Skin lightening treatments have gained traction in recent years in India. Cosmetic and non invasive procedures like laser bleaching and laser facials help in the brightening of skin tone and removal of skin abrasions like fine lines, age spots and wrinkles on the face.
Climate change is a major factor affecting the appearance of skin. The harmful UV radiation of the sun causes skin to become dull and lifeless and also lose its texture and fair tone. Skin tanning is a common problem faced by Indians, and laser bleaching is an effective solution to cure it.
Laser bleaching targets the pigmented areas of the skin, and makes its tone fairer with the use of laser rays. Laser bleaching is used in skin revitalizing and lightening treatments, and helps the skin achieve a glow. Skin gets rid of fine lines, age spots, dullness and freckles and acne scars with laser bleaching.
A laser facial uses laser beams to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, and thus helps in evening the skin tone. It can be used to treat hyper-pigmentation and dull skin. Laser facials are a simple 15-minute procedure, and require minimal downtime.
Doctors recommend patch tests before undergoing any kind of laser treatments, as it is not suitable to all skin types. Also patch tests help to determine the intensity of laser beams to be used during treatment. Side effects of laser bleaches and facials include: swelling of skin, redness, scarring, irritation and itchiness. In rare cases, it can also cause ectropion (turning of the eyelid).
Laser bleaches and facials work to improve suppleness of the skin and reduce darkness and dullness of the skin. They help in reducing the pores of the skin and make it appear hydrated and nourished. Laser treatments work to reduce dark spots, wrinkles, pigmentation and help to even the skin tone.
Cosmetics and other skin treatments like retinoid or glycolic treatments should be avoided for a few weeks prior to treatment. Also, darker skin tones are at higher risk for IPL (intensified pulse light) exposure. It is advisable to undergo tests with dermatologists before treatment.