Fade Cream: An Effective & Affordable Treatment
Skin conditions such as discoloration, liver spots, age spots, and sun spots are incredibly common and a major concern among people with all types of skin. However, many of the medical treatments suggested for these conditions are very expensive and frankly out of the budget.
Fortunately, an alternative solution is available for people suffering from hyperpigmentation who either do not want, or cannot afford costly medical treatment that can be accompanied by the risk of serious side effects. A skin lightening fade cream can safely, effectively, and affordably reduce discoloration at a fraction of the cost.
Type of Medical Treatments
If you are concerned about the discoloration of your skin, a dermatologist can provide you with a consultation and recommend the best options for your specific condition. These are some of the skin lightening treatment options commonly recommended by doctors:
- Chemical skin peels (alpha hydroxyl acids and beta hydroxyl acids)
- Intense pulsed light therapy
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion
- Plastic surgery
Costs of Medical Skin Lightening Treatments
Not surprisingly, medical treatment for conditions like this can be very costly, especially if you don’t have a comprehensive health insurance plan. These are estimates of the typical costs of some professional treatments:
- Chemical skin peels: $200-$275
- Cryotherapy: $400 or more
- Laser resurfacing: $100-$5,000
- Laser treatment: $4,000
- Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion: $2,000 or more
Types of Fade Cream Treatments
Alternatively, skin lightening fade creams can brighten discolored patches of skin without invasive procedures. These are some of the current treatments that are used for hyperpigmentation:
- Hydroquinone – bleaching agent that blocks melanin
- Retin-A –topical retinoid derived from vitamin A that speeds up new skin and cell growth
- Lumixyl – topical brightening cream that is an alternative to hydroquinone
- Elure – cleanser, lotion, and cream combo with melanoyme to reduce melanin
Costs of Fade Cream
To consult a dermatologist to diagnose your condition, office visits typically cost $50-$200, with visit co-pays usually between $5 and $30. The cost of skin lightening fade creams vary greatly depending on the strength of the hydroquinone agent and the brand. Fade creams with 4% hydroquinone are prescription-strength and can cost between $40 and $200 per container. However, studies have shown that levels of hydroquinone that high come with an increased risk of side effects.
Therefore, we recommend using a skin lightening fade cream that contains just 2% of the hydroquinone agent, which is sufficient enough to effectively combat your dark spots. Products with 2% hydroquinone typically cost between $10 and $40. Here’s what you’ll pay for Porcelana skin lightening treatment products:
- Porcelana Day Skin Lightening Cream: $14.95 + shipping
- Porcelana Night Skin Lightening Cream: $14.95 + shipping
Effectiveness of a Skin Lightening Fade Cream
Before considering costly professional skin lightening treatments, most dermatologists recommend a topical cream to determine if dark spots will fade without having professional procedures done. Skin lightening fade creams have proven to be very effective for many hyperpigmentation sufferers, and they may work for you as well.
Although cost should not be your #1 consideration in determining the best treatment for your hyperpigmentation, it is definitely a factor to consider. Many fade cream users have found that it delivers the desired effect without having to invest in costly and invasive treatment procedures. Ask your doctor if a fade cream is right for your skin and feel free to contact us if you have any specific questions about our skin lightening treatments!