A 38-year-old member asked:
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Can skin lightening creams lighten the skin too much?

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Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience in 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 typically ok.
Answered on Nov 24, 2016
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Dr. George Gataky
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Hydroquinone: Products containing hydroquinone (prescription strength) will bleach hyperpigmentation.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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It works: frequently but not always. Try it

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