Laser skin treatment in non-Caucasian patients

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Aug;22(3):439-46. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2014.04.006. Epub 2014 Jun 10.


The demand for facial rejuvenation and cosmetic procedures is rising among all ethnicities and skin types. The authors present a review of lasers and how to select a laser based on skin type and the treatment goals of laser resurfacing: skin laxity, dyschromia, hair removal, keloid, and hypertrophic scarring. In addition, they discuss preprocedural and postprocedural considerations, potential complications, and their management to maximize patient outcomes and minimize risk.

Keywords: African American; Asian; Ethnic; Fitzpatrick; Hispanic; Laser; Resurfacing; Skin.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cosmetic Techniques
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy* / adverse effects
  • Laser Therapy* / classification
  • Laser Therapy* / methods
  • Melanosomes
  • Postoperative Care
  • Rejuvenation
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Pigmentation