All hues of skin can present changes to pigmentation after an injury has been sustained. In paler skin, injury or scarring can leave behind a reddening which may or may not fade over time. Black skin can react to damage by producing extra pigmentation, however, leading to a darkening of the skin on and around the site of the wound.

Unfortunately, once these darkened patches of skin have appeared, they can be difficult to remove. Exposure to the sun without UV protection can cause these pigmented patches to become even darker, making them more noticeable.

While many of these marks may be small and easy to hide or camouflage, others may be prominent. In this case, they can cause embarrassment and have a detrimental effect on an individual’s self-confidence.

Pigmentation treatment can be very successful, however, at improving the appearance of these marks. Using a combination of treatments can offer great results and a vast improvement to the appearance of the skin. The Laser Treatment Clinic in London uses microdermabrasion, laser and Intense Pulsed Light treatments to restore black skin to an unblemished state.