Laser Treatments for Darker Skin Tones
Laser treatments are very popular with both the young and old as a non-surgical skin-resurfacing option
Unfortunately, ablative laser treatments and other skin-resurfacing treatments like chemical peels are classically not recommended for people who have a darker skin type (Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI). These ethnicities would be adversely affected by some laser treatments. Keep reading for more info on treatments for darker skin tones.
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People with a darker complexion have skin that contains more melanin and therefore have a higher association with risks and complications. Complications can include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, infections, scarring, and other unsatisfactory results. This limits the laser treatment options for darker skin. The good news is that microneedling is a rapidly expanding, popular treatment that is advantageous, particularly for ethnic individuals. These cosmetic procedures have a great safety profile, and micro-needling treatments can help improve a number of dermatologic conditions ranging from scarring to mild acne. It is not a laser treatments, but will still improve the quality of the face, treat fine lines and wrinkles, and add luminosity and a healthy glow to the skin. The medical literature promotes micro needling as an effective and safe option for skin of colour. This is exciting for people who may have thought there were no treatment possibilities. The risks are very minimal, and complications are rare.
At our Toronto laser clinic, we offer micro-needling services with the V2 Beauty Booster technology, enriched with Redensity I. The V2 Beauty Booster uses sterile, high-grade needles to micro-needle the facial skin with hundreds of small perforations. Your own body’s healing response is used to achieve beautiful, rejuvenated skin results. The skin tissue will be re-built, and new skin cell growth is stimulated (elastin and collagen) through increased blood flow to the treated area. The results are also enhanced with Redensity 1, an award-winning hyaluronic acid-based product that hydrates the skin, supplemented by minerals, amino acids, and vitamin B6.
What to Expect from Laser Treatments
The microneedling treatment is non-invasive and does not require much (if any) downtime. The treatment begins with an application of a topical numbing cream to cool the skin prior to treatment. Patients find the micro-needling tolerable even without the numbing cream, but the cream does bring an extra level of comfort to the treatment itself. Once the actual micro needling begins, the entire face is treated in about 20 minutes. There are tiny micro bumps that cover the face post-injection, but these begin to immediately go down with the punctures closing within 90 minutes and are mostly resolved within 24 hours. Some patients experience some redness, tiny bruising, or swelling, but this is also minimal and not an inhibitor to their normal routine and activities. After treatment, a gentle face wash can be used to cleanse the face, and people can return to their normal skincare regime with any active ingredients within 24 to 48 hours. Best results are seen in the facial skin after a series of 3 treatments spaced 3 weeks apart.
If you are someone with a darker skin tone and feel that your skin could benefit from some micro-needling treatment sessions, we would love to hear from you! Please contact our Toronto office for further information, and we will respond to you within one business day.
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