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is dipsalic ointment used for skin whitening

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Dr. Thomas Balshi
21 years experience Dermatology
All natural: Some believe that an ingredient called "hydroquinone" is the only thing that really works well, but other feel that there is a side effect risk that c ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Menachof
35 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Hydroquinone, Lytera: Any product with 4% hydroquinone works well. Hydroquinone both lightens and smoothes out pigment by affecting the melanocytes (pigment cells). Skin me ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Bleaching cream: Different chemicals are used in cream or as part of chemical peel to decrease the melanin in skin including hydroquinone, kojic acid, coffee berry ext ... Read More
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Melanin: Melanin is the pigment which gives skin its color. Melanin produced in discreet areas results in darker spots in those areas. Skin lightening agents, ... Read More
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Inhibit melanocytes: Hydroquinone, the most commonly used skin lightner, inhibits melanocyte metabolism. Melanocytes produce the pigment of the skin.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Please don't try to change the natural color of your skin. Even if you live among people who are so ignorant that they judge others by skin color, you ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Speak to your DDS: There are many teeth whitening products but it's best to speak to your dentist.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anya Kishinevsky
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Skin Lightening: The most effective and safest skin lightening cream is hydroquinone 4%. Higher doses may be carcinogenic. Obagi and kinerase have good versions of it. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Newman
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Sun block is key: Skin lighteners such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, and plant extracts should only be used if proper sun protection is used. Over the counter products a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Stay away: You stay away from these chemicals. They will destroy the normal makeup of the skin and cause you problems Makeup can do wonders if you are worried ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Skin: My sense is that your issues will vary between the time you left India and when you first saw a doctor in your new city. Why are you looking for skin ... Read More

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