Skin Lightening


Skin lightening procedures treat damaged tissues and reduce the concentration of melanin in the skin. The procedures that can be performed to lighten the skin include dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels. Microdermabrasion removes skin cells that are dead and dull looking while dermabrasion removes several layer of skin to reveal newer looking skin. Laser skin resurfacing removes skin irregularities such as blemishes and age spots. Chemical peels make the treated skin exfoliate and peel off to reveal fresh skin.

Ideal candidates are healthy individuals who want to make their skin tone lighter and newer in appearance. The best candidates are patients free from skin infections, open sores or bleeding disorders.

The typical cost ranges from $1000-$4000.The final cost depends on the type of treatment performed, the size of the area being treated, any fees charged by the hospital or facility, the surgeon’s level of expertise and the geographic location of the procedure.

Skin lightening treatments provide a healthier and lighter skin tone. In general, the treated areas will be red and swollen and there could be some slight burning, tingling or aching. A scab or crust can form over the treated skin as it begins to heal. The results can be long-lasting as long as all post-treatment instructions are followed.

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

submitted on   Wed Jun, 15, 2016 by Aric Aghayan, MD     
Halo hybrid fractional laser is a skin laser that delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths of laser energy at the same time. Ablative lasers, like CO2 and Erbium, vaporize the outer skin layers to effectively resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Non-ablative technologies like Fraxel laser are1