Skin whitening treatment is very popular, especially among people with dark skin. Among people with white skin, it is popular for the lightening and removal of liver or age spots and similar blemishes and discolorations.
When it comes to skin whitening, a number of techniques are available ranging from bleaching creams to advanced treatments like chemical peel. Here we will answer some popular questions about the same. By the end of this blog post you will be much better informed about the right course of action and benefits and risks associated with some of the skin whitening techniques.
- What is the most common skin whitening treatment?
The application of over-the-counter bleaching creams is the most common way to address this issue. Some dermatological procedures, like laser resurfacing and chemical peels are also popular.
- Are skin whitening creams not safe to use?
Most of them are unsafe. One of the most commonly used ingredients in skin bleaching creams is Hydroquinone, a harmful chemical that has been associated to skin discolorations and even cancer. It is banned to be used in cosmetic products in the UK, while being restricted but still legal in the US. Other commonly used substances include steroids, which are known to cause skin problems like acne.
- Are there any side effects of skin whitening?
The chemicals in these creams either prevent or destroy the skin pigment melanin. So, other than the side effects of the chemicals themselves, your skin will also become a lot prone to sun damage and skin cancer. The chemicals can also make the skin to actually turn darker on reacting with direct sunlight.
- What about dermatological procedures?
Yes, the procedures like laser resurfacing and chemical peels that we mentioned above can be used to remove the top layer of skin. But, when going for any of these treatments, it is important to consult an established skin clinic because these treatments when administered poorly can cause permanent skin damage. Chemical peel is also effective in treatment of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.
Hopefully this blog post has provided you with some guidance to make a decision about skin whitening by peel. For the chemical peel treatment, feel free to contact Dr. Meet’s Clinic. We use best, safe and legal to use chemicals and techniques to whiten, lighten and brighten your skin. We also provide consultation.