Skin lightening, is a cosmetic procedure carried out by doctors in our clinic, the treatments aims to lighten dark areas of skin or achieve a generally paler skin tone.
How Skin Whitening Works?
Some clients use this procedure to lighten there skin completion, or they use this procedure on birth marks or malsama.
Skin-lightening procedures work by reducing the concentration or production of melanin in the skin. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its colour and helps protect it from the sun.
The main techniques used to lighten the skin include:
* skin-lightening peels
* laser treatment
At Diamond Skin and laser clinic we offer this procedure however trying a skin-lightening procedure is a major decision. It can be quite time-consuming, and the results cannot be guaranteed; however our team of experienced medical professionals will talk you through this procedure at a free consultation; and asses whether this is the right procedure for you.
If you’re thinking of going ahead, book a free consultation with one of our doctors.
Possible side effects of Skin lightning treatments
Side effects of skin-lightening treatments can include:
* redness and swelling (skin irritation and inflammation)
* a burning or stinging sensation
* itchy and flaky skin
Laser skin lightening side effects:
A laser skin lightening treatment laser can also be used to lighten blemishes, dark patches or for paler skin complexion.
This works by removing the outer layer of skin and by damaging the cells that produce melanin. This is dependent on the results you’re trying to achieve.
Laser skin lightening is not a treatment recommended for everyone, Speak to the doctor at your free consultation to discuss your options.
What it involves in Laser Skin lightening:
At your free consultation You would discuss the treatment results you’re trying to achieve and talk about realistic expectations.
A patch test will be done on a small area of skin to see how it reacts. If you do not have any reactions, you’d can have your first session a 48 hours later.
Laser can administer a small stinging or pricking sensation during the procedure, so a local anaesthetic, numbing cream may be used or a local anaesthetic injection can be administered to numb your skin beforehand.
During the treatment session:
* you’ll be given special goggles to wear to protect your eyes from the laser
* Diamond Skin laser device will be held against your skin – this may feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin
* a jet of cold air may be blown onto your skin to keep it cool during the treatment
Each session will usually last around 30 minutes to an hour. You can go home when it’s finished.
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It can take up to 1 to 2 weeks for your skin to recover from laser skin lightening. You may want to take a few days off work until your skin’s appearance starts to improve.
It is common for skin to be red and swollen for a few days afterwards, and it may be bruised or crusty for 1 to 2 weeks.
Over the next few weeks, your skin should start to fade to a lighter colour. It will be sensitive to the sun for up to 6 months.
To aid your recovery you should:
* wash the treated area gently with unperfumed soap and carefully dab it dry
* regularly apply aloe vera gel or petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline) to cool and soothe the treated area
* not pick at any scabs or crusts that develop
* take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you have any discomfort and hold an ice pack wrapped in a towel against the skin to reduce any swelling
* apply sun cream to the treated area for at least 6 months to protect it from the aggravating effects of the sun
Side effects to expect
It’s common after laser skin lightening to have:
* redness and swelling
These effects usually pass after 1 to 2 weeks.
What could go wrong
Serious complications of laser treatment are generally uncommon, but can include:
* skin infection
* the skin turning darker or too light
Frequently Ask Questions
Pre and post-treatment care are important to achieve maximum results with minimal post-treatment side effects. This will be beneficial and provide noticeable results, and your skin will begin to heal and respond effectively after treatment. We suggest you not use makeup for the next 24 hours.
In LED light therapy,there is almost no downtime after the treatmentas it is a non-invasive treatment. You can continue your everyday activities once your treatment session is over. It requires around 10 or more sessions, and you will notice minor results after your first session. And as you take more sittings, you will have visible results.
We choose the most suitable treatment, or combination of treatments, by understanding your skin type and main concerns and accordingly customise our services. Results are based on aftercare of the skin as well. Follow-up treatments may be required for long-lasting benefits, as results are not always permanent.
Choosing the right treatment is like selecting the perfect pair of shoes to highlight your outfit. Contact us for a skin consultation. There are many factors we consider while determining suitable facial treatment right for your skin. Based on skin analysis, we will recommend the best suitable customised treatment plan for you.
As it is a non-invasive treatment, minor results will show up immediately. LED light therapy requires around 10 sessions or more depending on skin concerns, each at an interval of a week. In this time, your body boosts collagen production and cellular turnover. As a result, you will get the flawless, smooth textured healthy skin you desire.