Rejuvenation Through Nano-Infusion

The ideal treatment for skin of color

Growing up in the continent of Africa, I remember the misconceptions surrounding sunscreen for melanin-rich skin. “We don’t need it,” they said, “Our melanin protects us.” However, personal experience and a deeper understanding of skincare revealed the truth. Products and treatments tailored for darker skin were scarce, leading to a gap in skincare options and solutions.

Six years ago, I stumbled upon the revolutionary technique of nano-infusion. I found that for my clients of color, recovery from micro-needling was more extended, which led me to seek better alternatives. Upon discovering nano-infusion, I realized its potential and haven’t looked back.

I found that for my clients of color, recovery from micro-needling was more extended, which led me to seek better alternatives.

Challenges for Skin of Color

Skin color is influenced by a combination of different pigments, primarily hemoglobin, carotenoids, and melanin. Melanin is crucial as it determines the depth and shade of skin color. Research indicates that the types of melanin—eumelanin (brown-black) and pheomelanin (yellow-red)- or a mix with genetics and environmental factors, impact skin tone.

Risks for Skin of Color:

Hyperpigmentation due to melanocyte stimulation, triggered by:

  • UV radiation from sunlight
  • Hormonal changes (e.g., pregnancy or birth control)
  • Inflammation or skin trauma
  • Heat exposure

Traditional skin needling creates controlled trauma, posing risks like Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) due to inflammation, resulting in excess melanin production and darkening of the affected areas.

Why Nano-Needling is Ideal for skin of color

Nano-infusion is a cutting-edge skin rejuvenation technique focusing on treating various skin issues without significant injury to the epidermis. It is non-invasive, offers a less painful experience with minimal downtime, and is crucial for darker skin recovery.

Traditional needling can cause erythema, which is challenging to recognize in darker skin tones.

Nano Channels are created and act as pathways for serums to penetrate deeper into the skin, allowing the active ingredients to work more effectively.

How It Works 

Silicone/Steel Nanotip: Crafted with high-grade silicone and surgical steel that is nonallergic, it features a nano-thin structure with tips, like the Apex of a pyramid, that creates the nano-channels in the skin and mild exfoliation. It enhances the delivery and efficacy of advanced skincare formulations.

Minimal Trauma

  • Non-invasive – less risk of PIH
  • Synergy with other therapies: integrates perfectly with Microcurrent, Cold Therapy, LED lights, and light chemical peels.

Benefits for Skin of Color

  • Exfoliation and penetration: nano-exfoliation and deep penetration of skincare products
  • Refines enlarged pores and reduces acne
  • Combating hyperpigmentation: combined with high-quality natural components like advanced peptides and vitamins to boost hydration, it improves elasticity, provides antioxidant defense, and controls pigmentation.

Serum Infused

Using a high-quality serum is vital as it can provide superior hydration and nourishment. It’s best to choose a natural, multi-functional serum with ingredients that support and complement each other. Look for key components that are beneficial for skin of color.

Key Ingredients in Serums

  • Collagen Peptides are small proteins that signal collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a critical protein that provides structure and elasticity and is essential to improve skin tone and firming.
  • Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen and offers antioxidant protection. Vitamin C also brightens the skin and evens skin tone by reducing pigmentation.
  • Tyrosinase inhibitors help reduce hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and even skin tone.
  • Soothing ingredients like aloe vera help irritated skin. They reduce redness and provide comfort to the skin.
  • Hyaluronic acid is a powerful hydrating ingredient that helps retain moisture and plump skin.

Post-Procedure Care

Proper post-treatment care is critical and ensures enduring results and client satisfaction by using a serum with the essential ingredients mentioned above.

Our world is a tapestry of different skin tones. This diversity reflects beauty and individuality. Understanding and acknowledging these differences is essential, especially in the beauty and skincare industry. Products and treatments need to be inclusive and effective for all skin tones.


Kamani Ramlakan is a licensed South African Aesthetician and Educator. She founded NB Skin Science natural botanical African skincare products, developed through her experience, research and training in South Africa, England, and India with medical experts and cosmetic scientists.