“Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” asks the Queen. “Snowhite!” replies the Magic Mirror.
Associations between fair skin and beauty are not a modern phenomenon but date back to centuries as is evident from one of the famous Grimm Brother’s fairytales “Snowhite”. The Queen is utterly repelled to discover that there is someone in the land who is fairer than she is. And hence she is forced to being envious and plots her revenge against the fair maiden, who is her own stepdaughter.
The notions of fair skin and beauty have not died, and remain a legacy for women all over the world. We may think that it is a byproduct of Western culture, but latest insights by researchers have revealed that across all cultures, even where this is little western influence women with lighter pigmented skin are thought to be more beautiful and men more often seek to court them.
Skin whitening in Dubai is therefore one of the most sought after procedures today, because let’s face it, which woman would not want to be fair as ivory?
TV commercials may have convinced you to buy skin whitening creams that do their magic in a few days or weeks, turning you at least 5 shades lighter. What they don’t tell you however that is, they don’t work for everyone, and pose a range of potential long-term risks that include thinning of the skin, unexpected pigmentation on the body, and in the long term even cancer.
Whitening creams may contain harmful chemicals that have short term as well as long term side effects that are detrimental. The production of creams that contain chemicals like hydroquinone has been made illegal and haulted, all across Europe. They are still available under prescription from a doctor in small doses. In other parts of the world, such as South Asia they are still manufactured as these countries have poor manufacturing regulations. The informed buyer would not want to take the risk of using these dangerous creams that instead of making you Snowhite turn you into the Old Hag.
Skin whitening in Dubai is the safest, least invasive and most efficient treatment procedure that is guaranteed by American Board certified cosmetic surgeons.
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that should be done under the guidance of a trained cosmetic surgeon. Light microdermabrasion is used to remove the outermost layer of unwanted skin. Skin may have been exposed to sun damage, acne scarring or dark pigmentation blotches. The procedure also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The entir procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
There are different methods of abrasion such as oxide crystals, organic particles or jets of zinc oxide. The crystal particles are removed a suction with a hand piece, however more recently a wand with a diamond surface is commonly used.
As part of the exfoliation process serum is to be used for treatment of skin. The products penetrate deeply into the skin with a hand piece. They are more effective than creams or gels that don’t deliver deeply into the skin. Your skin needs vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in order to lighten and hydrate. A combination of the latest abrasion techniques can even help to address several skin conditions.
Skin Lightening Laser Treatment:
The latest technology in laser treatments are very safe and non-invasive compared to traditional and outdated treatments. Skin lightening laser treatment is gaining popularity due to this reason, and because whitening creams have failed to show long-lasting if any significant results. Many patients are opting for laser treatment as it has highly effective and long term effects. It is good for skin whitening if you tanned, or have hypopigmentation.
During the laser treatment a beam of light at a wavelength of 532 nanometers or 755 nanometers is applied to the skin. The high intensity emission is absorbed by melanin, hemoglobin and water in the skin. The absorption eliminates dark spots making the skin ligher.
Larger areas can take more than thirty minutes.
The specific laser used for skin lightening is called a quality-switched laser or Q-switched laser. Not only does it remove dark spots but it also removes and lightens tattoos and permanent makeup. A change in the wavelength of the Q-switched laser can alter the depth at which the laser penetrates the skin.
Post-treatment side effects:
The side effects of skin lightening laser treatment are temporary and will last from one to two weeks. This includes:
- Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Blistering and crusting of the skin
A skilled cosmetic surgeon should be consulted for skin lightening laser treatment for the best results. Skin whitening in Dubai offers the safest and most effective treatment procedures.