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Inclusivity in Skincare: Pulse Light Clinic’s Approach

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In recent years, the beauty industry has slowly but surely moved towards a more inclusive and diverse approach. From expanding shade ranges to featuring different body types in advertisements, there is a growing recognition that beauty comes in all forms. However, one area that often gets overlooked is skincare.

Pulse Light Clinic is breaking down beauty barriers and offering inclusive skincare solutions for everyone. As a leader in laser and skincare treatments, we understand that every individual has unique skin concerns and needs – and we are committed to providing tailored solutions for each person.

We understand that each person’s skin is unique and requires personalised care. We offer various treatments specifically designed for different skin types and concerns. Our team of experts takes the time to understand your needs and create a customised plan tailored just for you. Whether you have sensitive skin prone to irritation or darker skin tones with specific pigmentation concerns, we have options to address your particular needs.

What is the Fitzpatrick Scale?

The Fitzpatrick scale is a numerical classification for skin colour and type, and our team uses it to determine the most suitable treatment for you. It ranges from Type I (very fair skin, always burns and never tans) to Type VI (intensely pigmented dark skin that never burns). This scale helps us determine the most effective treatment for your skin type and concerns. To create a comprehensive plan that works for you, we also consider other factors, such as your medical history, lifestyle habits, and personal preferences.

If your skin is prone to irritation or falls on the darker end of the Fitzpatrick scale, we understand that finding safe and effective skincare treatments can be challenging. That’s why our team at Pulse Light Clinic offers a range of options specifically tailored to address your unique concerns.

Laser Hair Removal

For those looking for hair removal solutions, our laser hair removal treatment is suitable for all skin types, including darker tones. It can effectively target unwanted hair without damaging the surrounding skin. Our medical-grade lasers are safe and effective, providing long-term results. The Gentle Max Pro Nd: Yag laser is suitable for darker skin types and penetrates deeper than other lasers to target only the hair follicles and not the client’s melanin. It can treat fine, thick, facial, and body hair on darker skin, including Asian and Indian skin types.

Acne Treatment

We understand that acne can be frustrating and confidence-damaging, especially for those with darker skin tones. We offer specialised treatments such as LED light therapy to target acne without causing hyperpigmentation or scarring. Our team will work closely with you to develop a personalised treatment plan to manage your acne effectively.

Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Hyperpigmentation, caused by an overproduction of melanin in the skin, is a common concern among those with darker skin tones. At Pulse Light Clinic, we offer advanced laser treatments that target excess pigmentation while promoting collagen production for brighter, more even-toned skin.

Laser Tattoo Removal

If you regret a tattoo, don’t worry – there is a solution. Our laser tattoo removal treatment uses state-of-the-art technology to break down the ink particles in your skin, allowing them to be naturally eliminated by your body’s immune system. Revlite Q-Switch and PicoWay machines can treat black ink tattoos for all skin types.


The Fotona 4D facial is a non-invasive laser treatment that targets deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and tighten sagging areas. This results in a rejuvenated appearance, with reduced fine lines and wrinkles and improved texture. It can also address hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.

Fotona laser treatments are safe and effective for dark skin tones, as they use a non-ablative approach to stimulate collagen production. This treatment can help with concerns such as uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne scars. Plus, it’s quick and painless, with no downtime required.


SylfirmX is a cutting-edge laser treatment specifically designed for dark skin tones. It targets hyperpigmentation, melasma, and age spots without damaging or scarring the surrounding skin. This treatment uses advanced technologies to deliver controlled thermal energy to the deeper layers of the skin, promoting collagen production and reducing pigmentation.

SylfirmX utilises micro-needle fractional radiofrequency, safer for darker skin tones than other specific laser treatments. Radiofrequency energy is less likely to cause pigmentation issues in individuals with more melanin. The energy used in SylfirmX treatments is less likely to affect the melanin in the skin, making it safer for individuals with darker skin tones.


Microneedling treatment is considered safe because it does not involve heat or light, which can potentially cause hyperpigmentation. As a colour-blind treatment, microneedling doesn’t target melanin specifically. This reduces the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a concern for those with darker skin tones. Unlike some laser treatments, microneedling doesn’t generate heat, reducing the risk of burns or hyperpigmentation in individuals with darker skin tones.


Hydrafacial is a popular treatment for individuals with darker skin tones because it is gentle and non-invasive. The technology used in Hydrafacial treatments does not rely on heat or light, making it safer and more effective for those with higher melanin levels in their skin. Hydrafacial can help improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and uneven skin tone without causing further damage to the skin. It also hydrates and nourishes the skin, giving it a healthy glow.

Treatments Not Performed on Darker Skin


Intense Pulsed Light treatments are not recommended for individuals with darker skin tones. These treatments use concentrated beams of light or heat to target specific areas, which can harm melanin-rich skin. The risk of burns, scarring, and hyperpigmentation is much higher for those with darker skin when undergoing these types of treatments.

Microneedling as an Alternative

This is where microneedling comes in as a safe and effective alternative. Microneedling uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries on the skin’s surface, stimulating the body’s natural healing process and promoting collagen production. This treatment does not rely on heat or light, making it suitable for individuals with darker skin tones.

At Pulse Light Clinic, inclusivity is not just a trend but a core value that drives everything we do. We are proud to be a destination for all individuals seeking effective and inclusive skincare solutions. So, no matter your race, gender, or body type, you can trust us to provide personalised care and help you achieve your skincare goals. Because we believe everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable in their skin.

Ready to transform your skin and boost your confidence? Book your consultation with Pulse Light Clinic today and embark on a journey to radiant, healthier-looking skin.