Since the beginning of time there have been reasons that you might not want to look the way that you do. Over the last 50 years or so, there has been a lot more modification done to the body to look a certain way compared to any other time. Today you can dye your hair, pluck your eyebrows out, get breast implants, whiten your teeth, get a face lift, butt implants, tan your skin and even pierce the many parts of your body.
All of these things are caused by a person’s want to look a certain way. Many times the changes are not needed, but become a part of social experiment as teens grow up into adults. There is one body modification that is gaining more popularity overseas right now even though the dangers are not really worth it, according to experts. Skin lightening has become very popular overseas, specifically India, and it can be very dangerous.
There are advertisements popping up all over the world that claim you can have lighter skin in no time. The ads are a part of a huge industry that is expected to grow to more than $20 billion by the end of 2018, according to reports. In order to get your skin to lighten, you are going to have to endure the application of a bleach solution, which can cost up to $1,000 depending on the treatment level and how much of your body you want lightened.
Some doctors will not even consider doing a full body application as it is not easy to do safely. Also, once the application process is over, there is a prescription cream that you need to apply for a while afterwards. The odds that your insurance company will cover that are quite slim and that is where the added cost could come into play. Salons that offer the skin lightening treatment are popping up all over the world and each of them uses a different method.
Regardless of the method used, many people claimed that the process was a little painful, especially on the face and the daily routine that follows for the next few days does not make it worth the hassle to barely see any results. With all of those chemicals, some claim Potassium, sodium and “other minerals”, being added to your skin, the end results could be bad. Any time that you soak things like this into your skin, side effects could arise.