Acne is a fairly common skin condition amongst dark-skinned patients and with this condition come quite a few side effects such as PIH (dark marks left behind after acne lesions have healed), scarring (due to acne lesions being picked, scratched or squeezed) and skin sensitivity (often caused by attempting to use the incorrect products on the acne).
Dark-skinned patients who are looking to treat acne with peels and lasers or lights would be well advised to consult with a medical doctor with experience in treating skin of colour as not all acne treatments can be performed on all skin types. One needs to have experience working with dark skins in order to prevent unwanted adverse effects such as full-thickness burns, permanent scarring, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
At Skin Renewal, hundreds of patients with dark skin types have been treated. Every patient is provided with a fully customised solution depending on the patient’s age, relevant skin problem, skin type, budget, and expectations.
Acne ranges from mild to moderate to severe and it is important to tailor every treatment plan in such a way as to give the patient lasting results by combining the correct treatments with the appropriate home care products, thereby maintaining the results and preventing relapses.
The following treatments can be done safely and successfully on dark skin types:
- Beta Lite Peels
- SAMA Peels
- Laser Genesis
- Contact ND:Yag
- Laser Toning / Laser Painting with Candela VBEAM
- IV Infusions for healthy skin / IV infusions for general inflammation
- Supplementation to ensure that inflammation and skin health is treated from the outside in along with treatments to target the active acne