Is laser treatment safe for tanned skin?

Is laser treatment safe for tanned skin?

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.

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