Apart from protecting us, skin is one of the most visually appealing features of our body. The softness, smoothness, and glow of our skin make us feel healthy and confident. Maintaining healthy skin by fighting surroundings is not easy. The rising pollution and constant exposure to the harsh sun are not helping the cause. The consequence of this is uneven skin. The solution to this problem is skin lightening.
What is Skin Lightening?
Skin lightening is a cosmetic procedure that helps you achieve a lighter skin complexion. It also helps in lightening the dark patches of the skin. The skin lightening procedure works by reducing the production of melanin in the skin. Melanin is produced by cells known as melanocytes and is responsible for protecting our skin from the sun by giving color to it.
The amount of melanin produced in the skin differs for each person and is majorly determined by genetics. The rule is pretty simple – if the production of melanin is high, then the skin would have a darker color. Apart from this, sunlight, chemicals, and hormones are also responsible for the production of melanin.
So to reduce the level of melanin, we use approved skin lightening techniques for our patients.
What are the different Skin Lightening techniques?
Glutathione injection is a skin-lightening agent that helps in reducing the production of an enzyme called tyrosinase. This enzyme is responsible for increasing the melanin levels in our body. Apart from lightening the skin tone, Glutathione Injection can also detoxify your body and protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Glutathione is a naturally occurring antioxidant produced in our liver that helps to remove toxins from the body.
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In this, we use chemicals like alpha-hydroxy acids that are extracted from natural sources. It will remove the damaged top layer of the skin. It also eliminates the buildup of melanin and allows the formation of healthy tissues. There are 3 types of chemical peels: Light, Medium, and Deep. Each of them differs based on the level of penetration of the peel.
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Laser skin lightening
This procedure involves the usage of lasers to lighten dark patches or blemishes in the skin. The laser works either by damaging the cells that produce melanin or by removing the outermost layer of the skin. Before starting this treatment, we will test the procedure in a small area of the skin and understand how your skin reacts to the procedure.
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Meso PRP/ Vampire Facial
Made popular by many celebrities, this technique is not as scary as it sounds. Vampire facial is a combination of micro-needling and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). In this procedure, we will extract blood from your arm and introduce it inside a centrifuge to separate plasma and platelets. We then use 0.5 to 2.5 mm needles to puncture your skin; these needles are so small they only penetrate the upper layer of your skin. This causes injury to the cells which triggers the skin to regenerate by promoting the production of collagen and elastin. After the micro-needling process, the PRP is then applied to your skin to boost the healing process.
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Who needs Skin Lightening treatment?
Skin lightening treatment is ideal for those looking for an even skin tone and those who wish to reduce dark spots formed by sun damage, aging, and hormonal changes.
What are the risks associated with Skin Lightening?
All three skin lightening techniques are totally safe. However, some rare side effects do occur after the treatment. Here are they –
- Skin irritation
- Swelling and Redness
- Itchy skin
- Stinging or burning sensation
- Skin turning too light or dark
- Thinning of skin
Frequently Asked Questions
Most of these procedures are quite painless. Some may cause a mild burning sensation, but we will numb the area with an anesthetic cream to eliminate even the minutest of pain.
- Consult us before using any skin products after the treatment.
- Use an ample amount of sunscreen after the procedure.
- Wash the treated area gently with unperfumed soap.
- Keep the area cool by applying aloe vera or petroleum jelly.
- Skin lightening procedures are not recommended for people with darker skin tones as they can cause hyperpigmentation.
- It is also not recommended for pregnant women, nursing women, and children.
You can get the best treatment for skin lightening at Dr. Renu’s clinic located at HSR layout. Dr. Renu has over ten years of experience in skin lightening treatment.
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