As humans have always been preoccupied with fairness, our forefathers used a variety of home-made exotic materials to lighten our naturally yellowish skin, including kesar, sandalwood, haldi, milk, and others.
Now that we’re in the modern day, we don’t have the time or the patience to manufacture these packs and creams and wait days or even months for the benefits to appear. As a result, there are several advertising that promise to make us “Fair and Beautiful,” and just when we thought the fairness mania was over, Voila! The invention of laser treatments by our scientific community has given us another another marvel of fairness! Who among women would not wish to become a “Fair and Perfect beauty” in a matter of weeks? That seems like the fulfillment of a dream. What if this turns out to be a nightmare? Learn more about it as you continue reading.
Why it matters:
During a skin whitening laser treatment, focused short-pulse light beams are directed at specific areas to remove uneven, undesirable, or damaged skin and to promote the creation of new skin cells, giving the patient a lighter skin tone. Other names for this skin-treatment procedure include laser resurfacing, labrasion, and laser peel.
By inhibiting melanin formation, laser therapy is used to treat hyperpigmentation issues including chloasma, melasma, age spots, liver spots, and uneven dark skin.
- Ablative laser resurfacing: By vaporizing the damaged tissue, ablasive lasers are utilized to remove the topmost layers of the skin as well as a portion of the underlying sublayer.
- Non-ablative laser resurfacing: In this procedure, the skin is penetrated without causing superficial damage to the skin, promoting quicker healing and recovery.
- In order to reduce hazards and improve outcomes, fractional skin resurfacing employs both ablative and non-ablative lasers. Although this is not as powerful as the ablative laser therapy, it is nevertheless intended to stimulate the body to replace old, unhealthy tissues with new, healthy ones, leading to fairer, more radiant skin.
How it functions on skin: Lasers function on skin in two distinct ways.
by dissolving a portion of the melanin into tiny particles. Then, the body expels this through its innate defensive, circulatory, and excretory systems.
The melanin on the skin first creates a thin, dark crust as a result of the intense light beam; however, depending on the location and the amount of melanin present, this crust will eventually peel or shed over time.
Typically, it takes three to five laser treatments to start seeing some improvements.