Skin lightening is defined as a mechanism that can give a person a lighter and more even complexion. Problems such as freckles, pigment spots and skin blemishes can be effectively treated with complexion whitening methods. This will help the person get whiter and healthier skin.
The discoloration and pigmentation of human skin is largely caused by the immense variation in melanin secretion. This condition is responsible for all skin problems like melasma, solar lentigenes and chloasma. The term commonly used for these problems is “hyperpigmentation”. With pigment disorders in full swing today, the popularity of skin lightening is increasing rapidly.
Different types of lightening treatments: These treatments are mainly carried out to lighten the hyperpigmented (dark) complexion, which is due to the increased production of melanin. These treatments include: topical treatments, cryosurgery, and laser treatments.
- Topical Treatments: These include various treatments such as azelaic acid, kojic acid, arbutin and vitamin C etc. In this category of treatments, vitamin C plays a key role as it possesses lightening properties. Azelaic acid is most commonly used for this treatment and is applied topically in a cream form. It is basically a product made from grains such as wheat, rye and barley.
- Laser Treatments: In this treatment, both non-ablative and ablative lasers can have a great effect on melasma and chloasma.
- Cryosurgery: It is considered an alternative to laser treatment with liquid nitrogen. The effect of this therapy usually depends on the depth of the pigment.
The treatments can even be done with certain effective home remedies with healthy diet for this problem. Drinking plenty of water will definitely result in a beautiful, glowing complexion.
Thanks to John W Hamilton