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Nipple Lightening



What is nipple lightening?

          Dark nipples can cause by several factors such as puberty, menstruation cycle, oral contraceptives, and pregnancy. Nipple lightening is the treatment that helps to remove the dark, top layer of skin and allows for a new layer to emerge without causing scar by pigmented specific laser q-Switch Nd: YAG HeliosII.

 

Procedure of nipple lightening

          The laser treatment is painless can be done under topical anesthesia. The laser time is approximately 15 mins. The patient should do laser at least six times for maximum results. The laser treatment can be performed around 2-4 weeks apart for each session without any severe side effects depend on the skin condition. Results will improve after each subsequent session, with the number of courses depending on how much lighter you would like your dark nipples.

 

A good candidate for nipple lightening

          Every woman with dark nipple and alveolar area without any skin condition on these areas is a good candidate for nipple lighting.

 

Post-treatment care

          The laser site's post-treatment care consists of daily application of a bland with an ointment such as petrolatum to maintain skin moisture. Moisture promotes skin healing, and the application should continue until the site fully heal. Sunscreen and sun-protecting clothing should use to minimize the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Strict sun protection should continue for at least several weeks after treatment

 

Risk and complications

Crusting and scabbing are normal and typically persist for one to two weeks. Cold packs may help minimize discomfort after treatment. Other serious complications included

  • infection
  • skin hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation
  • scar

However, these conditions are sporadic.

 

Recovery

          Crusting and scabbing are normal and typically persist for one to two weeks. Cold packs may help minimize discomfort after treatment. There will be a mild, ticklish sensation during the treatment, but this should not affect you or the procedure itself.






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