Permanent Skin Whitening Treatment Cost In India
The popularity of skin whitening is not limited to just celebrities these days. Everyone, especially Africans and Asians, inclines flawless and fairer skin and they dream of having it. Technology has made this also possible. The market is full of fairness creams but nothing works in the long run. Skin lightening treatment helps in getting an even skin tone and improving its texture as well.
Skin whitening targets dark patches, darker areas, dark spots, age spots, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. Skin lightening treatment helps in reducing the amount of melanin, the pigment essential for the dark color of skin. Jobs like freckle removing, skin bleaching, and skin lightening and whitening are done by this treatment.
What is skin whitening treatment?
Skin whitening is also known as skin lightening treatment and skin bleaching which, in general language means, using chemical products to lighten the skin color by reducing the melanin content in the skin. It uses various chemicals that are effective in lightening skin tone, the important ones are mentioned below-
Hydroquinone is a medicinal ingredient and is one of the strongest skin lightening agents. It acts as bleach but is recommended to use only for a limited time that too in the concentration of 2-8%.
2. Azelaic Acid
This is a natural acid product found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley. It is used in treating various skin issues like inflammation, acne, dark spots, etc. It is used in 10-20% concentrations and easily treats inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
3. Kojic Acid
This is basically a by-product of fermentation in products like Soy sauce but can also be made from mushrooms. It is used in a concentration of 1-5% for a limited duration.
Commonly known as glabridin, licorice is a herbal extract and contains the ingredient glycyrrhizic acid. It prevents the spread of tyrosinase enzymes and that eventually leads to skin whitening.
Popularly known as Amla/Indian Gooseberry, Emblica is popular for its antioxidant properties. It also works by reducing the tyrosinase enzyme, responsible for melanin production. It also minimizes free radical damage to the skin.
Niacinamide, also known as Nicotinamide, is a form of Vitamin B3. It reduces the transfer of melanin pigment to the skin cells and hence, works amazingly in skin lightening treatment. It also hydrates skin and boosts collagen but at least 5% concentration is required to give it an impact.
It’s a natural extract and derivative of hydroquinone but it doesn’t pose any adverse effects. It is photoprotective as well and safe enough to shield the skin from any damage.
What are the causes of dark skin?
Skin color is determined by a pigment called melanin which is produced by special cells. When these cells get damaged in any way, the production of melanin gets affected. Hence, when the production becomes more than the requirement, the skin becomes darker. Sometimes, you get small patches whereas sometimes, it affects the whole body.
This can happen in various ways; such as,
Melasma is a situation wherein facial skin gets pigmented especially on the nose, cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and all the sun-exposed areas of the body. Its cause is the enhanced production of melanin which is eventually impacted by changes in hormone levels due to any reason.
2. Sun Exposure
This is the most common and commonly known reason for age spots or tan. They majorly appear on sun-exposed body parts, especially during summer. These are small and dark patches, generally colored from light brown to black.
3. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
This is the situation when skin gets discolored due to any injury, acne, or cosmetic procedures like laser treatment, dermabrasion, or chemical peel.
There are certain other reasons as well, like
• Use of drugs like minocycline, birth control pills, certain cancer chemotherapies, etc.
• Diseases related to the hormone system such as Addison disease.
• Hemochromatosis (iron overload).
• Pregnancy, and
• Certain birthmarks.
Which treatments are best for skin whitening?
Skin whitening procedure can be performed on the whole body or even a part of it. There are various ways of permanent skin lightening treatment but every treatment doesn’t suit everyone. Your skin type must be evaluated by the dermatologist before starting the procedure.
These days, designer chemical peels are used for lightening skin. They remove the dead skin cells and enhance the cell turnover rate, thereby bringing out the younger and fresher skin. They contain mild acids like lactic acid and glycolic acid along with any of the aforementioned ingredients. After the skin peeling is done, a skin whitening gel is applied for maximum absorption.
2. Laser treatment
The most popular and recent laser treatments are Co2 and Q switch which are magical for darker skin. The laser breaks the pigment, makes it smaller, and vanishes it on repeated sessions. That’s how the skin gets lightened and whitened. It can be done for full body skin laser whitening or a part thereof.
This form of skin whitening treatment is gaining immense popularity. The injections contain Glutathione as the main ingredient and this antioxidant works miracles on the skin when it blends with Vitamin C or NAC. This is undoubtedly a dermatologist recommended treatment for brighter skin.
This one is a skin polishing procedure that helps in removing dead skin cells. The dermatologist uses an instrument to gently rub the skin. This rubbing removes the dead skin cells, leaving behind younger and brighter skin.
5. Skin whitening facial
These facials help in removing sun tan and gaining the lost glow at an affordable price. The whitening creams and masks contain essential vitamins and licorice that help in lightening the skin naturally. The facials deeply rejuvenate the skin and make the person confident by lending a huge difference in before and after results.
Permanent Skin Whitening Treatment Price
The cost of skin lightening treatment relies on various factors like skin type, size of the target area, expertise of the dermatologist, equipment used, geographical location of the clinic, and many more.
The factors remain the same in India as well and hence, the average cost of skin lightening treatment varies widely. The basic treatment starts at INR 1,800 which may shoot up to INR 40,000.
We, at Sakhiya Skin Science, charge the minimum price for the treatments and it’s mentioned below-
Q Switch: INR 4,000- INR 8,000
Glutathione Injection: INR 4,000- INR 8,000
Facials: INR 2,500- INR 12,000
Chemical Peel: INR 1,800- INR 6,000
When it comes to skin, nothing can be taken without consulting a dermatologist. They examine the skin, perform patch tests, and then treat the concern. Hence, going to an experienced dermatologist is highly essential in such cases to avoid a hit-and-trial approach, especially for skin lightening treatment.
Sakhiya Skin Clinic, an ISO 9001-2008 certified clinic, is fully dedicated to medical excellence in Cosmetic Dermatology and follows international standards in providing cosmetic and skincare services. The clinic has top-notch equipment, experienced dermatologists, and supporting doctors, who provide personal attention to every individual.
So if you are looking for skin whitening treatment, take an appointment at Sakhiya Skin Clinic in your nearest location. We have our clinics at Vapi, Valsad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Raipur, Pune, Navsari, Mumbai (Andheri), Bardoli, Ankleshwar, Anand, and Ahmedabad. So, book your appointment now for any skin concerns.