Contrary to what many people believe, darker skin is actually more sensitive than lighter skin because it produces more melanin. Therefore, the general rule is the darker the skin, the less resilient it is to treatment. By looking at a client’s hair and eye color, determining their ethnic background and finding out their reaction to the sun, you can use the Fitzpatrick Classification of Skin Types to determine appropriate treatments. Darker skin is the most prone to hyperpigmentation and also at the most risk for hyperpigmentation following a chemical peel treatment. These skin types also tend to be oilier and commonly have problems with acne breakouts.
After your assessment a specific treatment program will be recommended that addresses your individual needs, your specific program include less aggressive treatments suit dark skin types best because they pose less risk of post hyperpigmentation.
Advanced Skin Care: Focus is on improvement of hyperpigmentation and providing nutrition to the skin.
Deep Therapeutic Peels: Improves skin texture, reduces acne and/or superficial scaring, reduces blackheads, helps destroy acne-causing bacteria on the skin, and much more. PCA SKIN offers a number of options that help correct hyperpigmentation and acne on darker skin.
Microdermabrasion: Remove superficial dead skin cells, clear your pores from debris resulting in a more vibrant, healthy glow to skin with improved skin tone, more even skin color, fewer acne breakouts, and more refined pores.
Instant Face Lift: Completely relaxing experience. As there is no downtime, you can resume your daily activities immediately. Treats many facial issues such as: redness, acne scarring, sebaceous cysts, and acne
A homecare regimen suited to the needs of the client is essential in maintaining and prolonging peel results. A regimen for hyperpigmented skin will help fade and control dark patches, while a regimen for acneic, hyperpigmented skin will stave off breakouts while gradually fading hyperpigmented areas. Particular attention should be paid when prescribing products with Hydroquinone for darker skin because it can aggravate these types.