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Laser Treatments for Ethnic Skin

In the past laser treatments for ethnic skin has been quite scarce. Predominantly treatments targeted Caucasian skin, and women of different skin types did not have many options. Many were also led to believe that laser treatment were not safe for ethnic skin and would likely damage their complexion. However, today things are changing. At WellMedica we go against the notion that laser treatments can only be performed on one specific skin type. We provide laser treatments that can be used on ALL skin types – that are safe and effective for everyone!

Safety of Laser Treatments for Ethnic Skin

Many have been led to believe that laser treatments are unsafe for those with ethnic skin, or that they will likely not receive any results. However, this is simply not the case. Lasers are only unsafe when treatments are performed in the wrong hands. If someone is not skilled in treating ethnic skin, or has only treated one specific skin type it can be very unsfae. Yet, there are many skilled doctors that have treated ethnic skin for years. Also, throughout time a lot of lasers have improved to the point that treating ethnic skin is safe as long as the one using the laser understands the pathophysiology of ethnic skin, and uses the proper parameters and wavelengths. So, it really depends on who is using the equipment – not on your skin type.

If you are thinking about getting laser treatment definitely do your research. Make sure the doctor you are going to is skilled in treating ethnic skin, and has treated different skin types before. At WellMedica, our Doctor, Dima Ali, is especially knowledgeable in this area. With over 18 years of experience using lasers she has treated every skin type, and received amazing results from her patients.

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Laser Treatments for Ethnic Skin offered at WellMedica

As stated above we carry laser treatments for ethnic skin that can treat all different skin types. Here are a few of these treatments:

Vectus Laser (Laser Hair Removal)

– We use the Vectus Laser for laser hair removal and our doctor, Dr. Dima Ali administers it. Dr. Dima Ali is a Board Certified Laser Surgeon that provides the best and safest results. It safely removes unwanted hair without damaging sensitive pores and structure of the skin. This is for it features the integrated Skintel™ Melanin Reader™, the only FDA-cleared melanin reader, helping providers to safely offer optimized hair removal treatments tailored to each client’s skin type, lifestyle, and ethnicity. This machine is also extremely sensitive to different skin types, and complexions making it the prime choice for those with ethnic skin who want laser hair removal.

Venus Legacy (Skin Tightening)

– This uses Multi-Polar Radio Frequency, which stimulates the body’s natural healing response by causing a thermal reaction within the tissue. The healing response causes the stimulation of new collagen to form, while also increasing the production of new elastin fibers and fibroblasts – resulting in the appearance of tighter, more smooth looking skin. Venus Legacy treats the following skin conditions: fine lines and wrinkles, tightening the abdomen and creating a more defined waist, reducing stretch marks and cellulite, enhancing contour of thighs and butt, and tightening the skin around the neck. We can use Venus Legacy on the entire body, and is safe for all skin types due to the radiofrequency energy it uses. This treatment also requires no downtime, or discomfort. Learn more here.

Venus Viva® (Resurfacing and Enlarged Pores)

– This device allows us to gain the results of full face laser resurfacing without the downtime and risks. Venus Viva is like getting a CO2, Erbium, Fraxel® and VBeam® laser all in one that is safe for all skin types when operated properly. The Viva device uses patented nanofractional radiofrequency and SmartScan® technology to deliver energy to the dermis. This generates heat in a controlled manner to initiate skin change, rebuilding collagen and fibroblast stimulation, all resulting in tissue remodeling. It also treats everything from fine lines and wrinkles to skin laxity, tone and texture, large pores, hyperpigmentation (even melasma), acne scarring, redness/rosacea and age spots. This sounds too good to be true, but it really works. All skin types can use it. Including those with dark or ethnic skin as the radiofrequency energy can target specific pigment changes. Learn more here.

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