Laser Skin Lightening / Laser Toning
Fair and spotless skin is a dream cherished by everyone across the world since time immemorial.
Laser skin lightening (or whitening) is a medical procedure in which concentrated beams of short pulsed light are cast upon the targeted areas of skin to remove unwanted, irregular, and damaged skin.
The process stimulates the new growth of fresh skin cells which ultimately leads to lighter skin tones.
This laser skin treatment is widely used to treat skin conditions such as,
What is Laser toning?
This is a non-invasive procedure that uses beam of light as high-energy pulse to disintegrate melanin deposits. This laser is applied to remove any kind of scar or discoloration like acne spots, sun tans, age spots, liver marks, sun freckles or even a tattoo. Further, the laser promotes collagen growth underneath the skin. This results in firmer and younger looking skin.
How does Laser Toning Work?
The wavelength of light to be used during the treatment is determined by the quality of the skin to be treated. The laser pulse is applied to dissolve pigments and stimulate new collagen production. This makes your skin appear pleasantly plump. The principle underlying the laser concept is that laser wave works only on aberrations and doesn't affect normal parts. This is why it is important to correctly determine the particular wavelength required to be applied for specific skin discoloration problem.
What happens during the procedure?
The treatment feels just like a mild sting on the skin. An initial redness is noticed but it disappears within few minutes time. There are provisions for local anesthesia to eliminate the discomfort. Doctors advise abstinence from alcohol and Vitamin E prior to the treatment. Ideally, you should not expose yourself to the sun immediately after the treatment and a sunscreen with high SPF is strongly recommended.
How do I prepare my skin?
Avoid sun exposure at least for 2 weeks before laser treatment.
Avoid using retin-A or other irritating skin products at least 3 days prior to treatment.
How many treatments are needed?
Laser toning is a gradual process, usually, 6-10 treatments are advised spaced 4 weeks apart.
Benefits of Laser Toning
What body areas can be treated?
This can be used to treat any area of the body including face, neck, underarms, arms, legs, buttocks and inner thighs. Around the eye area is avoided for safety measures.
Is it safe, what are the possible side effects?
This laser is made in the USA and one of the most trusted, US FDA approved lasers in the market today, very safe and effective and no downtime required.
All skin types can be safely treated.
What can I expect after the treatment?