Skincare is all about maintaining the natural color of your skin. Worry when it comes to white patches of pigmentation. Your skin will look younger and brighter with just a few simple steps.
Skincare and beauty procedures that reduce the appearance of age, dark spots, and wrinkles, or cleanse the skin for a brighter, more radiant look can be achieved through skin whitening surgery. This is a cosmetic procedure that works by removing pigment from the skin to lighten it up. It can be completed on any part of your body (face, arms, neck) and often takes only 30 minutes to an hour.
What is Skin Whitening Treatment?
Skin whitening treatments can be performed in many different ways, including self-application and topical creams, lotions, or gels. Most of these treatments work by making the skin more transparent than it already is. This process may lighten your skin color enough that you need topical treatments such as sunscreen to protect your skin from damaging UVA rays.
Types of Skin Whitening Treatments
There are many types of skin treatments available on the market. Some are more practical than others, and some have more risk of side effects. These are some common types of skin whitening treatments – read more about their effectiveness for specific skin color types, risks, and potential side effects below.
Chemical peeling is a medical procedure that involves applying a liquid solution to the skin, which causes it to peel off. While chemical peels can help lighten skin tone, they are also quite harsh and can irritate. While some people with darker skin tones may benefit from them, we recommend discussing the suitability of chemical peeling before making any decisions.
Laser Skin Whitening Treatment
Laser skin whitening treatment gives you a brighter, more even-toned complexion. The procedure uses laser beams to target and breaks up melanin deposits in the skin to lighten it and create a more even tone. This often requires several treatments over time, but is well worth it!
Dermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that removes excess skin and makes your skin look smoother and younger. It uses a rotating device to scrape off the top layer of the skin, which can be painful as well as damaging.
Microdermabrasion is a great peeling method that uses a device having tiny needles of crystals to break up dead skin and reveal smoother, fresher skin underneath. It is not as aggressive as dermabrasion, which could lead to bleeding. Microdermabrasion is much more gentle and can be done at home with minimal downtime compared to a professional at-home spa treatment in our office!"
At Euromed, solutions, even ones that are not recommended, are considered last. This is because topical ointments usually have side effects and can potentially lead to adverse health consequences. In cases where patients are not suitable for any of the procedures described above or do not wish to be subjected to a risk-free procedure, we advise them after a careful discussion on possible solutions with our experts.
Preparations Before Skin Whitening Treatment
Preparing your skin for treatment is very important to achieve the best results. Let us see some of the things that your doctor might ask you to do before a skin whitening treatment begins.
- exfoliate the skin
- moisturize the skin
How Long Does Skin Whitening Treatment Take?
Skin whitening treatments take a few weeks or months, depending on the severity of your skin discoloration. Some people can see a difference in their skin tone after just one treatment, while others may need several treatments before seeing results.
Risks Associated with Skin Whitening Treatment?
Some common risks include:
- Skin irritation
- Allergic reactions
- Permanent skin damage
- Bacterial and fungal infections
- Nerve damage
- Cancerous tumors
Skin Whitening Treatment Recovery
After a skin whitening treatment, it's important to wash the area with chemical-free soaps and dab gently. For a quick and complete recovery, make use of certain keeping products such as regularly applying aloe vera gel or petroleum jelly to give a soothing and cooling effect. Take painkillers if there is any swelling. You should apply sunscreen for at least six months to prevent darkening from sunburn or burns because the skin at this stage becomes extremely sensitive.
The healing time depends on the type of treatment you undergo. If you have a non-ablative procedure, it is likely to take only a day or two to recover completely. But if you go for surgery such as laser, it may take weeks or even months to fully recover.