Are you disappointed with dark patches of skin? Do you avoid parties and meeting your friends because of your look? 

If the answer is yes, you need to check out the advanced cosmetic treatments that promise to give you a fresh and glowing face that makes you look very confident too!

Before reviewing the available treatment options, you must consult a cosmetic surgeon or a dermatologist to know which treatment is suitable for your ski

The most preferred treatment options available are –

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser Therapy
  • Chemical Peels


Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that is done externally to improve the skin tone and its texture. It is a short procedure that usually takes an hour or so. You can safely do it on a working day as well.

The treatment involves using a special handheld device with an abrasive surface to gently remove the skin’s outer layer. Once the damaged skin is removed, fresh and new skin will emerge from within.

The procedure does not require anaesthesia or a numbing agent. Once the procedure is complete, the therapist will apply a moisturizer and sunscreen to protect the tender skin.

Laser Therapy 

Laser therapy uses light to reduce hyperpigmentation on the skin. Your skin doctor or dermatologist will suggest whether laser therapy is ideal for you or not. Further, this depends upon the condition of your skin and also your skin tone.

Two types of lasers used to treat hyperpigmentation. The first type of laser is on the stronger side and can remove layers of the skin and give way to tight and toned skin.

On the other hand, slightly less intense lasers work on the dermis i.e., the second layer of the skin. They encourage the growth of collagen and tighten the skin too.

Results have shown that strong lasers, i.e., ablative lasers are suitable for fair-skinned people while non-ablative ones, i.e., less intense lasers, tend to darken the skin.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are done to remove the damaged top layer of skin to encourage new smooth and scar-free skin. They can treat hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, scars, and so on. Chemical peels are used in combination with other cosmetic treatments for the best results.

There are three types of chemical peels viz.

1. Light chemical peel:

A light chemical peel is done to remove the top layer of the skin, containing acne, dry skin, fine wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. The recommended gap between two light chemical peels is two to five weeks.

You can expect improved skin texture and tone and relatively less fine wrinkles on the skin. But you need to repeat the procedure frequently for best results.

2. Medium chemical peel:

This peel removes the top layer and the layer below it i.e. both the epidermis and the dermis, to tackle acne scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. You may have to do a couple of rounds of medium chemical peel to get the desired result.

Of course, the skin will be smooth and with a fresh new glow after medium chemical peel treatment.

3. Deep chemical peel:

This chemical peel removes skin cells from the deepest layers of the skin, especially scars, precancerous growth, and very deep wrinkles.

After a deep chemical peel treatment, dramatic results are noted in the treated skin, but with sun and age, the skin color can change along with new wrinkles. The skin becomes extra sensitive to the sun and hence needs more protection.

Lastly but very important, consult an experienced skin doctor or a dermatologist, or a cosmetologist who has performed these procedures before. It would be best if you discussed your expectations in great detail during your appointment with the doctor.

It is advisable to set realistic expectations from the doctor and as well as these procedures. Make sure you understand the entire procedure, pros and cons, and maintenance procedure before going ahead with it.

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