Excessive pigmentation can cause cosmetic problems in skins of all colours and hues, although black skin can be especially vulnerable to developing problems with hyper pigmentation.

When black skin is damaged, whether as a result of cuts or accidents, spots or rashes, it can darken as it heals, leaving the site of damage more pigmented than the surrounding skin tissue. This can make marks that are rather noticeable, and that will only darken further with continued exposure to the sun.

If excessive pigmentation is causing you problems, then you should consider one of the following forms of pigmentation treatment for black skin:

1. Intense Pulsed Light Treatment uses light energy to cause the lesions to heat up. The pigments then break down into particles that are small enough for the body to absorb and remove from the site.

2. Microdermabrasion and Laser Therapy uses a different approach. Deep skin exfoliation gently removes the uppermost layers of skin in order to reveal the unblemished new skin beneath. The laser simply encourages the natural skin renewal process as well as the production of collagen.