Skin whitening is the process in which the melanin pigment in the skin is reduced to give a whiter complexion. Those with dark complexion have more melanin and the quantity of melanin determines the color of a person’s skin. Melanin is manufactured by cells called melanocytes. The melanin quantity of a person’s skin depends upon the genetic buildup. The production of melanin is affected by exposure to the sun, the degree of damaged skin, and exposure to chemicals. In skin whitening treatment, the melanin is reduced which ultimately results in whiter complexion.
There are many benefits of skin whitening treatment, some of them are listed below:
After undergoing a skin whitening treatment, wash the concerned area with chemical free soaps and dab very gently. For a quick and complete recovery, it is advised that you make use of certain maintenance products such as regularly apply aloe vera gel or petroleum jelly to give a soothing and cooling effect. Take painkillers to is there's any swelling. You should apply sunscreen for at least a period of six months to prevent darkening or sunburn because the skin at this stage becomes extremely sensitive.
The recovery time depends on the type of treatment you undergo for skin whitening. If you go for non-ablative treatment methods then it will probably take only a day or two to recover. But if you go for surgery such as a laser one then it may even take up to 2-3 weeks to recover fully.