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hydroquinone is expired can still use it

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Leave it alone: Hydroquinone won't touch the red spots. They stay around fr a few months and are not treatable. manage your acne with the guidance of a physician who ... Read More

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Stop hydroquinone: this is a normal side effect of this medication.
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
I : I suggest you go back to see your dermatologist. You may need a higher dose of the medication, or a change in medication. In addition it's not a bad i ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Stanwix
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tough : Dark circles around the eyes are difficult to deal with. There are some lasers that a good, surgical fat grafting from a plastic surgeon can help too ... Read More
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Best treatment is: a Ruby laser!
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
26 years experience Dermatology
Bleaching cream: Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent. It's used for getting rid of hyperpigmentation, such as melasma, sun-damage spots, etc.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lustra (hydroquinone): Lustra contains 4% hydroquinone, glycolic acid and an antioxidant complex. Used to treat hyperpigmentation of the skin.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Yes: For pigmented spots, usually for face. It's a bleaching cream.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
41 years experience Dermatology
Color: Overuse can actually cause non reversible darkening. There have been rumors of carcinogenesis, but doubt are true and no literature to support.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Breaks are recommend: HQ works to prevent production of melanin in a specific area. It is not a good idea to use it constantly I limit my patients to 12 weeks on and 12 wee ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Only OTC: Only over-the-counter preparations of hydroquinone were banned. This was due to concerns about it being a potential carcinogen. As far as i'm aware it ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy: You have to take the medication and see if you have an adverse reaction. There is no way to find out otherwise.
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