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What is the best cream for lightening dark skin?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Nothing is great.: A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What's the best cream to brighten and lighten my dark skin tone?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Not appropriate: This is a cosmetic issue, not a medical issue. I suggest you speak with someone in cosmetics.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How do I lighten dark skin?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Peel,laser, rx cream: Prescriptin creams with a blend of tretinoin , hydroquinone and steroid can lighten dark areas, and for facial darkness medium chemical peel works well. Laser either fractionated or q switched nd yag or alex can lighten dark areas.See dermatologist for treatment options.
A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the best skin renewal cream?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 29 years experience
Best skin cream: The best thing to do to keep skin younger looking is to avoid sun exposure and to use a sunscreen on a daily basis. That will help prevent sun damage and many aging changes. The best prescription creams to help reverse some of the fine wrinkles and aging changes are retinoinds, like tretinoin and its relatives. These can be irritating so start using them slowly and use sun protection.
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A 41-year-old male asked:

What is the best cream to use for discolored skin?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause discoloring of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also the cause of the discoloration. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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