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Does laser skin rejuvenation work on all colors of skin?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology
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In brief: Be Careful

Lasers allow you to preferentially target blood, pigment or water in the skin or tissues.
That way, if you are trying to get rid of brown spots on the skin of a light complected person, you will have a good result as long as the settings are properly chosen. However, with darker skin, the laser has a tough time differentiating between normal skin color and spots to remove - be careful.

In brief: Be Careful

Lasers allow you to preferentially target blood, pigment or water in the skin or tissues.
That way, if you are trying to get rid of brown spots on the skin of a light complected person, you will have a good result as long as the settings are properly chosen. However, with darker skin, the laser has a tough time differentiating between normal skin color and spots to remove - be careful.
Dr. John Ebner
Dr. John Ebner
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Laser skin

Laser skin rejuvenation is not the ideal modality in darker skin types due to the risk of worsening pigmentation and the potential risk of permanent pigment loss.
In select patients with skin of color, pretreatment with skin lighteners followed by treatment can yield great results. Make sure to discuss specific goals and concerns with a cosmetic physician with expertise in skin of color.

In brief: Laser skin

Laser skin rejuvenation is not the ideal modality in darker skin types due to the risk of worsening pigmentation and the potential risk of permanent pigment loss.
In select patients with skin of color, pretreatment with skin lighteners followed by treatment can yield great results. Make sure to discuss specific goals and concerns with a cosmetic physician with expertise in skin of color.
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Dr. Jane Chung
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not all

It has to be cafeful on dark skin.

In brief: Not all

It has to be cafeful on dark skin.
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