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Skin lightening

Skin lightening

Skin bleaching, often known as skin lightening, is a cosmetic surgery that tries to make darker patches of skin lighter or to give the skin a more uniformly whiter tone. It is usually employed to lessen the appearance of birthmarks and other discolorations (melasma). Skin-lightening methods function by lowering the amount of melanin in the skin or its synthesis. Melanin’s pigment provides the skin with its color and aids sun protection.

The main techniques used to lighten the skin include:

Skin-Lightening creams

Skin-lightening creams are widely available over the counter. They all function by lessening the skin’s melanin, the pigment that results in tanning and sun spots. Search for products with active components that lighten skin, such as kojic acid, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin C, or arbutin.

These products typically pose a minimal risk when used as directed, but always read the label carefully and discontinue using the product right once if your skin reacts negatively.

Never apply a skin-lightening product that has mercury as an active component. Despite being prohibited in the US, mercury-based skin lotions are sold elsewhere.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatment is the most effective option to combat uneven skin tone, which has swept the globe. Laser therapy uses high-energy light to repair the damaged skin cells that cause skin darkening. Not only do these abnormal cells get removed, but the therapy also promotes the production of new skin cells. In the end, it is this growth that highlights your skin’s brilliance. You’ll have glowing skin after the surgery and also appear younger. That is what is meant when a treatment is effective!

Use of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a good substitute for those whose skin reacts negatively to acid peels and creams. It essentially “polishes” or exfoliates the skin by removing its dull, darker layers, revealing lighter and more youthful-looking skin. A small closed vacuum with a revolving diamond tip is used to apply the therapy to the face. The vacuum is used to remove and collect dead skin cells. Although it may take 6 to 12 treatments to see apparent benefits, the therapy typically lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. Microdermabrasion generally has fewer adverse effects than other treatments, though some individuals may suffer a slight redness or dryness following the procedure.

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