In many cultures, skin whitening is pursued for aesthetic and cultural reasons. Fair skin is associated with wealth and aristocracy in some regions, so fairer skin can project these qualities though most of the people don’t believe it too. However it is very common that fair skin is associated with beauty and in this era, when cosmetic medicine has solution for every aesthetic problem, it has become very easy to enhance the color and tone of your skin also. There are lots of home remedies too but they can improve the tone of your skin to some degree only. This is why people opt for cosmetic treatments to get comparatively quick solution. There is a broad range of cosmetic treatments available for skin whitening but laser skin whitening is among the most popular ones.
Laser therapy has a number of other uses in aesthetic medicines like hair removal, skin tightening and much more. Laser is a reliable treatment for all those aesthetic problems and its results have been proved in past experiences. Laser skin whitening is the procedure that is helpful to improve overall tone of the skin. However, besides the natural dark skin tone, there are certain other problems also that make the color of skin dark and dull. This darkness occurs in the form of pigmentation, dark spots and melasma. The reason behind their occurrence may be sun damage, hormonal changes or pregnancy. This issue no doubt affects the aesthetic appearance of your face and besides this it can also lead to considerable distress.
The main thing that changes our skin color is melanin – pigment that is naturally found in the skin. If there is more pigment in your skin, it will be dark. Quantity of melanin is also affected by certain factors like hormonal changes and sun damage. If your skin is naturally dark, patches on your skin can get worse if exposed to the sun because melanin absorbs ultraviolet rays from the sun making the condition worse. Laser treatment actually destroys this melanin, diminishes the dark spots on the skin and lightens the skin color. Using natural remedies or topical creams might be less expensive but it takes time to show results. Laser skin whitening is perfect treatment for this problem if you seek an experienced laser specialist or dermatologist.
The procedure of laser skin whitening is simple and safe. Numbing cream is applied on the skin prior to treatment to avoid the pain or discomfort. Treatment is done by introducing a beam of laser – having wavelength suitable to your skin – to your skin. The laser beam targets the melanin in the skin and destroys it. Treatment for small dark spots requires few minutes only while larger areas may take about 30 minutes. Various kinds of lasers are available and mostly Q-switched laser is used for skin whitening.
There are no serious side effects associated with the treatment, however you may experience temporary redness and swelling on your skin after treatment. You can make the treatment safe by selecting an experienced laser specialist and following his pre and post procedure instructions. Use of sunscreen before and after the treatment is very important.