Lighten skin fast using skin bleaching, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments. The time it takes to lighten the skin depends on the type of treatment and the amount of lightening that is required.Continue Reading
One of the easiest and most common ways to lighten skin is by bleaching it. The treatment is usually in the form of some type of cream. Some creams are available over the counter, while others are prescribed by a physician or dermatologist and can only be obtained from a licensed pharmacist.
Skin lightening creams contain an ingredient that reduces the amount of melanin in the skin where the cream is applied. According to WebMD, the most common ingredient found in these creams is hydroquinone. Most over the counter lighteners contain 2 percent of this ingredient, while prescription creams contain anywhere from 4 percent up to 6 percent. Other common ingredients in these types of creams include:
There are some risks associated with the use of skin lightening creams. Some examples stated on WebMD are:
While there are occasionally negative reviews for microdermabrasion, often associated with chemical peels, an average of 72 percent of people posting about microdermabrasion in the RealSelf community forum report a positive experience.Full Answer >
Procedures that tighten the face and neck include laser skin tightening, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Laser skin tightening is considered effective because it stimulates the production of collagen in the face, which ultimately has a tightening effect. This procedure is performed by a cosmetic dermatologist, according to Cosmetic Surgery Today.Full Answer >
Attaining fair skin can be accomplished by using orange peels as a natural bleaching agent, as well as using sunscreen and body lotion to protect the skin. Dead skin cells must be scrubbed away before applying lightening agents.Full Answer >
Four laser treatments target age spots: non-ablative fractional resurfacing, ablative fractional resurfacing, ablative carbon dioxide resurfacing and intense pulsed light. The difference between the types of lasers mainly lies on the intensity of the procedure and the extent of the result.Full Answer >