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A few things regarding your question:
1. It is unsafe to perform plasma skin resurfacing or any laser for that matter on someone with a current dark tan. It will lead to a prolonged recovery with darker hyperpigmentation for even a few months. Of course, this can be treated with bleaching creams but why go through that?
2. If you are not tan but just have darkened skin from a lot of sun damage (which I see in most of my patients), you should be fine. Plus, your skin should be lighter with all of the sun damaged charred skin saying adios.
3. As far as acne scarring is concerned, I think the jury is still out for treating it with plasma or any technology for that matter. I know the recent studies that are out may be convincing. I am still wary. I don't want a disappointed patient.
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery