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Whitening: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Whitening of the skin is also known as vitiligo.

How is the treatment done?

Whitening, what is also known as Vitiligo, is a condition of the skin that results in the appearance of white patches. Any part of the body can be affected. Patients with this skin problem generally have white patches on many parts of their body.

Vitiligo occurs because the skin loses melanin, the natural skin pigment. The cells in the body that form the pigment get destroyed, as a result of which melanin is not produced at all. The exact cause of the condition hasn’t yet been found.

Whitening is known to affect about 2% of the world’s population and is a genetic problem. Various autoimmune problems like thyroid disease or even type 1 diabetes can lead to Vitiligo.

The most noticeable symptom of the condition is the loss of skin pigmentation, which may start in one part of the body, then appear in other parts as well. The whitening will also become larger and larger with time. The hair and eye lids of the patient may also be affected.

Although there is no way in which one can prevent or even cure Vitiligo, the whitening can be curbed by the use of cosmetics or corticosteroid creams. Re-pigmentation treatment is also an option.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

The treatment of Vitiligo is highly dependent on 3 factors. Firstly, the number of patches that have appeared on the body. Secondly, the extent of the patches and lastly the treatment that the patients opts for.

The treatment options can be medical as well as surgical. The treatment will be suggested by the doctor depending on what will suit the patient the best. When it comes to medical treatment, the doctor may prescribe you a cream that has to be applied on the skin or medicines that need to be consumed. The doctor may also suggest Ultraviolet A, that is, UV-A light treatment to remove the discoloration. If area covered by the white patches is large, the doctor may suggest removal of skin color from other areas of the body as well.

The surgical treatments for Vitiligo include skin grafting and tattooing. In case of skin grafting, skin is removed from one part of the body and is placed on the affected area. This form of treatment is opted by patients who have very small white patches.

Irrespective of the type of treatment you opt for, the condition cannot yet be fully cured and can worsen with time.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

In case of a skin graft, you are eligible if there is no appearance of a new white patch or the patches have not become larger in the span of a year.

Are there any side effects?

Patients who are not eligible for topical Vitiligo treatment include pregnant women.

Patients who’s Vitiligo is a result of sun damage are not eligible for skin grafting treatment.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

In case of topical treatment, the side effects include acne, development of spider veins, dermal scarring, thinning of the skin, mild skin irritation and inflammation. UV-A light treatment can result in some temporary side effects like mild burning and redness, some may also experience dry skin.

How long does it take to recover?

The post treatment guidelines for Vitiligo depends on the treatment you opt for. Consult with your doctor for more information.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

There is no particular recovery time period for Vitiligo as the condition cannot be cured. If you have opting for a surgical condition you should consult with your doctor about how much time will it take for recovery once the procedure is done.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The price of topical creams for Vitiligo start from Rs100 and can go up to Rs1, 000 as well. UV-A Treatment in the country can cost up to Rs 6, 500 or even more.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

The results of the treatment are not quite permanent, as it cannot be entirely cured.

Safety: Condition Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: High Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Medium Time For Recovery: Very High Price Range:

Topical creams for Vitiligo start from Rs100 and can go up to Rs1, 000. UV-A Treatment costs Rs 6,500 or more.

Popular Health Tips

Glutathione - How It Can Help With Skin Whitening Treatment

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Glutathione - How It Can Help With Skin Whitening Treatment

Almost everyone wants their skin to look healthy, rejuvenated and fairer. From home remedies to medical and cosmetic assistance, people try everything under the sun to improve their skin tone. Any discussion about skin whitening is incomplete without the mention of glutathione. Often referred to as the "Mother of all antioxidants", glutathione, a tripeptide comprising of the three amino acids- glycine, cysteine, and glutamine, also comes with detoxifying and anti-aging properties, and are extensively being used in the cosmetic industry.

Glutathione as a skin whitening agent
The pigment responsible for one's skin color is Melanin. The enzyme Tyrosinase plays a pivotal role in the synthesis of this pigment. In case of a darker complexion or an uneven skin, there is also an elevated production of Eumelanin (a pigment responsible for imparting the dark brown color). Glutathione goes a long way to inhibit the activity of the Tyrosinase enzyme which, in turn, slows down the production of melanin. Further, the antioxidant is also responsible for an increased conversion of Eumelanin to Pheomelanin (responsible for imparting the yellow-red color), thereby lightening the skin tone significantly.

Glutathione, being a naturally occurring antioxidant also functions as a free radical scavenger protecting the skin from oxidative damage and the deleterious effects of the free radicals such as accelerated skin aging, wrinkles, saggy and tired looking skin, to name a few. There are specialized clinics and cosmetic centers that use glutathione as an active ingredient in a host of skin treatments including chemical peels. In most of the cases, glutathione is used in an injectable form (Glutathione Injections) to ensure its better absorption in the body They are also available in topical forms.

Some of the side effects of glutathione
The use of glutathione should be under expert guidance. People with asthma should specifically refrain from using Glutathione (be it in oral or injectable form). Elevated use of glutathione for long can also lower the level of zinc in the body and may trigger kidney, thyroid dysfunctions and peptic ulcers.


Factors that influence the glutathione level in the body
The level of Glutathione in our bodies can be affected by several factors some of which include

  • Unhealthy dietary habits (processed foods, pasteurized dairy products, artificial sweeteners, hams, hot dogs, smoked and Barbecued foods, chlorinated water) and lifestyle practices (increased intake of alcohol or tobacco ).
  • Stress, lack of sleep.
  • Increased exposure to industrial pollutants, UV-radiation.
  • The level of glutathione also decreases with age.

Thus, to boost the glutathione level in the body, enrich the diet with foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, spinach, Brussels sprouts, cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, parsley.

  • Avoid overcooking the vegetables.
  • Use a non-stick cookware on low or medium heat.
  • Make sure you follow a regular sleep cycle and avoid being overstressed.

It should be restricted in patients having altered Liver functions.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Uneven Skin Tone - 6 Home Remedies For It!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Uneven Skin Tone - 6 Home Remedies For It!

If you are observing an uneven skin tone in some specific areas, you are bound to get concerned. Uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation usually occurs due to an excessive production of melanin. Excess melanin is produced by the body because of sun exposure, hormonal changes and due to scarring. Your appearance gets affected, if you develop uneven skin tone. There are several ways to correct uneven skin tone. They are as follows:

  1. Drink plenty of water: Drinking lots of water leads to a beautiful and healthy skin. The skin is made of 75% water and thus, drinking adequate amount of water leads to enhanced skin health and appearance. Water helps in cleaning the skin inside out and improves your skin tone drastically.
  2. Apply sunscreen daily: The damage from sun exposure and the harmful rays of the sun leads to uneven skin tone. Wear sunscreen before going out in the sun for preventing further damage due to sun exposure. After using it for some time, your uneven skin tone improves.
  3. Keep your skin hydrated: Uneven skin tone may result from oily skin and acne, and you should use a moisturizer regularly for its elimination. Keeping the skin well-moisturized and clean helps in the management of uneven skin tone. There are different types of moisturizers available, and you must choose one, which suits your skin the best. Certain moisturizers help in balancing your skin tone.
  4. Baking soda paste: Baking soda is effective in the treatment of several skin issues. It exfoliates the skin and does not affect it in any way. You can prepare a paste of baking soda by mixing it with water and applying it on your skin. This helps in fixing uneven skin tone, which has been caused due to scarring and sun damage.
  5. Yoghurt mask: Yoghurt contains natural bleaching agents, which improve the skin tone and exfoliate the skin effectively. It helps in lightening the effects of scars, suntan and uneven pigmentation. A yoghurt mask must be applied on your face several times a week for improved skin tone. You can prepare the paste by adding a small amount of water to fresh yoghurt.
  6. Milk powder paste: Milk, similar to yoghurt, is used for improving your skin’s health. The bleaching agents in milk help in making your skin tone even. You need to take some milk powder and add milk to prepare a thick paste. Apply this paste on your face for getting the much improved skin tone.

Other natural remedies which are used in the correction of uneven skin tone include sugar scrub, sandalwood masks, tomato pulps, papayas and several others, which work efficiently without any side effects. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Reality Check On Skin Lightening Products - Why Your Own Natural Skin Color is Beautiful?

MD (AIIMS), Clinical Fellow,Skin Oncology(New England Medical Centre & Boston University,USA), Clinical Fellow.Photomedicine(Mass.Gen.Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA), Clinical Fellow,Laser Surgery(Mass.Gen Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA)
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Reality Check On Skin Lightening Products - Why Your Own Natural Skin Color is Beautiful?

Skin lightening and brightening products have become extremely popular and are aggressively promoted by film stars, cricket players and fair-skinned models on TV, print and other media. These products promise you not only a lighter and flawless skin but also promote the fact that with this you will be able to get your perfect life-partner and your perfect chosen job! Many of these products do not disclose their exact composition, while some list many chemical names which are simply incomprehensible. However, some of these unregulated products could actually contain ingredients that are beneficial for your skin, but some could be quite harmful:

Therefore, you must keep a check on the following:

  • Many products may contain mercury as a skin lightening ingredient, which is a toxic metal which can lead to brain and kidney damage.

  • Steroids are commonly used in lightening creams and cause permanent thinning of the skin. These chemicals also increase the risk of skin infections, aggravate acne, cause stretch marks, precipitate bruising and make your skin more sensitive and red.

  • Hydroquinone is a prescription product and if used under proper supervision is useful for skin lightening. Unregulated use may cause skin irritation, cataract and unwanted discoloration.

  • Vitamin A derivatives can cause flakiness, irritation and increased sensitivity.

Your own photochromic " Skin Umbrella"

It is worthwhile understanding that nature has cleverly and correctly adapted your skin color on the darker side for geographic, genetic and evolutionary reasons. This pigmentation is actually beneficial since it acts as your very own personal 'skin umbrella' which protects you from sunburns, deep wrinkles and skin cancers. Just like photochromic glasses, your 'skin umbrella' turns darker with sun exposure. You call this a “tan”. Thus, medically speaking, black is beautiful. It doesn't make too much sense to try and alter your natural baseline skin color. Your baseline color is your natural skin color on your constantly covered area like on your lower waist.

In case of abnormal pigmentation do seek an opinion

Of course, for abnormal blemishes, acne, freckles and distinct weird pigmentation you should definitely discuss with your dermatologist regarding proper diagnosis and various treatment options like prescription medications, peels and lasers. Also discuss with your dermatologist about daily products suited specifically for you and your skin type. But you would be much wiser and much better off for not using any medicinal product without proper supervision.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Glutathione Skin Whitening: Does It Really Work?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Glutathione Skin Whitening: Does It Really Work?

Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants in our body. This is gaining traction in terms of skin whitening treatment and achieve the desired pigmentation. With very less to no side-effect, Glutathione skin whitening is by far the most chosen whitening treatment. It is tropically administered through whitening pill or Glutathione cream.

The skin whitening efficacy:

There has been a widespread debate about the effectiveness of skin whitening treatment through glutathione. As per a study conducted by the NCBI, it was found that a period of 4 weeks of Glutathione treatment among a small number of participants exhibited positive results. There are a couple of ways in which Glutathione pills helps to whiten the skin. Glutathione ties up with Tyrosinase and blocks the pathway of the enzyme to produce melanin. The latter is the pigment that is responsible for skin color in the body. The second way in which Glutathione helps in skin whitening is by halting the activation of Tyrosinase. It does so by cutting down the free radicals in the body. It is the free radicals that produce tyrosinase in the first place. The latter in turn is responsible for an increased melanin count in the body.

Skin health and Glutathione:

There are many Glutathione pills out there. It is important to choose the right one for effective results. A Glutathione supplement containing compounds such as Liposomal Glutathione, acetyl glutathione, and L- glutathione etc. can not only enhance the complexion of the skin but improves skin health and quality.

Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant present in every cell of the human body. It helps in removing toxic, heavy metal, free radicals in the body. If not for this compound, the body cell cannot detoxify properly and there is a high likelihood of cell damage. Apart from this Glutathione supplement can effectively minimize the age spots and remove the signs of aging. It is equally beneficial in removing wrinkles, dark spots and other spot marks present in the body.

What to expect from this form of skin treatment?

Although this form of skin white treatment works without a shadow of a doubt. It is wise not to expect dramatic results overnight. The supplement or the cream takes a while to show the result. Since it binds with the internal hormone, the changes might take a while to show the results. After a couple of months, one can expect healthier and fairer skin. The body will also be free from harmful and chemical toxins. It is advised that a skin specialist or a medical professional is consulted before starting the pills or cream. If a person is undergoing skin medication, it might have to be stopped for a while.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Freckles - Bid Them Goodbye!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Freckles - Bid Them Goodbye!

The complexion of a person is determined by a pigment known as melanin. More the amount of melanin in a person, darker the complexion. The benefit of melanin is effective sun protection, and it prevents damage from sun exposure.

We have noticed people with dark (brown/black) spots that are darker than the surroundings skin. Commonly affected areas are the face, neck, hands, back, etc. These are melanin concentrated areas and become more visible in fair complexioned people. They are caused due to overproduction of melanin by the melanocytes, which are responsible for the production of melanin.

Now, what causes freckles is not clearly established, though the following are proposed.

  1. Exposure to sunlight: The cells responsible for melanin production absorb the sun and therefore produce excessive melanin. This is a natural defence mechanism of the skin.
  2. Ethnicity: Races with white skin are more likely to have freckles than races with darker skin.
  3. Weather: Some people tend to have freckles only in the summer with fairly clear skin during the winter.
  4. Genetics: If your parents or siblings have freckles, the chances of you having it are quite high.
  5. Tanning: Whether by natural means of greater exposure to the sun or artificially done if the salon, increases the chances of developing freckles.

Treatment: There are rumours stating that freckles are “angel kisses,” and “good night charms” and should not be removed as it would bring bad fortune. This is, however, not true and for purely cosmetic reasons, they need to be removed. The commonly affected age group (<30) also is cosmetically sensitive, and therefore the need to treat these.

Prevention is the best and the first solution. Whether by race, heredity, or lifestyle, if you are prone to develop freckles, ensure you are taking the necessary steps to avoid getting freckles in the first place. Avoid sun exposure without sun protection, avoid tanning, and you will be surprised how you can actually prevent freckles. Watch out for weather changes and avoid sun exposure. Reducing the amount of sun exposure can also help in keeping the freckles light, thereby not making too much of a cosmetic concern.

If prevention is not possible, some of the effective treatment measures include:

  1. Topical creams: These contain bleaching agents like Retin-A. One disadvantage though is that it acts on the entire skin and not just the freckles.
  2. Laser: A beam of the laser is used to get rid of the unwanted melanocytes which produce melanin. It also improves skin tone and colour.
  3. Cryotherapy: Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the melanin-producing cells, thereby removing freckles.

After treating freckles, preventing freckle formation with limiting sun exposure and sun protection is extremely essential. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am 40 years active my hands and face tone is dark than my body. Specially my face is much dark, kindly suggest thank you.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Undergo glutathione therapy. Otherwise, few creams also available. Contact me by direct online consultation for treatment.

Im using skin lite on face. I want to stop it and to maintain the fairness. Please suggest me a best substitute for it. Please its urgent.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Please stop using skin lite cream as it contains strong steroids which will cause serious side effects. Steroid induced pimples, photosensitivity that is sun sensitivity, rosacea that is red face, atrophy that is skin thinning, stretch marks, pigmentation, dryness, severe itching and hair growth on the face etc to name a few side effects. Reports of skin cancer are also there. Please don't use any such Steroid containing fairness creams. You will require treatment to slowly put you off this cream by using some substitute as the skin becomes addicted to the steroid. Hence you are facing such a problem. Please call me or send photos through online consult option for proper examination and treatment.

I'm 22 my weight is 74. Due to friction between my inner thighs the skin became darker there. How to whiten my dark inner thighs. please suggest remedies.

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Hello, I would advice you to go for liposuction of inner thighs, it’s relatively small procedure which can be done under local or general anaesthesia, with excellent results and quick recovery, as this proble will persist even after using n number of treatments. Good luck.
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I was really fair at my teenage before 15 nowadays I look dull, oily face and suffering from tiny face holes, what should I do?

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Undergo glutathione therapy. Otherwise, few creams also available. Contact me by direct online consultation for treatment.
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Skin Lightening Treatment
Skin whitening is the process by which people reduce the melanin pigment in the skin to give a whiter complexion. Those with dark complexion have more melanin and the quantity of melanin determines the colour of a person s skin.
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Skin Lightening (Whitening) Treatment
Causes and treatment for Hyperpigmentation and Melasma
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Skin Pigmentation Treatment
Hi, I am Dr Sangeeta Amladi and I am going to talk to you about Pigmentation.

What is pigmentation and how does it occur?

Pigmentation is a term we used to describe the dark spots or patches or even general darkening of the skin. In the upper layer of the skin, there are certain cells which are called pigment cells and these produce a certain pigment called melanin. This is evenly distributed in the skin and gives colour that we normally possess. We can get darkening of the skin due to many factors, both external and internal at any time of our lives. Most common cause of external pigmentation is ultraviolet radiations. And one of the commonest cause is a hormone, especially in women. Any of these factors can increase the pigment cells in the skin or actually activate the cell to produce more melanin.

What are the common types of Pigmentation?

There are many common types of pigmentation;

Freckles
Age spots
Melasma
Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation etc
These often cause cosmetic problems and hence require treatment.

Freckles are the common response to sunlight. And you can see them as light brown spots on the face and the exposed parts of the body. They are often seen on the fair skin individuals and from very young ages. They can be effectively prevented by good sun screening habits.

Age spots, also called Lentigines are darker spots. And these are often seen as we grow older, over the age of 40

Melasma is a kind of pigment which shows up most commonly on cheeks in the form of brownish or the greyish brown patches which are sharply defined. They can also come up on the forehead or the chin. Two main factors causing melasma are the sunlight and the hormones. And it is more common in women. Very often, melasma occurs either during or post pregnancy.

Often we find pigmentation being left behind after we develop boils, other infections, eczemas, other allergies, injuries etc on the skin and this is something we called as Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. It is left behind due to the inflammation that is left behind in the skin. There are certain perfumes, cosmetics and other allergens which can on their own leave dark patches on the skin and we call this pigmented contact om titis.

Another common cause of patchy pigmentation is ageing itself and this is because of the effect of ultraviolet radiations and sunlight on the skin. We often see the unevenness tone or little patchy dark spots and an alteration in texture so the skin gets a bit rougher. This we can prevent to a large extent through good sun screening habits which we should adopt at a very young age in life.

Last but not the least, the dark circles. These are the dark patches which we see under our eyes. The problem of dark circles is that they make us look dull and tired.

What is the right approach to treat pigmentation?

If you suffer from pigmentation, then you should be looking for comprehensive and holistic solutions to this problem. There are many different kinds of products, tropically prescribed medication, and chemical peels which when combined together can help us get rid of the superficial pigmentation. Ideally, it should be customized for you by your dermatologist after the detailed evaluation of your specific skin concern and then decide the best possible way to address it. If we need something deeper then there is a specific laser which called the Q switched andiac laser which is very safe and effective and specifically targets the Melanin in the skin without affecting the neighbouring areas and leaves the skin clear and flawless.

What are the everyday essentials to take care of your skin?

The first mantra to really good skin care is to protect your skin using a sunscreen. You can use the sunscreen of SPF 15-30 or could be higher. However, the more important is how you apply it. A sunscreen must be applied to a thin film across the face and the exposed areas of the body and then left on for 15-20 minutes to settle it. If you tend to sweat a lot, you need to apply it after every 2-4 hours. And of course, you should apply a sunscreen when you are indoors because the ultraviolet radiations or even the visible light which is indoors can also affect your skin and cause pigmentation.
A good cleansing regime is very important to keep your skin clean. Choose a cleanser which is formulated for your skin type dry, oily or normal. You can use this twice or thrice daily. If your skin is oily, you can use a toner for deeper cleansing.
After cleansing your skin, you need to hydrate and this can be done using a moisturizer in the day time and sunscreen itself can be the moisturizer. At night, you can sue a night cream containing Vit- C and this will also help you to stay pigmentation free.
A balanced diet, good sleep and exercise is very important in keeping your skin healthy. Incorporate foods in a diet which are rich in Vit- C and sun protecting agents like Beta Keratins and anti oxidants. For example red and orange fruits like carrot, tomatoes and other vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, spinach etc and omega rich foods such as fish
Relax- Destress-Fill your life with positive energy.
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Skin Whitening Treatments
Detail about the working of skin whitening treatments

Hi friends I am Dr. Rohit Batra from Dermoworld Skin & Hair Clinics. Today we are going to talk about whitening treatments.

Har koi gora dikhna chhata hai. Har koi accha dikhna chhata hai no one wants blemishes on skin specially on face whitening treatments aajkl bhaut jyada prachlan m hai or jahan tak baat kari jae peels m bhaut tarah ki peels aati hai Jo apko whitening de Sakti hai ek glow de Sakti h or agar apke ghar m function hai ya aap party m Jana chahte hain ya apki koi board meeting hai to apke vo confidence de sakti hai jise ki apke face k uparr sare blemishes theek ho jae or apka chehra chamchamae.

Whitening treatments m Jo peels hoti hai vo alg alg tarah ki hoti hai agr apko downtime jisko hum kehte h kitni der lgegi apki skin ko normal c pe aane k lie 2 s 3 din ka downtime aap afford kr skte hai to yellow cocktail krke peel aati hai retinol based peel hoti hai Jo apko ek he session k andar ek se do tone liter bana skti hai. Agar aap sirf whitening k lie baat Karen to glycolic acid ya mandelic acid bhaut time se use hoti aai hai or bhaut accha result v deti hai jahan tak sawal hai glow ka to lactic acid peel or Cleopatra peel isko hum Jo kehte hai vo apko glow de skti hai. aaj kal ek procedure bhaut jyada hamare clinic pe chala hai vo hai Cinderella sparkle jiske andar apko whitening glow smoothness bhaut jaldi milta hai or with no down time. Isko hum deep freeze treatment bhi kehte hai kuki 20 min k lie apke face k uparr bahut thandak aati hai no downtime no side effect or aap ek whitening treatment le skte hai jisse apko glow v mile apko shine v mile or apki skin smooth or blemish free ho jaae.

Toh agr aap whitening treatment ya apne skin k upar Jo blemish hai ya melasma hai ya jhaiyan jisko Hindi me kehte hai vo hai uska treatment chahte hai to you can visit our page at lybrate.com and Take an appointment with Doctor Rohit Batra at Dermoworlds Skin and Hair clinic Rajauri Garden and New Rajendar Nagar , Thank you.
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Patchy or Uneven Skin Tone
Here are causes, prevention, and treatments of patchy or uneven skin tone

Hi, I am Dr. Nivedita Dadu, a Dermatologist at Skinology skin clinic and today I will be discussing Patchy or uneven skin tone. Patchy or uneven skin tone occurs because of over production of melanin. The causes of which include the nutritional or vitamin deficiencies, dietary deficiency, hormonal imbalances, climatic factors like sun damage and pollution and skin disorders. As a patient one instrument that your pigmentation concerns need to be addressed at a various level like following the right skin care routine, using the right sunscreen and face washes, taking the right multivitamin, supplements, anti-oxidants. Deficiencies of which may lead to skin looking dry or damaged or fatigued.

Using the right skin medications that are nonsteroidal and safe for your skin. For Faster results 1 may go under procedure like chemical peels, mesotherapy and Laser tonic. Chemical peels remove the superficial dull damaged layer of the skin and help the new fresher younger skin to grow back. Mesotherapy is a French technique in which vitamin C and other active ingredients are infused into the skin. These active ingredients renew the epidermal layer of the skin, illuminates your complexion, reduce discoloration, even out the skin tone, protect the skin from free radicals. For any further query you can contact me directly or through Lybrate.

Having issues? Consult a doctor for medical advice