Skin lightening treatment India
Sun-damage is the major cause for a pigmented, tanned and unevenly textured skin. So It becomes necessary to revamp the dull looking skin with lightening agents. Often superficial pigmentation can be treated with chemical agents, while deep pigmentation can be treated effectively with physical agents. The treatment best suited for your skin will be explained to you in detail by your physician. Do not hesitate to ask any questions that may come up in your mind. In fact, it makes a lot of sense to think them through before you actually visit your physician and take them along so they get addressed.
Products for skin lightening
Obagi Nu-Derm system penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin and enhances the restoration of healthy skin cells. It helps reduce pigmentation, age spots, visible fine lines and improves the skin laxity. The product suits all skin types. The system comprises of a set of creams and cleansing gel for morning and evening. Each cream exhibits a specific action to perform three major functions: correcting hyperpigmentation, accelerating skin turnover, neutralizing free radicals that minimizes skin damage. It is a cost-effective product for those who invest on age prevention and skin lightening cosmetic products.
Glutathione inhibits the production of melanin by inhibiting its metabolic pathway. Thus, it helps in gradual lightening of skin. It is also a powerful antioxidant and is performed as an intravenous injection, producing quicker and whole-body glow effect. The injections are performed weekly once for five weeks.A wonder product, this injection has very rare side effects. However, you will have slight discomfort while injecting. Very rarely, bruising is noticed after the injection that usually disappears within 2 to 3 days. Until now, there is no untoward effect reported following the injections.
Following completion of treatment with Glutathione injections, we will commence you on Glutathione tablets for maintenance.VITAMIN-C SERUMVitamin C serum has antioxidant properties and helps protect against UV damage. In concentrations as low as 5% it stimulates collagen production in the skin, smoothening fine wrinkles. It also has a lightening effect on the skin. This serum can be applied after using derma roller on the skin, which helps in easy penetration of the Vitamin C serum into the skin.
Chemical peeling is a skin rejuvenation method with chemical application which helps to remove the superficial layers to deep layers of the skin along with the dead cells and blemishes. There are various peels in different concentration such as Glycolic acid peels ( 25%, 50%, 70%), Trichloracetic acid (20%-50%) peels, Salicylic acid (30%,40%) Jessener’s peel, Blue peel. The appropriate peel to treat your skin condition will be discussed by your cosmetic physician.
Peeling results in a new regenerated skin which has a smooth-texture. It is useful in: Melasma (‘Mangu’), dark circles, dark pigmentation commonly caused by sun-damage, drug-reaction and birth-control pills. Superficial scars caused by acne respond well to chemical peels. It can be applied over any area of the body like face, arms or legs. Peels like Glycolic acid and Salicylic acid have an anti-inflammatory effect and are effective in management of acne.
It is a device which helps increase the collagen and elastin in your skin. It is useful in acne scars, fine wrinkles and to some extent in stretch marks. It contains upto 200 micro-needles. The size of the needle ranges from 0.5mm to 2.5mm. It parts the pores on the superficial skin, at the area of application, without damaging the skin. The pores close again after about an hour. During this interval, the skin can absorb any creams efficiently. We recommend, application of Vitamin C- serum which also enhances collagen production, lightens and brightens skin tone and retains the moisture content.
It is an easy procedure and can be carried out in any part of the body like face, neck, arms, around the eyes and back. The derma roller can be used weekly once. To minimize discomfort, topical anaesthesia is applied to numb the skin after which the derma roller is applied. Initially, following application, it causes a mild redness, which subsides after 1 to 2 hours. There are no major side effects known for derma roller. It can well be self applied by the patients, but it is better to get it done in the clinic to prevent any discomfort or unequal application.
This depends on how well you respond to the treatment and the treatment itself. For example, Glutathione injections are performed weekly once for five weeks, whereas products like Obagi is used continuously. Lasers would usually require 5-6 sessions. Your physician will explain the frequency etc. to you.
The best treatment for you will be suggested by your physician, depending on your skin type and its condition. Your physician may suggest a combination of treatments, which often has a synergistic effect. You have to let your physician know if you have history of keloid scaring, as this can alter the treatment plan.