Skin Lightening


Also called as skin bleaching.

Are you tired of dark and dull looking skin? Did you know that the dark or tanned skin occurs due to deposition of melanin in the skin. The pigmentation can be due to several factors like hormonal, UV exposure, pollution, chemicals, genetics, cosmetic creams etc. All treatments of skin whitening treatment are minimally invasive or non-invasive, hence making it safe.


Skin lightening treatment helps in achieving a lighter skin complexion and also to lighten the pigmented areas of the skin and to gain the lost glow. Your Board Certified Dermatologist will examine your skin, and depending on the skin type, skin tone, skin texture, they will recommend you with the suitable skin whitening treatment for you.

Skin Lightening Treatments at FMS Skin and Hair Clinics

Different Types of Skin Lightening Treatments

Topical Medications: Topical agents are recommended for specified/localised pigmentation like kojic acid, hydroquinone, arbutin, glycolic acid, topical glutathione etc are available and will be prescribed by dermatologist with respective to the severity of  pigmentation. They have to be used in the long run and used as a maintainence therapy in conjunction with other skin whitening procedures. Oral agents like B carotene, glutathione are antioxidants which helps detoxify and protects you from harmful effects of the sun.

Chemical Peels: Chemical Peels Treatment also called as chemexfoliation. It is application of chemical agent to the skin, which causes controlled destruction of a part of epidermis. Following there is regeneration of new epidermis, reduction of melanin buildup and also helps with improvement of skin texture, tone and surface abnormalities. Depending on the strength and concentration, it might require few to multiple sessions for better results.

Laser Treatments: Q-switched lasers helps target the melanin with the help of laser beam, which is relatively painless. It helps in treatment of skin whitening, pigmented lesions, skin rejuvenation, large pores, skin peeling etc. Some of the best Q-switched lasers we use at FMS Skin and Hair Clinic are MAQx from Fotona and Tri-Beam Lasers. 

StarWalker® MaQX

TRI-BEAM Premium™

Other Add On Procedures For Skin Lightening Treatments

Injectables : Very popularly known as “SKIN WHITENING AGENTS” contains glutathione. It is available in different strengths. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant, which inhibits the production of tyrosinase, an enzyme necessary for melanin production. Other injectables like Platelet Rich Plasma, which releases growth factors also help in rejuvenation of skin.

Facials : Medi-Facials like HydraFacial and DermaClear are used for cleaning, exfoliation and hydration of the skin. These give instant, glowing, and rejuvenated skin. 


Skin lightening treatment is used to remove excess pigmentation. They fade out the blemishes and evens out skin tone to get a flawless looking skin.

Minimum of 4-6 sessions are required with a gap of 2-3 weeks to get better results. Duration of the session is depending on the procedure. Maintenance sessions are required to maintain to the effect.

Yes, Theses are absolutely safe procedures and there in minimum to no pain.

There might be mild redness to swelling depending on the procedure done which lasts for few hours.

No. The treatment gives you semi permanent results as the effects of Skin Lightening treatment lasts for few months to years, when followed with maintenance sessions.

The action of most of the skin lightening creams is to inhibit the tyrosinase enzyme which plays key role in melanin synthesis. The effect of the skin lightening creams takes usually 6-10 months. Faster result can be seen when it is combined with procedures like peels or lasers.

Yes. Usually there is downtime depending on the procedure done. For chemical peels, there is minimum downtime of 5-10 days depending on the peel used. For lasers, there is minimum downtime of 1-3 days.

Cost of skin lightening treatment in Hyderabad, India ranges from ₹ 2,500-₹ 10,000 for peels, ₹ 4,000 – ₹40,000 for laser treatment and ₹ 6,000  to ₹ 35,000 for skin lightening injections.

People above 18 years with realistic expectation who can follow pre and post procedural advise are the eligible candidates. Pregnant, lactating women, people with body dysmorphic disorder, severely ill patients, scarring tendency etc., are the people who are not eligible.

Post procedure, the dermatologist will advise strict Sun protection (SPF 30 and above), skin lightening creams and avoidance of salon services/home remedies for next 1-2 weeks.

The skin cell turnover is around 50-70 days, so the results done with the skin whitening treatment are not permanent. They should be followed up with maintenance sessions to maintain the skin tone.

Yes, the laser skin Lightening is totally safe because it targets only the pigmented(melanin) areas with sparing of the surrounding areas.

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