Dermatologists who were hesitant to use laser and chemical peels on darker skin say a new generation of treatments now available are more suitable. The treatments are soaring in popularlity because they are less likely to cause hyper pigmentation and scarring. The beauty industry is catching up with the demands of it’s clientele. Dermatologists and doctors have previously advised caution for people with dark skin tones because of the way lasers target pigment. Strong skin peels too can be risky because they strip skin of the surface layer which means when it heals it may create abnormal pigmentation which results in darker patches.