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Skin Whitening Treatments Myth vs. Reality

Every men and women wants to look beautiful, younger and handsome forever but the skin tone or complexion is not alike in every person. Some persons have dark skin while some persons have fair skin. In conservative societies, many people are obsessed with the desire for a fair complexion for themselves as well as for their spouse. Such traditions motivate the patient to desire fair complexion and undergo skin whitening treatment.


Skin-whitening is the advanced procedure used to reduce the melanin pigment in the skin thus giving a whiter complexion. Generally, people with darker skin tone prefer to undergo skin whitening treatments. Men and women of all ages are concerned with their complexion. The quantity of melanin determines color of a person’s skin. People with dark complexion have more melanin. The melanin quantity of a person’s skin is mainly depending on the genetic factor.


Nowadays, most of the people prefer Laser Skin Whitening treatments due to advantages like faster process, better precision, no surrounding skin damage, long lasting results and quick recovery. There are various types of Lasers are available for skin whitening treatment but a Q-switched Nd: YAG Laser is primarily used due to its ability to achieve the desired clinical results without much damaging surrounding area. The Q-switched Nd: YAG Laser Skin whitening treatment is also used to cure skin problems such as freckles, age spots, scars, moles, acne and birthmarks.


Glutathione Treatment


  • Glutathione is one of the prominent skin whitening agent due to its phenomenal anti-oxidant and antimelanogenic properties. The skin whitening glutathione is a good alternative to skin bleaching creams. It is highly effective and safer procedure. Glutathione is available in oral formulations (capsules/pills) and intravenous injections.





  • We administer Glutathione Injection to patient every weekly for 8 weeks and then maintain with oral medication. It stops the production of melanin. Glutathione replaces the oxidative damaged cells (which make skin dark) as well as it is a very good anti oxidants agent thus helps in brightening skin color. In this way, Glutathione whitens the skin naturally, safely and in a healthy manner. Glutathione is a powerful treatment option but patient should consult doctor before starting such novel treatments.


There are lots of myths or misunderstandings about the skin whitening treatments in a society. Today, misinformation related to treatment of uneven skin tone and dark spots can easily spread through social media. Hence it is necessary to understand myths and realty of skin whitening treatments.


Here we are explaining 4 common skin whitening myths and the Realty behind them.


  1. Myth:  Skin Whitening treatment is just as same as Skin Bleaching.


Fact:  This is completely untrue. Skin whitening treatment is not like a skin bleaching at all. The bleaching treatment simply aims to change the skin color for the sake of changing the skin color while Skin whitening is more advanced and deeper treatment than skin bleaching. Skin whitening treatment is performed by a certified dermatologist. Skin whitening is the process of improving or correcting skin tone and restoring it to its original youthful, radiant state. Skin whitening is also less harmful and more effective treatment than skin bleaching.




  1. Myth:  You can’t whiten a dark spot without whitening the surrounding skin, too


Fact:  Nowadays, skin whitening procedure is performed by using an advanced Q-switched Nd: YAG Laser technique. This procedure is specifically designed to target cells overproducing melanin by breaking the chain in production. Q-switched Nd: YAG Laser skin whitening treatment is extremely effective to remove dark spots. A Q-switched Nd: YAG laser has most accurate precision ratio and it never damage any surrounding skin. Due to availability of modern Q-switched Nd: YAG laser skin whitening technique, dermatologist can gently remove even the most stubborn dark spots without affecting surrounding skin.


  1. Myth:  Skin whitening treatment has more side effects.


Facts:  No, this is not true. In fact, before starting actual treatment, every Dermatologist checks patients’ skin problem deeply, understands skin type and study family history of patient about any skin diseases. Then doctor select most suitable skin whitening treatment method to brighten the skin. Doctor regularly monitors patient’s progress and in case of any side effects, doctor changes treatment options. Q-switched Nd: YAG Laser skin whitening treatment is considered as most advanced, side effects free and safer. In most of the cases, Doctor chooses Q-switched Nd: YAG Laser to avoid any severe skin reactions. Skin whitening treatment does not have any life threatening side effects.  


  1. Myth:  Skin whitening treatment is suitable for only Black people.


Fact:  People of all races and cultural groups can undergo skin whitening treatment to achieve a fairer or more even complexion. Skin whitening treatment is not limited to people with darker skin tone only. People with fair skin also undergo skin whitening treatment to look younger as this treatment can reduce blemish spots or age spots present on the skin. Skin whitening treatments also has anti-aging benefits.


People should not believe blindly on the myths about skin whitening treatments rather they should consult a certified Dermatologist. Patients should understand myths and facts related to skin whitening treatments as well as follow instructions of dermatologist for desired results.




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