Black skin has the great and enviable advantage of being more resistant to sun damage and the ageing process than lighter skins. It is, however, also more vulnerable to other skin conditions, such as hyperpigmentation.
Acne, shaving bumps, keloid scars and even everyday scratches can result in noticeable changes in the skin’s pigmentation. As the colour contrast between the healthy and damaged skin can be greater, these marks can be more apparent than in lighter skins. Pigmentation changes can also take longer to fade away.
When the skin is injured or becomes inflamed, excessive production of melanin can cause patches of the skin to become much darker than the surrounding tissue. Acne is a common cause of this problem, both because the spots themselves can damage the skin and because some topical treatments can be too harsh.
Pigmentation treatment for black skin can be very effective at improving the appearance of these marks.
Intense Pulsed Light is applied to the lesions, causing them to heat up. The pigmentation begins to disintegrate once it reaches a certain temperature, allowing the body to remove the excess colour. The marks fade and the appearance of the skin becomes more homogenous.