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lustra medication

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.
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Bleaching agent: This is more commonly known as hydroquinone and is available over the counter in2% formulations but as a prescription in 4-7% strengths. It is general ... Read More

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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Hydroquinone: Lustra is a type of topical skin bleaching agent that contains hydroquinone. Hydroquinone has been used for years to bleach out darks spots on the s ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
26 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe : Possibly try a medical grade chemical peel
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
I don't find that HQ: alone works well, and it seems to work better when combine with hydroxy acids or retinoids
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 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
17 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
No more than: 12 weeks.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Newman
30 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Be selective: Hydroquinone stops melanin production when used on skin. If your dark spots are recent from sun exposure you should only use the cream on the spots. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
20 years experience Pediatrics
Stop...: You are likely getting more irritation from the cream then you are actually getting benefit - hydroquinone cream rarely makes a big difference on frec ... Read More
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