Actress Jasmine Guy is taking fans on her skincare journey to recapture her youth. Jasmine, 62, is best known for playing Whitley on the TV sitcom “A Different World.”

Jasmine is undergoing Pico laser treatments at Pretty Faces Atlanta.

Pico laser treatments remove dark spots, scars, tattoos, stretch marks, etc. But results may vary depending on your skin complexion.

Pico laser technology is not recommended for people with dark skin.

I found a YouTube video shared by a Black woman who had areas of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) on her face.

The woman had one treatment to remove dark spots on her face. But after the treatment, random light spots appeared on her face.

She applied makeup to cover up the light spots. Multiple commenters asked her if the light spots ever cleared up, but she never responded.

Before the treatment, the esthetician warned her that the dark spots would get darker – and that’s what happened. 2 weeks later, she still had dark and light spots on her face.

Pico laser treatment breaks down skin cells that are replaced by new skin cells. Pico laser is probably not a good idea for people with dark skin unless you wear makeup in case something goes wrong.

Known side effects for people with dark skin include hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (light spots).

Better alternatives include hydroquinone 4% cream or facial peels to quickly remove dark spots without unwanted side effects.

Consult with your dermatologist for your treatment options.

Watch the video below.