Whitening for Skin – Laser Whitening Procedures

Although there is no shortage of topical treatments that help with whitening for skin, more extreme treatments are available for those who have stubborn scars or blemishes that they want to get rid of permanently. When using laser surgery in whitening for skin, these spot treatments are some of the most popular procedures. The laser is used to literally burn off the scar, blemish, or discoloration, leaving the skin looking smoother and more uniform. For small treatments like this, laser procedures are a popular treatment in whitening for skin.

Although laser whitening could be used for spot treatments and whitening for skin, a more comprehensive type of whitening is also available. This will usually involve more than one visit to your dermatologist or aesthetician, because this type of treatment takes more time and follow up care. In this type of treatment, whitening for skin is achieved by the application of this laser heat all over the body, which then helps to bring melanin to the skin’s surface. Interestingly, the skin could be darker for a short time period, before this layer of skin is shed with intensive exfoliation. The end result is lighter, whiter skin.

There are a number of precautions that you should think about before using laser whitening for skin, however. This is not a painless procedure, and although everyone’s pain threshold is different, many find themselves in a bit of discomfort both during and after the procedure. Another problem that some have with the laser whitening for skin procedure is that it can lead to scars. There is something ironic with obtaining fresh scars from a treatment that is meant to eliminate or greatly reduce the appearance of scars.

For these reasons and the higher cost that is associated with laser whitening for skin, most people will choose less dramatic topical skin brightening products, at least at first. These are designed to show positive results with body whitening, but at the same time help nourish skin. The best skin whitening creams will have soothing botanicals. Before starting these or any other sort of procedure that is designed for whitening for skin, it’s a good idea to have a consultation with your health care professional or dermatologist. Some have more sensitive skin than others, and may take to different whitening treatments. However, for serious sun damage, laser whitening may be a valid solution for some, although it does come with its own set of risks.

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on August 13, 2010 and Last Modified on December 7, 2014

Emily is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people and cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, and she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her life experiences. Emily is a certified life coach, a dating expert and has a wide range of knowledge from health and fitness, adventure and traveling, sex and relationships as well as beauty and culture. She hopes to continue to share her passion of writing with the world through future projects including books, novels, articles and blogs. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

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