Skin Whitening
What is skin whitening?

Skin whitening or skin bleaching or lightening the skin is a process which makes an attempt at lightening the skin tone by reducing the concentration of melanin. Satya Skin Hair Clinic provides customized skin whitening and skin rejuvenation treatments according to skin types and requirements.

There is a misconception that, Skin whitening treatment can convert an inherent dark skin type into white. It means that suitable ‘whitening’ treatments for a dark skin type will enhance the texture and tone of the skin to reflect a more youthful look. It is a misconception that skin whitening treatments will ‘whiten’ the skin. Satya Skin Hair Clinic attempts to bring your inner beauty on to your body. With this concept in mind our treatments of skin whitening, attempts to make you beautiful and reflect the wonderful person that you already are.

Is there any gender predilection for this condition?

No, but generally females are more concerned about their skin and looks than males.

How does my lifestyle affect this condition?

People who are involved in outdoor activities like water sports (swimming) they tend to tan fast and specially the skin type 4 and 5 tans tremendously than other skin types. And people from Asia and in some particular parts of India don’t like darker skin tone and have complex about it, and go for some treatments at parlours for bleach, chemical facials, some magic treatments, creams and mostly they go to “franchise based beauty clinics” to get the glow and this can prove to be very dangerous and can damage the skin.

Living a healthy lifestyle, drinking a good amount of water, regular exercise & meditation really helps. One can go for some mediation sessions to keep oneself happy it usually helps a lot. Self acceptance & eventually self love is a very important character to have.

We at Satya take care of this very much neglected aspect of treatment. Dr Shail Gupta is a subconscious healer and makes beautiful & very useful guided meditations. We also conduct seminars related to life style and general well being. We believe it is always the holistic approach which works in most of the difficult skin conditions.

Things to Know

There are some medicines which can really help in skin whitening and one should use these medicines only on the prescription of a qualified and experienced dermatologist. There are some topical medicines as well as medicines for oral intake or injectables which can help the cause. In many cases Glutathione also helps, it can be given orally, topically, sublingually and intravenous. In fact injectable glutathione is one of the most popular treatments these days, which is endorsed by many celebrities also, especially in the film industry.

Hydroquinone it is commonly used skin whitening cream it helps in reducing melasma in the skin.

Alpha hydroxy acids this is helpful but sometimes may have few side effects like redness, itchiness, and thickening of the skin, this is used sometimes in cosmetics with limited concentration.

Kojic acid this is also helpful but is not used as compared with other treatments.

Glutathione this is commonly used and is trending in todays world as even actor and actresses under go this treatment.

Laser, a number of laser treatments is used to treat this condition. Studies have found that in few cases chances are there for reoccurrence. Depending upon the condition, we can use Nd yag q switched laser or sometimes even erbium glass or fractional CO2 lasers can also be used.

Like every other treatment, these treatments also have their pros and cons. Before starting the treatment, the expectations of the patient have to be understood. When done properly under the guidance of an experienced dermatologist, these treatments are safe and don’t have any serious side effects.

One needs to follow all the precautions as told by the doctor because if one does not follow the instructions there may be chances that the condition might worsens. One must use sunscreen lotions before and after the treatment.One must avoid direct sun light, use moisturising lotions. Keep oneself hydrated drink a lot of water.

Especially when glutathione injections are given there may be chances of some reactions in the form of rashes or some eruptions, must go for followup to the doctor to show if there are eruptions after the glutathione injection is given.

According to Dr Ruchi Aggarwal, MD (renowned dermatologist) with almost 2 decades of experience in the field of dermatology, there are multiple treatments for skin whitening. Treatment has to be customised according to the skin texture of the patient. It is not mandatory that one treatment is going be followed for all the patients, every treatment has its pros and cons. Treatment might vary according to gender, skin type & age of the patient. Patient has to be counselled in detail so that he/she comes out of that social stigma of having dark skin tone many of these patients actually need to understand that the skin colour cannot be changed only the tone, texture and quality can be improved.
A prior consultation is required with the dermatologist to understand the need of the treatment. Medicines work hand in hand with the procedural treatments. Selection of the right treatment according to your needs is very much necessary. Knowing the downtime of the individual treatment and its outcome is equally important. After a thorough consultation , patient can opt for the treatment and can get it done after taking a prior appointment as per his/her availability.

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