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A 26-year-old female asked:

can i use hydroquinone 6% on my nipple to lighten them?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Let them be: Nipples come in many shades of color. If they are just a darker color than desired, but the shape and texture are normal, then there should be no problem. Dark nipples are just as normal as light nipples. It's not a good idea to put medication on normal, dark nipples. If unsure, one's primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine the nipples.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Might slightly lighten. But 6% hydroquinone is an RX in some states.
Jan 18, 2016

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