acne and acne scarring, safe and effective tattoo removal together with skin rejuvenation treatments such as dermal fillers and muscle relaxing injections.