Dark/Yellowish Skin Tone

Dark skin can be inherited, caused by sunlight or other external factors. In East-Asian beauty culture, fair-skinned is the ideal skin tone and illustrated in the proverb “A white complexion is powerful enough to hide seven faults”. If you are looking to lighten your skin tone, here are some aesthetic treatments to help hide the “faults”.

Dark Skin Tone

The amount of melanin molecules in our body affects the shade of our skin tone. The more melanin the darker shade of our skin will be. UV light, food, stress, genetics, and physiological conditions are the factors that can alter the amount of melanin in our body. Also, people with lighter skin tone may not necessarily have white skin tone, it is because they have an underlying yellowish tone.


1.Genetics factors

Skin colour is mainly genetically determined and is due to variation in the amount of melanin in our body. Regarding skin colour, genes from your father are more dominant than those inherited from your mother.

2. Prolonged exposure to the sun

Exposed to the sun for a long period of time will lead to a darker, tanned skin. The UV from sunlight causes the skin to produce more melanin which will store in the skin and make the skin darker. Also, the skin can become swelling or irritated after a prolonged exposure to the sun.

3. Diet

Over consumption of particular food or nutrients can turn the skin darker. For example, food rich in iron or copper can stimulate the formation of melanin. Animal organs and seafood also encourage the melanin production in our body. Also, over-intake of carotene or high levels of carotene in blood can cause carotenemia that develops yellow-orange skin pigmentation on palms, soles, face, behind the ears, and all over the body in severe cases.

4. Dehydrated skin

Dehydrated skin usually comes with dull complexion because the skin lacks radiance and ability to reflect light well. On the other hand, dehydrated skin tends to develop lines and wrinkles which make the skin look tired.

5. Ageing

Over time, the accumulation of free radicals, damage of skin’s barrier, and pigmentation will cause the skin darker.

6. Poor sleep patterns

Staying up late or prolonged sleep deprivation can disturb liver functions and alter the melanin metabolism, preventing the normal elimination of melanin and leading to darker, yellowish skin.


Dark, yellowish skin often gives an impression of dull skin lacking radiance. Getting skin lightening treatment can help reverse the situation. However, due to genetics, not everyone can get to the same degree of shade/skin tone. You can simply have a look of your skin at your inner upper arms to get the idea of how light your skin can eventually get.

Affected people

People who spend a lot of time under the sun; People who do not use sun protection; People who were born in darker or yellowish skin tone; People who have dull, yellowish skin.


No matter what skin lightening goals you are hoping for, Ai Beauty Clinic can help you to achieve. If you are looking for a whitening effect for the whole body, Skin Whitening Drip is suggested for you. If you are only looking for whitening results on your face, Hydrafacial followed by M22 or Mesotherapy treatment would deliver promising results.

A. Skin whitening drip

What is IV drip:

Skin whitening drip solution contains mainly antioxidant agents such as glutathione and vitamin C. Glutathione is an antioxidant and detoxifier for our body cells, recommended for people who want to brighten their dull complexion / dark skin tone around eyes, improve acne scars, and smoothen their rough skin texture. People who work / spend a lot of time under the sun can benefit from the whitening drip as it can greatly reduce the development of pigmentation in the skin. Also, the drip can be helpful for people who have irregular sleep patterns or are under stress as the drip will detoxify and condition the cells on top of the skin whitening effect.

How does whitening drip work:

European whitening drip solution contains mainly glutathione which is a tripeptide composed of three amino acids such as glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine. In addition to its powerful detoxification property, glutathione can effectively inhibit free radicals, which results in slowing down oxidation and skin ageing process. When the drip solution is injected directly into our body, our body cells and system will instantly react to the nutrients in the solution, including the inhibition of creation of new pigment, elimination of existing pigments, and brightening skin tone from the inside out. Also, long term usage of whitening drip does not cause side effects.


1. Face-to-face consultation: Doctor provides suggested treatment plan based on client’s condition and goals.

2. Pre-treatment preparation: Preparation of drip solution.

3. Treatment method: Intravenous injection, infusion.

4. Post-treatment care.

Duration: 30-45 mins

Who is it for:

  • People who have dark, yellowish skin tone;
  • People with dull complexion and pigmentation on their body:
  • People with irregular sleep patterns and physical health burden;
  • People who are looking for anti-ageing and brightening treatment for their skin;
Ai Beauty Skin Whitening Drip:

The skin whitening drip produced by Intravita (British) contains high purity of whitening ingredients and no harmful ingredients such as tranexamic acid. The drip solution will be delivered directly to the bloodstream to simultaneously brighten the skin and eliminate toxins from the body without causing side effects.

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B. M22 IPL treatment

What is M22:

M22 is an innovative photoelectric skin revitalisation instrument jointly developed by Lumenis, Stanford University, and Harvard University. It innovatively combines the world leading technologies (OPT technology and fractional non-ablative technology – RESURFX) to effectively treat pigmented lesions, acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, swelling lines, skin reconstruction (including reducing pores size, hair removal, skin rejuvenation, skin whitening, moisturising, etc.), facial lifting, and wrinkle removal. M22 has obtained the US FDA and the EU CE certification and is the cutting-edge technology that delivers top skin rejuvenation treatment.

How does it work:

M22 laser treatment uses the core OPT technology and the only true fractional non-ablative technology, RESURFX. Thanks to the longer wavelength light used, the OPT IPL therapy offers better all-round skin rejuvenating results than other types of IPL therapies. It can be used as your regular skin conditioning treatment, providing a wide range of skin improvements including removal of pigmentation, reduction of skin redness, brightening skin tone, smoothing lines and wrinkles, firmness, and reduction of pores sizes.


1. VISIA examination: Access skin condition or existing skin problems with assistance of data analysis and picture analysis.

2. Face-to-face consultation: Customise unique treatment plan based on individual’s skin condition and desired results.

3. Pre-treatment preparation: Clean and disinfect the treatment areas. Put on safety goggles and apply treatment gel.

4. During treatment: Full face treatment, repeat steps at severe areas.

5. Post-treatment: Remove the gel, clean the face and apply a medical grade repair mask to calm the face.

6. Post-treatment caring.

Duration: 45-60 mins

Who is it for:

  • People who are prone to facial redness and have severe condition of facial veins;
  • People who want to brighten their dull skin and improve skin texture;
  • People who want to increase the collagen proliferation in their skin and repair their skin’s barrier;
  • People who want to improve their skin condition, but do not rush to get instant results;
  • People who are looking for regular skin conditioning treatments to improve their skin;
AI BEAUTY Skin Photorejuvenation treatment:

M22 is the best photorejuvenation equipement in the market. As a strategic partner of Lumenis in the UK, AI BEAUTY is authorized to become the designated medical beauty institution for the use of M22 Photorejuvenation equipment.

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C. Mesotherapy

What is Mesotherapy:

Our skin is facing all kinds of damages everyday, like photodamage, pollution and the natural aging process. Mesotherapy can be a regular skin rejuvenation treatment that helps maintain our skin in a good condition in the long run. It is a non-surgical treatment that injects solution with various vital nutrients to our skin directly, which has a significantly higher absorption of nutrients than using skincare products. According to the skin condition, the injection content can also be tailored to meet one’s need for the maximum desired outcome.

How does it work:

In mesotherapy, needles with tiny openings will be used to deliver solution containing medical substances and nutrients directly to the deep skin through the stratum corneum layer. The solution offers excellent effects on hydration, moisturisation, repairing damaged skin, reduction of pore size, repairing after sun exposure, mild anti-ageing, and removing neck lines. Whitening factors can also be introduced into the solution to obtain a better result on repairing and soothing the skin, water retaining ability, gaining elasticity, and brightening skin tone.


1. VISIA skin evaluation: Evaluate skin condition or existing skin problems with assistance of data analysis and picture analysis.

2. Face-to-face consultation: Tailored a suitable mesotherapy treatment plan based on client’s conditions and desired results.

3. Pre-treatment preparation: Apply anesthetics. Clean and disinfect the whole face.

4. Treatment: Administer injection solution by qualified practitioner. Repeat injection or scatter injection in severe areas.

5. Post-treatment care: Medical-grade facial repair mask and QDEL phototherapy mask to nourish and repair the skin.

5. Post-treatment precautions.

Duration: 60 mins

Who is it for:

  • People with dehydrated skin and yellowish complexion;
  • People with irritated skin or textured skin; People who are looking for regular skin conditioning treatments;
  • People who have dull skin and are looking to rejuvenate their skin;
Ai Beauty Mesotherapy:

With rich clinical experience of treating asian clients under the treatment standards for asian anesthetic and asian skin type, injections are administered by British GMC/NMC registered medical staff, you can get a unique and customised skin rejuvenation solution.

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D. Hydrafacial

What is Hydrafacial:

HydraFacial is a patented skincare treatment developed by an American skincare company, HYDRAFACIAL. This FDA, CE and CSA approved device was designed to promote the health of skin and to restore skin barrier rapidly. Mainly focusing on restoring skin health, HydraFacial utilised the patented 4 in 1 patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin, and used in conjunction with the HydraFacial proprietary vacuum technology and serums. As a result, impurities can be easily dislodged and removed while simultaneously delivering hydrating skin solutions. It only takes you 30 minutes to solve skin problems without downtime and pain, including blackheads, brown spots, dehydration, wrinkles, sensitivity, dull skin, enlarged pores, pimples, and photodamage.

How does it work:

Hydrafacial treatment combines the usage of an exclusive formula essence and the patented VORTEX two-way vacuum technology to exfoliate the skin, rapidly open up the pores, clear the congestion, non-invasively clear out blackheads, whiteheads, debris and dirt, gently remove old dead skin cells. While vacuuming and cleansing the skin, the essence that is made with nourishing ingredients will be absorbed into the skin, which can accelerate cellular metabolism, restore the skin’s oil-water balance, resulting in a cleaner and healthy skin. In only 30 mins, hydrafacial treatment will cleanse, extract, and hydrate your skin in 3 steps. According to your skin condition, location and desired results, a unique plan can be tailored for your needs.


1. VISIA skin evaluation: Evaluate skin condition or existing skin problems with assistance of data analysis and picture analysis.

2. Face-to-face consultation: Tailored a suitable hydrafacial treatment plan based on client’s conditions and desired results.

3. Pre-treatment preparation: Remove makeup and cleanse the face.

4. Hydrafacial 3 steps: ①Cleanse+Peel ②Extract+ Exfoliate ③Nourish+Protect

5. Post-treatment care: QDEL phototherapy mask to nourish and repair the skin.

6. Post-treatment precautions.

Duration: 45-60 mins

Who is it for:

  • People whohave sensitive skin and want to brighten their dull skin and deeply cleanse their face;
  • People who want to gently repair their skin’s barrier;
  • People who want to combine Hydrafacial treatment with other treatments to brighten their skin;
Ai Beauty Hydrafacial:

A high-end skincare treatment that is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Providing a high flexibility on the types of treatment tips and the content of essence and a high compatibility with other skincare treatments (e.g. photoelectric, microneedling), regardless what skin conditions or desired results you have, hydrafacial can be tailored for everyone.

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Brighten dark, yellowish skin,come to Ai Beauty Clinic,

for safe and professional medical treatment.

Ai Beauty Clinic is a CQC accredited clinic based in London, and also is strongly supported by Cynosure(the owner of Ulthreapy) and Cynosure (the owner of PicoSure).

With rich experience of treating clients of various conditions, led by a famous British medical chief trainer, practiced by doctors and nurses who are GMC/NMC-registered and worked in NHS national hospitals, Ai Beauty provides certified and safe medical beauty treatments.

Ai Beauty always puts safety first. Not only are all medical staff insured by independent medical policy, each client who comes to Ai Beauty Clinic is also insured by £5 millions medical insurance. This full insurance coverage allows clients to have a concern-free treatment experience.

Ai Beauty Clinic has served over 15,000 clients from all around the world, been covered by some famous media such as European Times and CW Television, and established trust and an excellent reputation among them.

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