A member asked:
are skin whitening creams available over the counter?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Jackson answered
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes: There is esoterica, black and white, palmers, etc.
Answered on Sep 15, 2012
Dr. James Shire answered
40 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes, but not good: You can get otc bleach cream but it is limited to only 1-2% hydroquinone (bleaching agent). For effective skin lightening one needs greater than 6%. This must be through a doctor that treats hyper-pigmentation because there are very special rules and precautions that must be followed.
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
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