The melanin pigment is housed in cells called melanosomes, which determine one's skin colour. Skin pigmentation is caused due to melanin production. Those with excessive melanin can have a darker complexion. Additionally, one can get a darker complexion due to pregnancy, Addison's illness, and sun exposure.
Whitening the skin involves removing the underlying causes of discolouration.
What is skin whitening?
Skin whitening is also known as depigmentation and skin brightening. Skin whitening treatments are cosmetic techniques used to reduce discolouration, such as freckles, age spots, melasma, etc.
When skin whitening creams are ineffective, permanent skin whitening treatment can correct problems, including hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. One must consult a medical professional for the best course of therapy.
Skin whitening treatments
One can opt for the following treatments:
- Effective laser treatments such as Co2 and Q switch. This technology is particularly effective on darker skin tones.
- Chemical peels made with lactic acid, glycolic acid, yellow peel, etc.
- Microdermabrasion or skin polishing to get rid of the dull, lifeless outer layer.
- Injecting glutathione into one's skin under a dermatologist's watchful eye.
- A whitening skin facial to make the skin brighter and get rid of sun tan.
- Topical treatments are useful if one wants to whiten one's entire body at home
Skin whitening process: Explained
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is similar to a camera flash. It emits a burst of light, but unlike a laser, it emits light of various wavelengths. As compared to a laser, IPL light is less concentrated. It is safer for the skin since it may reach the dermis without damaging the outer layer (the epidermis).
Melanin acts as solar panels, converting photons into thermal energy. This clears up freckles and unwanted spots using heat. It can also damage or destroy hair follicles in the area.
IPL may be used everywhere on the body. However, results may vary depending on skin tone. Those with darker skin tones or a propensity for thick, elevated keloid scars should avoid it. Also, it may not work as well on blonde hair as on black hair.
Who is eligible for skin whitening?
UnCover's IPL therapy induces controlled wounds in the skin using photorejuvenation techniques. It causes the skin to mend itself by producing new cells. Light pulses of high intensity stimulate collagen production for improved appearance and texture. Dull spots and discolouration are minimised, and one's skin's youthful glow is restored.
After consulting with a doctor, anybody who wants a fairer complexion can try skin whitening treatments.
Things to remember when opting for permanent skin whitening treatment
One can choose from several skin whitening treatments. Unfortunately, only some are beneficial. Medically based skin lightening treatment and brightening procedures may interact with any medications one consumes. These procedures can also affect one's mental and physical health.
Therefore, one must speak to an expert dermatologist before opting for a skin whitening treatment. Experts at UnCover consider clients' whole medical history, including allergies, medicines, and previous skin treatments to provide a good solution.
Benefits of skin whitening treatment
Skin whitening treatment can help give one's skin a glowing and fresh look. Here are some other issues that this treatment can fix:
- Broken capillaries
- Fine lines
- Age spots
- Red spots
- Brown spots
- Dark circles
UnCover provides individualized treatment to rejuvenate both men's and women's skin. The dermatologists and specialists are well-versed in using the necessary equipment and instruments. UnCover provides high-quality care in a relaxing and comfortable setting.
Cost of skin whitening treatment
A single IPL skin whitening treatment session may cost about Rs. 5,000. After evaluating one's skin, a dermatologist can give the client a more accurate estimate of the laser treatment's effectiveness and cost.
The price may vary significantly from one clinic to another based on its location, the quality of the medical equipment it uses, the surgeon's experience and training, and the clinic's reputation.
In comparison to other laser treatments, photofacial is not only more affordable but also safer and more hassle-free. UnCover also offers a medical facial of 60 minutes that starts from Rs. 2,500, with flexible packages for multiple sessions and 24/7 customer support.
There are several causes of unexpected skin darkening, including but not limited to prolonged contact with the sun and certain medical disorders. Various skin-lightening procedures are available that help one achieve one's pre-blemish appearance. For the fresh, youthful look one has always desired, one can call UnCover and schedule a free appointment at the clinic.
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