“It is imperative to consider that the darker the skin type, the higher the risk of complications such as burns and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Therefore, choosing the appropriate treatment modality according to skin type and tone is crucial to minimising the risk of complications that could potentially lead to permanent damage and scarring.”
According to our experts, there are two primary laser types: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative laser is considered more invasive and removes the top layer of the skin to help treat ageing concerns, scarring and discolouration. At the same time, a non-ablative laser works by heating the underlying skin tissue to produce new collagen, all without causing damage to the skin’s surface.