Well, the answer is yes and no.
Tanned skin – the Indian skin type – has more melanin, making it more susceptible to burns from any heat-producing technology.
Thus, most laser treatments are not safe on Indian skin and that includes IPL (Intense Pulse Light).
However there are lasers which have a wavelength so specific that they are safe on such skin.
Such lasers would be the Diodes and the Nd-Yags.
Answer contributed by Dr Komathy Rajaratnam, founder of The Lifestyle Clinic.
Dr Rajaratnam specialises with dealing with beauty and aesthetic issues relevant to the Indian body type.