Is laser therapy available for all complexions? Get the current news.
Is laser therapy treatment, Style and Beauty Doctor asks, available for all complexions now? Dr. Joel Schlessinger provides the answer.
In the December 2011 issue of Style and Beauty Doctor, stylist and makeup artist Danielle Gray writes an article that focuses on laser therapies to treat wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and to, overall, have younger looking skin. These therapies include:
- red or blue light therapy
- pulsed light
- diode laser therapy
Side effects of this treatment can include scarring, keloids and hyperpigmentation — especially for people of color.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains the current landscape of laser therapy for darker complexions.
He calls laser therapy for darker skins “limited,” adding that “all-in-all, laser therapy in patients with skin of color is a dubious and potentially disastrous procedure.”
Switching gears: if you are a good candidate for laser therapy for tattoo removal, here are two resources for you:
- Laser therapy for tattoo removal: “You don’t have to live with the cute flowers you loved on your ankle, the Chinese characters on your back, or the devil on your bicep that seemed so right at the time.”
- Photo of tattoo removed by laser therapy done by Dr. Joel Schlessinger
Looking for products to help soothe skin after a post-laser procedure?
Consider EltaMD Laser Post Procedure Balm to assist with recovery after CO2 laser treatments, Erbium Laser or dermabrasion. It’s non-comedogenic and without preservatives, making it safe for even extremely sensitive skin.
Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.