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Laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing treatments, sometimes known as "laser peels," involve the use of lasers to treat skin blemishes like wrinkles and age spots.

What fitzpatrick skin types are more likely to experience darkening after a laser treatment? Why is this?

Robert Strimling (Las Vegas, NV) on Apr 10, 2012
Fitzpatrick types 4, 5 and 6 are at risk. Individuals with darker skin have more active melanocytes that are more easily stimulated, ,whether by trauma or sunlight. This is shown by their propensity to tan when exposed to ultra-violet light. Lighter-complexioned individuals do not have this same propensity.