Laser treatments for black skin – do they work?

Posted on 31 Oct, 2010

In the past, laser treatment for black skin was not as successful as for people with fair to medium skin tones. However, technology has moved on and treatments are now far more effective.

One common problem is that of keloid scars. Keloids are thick, raised marks which appear in different colours ranging from pink to dark brown. They are not dangerous but they cause itchiness of the skin and are undesirable. People who develop these scars can become emotionally distressed. Although people of all skin tones can develop keloids, those with darker skin tones are more likely to develop them. Fortunately they can be addressed through laser treatment.

Advanced laser treatment for black skin

The modern day laser treatment for black skin is highly advanced and does not cause any side-effects. The procedure is simple. Highly intense pulses of light are directed over the damaged area. These focused beams of light remove the top, damaged layers of skin. Once the damaged skin is removed, it creates room for fresh, new skin to develop. The new skin developed is uniform in texture. Laser treatment for black skin is an effective way to get rid of wrinkles, discolouration and hyper pigmentation.

Laser treatment for black skin is most often used to treat areas near the eyes and mouth. Laser skin resurfacing is also done to get rid of acne scars.