Dr. Osman Mushir Tahir, a plastic surgeon, talking on The Morning Show with Huma Amir Shah on Express 24/7 said that using various local creams to whiten your skin tone can be highly unsafe and can do irreversible damage to your skin.
Tahir who has qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh said, “These creams have mercury and various other chemicals in them which damages the skin badly and makes it paper-thin.”
He stressed that it is not the whitening of skin that matters, rather it is the restoration of healthy skin and evening the tone of the skin which is important.
Commenting on the aesthetic medical procedure, he said, “aesthetic medicine includes procedures that take up to only 40-45 minutes to complete and it lasts for at least two years.”
He added that it is helpful for people who do not want to go through the strenuous process of surgeries.
Tahir also pointed out that as nothing works over-night, this process also requires a lot of homework and a few visits to be carried out successfully.