Fraxel Repair and Dark Skin Tones

Fraxel Repair is one of the leading laser systems for fractional resurfacing. Fractional resurfacing is a method to aesthetically improve a person's skin by reducing acne marks, skin pigmentation, wrinkles and age spots. The procedure uses micro laser beams on certain problem areas to destroy the already damaged skin cells. With the body's natural healing ability, surrounding untreated cells will then produce newer, healthier cells.

Fraxel Repair and Dark Skin Tones

In general, conventional lasers on people with dark skin are risky. Skin types such as those of African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians have more melanin and are more prone to pigmentation and scarring. Most experts will claim that Fraxel is safe for all skin types, for the main reason that it is fractional and just targets specific areas. However, there were complaints from people with dark skin tones who have gone through the procedure. They complained of pigmentation and scarring, not just as a temporary post treatment side effect, but a permanent one. In some clinics, the spacing in between treatments is longer for people with dark skin tones compared to people of other skin tones. They even require further evaluation before launching a full treatment session. This only shows that skin tones may play an important role in the success of the procedure.

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