Skin Lightening Treatments
Let’s understand skin
lightening and its treatments
The minute you step out of the house, your skin joins the
path of becoming dull, rough, pigmented, dark, and dry. How? Because our skin
is a sensitive organ and when you’re out, you get exposed to the sun, dirt,
dust, pollution, bacteria, and a lot of other harmful and toxic substances. All
this shows up on your skin that results in you looking older than your actual
age (which definitely lowers the self-esteem of a few).
We at Sakhiya Skin Clinic often cross our path with
questions like ‘how can we lighten our skin?’ ‘Is there any way to make my skin
glow?’ At some point of time in life, you must have also thought about some
easy and quick ways of getting light and bright skin (yes, we are talking about
You can thank the modern advancements and technology, due
to which there have been recent developments for effective skin lightening
treatments. It can revitalize the skin for getting its glow and youthfulness
Let us see some treatments available for the glowing you.
Firstly, what is skin
Skin lightening treatment is basically a procedure of
reducing the increased melanin content in your skin. When excessive melanin
gets accumulated in the skin, it causes dark spots and uneven tone. Hence with
skin lightening treatment, you can get even, brighter, and lighter facial skin.
Skin whitening and Skin lightening treatments are
sometimes misunderstood as the same line of treatment, but they are not. Skin
whitening involves using different toxic chemicals and can further harm the
skin whereas, skin lightening treatments treat the melanin concentrations and
clear the blemishes naturally for lighter, brighter and healthier skin.
Types Of Skin Lightening
Treatments Available –
Microdermabrasion is considered one of the best skin brightening
treatments. If you are looking to improve your overall skin texture and tone,
or cure skin-related problems, including dull skin, then this is a safe
procedure. Microdermabrasion is suitable for almost all skin colours and types.
With this treatment, you can definitely get lighter and more youthful skin
Medifacial is a medical facial supervised by professionals & dermatologists.
These facials are safe and customizable as per your skin type & need. It is
beneficial for repairing sun-damaged skin, deep moisture, firming skin
rejuvenation. Also, suitable for wrinkles & fine lines, reduce oiliness,
makes skin soft & supple, improves tone & texture. Medi-facials are
performed using various devices and techniques that help deep penetration of
the constituents in the skin, unlike regular spas. And it provides lasting
A organic peel is a strong-peeling solution such as
alpha-hydroxy acid that is applied to remove the top layer of the skin and
penetrates deeply to exfoliate the skin for a smoother and healthier layer. It
is prevalent for all types of acne scars, blemishes, pigmentation, wrinkles,
and uneven skin tone. One of the preferred skin lightening treatments, organic peels rejuvenate the skin. Bu this is restricted if you have a darker
complexion if you are on medication and other factors. Dermatologists at
Sakhiya Skin Clinic after analyzing your skin would suggest the best peel for
your skin type for the best results.
Spectra Carbon Peel
This is a contemporary skin lightening treatment that is
safe for all skin types and effective in reducing pigmentation and even skin
tone. We have seen patients with brown patches on their facial skin, especially
on the forehead, T-section, nose, chin, cheeks, and above the upper lip, then
spectra carbon peel is a suitable choice for them. These are prevalent for
pigmentation, uneven skin tone, large and clogged pores, skin dullness, and
boosting collagen production.
Hydradermabrasion is a non-invasive, painless, and fast skin-lightening
treatment that uses serum and water-based techniques to exfoliate the upper
layer of the skin. It removes the damaged and dead cells to restore the
healthier and hydrated layer. Usually, diamond-tip devices are used to control
the water pressure and effectively target the area resulting in improved skin
tone, reduces pore size, hydrated skin, and brightened face.
Along with the treatments, there are a few products or
ingredients that help in the lightening of the skin. Some of
them are –
Arbutin is extracted from the Bearberry plant, which
makes it a safer option when compared to harmful chemical agents. It helps
reduce pigmentation, lighten skin, and treat sunburns. It also suppresses
unwanted skin pigmentation.
Retinol is an important form of Vitamin A that is
essential for healthy skin. Along with treating the damaged skin, Retinol
triggers cell division and results in renewed and exfoliated skin. It also
boosts collagen production, restores mitotic activity, and thus makes your skin
wrinkle-free, lighter, and happier!
Vitamin C is a powerful and highly antioxidant ingredient
when comes to skincare. It provides moisture to dull skin, treats acne, and
brightens the skin, giving you a youthful glow. Vitamin C also fights off
hyperpigmentation, signs of ageing, and even sunburn. A perfect constituent for
rejuvenated and healed skin.
It is always recommended for you to not use harsh or
chemical products on your skin post the treatment. After the skin-lightening
treatment, the area becomes sensitive for some time and hence it is necessary
to use good and natural products for effective results.
– For soothing skin, use petroleum jelly or aloe vera
– Only use high-quality sunscreens
– Build a good skincare routine.
– Make sure to use a gentle cleanser
– make Vitamin C and Retinol your best friends
– Don’t scrub or scratch the treated areas
– If swollen, take prescribed pain killers or ointments.
When Skin lightening
treatments are not an ideal choice?
Most of the treatments are quite effective and suitable
for all skin types. Still, there are some circumstances when dermatologists wouldn’t
suggest you undergo skin lightening treatment. These can be harmful to you
– You have existing or have a history of certain medical
– You are on medications
– You are having severe skin problems
– You have not so healthy lifestyle
This is why it is necessary for you to consult an
experienced dermatologist when you are considering such treatments. At Sakhiya
Skin Clinic, we ensure that our experienced dermatologists and specialists
analyze your skin first, take your medical history and every detail to ensure
that the treatments effectively benefit you and do not harm you in any way.
For skin and hair related consultations, reach out to our
dermatologist on the toll-free number 1800 1200 70000.