For people with darker skin tones who are unhappy with the way they look, lightening skin colour can become a way of life.

But before you go down the laser path to lighten skin colour, there are a few very important things you need to know.

At Pigmentation Care By Sia, we would never recommend anyone try and lighten their natural skin colour, particularly not with laser. Why? Because your skin tone is beautiful and a part of who you are, and because laser has a number of drawbacks for those with darker skin tones.

First and foremost, no laser technology will lighten the natural colour of your skin. Period. No matter what other clinics may tell you, laser does not and will not lighten your natural skin tone. Instead, laser simply removes excess pigment (hyperpigmentation) that has built up over time from hormones, medication or trauma, or typical UV induced pigmentation clumps like freckles and age spots, from the skin.

Secondly, using laser on a darker skin tone that has not been adequately prepped can lead to scarring or a condition called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This is when the skin releases extra pigment as a part of its inflammatory response when injured. These marks are incredibly hard to get rid of.

If you really want to lighten your natural skin colour, then visit Pigmentation Care By Sia for an honest assessment using our new skin analysis technology. From there, we can design a program using our chemical-free skin care to lighten skin colour over time. Visit us in St Ives, Castle Hill, Bondi Junction and Sydney City.