I Have Dark Brown Skin. Should I Avoid RF Skin Resurfacing Treatment?
Some people are hesitant to get cosmetic treatments because they're concerned about post-procedure pigmentation. Though darker skin tones are more susceptible to this issue, technologies like the Alma Opus® are designed to be safe for nearly everyone. Radiofrequency (RF) skin resurfacing at Sereno Santé provides excellent results with minimal risk.
Call now to meet with Dr. Maia Chakerian and discover how you can benefit from this revolutionary therapy in San Jose, CA. We take the time to create personalized treatment plans for your unique skin.
Why is pigmentation a concern for people with dark skin?
People with dark brown skin are more susceptible to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots) after laser treatments. This is because melanin reacts strongly to powerful light-based energy. Some areas may appear lighter or darker than the surrounding skin, creating an uneven and blotchy complexion.
Unfortunately, side effects like hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation can be permanent or require additional treatments to correct. Patients should choose a provider who understands the differences between lighter and darker skin – and is experienced in treating both – to reduce their risk of complications. Sereno Santé is proud to be a leader in the industry when it comes to addressing a wide variety of skin tones.
How does RF skin resurfacing work?
The Alma Opus device is a new technology that has revolutionized the way we perform skin resurfacing. It removes dead and damaged skin cells while stimulating cell turnover, resulting in a smoother, younger-looking complexion with a more even tone. Sereno Santé also delivers radiofrequency energy directly to the deeper layers to encourage natural collagen production.
RF skin resurfacing can be adjusted to a light, moderate, or aggressive setting, depending on what you want from treatment. Dr. Chakerian can perform an evaluation and determine what setting will be ideal for your situation.
What are the benefits of RF skin resurfacing treatment?
Many people have benefited from Alma Opus skin resurfacing at Sereno Santé in San Jose, CA. Our patients are happy to report:
- Younger-looking skin with fewer blemishes
- Improved texture and tone
- Fewer scars and stretch marks
- Smaller pores
Expected side effects after RF skin resurfacing
Your skin may appear a bit red, irritated, and swollen after RF skin resurfacing, but this is a normal part of the recovery process. Sereno Santé can provide detailed post-procedure instructions to minimize discomfort and maximize results. We also recommend staying out of direct sunlight and using sunscreen to prevent discoloration.
As your skin recovers from an Opus resurfacing treatment, the area should naturally crust and peel away. Avoid picking or scratching, as this can disrupt healing and lead to scarring and discoloration. Your skin should appear more rejuvenated once the peeling process is complete. Dr. Chakerian will inform you when to return for follow-up appointments and monitor your progress at every step.
Discover the powerful results of RF skin resurfacing for dark brown skin
There's no better time than now to discover the benefits of RF skin resurfacing. This revolutionary treatment can help you achieve a smoother, more even complexion – no matter your skin color. Call Sereno Santé today and book an appointment with Dr. Maia Chakerian. We look forward to helping you reach your aesthetic goals in San Jose, CA.