Skin whitening or lightening covers a variety of methods used to whiten (or lighten) the skin. Skin lightening methods are used to help balance out the skin coloring and to even out our skin tone.
Increased melanin production - also known as hyperpigmentation - is often referred to as melasma, chloasma or solar lentigenes.
- Melasma is a general term describing darkening of the skin.
- Chloasma is generally used to describe skin discolorations caused by hormones. These hormonal changes are usually the result of pregnancy, birth control pills or estrogen replacement therapy.
- Solar lentigenes is the technical term for darkened spots on the skin caused by the sun. Solar refers to sunlight and lentigene describes a darkened area of skin. These spots are quite common in adults with a long history of unprotected sun exposure.
Aside from sun exposure and hormones, hyperpigmentation can be caused by skin damage, such as remnants of blemishes, wounds or rashes. This is especially true for those with darker skin tones.
The skin whitening treatment is unique for each individual. Personal consultation is required so it is only appropriate to make a personal appointment.
Question & Answer*
How does the MedLite C6 laser remove unwanted pigments in the skin?
The Medlite Laser is one of the world's most technologically advanced lasers for removing pigmented lesions. The laser remvoes these pigments with the energy of light. The specialized light produces by the MedLite is absorbed by the pigmented lesion. The unwanted pigment is then destroyed, thus removing or lightening the lesion.
- Removes brown spots and unwanted pigment in 1-2 sessions
- Returns skin to its natural appearance
- Comfortable procedures with no downtime
Is the treatment difficult?
The process is straightforward. At your initial visit, our physician will discuss with you your previous treatment history followed by an assessment of your skin condition. Consequently a regime for treatment is recommended for the most effective and optimum results using the laser. Each laser treatment typically lasts between 30-40 minutes. The treatment is repeated after 3-4 weeks.
Is the treatment painful?
The impact of the laser on the skin can be described as tiny pin pricks or tingling sensation which is a minor discomfort to some patients. Our physician can help reduce this discomfort with typical anaesthetic. Our laser has the unique ability to emit the laser in a random spray manner to further reduce the discomfort. After treatment, the area will be slightly reddish and any discomfort will disappear within a few days.
What must I do after the laser scar treatment?
You will be required to use a moisturizer and sun block for 2-3 weeks. Post laser care is individualized and it is important to follow the physician's advice and instructions exactly for optimum results.