By THANISORN THAMLIKITKUL MD
When it comes to looking youthful, skin that is |even-toned, radiant and free of spots, blemishes and discoloration is more important than battling |lines and wrinkles, the experts say. A brighter and glowing complexion, they |tell us, is perceived as more youthful and attractive.
Their findings are based on a 2010 study in which images of middle-aged women were photoshopped into two sets: one set showing women with extremely uneven skin tones or hyperpigmentation and the other with women boasting an abundance of deep wrinkles. Both sets were shown to a group of people who were asked to rate the attractiveness and youthfulness of the women’s faces. The result was unanimous: the women with uneven skintone were less attractive and much older than their wrinkled compatriots.
What we can take away from this is that our brown spots age us more than wrinkles. These spots are signs of sun damage. Though usually harmless, they can make us look older than we really are.
However, thanks to advances in technology, getting rid of brown spots and obtaining brighter, fresher, spot-free skin is easier than ever before. Today, a treatment programme combining gentle exfoliation, non-invasive laser technology and the delivery of nutrients produces significant improvement in getting rid of brown spots and discoloration with minimal risk and no downtime.
The combination procedure appears to work because the gentle exfoliation removes dead skin cells, speeds epidermal cell turnover and reveals the new, lighter skin beneath.
The non-invasive laser light is absorbed by melanin causing the pigment to break up into particles which are small enough for the body’s own immune system to remove, helping to reduce pigmentation without collateral damage.
The procedure is finished with nutrient cocktails made of vitamins, antioxidant, amino acid, nucleic acid and hyaluronic acid delivered into the facial skin. Nutrients such as Vitamin C, E and antioxidants penetrate the skin to battle free radicals caused by sun damage while the hyaluronic acid rehydrates the skin for a brighter and fresher complexion, and can help protect skin cells against UV rays.
This triple combination procedure has proved to be promising. After the treatment, patients commonly described their skin as radiant and glowing.
Skin lightening treatment is one of the most sought- after procedures today. And the emergence of this new alternative creates more |options for women desperate |to have a brighter skin and a younger-looking face.
THANISORN THAMLIKITKUL MD is a member of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery and certified in dermatological laser surgery. Send your questions |for her to email@example.com