Asian Skin Treatments

If you have been trying to find a skin doctor that understands Asian skin, someone who will understand your concerns and listen to you, Dr. Sagoo has treated many Asian and dark skin clients from the UK and beyond and has considerable experience.

(*Disclaimer: Please note that treatment results will vary from individual to individual.)


Nisha Dhaliwal international Asian model says
“I am impressed with Dr. Sagoo’s extensive range of treatments specifically for Asians”

(*Disclaimer: This is the opinion of this individual, and results will vary from person to person.)

The Solihull Medical Cosmetic Clinic recognises that not all cosmetic treatments are suitable for all skin types and cultures. Dr. Sagoo has considerable experience in treating Asian and black skin types.

Asians are more susceptible to pigment changes in the skin as well as hormonal changes. In general, these changes are different than those of white skin, making certain conditions more common in Asians, such as excess facial and body hair, hyperpigmentation, acne and scarring.

More Asians and people with other ethnic backgrounds are now considering cosmetic treatments.  We pride ourselves on offering a full range of cosmetic treatments to address these particular skin problems, including:


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Facts about Asian skin

  • Asian skin is said to be prone to irritation as it has a thinner outermost layer called the stratum corneum compared to other ethnic groups. As a result Asian skin becomes extremely sensitive to environmental factors and chemicals which can disrupt the skin’s pH level. Asians therefore need to be more careful with what products and treatments they use as most Asian skin does not react well to harsh treatments such as peels and chemical products.
  • Because Asian skin is thinner on the surface it is also said that it is genetically more predisposed to scar more easily than others. Therefore greater care must be taken with an acne breakout and when one is trying to heal from skin scarring.
  • All skin types contain about the same number of melanocytes but the amount of melanin they produce varies.  Melanin is a natural skin pigment that protects the skin from UV damage.  Dark skinned people produce more melanin and light skin people produce less. Research has indicated that Asians have more photo-protective pigment melanin.
  • Dr. Sagoo recommends use of sunscreen religiously and using a product containing gentle skin brightening properties from early twenties. Avoid hydroquinone!
  • Asian skin shows the highest levels of Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL), as well as increased levels of permeability. TEWL is the amount of water vapour lost through the skin under non-sweating conditions. Therefore, using products with high water retaining properties such as hyaluronic acid is good for Asian skin.
  • It is often said that Asian skin has more sebaceous glands and is oilier than Caucasian skin type.  This might have to do with the weather as well, but it is generally true that most Asians are constantly fighting to keep shine away from their skin.
  • Asian skin may get clogged easily, therefore, it is good to exfoliate once or twice a week. In addition, avoid harsh products that will strip away natural skin lipids and make the skin oilier.


Dr. Victor Sagoo


“Dear Dr. Sagoo, a big thank you for making me look beautiful on my wedding day, the skin treatments I had gave me so much confidence on my big day. I am so glad I came to you all my relatives thought I looked amazing, my sister will be getting married next year and she already wants to put you on her to do list, thanks again”

J K Birmingham

(*Disclaimer: These are the opinions of this individual, and results will vary from person to person.)

“Dear Dr. Sagoo, I cannot thank you enough for improving my skin after it was burnt after a beauty salon treatment, you gave me back my face and also my confidence and made my skin look even better than before, I cannot believe you managed to get me through such a horrific time, I am so glad I met you, you saved me.  Thank you”

KK Solihull

(*Disclaimer: These are the opinions of this individual, and results will vary from person to person.)

For further information about skin treatments for Asian and dark skin please contact us on 0845 603 6150 for a consultation with Dr. Sagoo.