The term “ethnic skin” can refer to individuals of Asian, African, South European, South American, Middle Eastern, or Native American descent. Aesthetic skin concerns affect individuals with skin of color differently from their caucasian counterparts. And darker-skinned or Asian individuals must also contend with misconceptions about skin protection. Dr. Marie Jhin is a board-certified dermatologist and expert in Asian skin — she offers personalized treatments to address your skin concerns and help you achieve smooth, healthy, and glowing skin.
One of the biggest misconceptions about ethnic skin is that they don’t need skin protection. The widespread belief that ethnic skin has a lower risk of skin cancer is false and dangerous. Skin cancer can happen to anyone, including people of color. Everyone must wear broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen daily to protect their skin from sun damage, including Asian individuals. We can recommend sunscreens suitable for each individual’s skin color.
Skin laxity affects everyone as they grow older. The gradual loss of collagen and elastin from the skin leads to sagging skin tissues with fine lines and wrinkles. Asian individuals usually experience skin laxity around the forehead, howls, under-eyes, and neckline. We offer microneedling, PDO thread lifts, and other non-surgical techniques to lift facial skin and stimulate natural collagen production, making the skin look smoother and more youthful.
Consult Dr. Marie Jhin
Dr. Marie Jhin, the founder of Premier Dermatology, is one of the country’s foremost experts in Asian skin. She is a board-certified dermatologist and spent 10 years as a Stanford instructor. She has also authored numerous books on skin care, including Asian Beauty Secrets and K-Beauty Secrets. As an Asian/ethnic skin expert, she ensures you receive treatments that address your unique skin concerns and goals. Schedule a consultation to initiate your aesthetic journey in San Carlos.