Skin sagging is an almost unavoidable aspect of the aging process. Although, some of us develop more wrinkles than others or develop them faster than others. However, even though the process happens to us all, skin wrinkles are not things you have to continuously live with.

Thanks to modern skincare advancements, you have many clinical skin tightening options. When you are trying to choose between them, your complexion will play a large role in your final decision. So will other characteristics of your skin.

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Your Skin Color as it Relates to Skin Tightening with Lasers

Your complexion, also known as the colour or pigment of your skin, plays a large role in determining your eligibility for specific skin tightening procedures. To understand why you must first understand that your skin is full of melanocytes. You can think of them as microscopic factories. They produce a substance called melanin, which is what gives your skin its unique color.

The production and distribution of melanin is essential to understand before you have a clinical skin tightening treatment, especially a laser treatment. You may know that there are many skin tightening cosmetic lasers for sale in the skincare industry today. Top models are routinely used in skincare clinics.

What you may not realize is that lasers can disrupt melanin patterns, especially when used to treat darker skin. Therefore, if you have dark skin, you must be very careful when selecting laser procedures.

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How Your Complexion Influences Other Skin Tightening Procedure Results

If your complexion is dark then laser treatments are not the only clinical procedures you have to enter into carefully. Other procedures that may be problematic for you include chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is a process of “sanding” your skin to improve its surface appearance. Although it may not influence melanin distribution, microdermabrasion can trigger an acne outbreak if your skin is oily and prone to such outbreaks. Since dark skin is more likely to be oily and acne prone, having a darker complexion increased your risk for such problems.

Chemical peels perform similarly to microdermabrasion, revitalizing the surface of the skin. They will not necessarily cause acne outbreaks. However, the chemicals used can easily cause an effect similar to bleaching. The result is that you may wind up with lighter patches of skin in the treatment area than in the surrounding areas.

Therefore, you must be careful to select an expert clinician who specializes in treating darker skin pigments if you are considering having a chemical peel procedure.

Skin Tightening Methods Ideal for Darker Skin

Clinical skin tightening treatments that are ideal for darker skin include sound wave treatments, such as ultrasound and radio frequency procedures. Both techniques use specific types of sound to penetrate and vibrate skin cells.

The goal is to get your body’s natural healing processes to trigger through those sound wave treatment techniques. As your body makes more natural healing substances, such as collagen, cells will repair themselves and tighten up.

Since sound wave treatments have no impact on melanin at all, you will not risk pigment changes by having such treatments, if your skin is dark. However, sound wave treatments are not as strong or fast-acting as many other forms of clinical skin tightening.

If you are interested in faster results one of the treatments above or other skin tightening methods may be better for you. Your clinician can go over your options with you after assessing the colour and condition of your skin.




    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:01 am

      Radio-frequency helps to skip surgery and it’s recovery giving you that nice appearance. Good luck girl!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 7:59 am

      Thanks Pathy!

  1. February 14, 2019 / 12:48 am

    I heard that skin color made a difference with laser treatments, but I didn’t know that about microdermabrasion. Interesting!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:02 am

      I’m glad you found out. Thanks for your comments.

  2. February 14, 2019 / 6:11 am

    Very informative! Happy Valentine’s Day, babe! xoxo

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:04 am

      Thank you so much dear.

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:05 am

      Thank you so much

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:07 am

      You are so right my dear.

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:08 am

      Yes sure! valentine this year was great for me. Have a lovely weekend.

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:10 am

      You arae most welcome Rena!

  3. February 15, 2019 / 3:19 am

    I had no idea about all the effects different procedures could have on skin type! Thanks for sharing!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:12 am

      I’m glad you know now and you are always welcome my dear. Thanks for your comments dear.

  4. February 15, 2019 / 4:43 am

    Oh wow I didn’t know lasers could tighten your sin – I learn something new every day from blogs!

    Hope that you are having a good week 🙂 We finally got a break in the heatwave last night and it was so welcome!

    Away From The Blue

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:16 am

      We never finish learning and I’m glad you learned something new. Have a fab week.

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:20 am

      Thank you Kathrine and you are welcome.

  5. February 15, 2019 / 1:56 pm

    Very interesting.

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:21 am

      Thank you.

  6. jodie filogomo
    February 15, 2019 / 1:59 pm

    I’ve been fighting this lately. I’ve just started using a new product called Tight Eyes, and so far I really like it!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:23 am

      That’s amazing, good luck Jodie and have a fab week.

  7. February 15, 2019 / 2:04 pm

    Skincare is so importabt,very useful informations ☺

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:27 am

      You are so right. Thank you so much for your comments.

  8. February 15, 2019 / 2:28 pm

    Great post- I have a pale skin and it is good to know this all things that you are talking about in your post.

    Have a lovely weekend dear xx

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:31 am

      Thank you Karo!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:32 am

      Thanks for your comments dear.

  9. February 15, 2019 / 4:03 pm

    tips that are very useful for many people who want to tighten the skin!
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    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:34 am

      No worries dear, I’m already there and thanks for your comments too.

  10. February 15, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    Really interesting post, thank you for sharing! It’s great to learn more about skincare <3 xx

    Bexa |

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:35 am

      Thank you so much Bexa, Have a fab week!

  11. February 15, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    Really interesting. Never thought about having something like this done, but it’s good to know the information. Have a lovely weekend x

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:37 am

      Thanks for your comments dear and a have a lovely week.

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:38 am

      Thanks dear!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 10:26 am

      You are welcome dear!

  12. February 15, 2019 / 8:53 pm

    I’ve never tried microdermabrasion before but it’s something I’m really interested in!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:40 am

      Try it then and you will love it my dear! thanks for your comments.

  13. February 15, 2019 / 10:10 pm

    skincare is a fascinating world of new techniques, new products, very interesting your post, had never heard of.


    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:42 am

      I’m glad you’ve heard now. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:44 am

      Yes very true, have a lovely week!

  14. February 16, 2019 / 4:10 am

    I had no idea! Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely weekend! ♥
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    Say hello and let’s follow each other <3

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 8:46 am

      I’m glad you found out. Thanks! and have a lovely week!

  15. February 16, 2019 / 10:31 am

    very educational, every day is a school day! xx

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    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 10:08 am

      thank you sara!

  16. February 16, 2019 / 6:06 pm

    This is interesting. I haven’t done any procedures on my skin like this yet, but I have more of an olive complexion.


    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 10:10 am

      Thanks for your comments Carrie

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 10:11 am

      You are most welcome dear. have a fab week.

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 10:13 am

      Thank you!

  17. February 17, 2019 / 8:41 pm

    Interesting post :)!!!
    Thanks for sharing:)!!!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 10:21 am

      Thanks and you are welcome always.

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 10:24 am

      I’m glad you found out. Yes sure! they are safe but if you have a little doubt do a little more research about it to be sure. Thank you!

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 1:57 pm

      sure! you only need someone who is more into these fields to guide you.

  18. February 18, 2019 / 10:42 am

    Wow, this ist such an informative and interesting post, thanks a lot for you work, have a lovely new week, lots of love, x S.Mirli

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you so much. Have a lovely week too.

    • Wendee
      February 19, 2019 / 4:09 pm

      You are welcome ADITI!

    • Wendee
      February 19, 2019 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks! dear.

  19. February 19, 2019 / 7:03 pm

    What a wonderful post about skin care. I learned so much with this feature. You really have an excellent understanding of what our options are in terms of improving our complexions and looking our best. I wish I were a candidate for more of these! LOL!

  20. February 20, 2019 / 3:20 am

    Very informative post. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. It was really a nerve wrecking experience at night.

    • Wendee
      February 20, 2019 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks dear!

  21. February 20, 2019 / 10:05 am

    I’ve heard that lasers work better on lighter skin too.

    • Wendee
      February 20, 2019 / 3:23 pm

      Yes sure! thanks for your commentss

  22. February 26, 2019 / 8:16 pm

    Very interesting info., darling!


  23. March 1, 2019 / 1:31 am

    You always have such great information about hair and skin. Thanks for sharing hun.

  24. March 9, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    Very informative! Thanks for sharing.

  25. May 25, 2019 / 4:05 am

    Thanks for explaining how it’s important to understand how your skin produces and distributes melanin before choosing clinical tightening treatments. In order to determine what would work best, it would probably be a good idea to research the various options online and to consult a professional. When choosing a professional, it might be a good idea to research them online to learn about their experience and methods so you can figure out which one is able to provide the best skin treatment for the results you want.

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