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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience in Dermatology
Hydroquinone: 2% hydroquinone is available without a prescription and 4% or higher with a prescription.

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Clarisonic Skin Care: A clarisonic skin care device produces more effective results than without it. The ultrasonic action of a clarisonic cleaning device can cleanse your ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Bleaching: Hydroquinone prescribed by a physician or dermatologist.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Skin care: Oily skin may be do to hormones and over aggressive washing of the skin. At times, when the skin is dried from soap and washing vigorously the oil g ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: There are many good products. The best one is the one that works for you. . Oily skin is pretty normal. Examining your diet is the best treatment. Eat ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
22 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Avene / La-ROche: Avene / la-roche posay have good products for reddness, etc. Also glytone is very good.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Non comedogenic: Any makeup you use should be non comedogenic meaning not promoting the formation of precursors to acne
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Several: Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Products with light-: ening agents like hydroquinone and retinol or retinoids
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
34 years experience in General Surgery
Retinoids: Some of the factors contributing to acne are hormone imbalances, sebum or "oil" production, reduced skin cell turnover, & bacterial involvement. Exfol ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hubert
27 years experience in Dermatology
Uncertain.: The science of skin supplements is murky at best. A balanced diet is your best bet.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
No: Except you must rest from it every few months. Continuous use over many months may result in a paradoxical darker skin.
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: i have used ViPeel extensively on dark skin and it is effective and safe.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience in Dermatology
Cetaphil makes one: Cetaphil makes one with an SPF of 50. Neutrogena also makes some good ones. There are others, too.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Your choice: Aveeno (oatmeal) has some pricey, relatively weak salicylic acid glamourized with soy for some reason. Tea tree as an oil that's an estrogen and has m ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
19 years experience in Bariatrics
Combination. : Sounds like combination skin which will often respond to gentle exfoliation, a hydrating moisturizer as needed and a 'vitamin a' based product 2-3 tim ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Skin whitening cream: I would ask a Dr in your location what they prefer and have had the best luck with. As far as I know none have been tested for safety and effectivenes ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Skin lightening: Pharmaceutical grade skin lighteners may be more effective. Have your skin evaluated by a board certified physician who can make recommendations to yo ... Read More

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