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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ten Ideas: Ten Ideas: http://www.top10homeremedies.com/how-to/lighten-skin-naturally.html

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Allen
20 years experience Dermatology
Skin lightening: This term is often used to reduce hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin. Topical creams can be used such as prescription strength hydroquinone an ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
If you want to...: ...Lighten your skin tone cosmetically, a variety of otc skin lighteners are available. (avoid the foreign-made ones containing mercury, which are dan ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Prescription: Otc are limited to 2 percent hydroquinone with limited results. Prescription strength is more effective as well as medium chemical peel which can ligh ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Temporarily: Unfortunately, only temporarily.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
Ask Michael Jackson: Yes, they can. We use a 4% hydroquinone at my practice, but a 20% like benoquin (monobenzone) can bleach you forever. Over the counter products are ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical question?: I suspect that this is more a social-political question given that you are from India rather than a medical question. Any medication used for that pur ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Skin creams do not cause wrinkles
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe: Dark skin people have a higher likelihood of pigmentary changes after skin treatments. There are very good lasers and skin products today that can hel ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
NOT REALLY: Has some effect but minimal.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Yes : Many skin peels do lighten the skin tone stronger products lighten more.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Uneven sun exposure: Normal skin responses to sunlight exposure--more exposure, it gets darker by producing more melanin. Thus areas covered by clothing is always lighter. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Skin lightening: Hydroquinone in various percnetages-mostly commonly 4% lightens dark spots and gives a more even skin tone.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Tanning: Sun tanning or tanning salons will not permanently darken your skin.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Atkins
19 years experience Dermatology
Thanks for asking!: Not really, the skin lighteners are usually the hydroquiones and many botanticals that end in the word berry and kojic acid. The best defense is spf ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Exfoliation is the most common form of rejuvenation and good to start early. However, there are other treatments that become more aggressive dependin ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Anthony
20 years experience Dermatology
Qualified yes: Differin (adapalene) can make you more sensitive to the sun. So if differin (adapalene) is increasing sensitivity to sunlight or causing irritation i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Gataky
58 years experience Dermatology
Hydroquinone: Products containing hydroquinone (prescription strength) will bleach hyperpigmentation.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Meladerm: In order to naturally fade dark skin spots and obtain an even complexion, you must dedicate time and patience to the process. When combined with exfol ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
We place such an: Emphasis on skin tone and i respect that it is an issue for you. The best home remedy is to stay neat and clean and happy w/your health. The best th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably not: This medicine is helpful in preventing new acne lesions, especially if applied consistently. A hydroquinone bleach might fade postinflammatory hyperpi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Probably not: Daktacort cream is a combination of 2% Miconazole (antifungal) and 1% Hydrocortisone (steroid). Potent topical steroids can certainly lighten the skin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Skin lightening: No. It is very unlikely that a non-prescription lotion will lighten your skin.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bruise Cream: Skin lightening cream is to remove increase pigment on the skin. A hickey is a bruise so use the over the counter product dermend. Dermend is a medica ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Be careful: Long-term use of lighteners is dangerous and can permanently disfigure you. I'm not a dermatologist, but perhaps sunblock on your head and neck would ... Read More
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