Skin whitening or lightening refers to any treatment aimed at lightening the dark tone or spots on the skin. Your skin may appear dark or develop dark-pigmented spots due to excess production of melanin – a substance that gives your skin its natural tone.
Skin whitening treatments typically involve peeling solutions, lasers, or other exfoliating techniques to reduce the concentration of melanin, giving your skin a more lightened and rejuvenated appearance.
Table of Contents
- 1 Who is a good candidate for skin lightening treatment?
- 2 Skin Whitening Treatment Options
- 3 Skin Whitening Benefits
- 4 Side Effects of Skin Lightening Treatment
- 5 Skin whitening treatment cost
- 6 Recovery and Results
- 7 Check Out Our Specialists Profile
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- 12 Joyce Ann Casilang
- 13 Skin Lightening Treatments Faqs
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Who is a good candidate for skin lightening treatment?
Skin whitening in Dubai is an effective treatment for all individuals who want to brighten their complexion. In general, you are a good candidate for this treatment if you have the following skin problems:
- Dark spots on the skin
- Discolored patches caused by acne scars
- Age spots
- Discoloration due to sun damage
- Overall dull and dark skin tone
Skin Whitening Treatment Options
Some of the most effective treatments for skin whitening are as follows:
Topical skin lightening treatment typically involves applying creams with a higher concentration of Corticosteroid or Hydroquinone. This treatment helps decrease the number of cells that produce melanin. It is generally a long-term treatment; you may need to use a particular skin whitening cream for several months before you see the desired results.
Chemical peels are a non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that removes the damaged topmost skin layer to reveal new and lighter-toned skin. The practitioner applies the chemical solutions directly to the skin to peel off the surface during the procedure.
Laser Skin Whitening
Laser treatment is viable for treating dark spots and blemishes, making the skin tone lighter. The high-energy laser beams remove the damaged skin cells and regenerate younger-looking skin. It rejuvenates the skin by removing dark spots, reducing melanin, and improving skin color. PICO Genesis or Fractional CO2 lasers are commonly used for treating hyperpigmentation. However, laser treatment results differ in each case, depending on the severity of the skin condition. Moreover, the number of treatment sessions also varies for each candidate.
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment that uses a handheld device that streams tiny crystals across the skin to perform a sanding blasting-like function. This treatment helps reduce dark pigmentations caused by aging, scarring, or sun damage. It also improves overall skin texture and boosts collagen production, giving your skin a youthful glow.
Dermabrasion removes the outer skin layer to reduce the appearance of acne scars, scars caused by a health condition or accident, and pox marks. This top layer removal allows an underlying, fresh skin layer to come on top.
The fundamental concept of Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion is the same, i.e., both these treatments’ sand’ the skin. However, Dermabrasion removes a thicker skin layer than Microdermabrasion. Moreover, Dermabrasion works only with fair skin, whereas Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and colors.
Skin Whitening Benefits
Skin lightening treatments offer various benefits, some of which are as follows:
- Skin whitening treatments bring a quick and dramatic improvement to your appearance.
- Most of these treatments cause little to no discomfort.
- Skin whitening treatments are highly customizable; all treatments are planned and administered according to the candidates’ needs or preferences to obtain the desired outcome.
Side Effects of Skin Lightening Treatment
The side effects of skin whitening treatments are usually mild and temporary. However, side effects might last longer if the treatment provided involves a deeper exfoliation, such as in the case of deep chemical peels and dermabrasion.
The side effects generally associated with skin lightening treatments include:
- A stinging or burning sensation
Skin whitening treatment cost
The average cost of skin whitening in Dubai is 1000 AED. That said, several factors come into play when determining the exact treatment cost for each individual. Those factors include:
- The type of treatment
- Size of the treatment area
- Amount of pigmentation
- Number of skin lightening sessions required
- The expertise of the practitioner
- The geographic location of the clinic
Recovery and Results
The recovery time varies for each individual, depending on the treatment technique and severity of the condition. Typically, laser treatments take longer to recover compared to topical creams or chemical peels. However, laser treatments also provide long-lasting results, unlike other alternatives. The results are instantly visible in most cases, but it may take a few treatment sessions if the skin condition is severe.
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Skin Lightening Treatments Faqs
Which treatment is best for skin whitening?
A single skin lightening treatment cannot be labeled the best treatment for lightening the skin. Different treatments suit different individuals based on their skin condition and the severity of the skin problem. Moreover, some candidates may need combined treatments to achieve their desired results.
What is the cost of skin whitening?
There is no fixed cost for skin whitening because various cost-determining factors influence the final price. For instance, the price depends on the severity of the skin condition, chosen treatment technique, desired results, etc.
Is there any permanent solution for skin whitening?
While most skin brightening treatments offer effective and long-lasting results, no treatment can make the skin permanently lighter. Candidates have to undergo follow-up procedures to maintain the results; otherwise, the skin goes back to its original form.
Is skin lightening treatment safe?
Skin lightening treatments are generally safe, but you should always consult an expert before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. Even though there are over-the-counter products available for skin whitening, you should get products prescribed to suit your skin.
Is skin whitening painful?
Most skin whitening procedures are non-surgical and non-invasive; therefore, the chance of pain or discomfort is extremely rare.
Is there any injection for skin whitening?
The most popular injection-based treatment for skin whitening is Glutathione. Glutathione injections are known to help treat autoimmune disorders. Regarding skin whitening, Glutathione injections may reduce skin pigmentation by turning dark pigments light. It is worth mentioning here that Glutathione injections are not offered by clinics regulated by Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
If you seek the best skin-lightening treatment, consider Euromed Clinic Center. Our highly-qualified and board-certified skin care experts and dermatologists are keen to solve all your skin concerns. So, please schedule a consultation session by filling out the online form or give us a call.