Lifestyle June 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

Crazy things black people do to lighten their skin

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

Farida Dawkins June 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

June 20, 2018 at 11:00 am | Lifestyle

Dark skinned woman with simulated lighter skin…The Dermatology Group

Laser skin lightening

Laser skin lightening involves applying beams of short light to the skin.

There are three types of this procedure. Ablative laser resurfacing involves removing the top layer and some sublayers of the skin by vaporizing the skin tissue.  It is the most effective and riskier.

Non-ablative laser resurfacing uses non-damaging laser beams through the skin without harming it.  Skin tissue is kept intact. However, several treatments are needed for the desired outcome.

Fractional skin resurfacing combines the methods used in the aforementioned treatments.  Beams of energy are applied from the top layer to the epidermis of the skin.

Possible side effects are infections, blistering, scabbing, scarring and changes in skin pigmentation.

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