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permanent skin whitening surgery

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery : There are several products with hydroquinone that can lighten the skin. Please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Skin lightening: There are treatments designed to lighten skin tones. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not a surgical Rx: This is treated with a variety of skin bleaching agents in combination with peels and laser for localized hyperpigmentation. In asia, I am aware of i ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chappell
28 years experience Plastic Surgery
Skin whitening: I would need clarification with regard to "skin whitening", but if you are talking about lightning of the skin, that can be accomplished with topical ... Read More
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Dr. Henry Mentz
36 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic surgery: Plastic surgery is becoming more common. As for skin whitening, there are topical medications that can help with that. Please consult with a board cer ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Glutathione Effects: Some common side effects associated with glutathione usage include chest pain, shortness of breath and other breathing issues, tightness in the throat ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
No: It inhibits melanin which lightens the skin but the melanocytes are still there and effects will wear off over time.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Assuming you are using these substances in the usual concentrations found in acne products they will have virtually no permanent effects. Other than f ... 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
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 female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: There are no safe skin wight ending injections. Bleqching cream, chemical peel, or laser are safer options for lightening skin.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Unlikely: If it does, only until you shower.

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