Markets are flooded with beauty products that claim skin whitening. With new technology, you can whiten your skin with non-surgical treatments like skin whitening by peel (chemical peel). Your skin colour tone may be due to sun damage, ageing or acne scars. Before trying to lighten your skin, you should learn about the advantages and risks of skin lightening treatments.
What causes your skin to have dark spots?
To understand why you have dark spots, you must first understand what makes your skin colour the way it is. A pigment called melanin determines your skin colour. The more melanin produced the darker skin tone you have. Everybody is born with a particular amount of melanocytes but there are many factors that affect the amount of melanin produced.
Sun is one of the factors. When you are in contact with the sun, melanin is responsible for blocking the UV rays to protect your skin. The more your skin is exposed to the sun, the more melanin is produced to protect your skin. This is why your skin gets darker when you are exposed to the sun for longer. One should always protect your skin by applying sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Another factor is hormonal changes. When you are taking birth control pills or pregnant, you have increased the activity of estrogen. Estrogen can affect the thickness of the skin as well as wrinkle formation; skin moisture makes your skin more vulnerable to sun damage. These dark spots that are affected by estrogen are called melasma.
How do skin lightening treatments work?
Skin lightening treatments generally work by reducing the concentration of melanin in your skin. These treatments may not prove enduring results and you have to opt for continuous treatments. There are many chemicals found in whitening products and medicated creams that can limit the production of melanin and cause your skin to peel. Similarly, in skin whitening by chemical peel with the help of skin-friendly chemical the top layer of your skin is peeled which reveals the next fairer skin making you look fairer.
If you are considering skin whitening, we highly recommend you to consult Dr. Meet’s Clinic. We are an established and reliable name when it comes to skin whitening by peel in Indore and have many repeat and reference customers.