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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is hydroquinone safe to use on the skin? i'm looking to lighten acne spots and discoloration on my face, saw some creams in store with hydroquinone.

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Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: this product is safe in moderation: always use only a thin film of cream and apply it 1-2 times daily.
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Agree
Oct 20, 2015
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Dr Miller is correct. However it can be very irritating. Prescription skin care programs cause better results with less side effects.The cost often equals that of all we spend on skin care for improved skin, inc. acne, spots, scars, and fine lines. Talk to a doc who does aesthetic medicine. (Obagi Nu-Derm (aka Dermesse) & other prescription regimens can be amazingly effective & delay skin aging
Oct 21, 2015

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