Skin whitening is the process by which people reduce the melanin pigment in the skin to give a whiter complexion. The amount of melanin in a person’s skin is responsible for their complexion, therefore, the darker the person, the more melanin is there in their skin. Melanin is manufactured by cells called melanocytes. The amount of melanin in a person’s skin depends upon the genetic buildup while the production of melanin is affected by exposure to the sun, the degree of damage to the skin and exposure to chemicals.
Why do people opt for skin whitening?
Mostly, people take recourse to skin whitening methods to deal with common problems such as freckles, age spots, scars, moles, acne, birthmarks etc. But the most interested are the people who wish to have fair skin, especially those with a darker shade of skin. Most often than not, people use whitening or lightening products such as bleaching creams, fading creams or fairness creams. These products work by disturbing the tyrosinase enzyme which is instrumental for the melanin production and thereby reducing its amount in the skin. The melanocyte cells which manufacture melanin are situated at the very bottom of the skin’s epidermal layer. Sometimes the over-production of the melanin pigment could lead to various hyper pigmentation problems. Such creams aside, there are other many effective modes of treatment so it would be wise to discuss them.
- Laser Surgeries
- Chemical Peels
Skin Whitening- An Easy Choice
In a country like Pakistan, most of skin whitening treatments are readily available at reasonable rates. The more popular of the treatments are the glutathione injections as they are very reliable. The injections can cost anywhere from Rs. 5000 to Rs 20,000 here while the surgical procedures will be even costlier. Keeping the cost factor in mind, one can make a rational decision in regard to this. Make an appointment for skin whitening treatment in Lahore.