Controversial skin lightening treatment gaining popularity in SA

Skin lightening continues to gain popularity, despite the controversy and possible damage that can occur in the process.

702 and Cape Talk's Koketso Sachane on Monday spoke to medical aesthetic practitioners, Allan White and Dr Alastair McAlpine, about skin lightening treatment using an intravenous drip, which is gaining popularity in SA.

Listen to the conversation below:

A lot of it stems from the Michael Jackson look, unfortunately what he did was to his own detriment and toxic. People definitely want to be lighter.

Alan White, director of Lightsculpt Aesthetic Clinic

The substances we use stops the production of melanin, eventually your skin goes a bit lighter and has a nice glow to it.

Dr Alastiar McAlpine, head of medical aesthetics at Lightscult Aesthetic Clinic

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