Practical Applications for Medical and Aesthetic Treatment of Skin of Color With a New 650-Microsecond Laser

April 2019 | Volume 18 | Issue 4 | Department | 135 | Copyright © April 2019

Roberts, W.E. et al.

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Abstract
Individuals with skin of color are a rapidly growing portion of the cosmetic procedures market. There are unique challenges to treating skin conditions in skin of color patients. This article and roundtable discussion focus on the use of energy-based modalities, particularly a 650-microsecond 1064nm laser that delivers energy in a collimated beam. Alone or in combination with other therapies, the 650-microsecond 1064nm laser has been used successfully to treat melasma, acne, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, pseudofolliculitis barbae, hair removal, acne keloidalis nuchae, and aging skin in skin of color.