Skin whitening, skin bleaching, and skin lightening refer to the technique of using chemical substances in an order to lighten skin tone or give an even skin complexion by reducing the concentration of melanin. An increasing number of people, across the globe, are using skin whitening products to lighten darker skin tone or reduce tan, fade scars and remove dark patches on the skin.
Skin lightening treatment works by stopping the production of melanin in the skin. Darker skinned people have a higher concentration of melanin as compared to light-skinned people. There are a few chemicals that are known to prevent melanin productions, and during the skin lightening treatment, these chemicals are used. Professionals customize a skincare regimen to help decrease tan and visibly lighten your skin, leaving it glowing and fresh looking.
Different Types Of Skin Lightening Treatment
Most popular skin whitening treatments include chemical peels. In this process fruit acids or other peeling agents are used. The process usually involves the application of a peeling gel to exfoliate the pigmented, darker skin.
These facials fight discoloration and uneven skin tone with anti-oxidants. A tan refers to the skin darkening due to exposure to the UV radiation of the sun. Stimulation of the facial muscles assists with facial rejuvenation improves collagen growth and a radiant glow.
Anti Pigmentation Treatments
A number of de-pigmentation and whitening agents are used like Arbutin. Arbutin is an extract of Bearberry plant and is very popular in Asian countries and Japan for skin de-pigmentation.
In this technique, short concentrated pulsating beams of lights are directed as irregular skin, carefully removing skin layer by layer. This popular method is also called laser peel, lasabrasion, and laser vaporization.
Skin Whitening Products
They are skin lightening lotions and creams that usually contain chemical agents like azelaic acid and hydroquinone. Some whitening creams have plant extracts that have bleaching effects. A dermatologist may prescribe a high concentration whitening cream.
Each skin lightening treatment can be used for different skin problems. Gels and creams are usually for overall lightening effect, while laser treatments are usually used to reduce the appearance of dark spots. However, for best results, you must consult a dermatologist or cosmetologist who can prescribe the best treatment according to your skin.
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