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    What is Skin lightening surgery and information about the same?


    Interested in knowing all about skin lightening surgery? Looking out for detailed information including precautions pre and post surgery and any other information? Here, on this page our experts shall provide you with advice.

    When we look at actors or actress or models, we find the beautiful and handsome having fair, blemish and glowing skin. It is true that they have their make-up done before any shows or shoot but maintaining it is very difficult. The actors who were dark or dusky skinned are fair now compared to their entry-stage and the reason is the skin lightening surgery. Everyone wants to be fair or look beautiful but do not know about Skin lightening surgery. I would like our experts to through more light on the topic covering the below questions:
    i) What is skin lightening surgery and how it is done?
    ii) What is best to become fair for a dusky skin/person , laser treatment, peeling or skin lightening surgery and why?
    iii) What are procedures involved in the surgery along with the time for such skin lightening surgery?
    iv) Which are some the best hospitals/clinics in India/abroad where such surgery is done and what is the approximate cost for each sitting or skin lightening surgery?
    v) What are the precautions to be taken before and after skin lightening surgery?
    vi) Any other pieces of information related to skin lightening surgery that one needs to know while going or opting for skin lightening surgery.
  • Answers

    3 Answers found.
  • It is a process to get rid of dark patches, blemishes and pigmentation. By this procedure, your skin tone appears lighter than it is normally. This process may reduce melanin. In another process is by exfoliation of the surface of the skin. This will be carried out by using chemical peels or by laser treatment.

    1. Melanin reduction surgery: It is a black and brown pigment and this will be produced in our body. A higher quantity of this pigment will make the skin black. The production of this pigment in the body will depend on hormones and genes also. this pigment will protect our body from Sunlight This surgery will result in the reduction of melanin production in our body. They will reduce the existing quantity of this pigment. There are many ways to do it. One should consult a dermatologist to get this treatment. The treatment should be done by a qualified skin specialist only.

    2. Laser technique: This safer than the chemical method. But it should be done by a qualified dermatalogist only. They will use a handheld laser emitter and expose black spots to this laser so that they will be peeled off. They move the emitter up and down so that the whole area will be covered. The success of this will completely depend on the skin specialist.
    Chemical treatment will have many side problems and many people suggest laser method only. But it should properly be done by a good and qualified specialist only.
    It is better to do this treatment on a small area and see the result and then should be carried out all over the area.

    Skin surgery may have the following side effects. They are
    1. A little swelling
    2. A little bruising
    3. Blistering
    4. skin dryness
    5. Skin tightness
    6. Change in the texture of skin

    This surgery may cost you up to Rs80,000/ to Rs.1,00,00/-. All depends on the doctor and the place. It may take 2 to 4
    weeks to get completely recovered from this treatment. Once you are treated it will be a permanent change only.\

    The doctor should take all the precautions and see that these side effects will be as less as possible.
    No one should go for these treatments unless otherwise, it is an absolute necessity. We should consult the best dermatologist through a known doctor to get the correct suggestion in this respect.
    There are many hospitals in India for this. More depends on the doctor. You can decide the place and hospital for the treatment by consulting your regular physician.
    In Hyderabad:
    1. Appollo Hospitals,
    2. Oliva Clinic, Jubilee Hills
    3. Anceta Skin & Hair Specialist. Kondapur
    4. Dr Venus Institute of Skin and Hair Clinic
    5. Laser Treatment hospital, Jubliee Hills.
    The above are some of the good clinics in Hyderabad.

    drrao
    always confident

  • The author has raised certain queries in relation to skin lightening surgery and I have given my explanation as per his related questions-
    1) Skin lightening surgery is a procedure to get rid of the dark patches, blemishes, pigmentation to make the skin - toner lighter. It can be done by lowering melanin affecting your natural skin colour or by the intensive exfoliation of the top layer of the skin.
    This surgery would reconstruct the skin tissues to offer an evener tone.
    2) Laser treatment is the best option since it is a permanent procedure where the skin is exposed to a concentrated beam of light. As a result of high energy, the excess melanin is broken down and is dispersed by natural immune system of the skin. This procedure would eliminate dark - spots, sun - tanning, dull skin etc. It is applicable for both face and other body parts.
    3) First of all visit a reputed dermatologist and ask him the entire details regarding the procedure to be taken up.
    Some blood reports would be required to know the allergic condition and your tolerability for the chemicals to be used in course of surgery.
    You will have to devote to timing for different sessions as suggested by the dermatologist.
    Expense will vary depending upon the area to be chosen for the surgery such as
    1) Arms and Legs surgery
    2) Full body skin lightening surgery
    3) Facial lightening surgery etc.
    Full body lightening surgery would cost in Mumbai around a range of Rs 1, 50, 000 to Rs 2,00,000.
    4) Some of the best hospitals/ clinics in respect of skin lightening surgery are mentioned below -
    1) Fortis Hospital, Navi Mumbai
    2) Appolo Hospital, Delhi.
    3) Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru
    4) Radiance Clinic, Bhuneswar, Orissa
    5) Dr. Marwah's Clinic - Andheri, Mumbai.
    5) Precaution-
    1) You have to be a little bit careful while taking medicines from the counter arbitrarily so as to avoid any interaction with the medicines recommended by the Dermatologist/ Skin - specialist.
    2) At all costs, smoking has to be given up for at least 2-3 weeks before and after the treatment in order to avoid any possible reaction with the medicines prescribed by the doctor.
    6) Apart from surgery, there are other ways also to take care of the melanin present in the blood such as Laser Surgery, taking Glutathione injection/ capsules available in the market helping to reduce melanin level of the blood giving your skin a fair tone.
    A course of 12 injections would be required to notice the perceptible results.

  • There is a craze in some people to become fairer and for that there are many things, formulations and corrective actions in market from proprietary creams to laser surgery. It is found that laser surgery is the most effective of all these as it removes the black patches and other black spots by burning them with pointed and sharp laser beams which can be used from outside to destroy some of the black pigmentation on the skin. This treatment is slightly costlier but is claimed to bring better results in creating a uniform shade on the skin and after removal of the black spots and black ares the skin looks fairer.

    It is to be noted that this treatment might not be effective in all the cases though in most of the cases it works. In some cases the effect remains only for some months and then the original shade reappears. Before doing this treatment a sample test of skin is usually done before proceeding for the whole area. After the treatment it takes 1-2 weeks to see the results clearly as that is the minimum healing process after the laser treatment. In many cases the skin becomes sensitive to sun after this treatment and one should avoid direct sunlight for some time.

    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.


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