- 1 Skin Lightening- The Best Way
- 2 Skin Lightening- The Working Principle
- 3 Our Skin-The Composition
- 4 The Skin Lightening Treatments
- 5 Skin Lightening at Kosmoderma
- 6 Risks involved in Skin Lightening
Skin Lightening- The Best Way
Before we discuss the nitty-gritty of skin lightening, let us have a look at what makes skin lightening a rage across all walks of the society. No Moral discussions but a look at the facts.
About 56% of the Indians prefer a lightened tone and hence opt for skin lightening procedures while a surprising 24% of the same country opts for tanning with Kosmoderma alone performing about 200 skin lightening procedures per quarter and responding to 20 queries about the same day. All this but, at Kosmoderma we believe one thing and every time any discussion surfaces, we put it strongly too. A person’s skin color is a matter of his or her choice and at Kosmoderma we believe that none has the right to tell someone what color should they be!
We know that with all the movements going about, skin lightening is an almost untouchable topic but then isn’t it all about “My Choice”?
And so, like we said before- Your Skin Color, Your Choice and whatever be your choice, as long as it does good to you, we are with you!
However, considering that body tanning is not our expertise and Skin Lightening is, here we tell you the best amongst all the options that you have for your perusal for skin lightening.
Skin Lightening- The Working Principle
Skin Lightening works on the principle of using different methods (creams, lasers, serums, chemicals, oral medications etc) to reduce the melanin deposition in the skin making it look a tone or more lighter.How the deposition is reduced or the regeneration controlled is explained below- both in text as well as through illustrations.
Our Skin-The Composition
Before we start on how effective a certain treatment is, we shall discuss in brief the skin structure to better appreciate the logic of skin lightening. The skin has three layers, the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous layer. The epidermis is what you see, the dermis lies below that and the subcutaneous lies deep down and holds on to the fat.
The Skin Lightening Treatments
The creams and serums work on the epidermis, that is their effect is mostly on the visible skin. The properties of the creams thus restrict to bleaching or hydrating for glow. The skin does absorb some of the ingredients but the effect is only till the epidermis, failing to reach the dermis and hence the overall result is short-lived. Thus, the It would be wrong to say that these are totally ineffective but they would rather be used for maintenance than cure.
Next in the line come the oral medications, mainly glutathione based. Glutathione for your information is an antioxidant produced in the liver and responsible for preventing pigmentation by reducing melanin deposition. Taking glutathione orally helps as the ingredient dissolves in the blood stream and works. However, everything we take orally first goes to our stomach, gets processed and then goes into the bloodstream to work where it should. This entire cycle results in some amount of wastage thus reducing the overall efficacy.
Injectables and Laser Treatments
And finally, we come to the two most effective solutions. One is glutathione or Kojic acid based injections and the other is the Laser treatment. The injections are given directly into the bloodstream and thus get to work immediately bringing changes from within the body. The Lasers* on the other hand break down the pigments or work on the tissues to start the process of skin healing. Both of these treatments are comparatively long lasting but they do require booster sessions sometime. Which of these has to be used on your skin depends majorly on your skin type- more than anything else!
Skin Lightening at Kosmoderma
Kosmoderma offers a variety of Skin Lightening/Whitening treatments. These are:
There are again two Skin Peeling methods for Skin Whitening: Acid Peel and Microdermabrasion.
Benefits of Skin Peeling include:
- Gradual usage which initiates collagen production helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves moisture content of dry skin types
- Rejuvenates skin by removing the dead skin cells
- Helps in lightening pigments /dark spots
- Helps in reduction of and drying out of active acne
- Exfoliates razor bumps
- Reduces ingrown hair and smoothens the markings
- Reduces the appearance of acne scarring
- Enhances homecare programs by allowing active products to penetrate deeper
To read about skin peels in detail, you may like to visit https://www.kosmoderma.com/skin-peeling/
Brighten and Lighten MediFacial
Radiance MediFacial is another method of Skin Brightening/Skin Whitening that uses a medical pigment lightening agent along with galvanic current to lighten and brighten the skin.
The enzymes that are used are the mildest peeling agents available which can restore the radiance of healthy skin. A specialist lightening ampoule & mask is applied to further lighten the pigmentation and brighten the skin.
Benefits of Brighten and Lighten MediFacial
Apart from lightening or whitening the skin, the Medifacial helps in:
- Lightening of superficial pigment spots
- Reduction of dark circles especially the ones caused due to sun damage/tanning
- Reduction of sun damage in general
- Lightening of pigmentation caused due to acne
In PhotoFacials, visual energy-based technology is used to treat brown spots, broken capillaries, boost collagen growth to treat sun-damaged aging and acne-scarred skin. Depending on the skin condition, the type of Photofacial administered is customised.
Benefits of PhotoFacial
- Helps in reduction of pore size
- Helps in improving the skin’s firmness and elasticity by boosting collagen production
- Evens out skin tone by eliminating brown spots, age/sun spots and blotchy areas
- Gives a smoother skin texture overall
- Helps in removal of fine dark hair above the lips and around the sides of the face
Skin Hydration Method
Skin Hydration is a relatively new technique offered using a specially prepared version of hyaluronic acid for Mesotherapy linked to a specific injection technique. This allows an experienced practitioner to directly inject hyaluronic acid into larger areas of skin to help improve skin quality and hydration.
Benefits of Skin Hydration
This Skin Lightening technique improves the condition of the dermis and stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and the body’s own hyaluronic acid. It also enhances the body’s immunity against free radicals, thereby improving cell function and contributing to a fresher and more youthful skin appearance.
Glutathione for Skin Whitening
Glutathione (GSH) is a natural antioxidant which is present in our body. However, it decreases with the increasing age and without the protection of GSH, the cells start aging faster. As discussed above, glutathione can be taken both as oral medication as well as in form of injections to achieve the desired results.
Benefits of Glutathione Based Procedures
The skin treatment with Glutathione that is offered helps in:
- Brightening the skin
- Rejuvenating the skin
- Keeping away the signs of anti-ageing
Risks involved in Skin Lightening
It is of utmost importance that you check for US-FDA approved label before going for any skin lightening treatment. This is because treatments without this label have been known to be carcinogenic or contain mercury in some cases.
If however, you have checked for the US-FDA approved certification, skin lightening treatments are completely safe.