No matter who you are or what your skin type... whether young or old, dark or fair, normal, combination, dry or sensitive, we all have our personal worries about our skin's appearance. Although others may not really notice, when you're looking in the mirror each morning to see what's changed, you certainly notice it! Sometimes these problems, no matter how big or small can really affect our day to day lives. I am fairly happy with the skin I'm in for now, minus the odd spot breakout here and there, but I understand that some of you may have problems you'd like to get resolved. Now I've spoken about skin treatments here on my blog before, and today I have another post for you about lightening dark skin, which can be a really useful and effective treatment for many skin woes.
Does Derma White treatment really lighten dark skin?
Pigmentation, scars, and other skin disorders can cause the darkening or lightening of skin. Patches of pigmented skin, in particular, can cause embarrassment, a loss of self-esteem, and other social and emotional problems for sufferers. While laser treatment has been used successfully for these conditions on people with lighter skin tones, there have been mixed results on the use of laser to help lighten dark skin. Modern techniques, proper preparation, consultation with a trained laser technician, and a combination of skin lightening therapies, however, have shown to give equally positive results to those with dark skin types.
Does Derma White Treatment Really Lighten Dark Skin Caused By Pigmentation?
Pigmentation is a common cause of darkened skin. The term pigmentation literally means colouring, and hyperpigmentation is the official name given to the darkening of skin. Hyperpigmentation may present in patches, spots, or over large areas of the skin. While it can appear anywhere on the body, it can be especially problematic when it appears on prominent areas like the face and neck, hands and arms, and legs.
Eczema, dry skin, acne scarring, and the continued use of harsh products on the skin can cause and exacerbate the problem of darkened skin. Although it may be tempting to try and cover up blotches of skin by lightening the colour with makeup and other products, special care needs to be taken to ensure that the individual is not making matters worse through the application of products that contain harsh chemicals. While this may cover up the problem, although it rarely does so to any great effect, it could be making the underlying problem much worse.
Does Derma White Treatment Really Lighten Dark Skin After One Session?
Skin lightening creams and moisturisers are available on the market, and some of these can have a positive effect, but the most effective technique for lightening dark skin has proven to be a combination of lightening creams with microdermabrasion and modern laser techniques. The creams prepare the area, the microdermabrasion effectively loosens and deadens the unwanted dark skin cells, and the laser encourages the growth of new, naturally coloured skin to appear in its place.
The process is not considered painful, although patients will feel something akin to a sharp scratching and may feel their skin heating up during the laser application. A single session may generate reasonable results, but a technician will usually indicate that several sessions, usually lasting little more than 15 minutes each, will be required. The actual number and length of appointments will depend on the severity of the pigmentation, the size of the affected area, and the patient’s responsiveness to the treatment.
An initial skin patch test is conducted, and this will give the technician a clearer picture of how intensely they can treat the area. It will also give them a better idea of how effective an individual session will be, and the technician will therefore be able to advise the patient of how many sessions they are likely to need.
Blood spots may appear immediately after the treatment, but these should heal within about a week. Inflammation is also to be expected and should heal naturally over the course of a few days. Positive results may be experienced once these natural reactions have subdued, and this will allow for additional treatment sessions to be introduced, in order to enjoy even better results.
A professional technician at The Laser Treatment Clinic, Harley Street, London, can discuss the process, arrange for the skin patch test, and ensure that all of a patients’ questions are answered before the procedure begins.