Is Smartlipo Safe for Dark Skin?

Smartlipo is Safe for All Skin Types

Regardless of ethnicity or skin type, studies have shown that laser liposuction procedures do not cause changes in skin pigmentation1 or increase the possibility of complications, including thermal burn injuries to the skin2. This includes Smartlipo procedures.

At WIFH, we have performed over 10,000 Smartlipo procedures. Our patients represent 52 different countries from around the world, all with unique skin types, and we have treated them all safely with exceptional results.

1. Reynaud J., Skibinski M., Wassmer B., Rochon P., Mordon S., (2009). Lipolysis using a 980-nm diode laser: a retrospective analysis of 534 procedures. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2009 Jan; 33(1):28-36.
2. Ali, Y., (2018). Laser-assisted Lipolysis Burn Safety: Proposed Detailed Parameters with Assessment of Their Efficacy and Safety. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open. 2018 Oct 3; 6(10)e1934.
About the Author

Paul Cox, MD, MS

Dr. Paul Cox MD, MS, is the Medical Director of WIFH. Board Certified in Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Agency Medicine, Dr. Cox was one of the first physicians in Atlanta trained in Smartlipo and has been practicing as a physician for over 20 years. To date, Dr. Cox has successfully performed over 1,000 Smartlipo procedures.