What is Skin Whitening and what are the Procedures

There are millions from all over the world who have dark skin complex and wish they could lighten their complexion. Up until a couple of years ago, it would have been a mere fantasy; however, these days, there are means available which can be used to good effect in order to lighten the skin color. It is commonly known as “Skin Whitening”.

What is Skin Whitening?

When it comes to skin whitening treatment, it is the process in which different kinds of mixtures; substances are used to lighten the color of the skin. At times it also involves physical treatments. The main idea of this treatment is to reduce the melanin content of the skin. There are different kinds of agents which have been used for skin whitening and some of them have yielded positive results. Here are 2 of the most popular one

  • Antioxidants
  • Nutrients

There are other mixtures and solutions available in the market which claims to be effective when it comes to skin whitening. However, before using them, it must be made sure that the Mercury content is not too high in them. Any solution or mixture which has too much of mercury content in them can lead to skin cancer over a period of time

Skin Whitening through Surgery

Besides the mixtures and solutions, surgery is also an important aspect of the skin whitening treatment. This particular surgery is essentially kind of cosmetic treatment which aims towards restructuring some of the tissues of the skin which would help to lighten the skin’s complexion and would provide a skin tone which is smoother and even. This is achieved by reducing the concentration and production of melanin that develops inside the body. In most of the cases, the laser is being used and has proved to be very useful, especially for those who have dark spots. Despite, this being a very useful and effective means of skin whitening, one needs to take care of an important aspect, which is the surgery must be done by a reputed surgeon. In case the surgery is not being conducted and administered properly it can lead to dark patches over a period of time

In the surgery which is used as skin whitening treatment, various peeling and methods are used.  Applying Transition is very common as it helps the skin to mature at a faster rate which enables the surgeon to feel the skin off.

The Recovery Time

It takes a fair amount of time when it comes to recovering from this surgery. It usually varies from 2 to 3 weeks. The patient might experience the feeling of sunburn during this period. Besides, one can experience other different kinds of side effects like swelling, bruising and redness. The redness of the skin might continue even after the recovery period, however, it would gradually disappear and after 3 months, they would be completely gone

When it comes to skin whitening, both medication and surgeries are used. However, if one is looking for a quick and assured result, then surgery is something that is recommended

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