You are right to be wary of a laser beam pointed at that delicate dark skin of yours. The increased risk of scarring and keloids are extremely high in light brown to dark brown skin. Melanocyte reactivity and fibroblast reactivity demand respect when undergoing rejuvenation procedures. Take heart, that fibroblast reactivity makes you a great candidate for skin tightening with infrared laser technology because you have the ability to build more collagen quicker than your paler counterparts. In fact, dark skin responds better to this treatment than any 0ther skin type! Finally, an anti-aging laser treatment specifically for dark skin types!
How does it work?
We slowly heat the skin to cause inflammation to the dermis while leaving the epidermis unscathed with a series of treatments. 3- 6 months after your treatments, new collagen formation has caused that lovely little lift in the neck, jaw, smile lines, and around the eyes.
Does it hurt?
Not at all. Clients describe a sensation similar to a hot stone massage.
Is there any downtime?
Absolutely not. This is truly a lunch time procedure. – providing you have a 2 hour lunch to account for the 45 minute procedure and the time it takes to reapply makeup and eat a turkey sandwich on whole wheat while braving Atlanta’s lunch hour traffic crunch.
~ Laser treatments on skin of color whether you are Hispanic, Asian, Indian or African American carry serious risks of pigmentation changes and keloid scar formations. Please ensure that your medical esthetics professional has loads of experience and has been specifically trained in safely treating darker skin types IV-VI.