Dr Michael Gladstein Discusses Skin Pigmentation in Guyanese Women.

By NY Net News
Posted on 08 May 2011 at 9:57am

Astoria based board certified Dermatologist Michael Gladstein was recently asked to talk about various skin disorders he sees frequently in his office regarding the Guyanese population. Dr Gladstein has had a long history treating Guyanese as he was once part of a medical group located in Richmond Hill New York for many years where a large segment of Guyanese immigrants reside.

He noted that since there is a lot of sun exposure in Guyana, there are multiple problems with people of darker skin pigmentation especially in women. There are white spots or “hypo” and dark spots or “hyper” skin pigmentation on multiple areas of the body.

Dark spots he says appears on localized areas of the face due to high levels of sun exposure and extra hormones during pregnancy.

White spots he says are localized to the legs on individuals who came from countries close to the equator, Guyana and Colombia. The spots are about 2 to 3 millimeters each and are more frequent in older women who lived in these countries for a long period of time. The reason why this occurs is still unknown.

The treatment Dr Gladstein says varies for both conditions and his office specializes in treating these conditions.

Hyperpigmentation on the face is treated with various prescription agents called hydroquinone and glycolic peels among other products but he warns that if not used appropriately and under professional supervision, hypopigmentation can occur.

For Hypopigmentation, Dr Gladstein says patients don’t always respond to treatment but he primarily uses various cortisone crèmes to get the pigmentation to regenerate itself.

To learn more about Dr Gladstein, visit him at AstoriaSkincare.com

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2 Comments

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  2. Sam

    Dr.Gladstein treated my wart and it went away in 3 days. I am so thankful that the annoying pain is gone, i no longer have to feel a hard marble under my feet. 

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