Most dermatologists agree on the fact that the reason a person looks way older than their age is not because of wrinkles and saggy skin, but because of their uneven skin tone. Uneven skin tone, dark spots, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, freckles, and melasma age a person way beyond their age.
Even Young adults with these mentioned skin problems may look older, and duller than their counterparts. And while there are many ways to treat these hyperpigmentation problems, one of the most effective is going through a Skin Whitening Treatment.
There are multiple types of Skin Whitening Treatments used in all sorts of derma clinics, and we will discuss them briefly. However, at holisticare, we offer the safest and the least invasive ones in the form of whitening injections, drips, and holistic I/V cocktails.
Before delving into that topic, let’s discuss what skin whitening treatments entail and explore their potential benefits.
Skin whitening treatments are a set of cosmetic procedures performed on a client in order to lighten or whiten their skin tone by diminishing the production (and reducing) of melanin in the body.
They may be done for medical purposes, but in most cases, they are usually opted for because of the aesthetic purposes mentioned above. Skin whitening enhances and lightens complexion and brings more evenness to the skin tone. Skin whitening is mostly done through minimally invasive techniques and is- in most cases, completely safe.
Skin whitening is interchangeably used with skin lightening and these two are almost the same thing. The easy way to describe their difference is that skin lightening focuses more on fixing dark spots and hyperpigmentation while skin whitening is a more ‘grand’ process.
It focuses more on bringing the tone of the skin one or two shades down, and in pursuit of that, the skin naturally loses its other dark spots and hyperpigmentation issues. So, in short, skin lightening is a more specific remedy, and skin whitening is a grand remedy.
Skin whitening treatments are either non-invasive or minimally invasive for the most part. However, there are surgical skin whitening procedures as well.
They are extremely invasive, and very intense and should only be opted for due if your medical conditions require it. With that said, here are some of the minimally invasive types of skin treatments:
In chemical peels, your dermatologist will apply a chemical agent like glycolic acid or lactic acid to your skin to reduce pigment. The type of peel is different and is based on the extent of skin whitening the client wants.
Glutathione injections are widely used for skin whitening. They have antioxidant abilities that can lighten the skin tone.
Laser treatments work by targeting melanin cells in the skin. Reducing melanin makes the skin tone lighter.
Glutathione is not only used in the form of injections but can be used as a drip too. Glutathione drips, however, are not solely composed of Glutathione but other essential and beneficial chemicals like vitamin C, collagen, and many others.
Microdermabrasion is just a fancy word for exfoliation. It uses fine crystals to exfoliate the skin, improving texture and reducing pigmentation.
Skin Whitening treatment has a lot of benefits, but all in all, it’s still an aesthetic procedure. So, ultimately it is up to the client to decide the extent and amount of skin whitening they are going to do.
The most obvious benefit of Skin Whitening treatments is that they lighten and whiten your skin tone.
Melanin is the pigment in your body that gives your skin its color. The more melanin your body produces, the darker you are. Skin whitening procedures inhibit that production, and reduce the already present melanocytes (cells that carry melanin) in your skin.
Skin whitening gives the targetted area a certain cohesive color. This evens out the complexion and brings out the client’s features and structure.
Acne Scars, dark spots, sun spots, and uneven skin tone all occur because of hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is another word to describe excessive melanin production (more than what your body needs), which darkens a specific area rather than the whole body. Excessive melanin production can be caused by many external and internal factors such as injury, UV rays from sunlight, acne-picking, and hormonal changes.
Since skin whitening treatments reduce melanin in the body, it’s only natural that the effects of hyperpigmentation are also reduced.
There are medical conditions and side effects of certain medical conditions that cause post-inflammatory marks on the skin.
These can be a source of insecurity for people, especially if these marks are on the face. This is why, skin whitening can help these people and people in similar situations with their confidence.
Ultimately these can be mitigated if you make good decisions and select a good dermatology clinic with very professional doctors.