A new survey from Obagi Medical Products found that whether a woman is of African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Middle Eastern descent, she probably faces some ongoing issues with her skin. A common skin concern of these women relates to pigmentary disorders-47 percent of the women polled see a dermatologist for hyperpigmentation, dark spots or uneven skin tone.
Additionally, out of all the women surveyed, only 11 percent were aware of hydroquinone, an ingredient that is well-known by dermatologists to treat pigmentation issues. Sixty-one percent of the women had never before heard of the ingredient and 58 percent of the women surveyed admitted to the difficulty they found when trying to find skin-care products that meet their needs. Such results show the need of professionals to educate consumers about available treatments.
The poll helped Obagi Medical better understand the needs of consumers. Ethnicity aside, the research shows the benefits of seeking professional advice.
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