Skin Lightening/ Skin Whitening

 Skin Whitening It is the practice of using chemical substances to lighten the skin tone/ lessen the concentration of Melanin (pigment which gives color to skin). Dark skinned people have more melanin than light skin people. So many skin lightening treatments are used to reduce or block some amount of Melanin. Homemade treatments (extracts of lemon juice, milk…) are quite popular for skin lightening.

Treatment with products containing Hydroquinone, Tretinoin, Kojic acid, Vitamin C may be effective for skin whitening. Laser treatments & even Cryosurgery (Surgery using liquid nitrogen) are done as per patient requirements. One of the famous products used now a day is Meladerm.