- The content highlights that approximately 56% of Indians prefer a lighter skin tone, leading to a demand for advanced skin brightening treatments.
The article traces the historical evolution of skin-whitening practices in India, moving from traditional products like fading creams and bleach to modern, less damaging skin brightening treatments offered at CNF in Bengaluru.
The content emphasizes the potential damage caused by everyday application of certain skin-lightening products, leading to dull, rough, and dry skin.
The article explains the role of melanin in skin pigmentation, detailing how its disruption can lead to hyperpigmentation.
The article provides a balanced view by comparing natural home remedies, such as lemon juice, aloe vera, honey, yogurt, and turmeric, with clinical treatments.
About 56% of Indians prefer a lightened tone and hence opt for skin-lightening procedures.
Skin color tends to get darker with consistent exposure to harmful sun rays. Many people aren’t satisfied with their original dusky complexion and want a brighter skin tone. You can never change your original skin color but can brighten it without any side effects with our advanced skin brightening treatment.
At CNF in Bengaluru, we check your complexion and skin condition to perform the right treatment to give you a glowing, healthy, and even skin tone.
The Evolution of Skin Brightening Treatments Over Time
Indians have always been obsessed with fair skin. Many dark-skinned people have used and still use a variety of products to reduce the appearance of dark spots, freckles, and acne scars, and then get a fair skin tone. Earlier, skin-whitening products such as fading creams and bleach were very popular among dark-skinned people.
They damage the tyrosine enzyme that produces melanin, thus, decreasing its amount in your skin. The best skin whitening products can control the production of melanin in your skin.
However, everyday application of certain skin-lightening products can damage your skin and make it look dull, rough, and dry. Nowadays, you can get the desired glowing complexion without damaging your skin with the various types of advanced skin brightening treatments. Our experts at CNF in Bengaluru check your skin and suggest the right skin brightening treatment depending on its health and your desires.
To maintain the results, you will have to apply sunscreen on your skin every day to prevent
sunburns and darkening.
The Role of Melanin in Skin Pigmentation
Melanin, a natural pigment in your body, gives color to your skin. Melanocytes, the special cells in your skin, produce melanin. The amount of melanin production in the skin differs in human bodies and ethnicities. As melanocytes disrupt/damage, they produce excess melanin, which causes hyperpigmentation on some or all body parts.
It darkens patches of skin, mostly in people with dark skin tones since they have high melanin production. The most common types of pigmentation are sun damage spots, melasma, and post-inflammation because of acne.
The correct amount of melanin in your skin acts as an antioxidant by damaging hazardous free radicals emitted by pollution, sunlight, and smoking. You can consult our doctor to get rid of hyperpigmentation with the right treatment.
Identifying Common Skin Concerns Related to Brightness
Here are some of the most common skin concerns that reduce the brightness of your skin:
Acne are breakout that can occur on any body part in the form of whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, nodules, and pimples. Acne, if interested, can leave deep scars or darken your skin. You may have dark spots, called Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).
Actinic Keratosis is a thick skin patch, which usually occurs on body parts that are consistently exposed to the sun. The skin patch usually looks pink and may have the same color as the surrounding skin in dark-skinned people.
Melasma is a skin disorder that develops dark patches on body parts and causes discoloration. It may fade away in a year or get permanent making your skin look darker.
Eczema is white,/yellow flaking scaly patches, which may itch or look oily. The light skin may have a red rash, which may look gray, purple, or brown on dark skin. The area with the rash
may also have hair loss.
Psoriasis causes defined and scaly patches on the skin, which can be asymptomatic or itchy. Dark-skinned people may also develop purplish or dark brown patches on their skin.
Natural Remedies vs. Clinical Treatments: A Comparison
When it comes to getting a brighter skin tone, you can try some natural remedies at home. Here
are the natural home remedies that can brighten your skin gradually:
- Apply lemon juice diluted with water as it removes dark spots and evens out your skin tone.
- Use aloe vera gel on your face every day as it soothes your skin, removes dark spots, and gives you an even skin tone.
- Apply a mixture of honey and yogurt to exfoliate and moisturize your skin.
- Mix turmeric with milk or yogurt to apply to your skin to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
- Apply SPF of at least 30 before stepping outside in the sun.
Clinical treatments comprise a variety of methods to brighten out and even out your complexion. The doctor may ask you to use OTC products and get chemical peels or do laser therapy to remove dark spots and brighten your skin tone.
The right clinical treatment can control melanin production or increase cell turnover in your skin, which lightens your skin tone. Natural home remedies can give you a brighter skin tone in months or even a year with the everyday application of the best organic products. Clinical treatments can deliver immediate treatments, which stay for years with proper maintenance.
The Science Behind Skin Brightening: How Treatments Work
Skin is the biggest body organ whose functionalities are excretion, immunity, homeostasis, thermoregulation, protection, movement, endocrine and sensory. We all have almost the same amount of melanocytes in the skin’s deeper layer.
Your complexion depends on the number of activated melanocytes. Pheomelanin is the lighter melanin and eumalin is the darker melanin. Melanogenesis, the process of melanin production, gives color to your skin.
The advanced skin brightening treatments arent only for aesthetic purposes but also for dermatological benefits. Skin brightening treatment is the process of removing dark spots, melasma, and hyperpigmented areas.
The advancement in technologies has led to a significant improvement in skin brightening treatments. With treatments, such as chemical peels and laser therapy, you can reduce the appearance of blemishes and add a beautiful glow to your skin.
Over-the-Counter Products: What Works in Skin Brightening
You can use the following OTC products to brighten your skin:
Retinol increases skin cells and collagen production, exfoliates the top dermis layer, unclogs
pores, and lightens dark spots, acne scars, wrinkles, and fine lines. Your skin looks better after
several weeks of using retinol-based products.
Kojic acid controls melanin production and tyrosine buildup that brightens your skin by reducing
the appearance of dark spots, age spots, scars, pigmentation marks, and melasma. When
applied topically, kojic acid products show results in 2 weeks.
Niacinamide boosts cellular strength, protects your skin against the sun’s immunosuppressive effects, prevents discoloration, removes pigmentation marks, and evens out your skin tone. Your complexion gets brighter after 3 months of applying niacinamide products to your skin.
Ascorbic acid, which contains Vitamin C, removes pigmentation marks, age spots, pigmentation
marks, and melasma and controls melanin production. Your skin gets brighter in 3 weeks after
applying skincare products containing ascorbic acid every day.
Glycolic acid exfoliates your skin and breaks the links between the top layer with dead cells and the underneath cell layer on your skin. It boosts collagen production, peels off the top layer, and reveals a brighter and clearer skin tone. Since glycolic acid removes old and dead skin cells, the dark spots and pigmentation marks get reduced after 2 months.
Best Skin Brightening Treatments In Bengaluru
Here are the different types of skin brightening treatments you can do in Bengaluru:
Chemical peels are a painless treatment that can remove old dull skin to reveal smoother skin.
The chemical application quickly exfoliates the damaged cells, and functions on the melanocytes to control melanin and oil production. Chemical peels can be of mild, medium, and deep strength, which our doctor decides depending on your skin condition.
The peeling increases collagen production, rejuvenates your skin, treats acne, and reduces the
appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, freckles, age spots, and dark patches. 4 to 5 monthly peeling
sessions are required to get the desired results depending on the strength of the peel used.
Your skin may experience redness that cures in 3 to 7 days.
Glutathione injection is an excellent skin whitening treatment for brightening your dull, pigmented, and wrinkled skin. When glutathione is injected into your body, it controls melanin production, which darkens your skin. Glutathione injection protects your skin from UV rays, helps it battle against free radicals, boosts immunity, cures acne, and gives glowing skin. Start with taking injections thrice a week and then reduce it to once a week.
The results are visible 6 to 8 weeks post-treatment, depending on a variety of factors, such as complexion and metabolism rate. This treatment has no downtime and thus, you can resume your activities immediately after getting it. The results are usually permanent but gradually fade away. Avoid sun exposure and quit smoking to maintain the results.
Laser therapy is an effective painless treatment to remove dark spots and lighten skin tone. Concentrated laser beams are targeted on your skin at a specific wavelength to subtly exfoliate your skin. The highly energetic light beam of various wavelengths emits heat and lightens the skin imperfections, mainly the dark spots. This treatment takes approximately 30 minutes depending on the size of the pigmented area.
The laser light targets hemoglobin and melanin in your skin. The Q-Switch laser shrinks large pores and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, freckles, and acne scars. The best thing about this treatment is that it helps microscopic light beams penetrate deeply into your skin and increase collagen production without damaging the skin’s outer layer. Your skin gets lighter in weeks and the recovery takes 1 to 2 weeks.
Plasmo Derm is a natural and safe skin brightening treatment with no additives or extra anticoagulants, which works on all skin types and complexions. We can infuse or inject PlasmoDerm into your skin through micro needling or mini infections.
Such fibers are injected beneath topical anesthesia on your skin, which also includes your under-eye area, to rejuvenate the dermis. PlasmoDerm boosts fibrin and collagen production by gradually relieving growth factors because of which it can brighten dull skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation marks, and acne scars.
Besides brightening your skin, The PlasmoDerm treatment also tightens and adds elasticity to it. A minimum of 3 sessions are required to get the desired brighter skin tone as it gradually brightens your skin to deliver long-term results.
Our Korean glass skin treatment gives you glowing, youthful, and flawless glass-like skin. It is a minimally invasive treatment which adds an instant glow and plumpness to your dull and dehydrated skin. It is an injectable treatment that can brighten the skin of body parts in people of all age groups.
Hydra-Rich is a natural moisturizer that adds hydration to your skin. It has a high concentration of hyaluronic acid (HA) and molecular weight that delivers long-term rejuvenation effects on your skin. The mixture of glycerol and HA can always work in hydrating your aging skin.
This combination also adds elasticity to your skin and brightens your complexion by reducing the appearance of fine lines, and smile lines near your mouth. You can see the results in 4 to 6 weeks, which stays for around 9 months after the treatment.
The Dermapen microneedling therapy causes injuries on your skin, which increases the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen, the natural and essential skin rejuvenation elements. The increased production of these natural elements boosts the capabilities of skin absorption.
Then, certain skin-lightening agents treat your skin, which can easily absorb products and give your face an immediate glow and whitening effect. Besides lightening your skin, dermapen microneedling evens out your complexion and reduces the appearance of melasma, scars, dark patches, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration.
Daily Skincare Routine for Lasting Brightness
Here are the skincare tips you should follow every day to get a long-lasting glowing skin:
- Wash your face with a mild cleanser at least twice a day to remove the dirt and grime.
- Use a hydrating to soothe your skin after cleaning.
- Apply a Vitamin C-rich serum to remove blemishes and get clear skin. Moisturize your skin every day to keep it hydrated and protect it against pollutants.
- Apply sunscreen on your skin before stepping outside to protect it from harmful sun rays.
What Makes CNF the Best Clinic for Skin Brightening Treatments In Bengaluru?
CNF is the best aesthetic clinic in Bengaluru to do a skin brightening treatment. Our proficient doctors are highly knowledgeable about the various types, textures, tones, and concerns that human skin may have. We understand that people need different types of skin-brightening treatments.
So, we examine your current skin condition, find the reasons for any concerns, and customize the right treatment to give you a brighter skin tone without causing any side effects. Visit our clinic in Bengaluru to consult our experienced doctors and get the best skin whitening treatment to get the desired complexion.