What Is the Cost Of Skin Whitening Treatment In India?

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    With the increased options for various skin whitening treatments available globally, it has become easier than ever to restore the lost glow and skin tone. From laser treatments to bleaching, there are different ways to lighten your skin. Read this informative guide to learn more about various skin lightening treatments in India along with their estimated cost, packages and results.

    Skin lightening treatment aims at reducing the excessive melanin content in your skin. Since the accumulation of melanin causes dark spots and uneven skin tone, a treatment to reduce it can give you a lighter complexion than before. A skin lightening treatment can help minimise melasma, sun damage, freckles and other types of marks.

    Myth & Facts About Skin Whitening Treatment

    Most people believe that skin lightening treatments are the same as skin whitening or fairness solutions. However, expert dermatologists state that skin whitening is a myth. They strongly rule out the possibility of fading your complexion beyond the natural one. Do note that skin whitening or altering the concentration of melanin with the use of harsh chemicals is unsafe and only stems from social prejudices.

    Also Read: What Is The Best Treatment For Skin Lightening?

    Best Skin Lightening Treatment In India

    Different treatments are available to achieve the best skin lightening results. Based on your needs, you can opt for skin lightening procedure on a specified body part or a face lightening treatment. Some of the most common skin lightening treatments are as follows

    • Chemical Peel For Lightening Skin: In this procedure, a dermatologist will recommend the application of a solution containing alpha-hydroxy acids extracted from natural sources to exfoliate the damaged upper layers of the skin. It helps to eliminate the melanin buildup and allows healthy tissue to appear on the surface. On the basis of the concentration, chemical peels can be of three types – light, medium, or deep. A chemical peel is a gentle option to lighten discoloured skin by effectively reducing facial blemishes, tan, dark spots and even out the skin tone. Chemical peels are suitable for a facial skin lightening procedure.

      Find out more about chemical peel treatment for skin lightening in this video: 

    • Laser Treatment For Skin Lightening: While performing the laser treatment, the doctors use a concentrated beam of light to minimise the melanin buildup in the target area. The immune system of the skin eventually removes the remnants of the pigment. As a result, the skin appears healthier and brighter than before. The regenerated skin is flawless. Also known as laser peel or lasabrasion, the laser treatment helps in effectively reducing concerns like skin pigmentation, dark spots, sun tanning and dull skin. Laser treatment is safe for brightening the skin tone of both the face and specific body areas.Neelam Dhillon’s story about laser skin lightening treatment at Oliva Skin & Hair Clinic:

    • Skin Lightening Injections: Skin whitening injections contain glutathione, a skin lightening agent that minimises the production of an enzyme called tyrosinase, which increases the melanin levels. As per popular perception, these injections can detoxify the body, protect the skin from harmful UV rays and enhance your skin tone. The “Natural Medicine Comprehensive Database” classified the use of this injection in the “possibly safe” category, though it does not comment on its efficacy as a skin-lightening agent. Some studies suggest a high dosage of glutathione is unsafe and may cause severe side effects. Currently, there is a paucity of evidence-based studies to ascertain the results of glutathione. Although selected skin clinics offer these injections, it is advisable that you consult an experienced dermatologist to make an informed decision.
    • Skin Lightening Products: You can find a wide range of chemical-based skin lightening products in the market. Most of them have ingredients like azelaic acid, arbutin, retinol, hydroquinone, glycolic acid, lactic acid and kojic acid. Some of these chemical components are popular for their bleaching properties which might lighten your skin immediately but will not offer lasting results and might cause some side effects. These are not advisable for long term use.
    • Arbutin: It is a popular ingredient in many skin lightening products and anti-pigmentation solutions. It helps lighten the colour of the skin and is extremely effective for reducing freckles, stretch marks, as well as ageing spots.
    • Skin Whitening Surgery: Today, there is a massive interest in availing medically invasive procedures to treat pigmentary concerns. However, “skin whitening surgeries” do not exist. Performed by experienced and qualified dermatologists, most of the skin lightening treatments like laser toning and chemical peels are safe, effective, non-invasive and in-clinic procedures that require no hospitalisation.

    Skin Whitening Treatment Cost In India

    The average cost of skin lightening treatment ranges from Rs 1,800 to Rs 5,500 for chemical peels, Rs 4,000 to Rs 30,000 for laser treatment and Rs 6,000 to Rs 40,000 for skin lightening injections. Similarly, the cost of fairness creams can range between Rs 200 and Rs 2,000.

    The following is the detailed price range of skin whitening treatment per session based on the body area:

    Body Area Minimum Cost  Maximum Cost 
    Face 5000 9000
    Neck 3700 6500
    Face & Neck 6500 10500
    Lip 2200 3200
    Under Arms 4500 6500
    Upper Arms 5550 8250
    Lower Arms 5550 8000
    Full Arms 9200 13800
    Chest 5600 8000
    Abdomen 7500 9650
    Upper Back 4900 9900
    Full Back 9150 12250
    Full Front 9250 12150
    Full Legs 10200 14000
    Upper Legs 7650 10250
    Lower Legs 7650 13800
    Feet 3500 7050
    Bikini 5550 7500

    Disclaimer: Please note that the mentioned skin lightening treatment price list does not apply to Oliva as our dermatologists customise solutions as per client needs. The final cost varies from person to person, depending on the chosen treatments and ongoing promotions in the clinics.

    Click here to know the exact cost of your skin-lightening treatment. 


    Factors Influencing Skin Lightening Treatment Cost In India

    The following are the factors that largely impact the cost of skin lightening treatment in India:

    • Type Of The Treatment: With the availability of several skin lightening treatment options in India, dermatologists customise them as per individual needs. They take into consideration the skin type and concern, such as, tan, uneven skin tone, dark spots, and other types of pigmentation.
    • Location/City: The cost varies depending on the location you are in. The price of the treatment in a metro city may be higher than in a tier-II city.
    • Clinic/Dermatologist Reputation: The cost of skin lightening treatment in a reputed clinic with a qualified dermatologist may cost more than others, as the doctors are highly skilled and use only FDA-approved technology. This ensures the safety of the client with guaranteed results and no skin damage.
    • Number Of Sessions: The number of sessions varies depending on the type and severity of the concern and this impacts the cost of your skin lightening treatment.
    • Size Of The Body Area: The size of the target area is crucial in determining the price of your skin lightening treatment. For example, treatment on the face costs less than a larger body area, like arms, legs or back.

    Skin Lightening Before And After Results

    Check out the before and after images to know the visible result of the skin lightening treatment on face. (Click Here for more)

    Is Skin Lightening Treatment Permanent?

    The effects of skin lightening treatment can last between a few months to a few years.

    Dermatologists recommend the following tips to maintain the results of any skin lightening treatment:

    • Leading a healthy lifestyle
    • Using a good sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful sun rays
    • Following a suitable skin-care routine
    • Opting for maintenance sessions from time to time
    • Consuming a balanced diet and increasing your water intake

    Meanwhile, do note that the results from using bleaching agents and chemical peels are temporary. A relatively long-term solution for skin lightening is laser treatment.

    Skin Lightening Treatment Packages Available

    If you are looking for restoring your even skin tone safely and effectively reputed skin clinics offer various packages of skin lightening treatments customised to match your specific grooming needs. You can choose from the following options based on the target area:

    • Lightening treatment for full body
    • Brightening procedure for facial skin
    • Lightening treatment for underarms
    • Brightening procedure for neck, hands and feet
    • Lightening treatment for private parts, including inner thighs and bikini area

    Must Read: Effective Melasma Treatments That Work

    Hope you found this article on skin lightening treatments informative and interesting! If you want to get rid of tan, uneven skin tone, and other pigmentation concerns, book an appointment now at your nearest Oliva Skin & Hair Clinic. Our advanced skin lightening treatments are available in HyderabadBangalore, Delhi, ChennaiPuneKolkataKochi and Vizag.

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    Dr. T N Rekha Singh

    Dr. T N Rekha Singh

    Dr T N Rekha Singh is an MD in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology from the esteemed Gandhi Medical College at Hyderabad. She has a rich experience of over 11 years in performing advanced laser treatments for hair reduction, skin resurfacing and skin lightening, scar and... Read More

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