In recognition and support of Black Lives Matter, I’d like to celebrate my black clients and talk about treatments that are particular to them. I’ve had the opportunity to work on some of the most beautiful black skin. Other procedures aside, some of the best laser hair removal results I’ve ever achieved have been on clients with melanated skin tones. This is also true for skin rejuvenation treatments.
Treatments on dark skin must be done in a conservative manner, because the potential for scarring or adverse effects is high. Medical esthetic procedures often stimulate skin rejuvenation by causing a mild, controlled injury to the skin. When dark skin is significantly injured, it can result in unwanted pigmentary changes or uneven textures that can last for a long time. This is why it’s so important for everyone - but especially those with brown and black skin - to be able to trust that their provider understands their particular skin type and has the equipment to give them the best results with the least chance of harm. When a suitable treatment is provided, the results are outstanding. A laser hair removal treatment done using the right wavelength and the right settings can permanently remove stubborn hair in any given area and resolve ingrown hairs. Beyond laser treatments, a mild chemical peel can clear up the complexion and make skin glow.
I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to work with so many great people of colour. I understand that mine is a place of privilege, but I’m hoping to be an ally in the fight against discrimination by fighting against racism and prioritizing inclusivity in my life and small business.