Has your dark skin color destroyed your confidence and is now a hindrance between you and your goals? Have you tried countless creams and products to enhance the color of your skin, but all in vain? Well, don’t lose hope just as yet.
Fortunately, a dark skin tone can now be successfully made to look white—thanks to a number of cosmetic treatments. Whether it’s a few dark-colored patches or an overall darker skin tone, you can now choose from a variety of skin lightening treatments.
Check them out below!
What is Skin Lightening Treatment?
Skin lightening treatment refers to all those techniques that are meant to whiten the color of your skin.
It is essentially a depigmentation process in which the concentration of melanin (a dark pigment found in the skin) is reduced to give the skin a brighter color tone. This can be achieved through a number of ways, such as whitening creams, topical lotions, whitening injections, treatments like dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser skin whitening.
Most of the skin whitening treatments only target small areas; that is they’ll only whiten the area where they’re applied. This can result in an uneven skin tone. For this reason, experts suggest opting for treatments that will reduce the concentration of melanin throughout the body. A laser skin whitening treatment, thus, maybe your best option.
What Procedures are Available?
A brighter skin tone can be achieved through a number of techniques which include;
Laser Skin Whitening: Laser Skin Whitening works by releasing high-energy laser light on the skin, thereby destroying dark skin cells and generating new cells to replace the old ones. Some lasers will even penetrate deep into the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and vital proteins essential for healthy and glowing skin.
Hydroquinone Treatment: Hydroquinone is a skin bleaching agent that stops melanin production and breaks down the pigment cells. It usually comes in the form of a cream and is directly applied over the affected area. In most cases, the results begin to appear within 4 weeks of the treatment.
Chemical Peels: Chemical Peeling is an exfoliating technique that peels off the outer layers of the skin to give way to a fresher layer from beneath. It involves applying a specialized chemical solution to the skin which peels of the outer skin, layer by layer. It also helps get rid of issues like scars, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Dermabrasion: This is a technique that drags a small rotating device with sharp edges over the surface of the skin. The sharp edges scrape off the top layers of the skin, create tiny cuts in it, and cause bleeding. The body counters this effect by encouraging the growth of new skin cells which are fresher and brighter.
What to Expect After the Treatment?
Obviously, a whiter skin tone. However, the treatment can bring about added benefits which can further enhance your appearance.
- Improvement in skin texture
- Reduction in wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes
- Added glow to the skin
- Reduction in the visibility of acne scars and age spots
How Much Does it Cost?
The cost of a skin whitening treatment depends on the type of technique you have opted for. Usually, a full-body skin whitening treatment can cost you around $6,000, whereas a localized skin whitening treatment can cost you anywhere between $500 and $1,500. This, however, is only an estimate and individual costs can soar higher, depending on the technique being used and the area being treated.
If you are too sick of your dark skin and wish to get a whitening treatment, then you’ll be happy to know that Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® is providing all kinds of skin lightening procedures. We’re offering free consultations to all of our existing and new clients. If you’ve any questions or concerns about the treatment, simply fill the form below and one of our representatives will get back to you shortly to schedule your consultation with our experts.