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If Anyone Has Used Lustra
An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more
Hydroquinone: Lustra is a type of topical skin bleaching agent that contains hydroquinone. Hydroquinone has been used for years to bleach out darks spots on the skin (usually the face). Some people are voicing concern that hydroquinone may have long-term safety issues. Therefore, the use of hydroquinone for skin bleaching has been used less and less over the past couple years. ...Read more
Yes: It is safe if you know you aren't allergic to it. Before using it on a larger area of skin, test it on a small inconspicuous patch of skin first to make sure you don't turn bright red, or painful, or itchy, or blistering.Be careful not to get it in your eyes, or on the inside of your nose or mouth and be careful in the sun or when using tanning beds as it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun ...Read more
I used hyderquin having 2% of hydroquinone and by night that placed are bit red and visible what should i do ?
Hydroquinone causing irreversible darkening? Does this only occur with higher concentrations or would it also happen with 2% used all the time?
Hydroquinone : Is used for lightening. Never heard of it causing irreversible darkening. ...Read more
My cheeks turned red after use of hydroquinone. Used it for three weeks every night. . Last couple of days applied 2x daily. Will redness go away?
Side effect hydroqui: See the prescribing doctor ASAP... Stop this creams use!!! ...Read more
I used expigment with %4 hydroquinone on my frekless and i feel my skin is getting dry and falling so should I continue useing it or stop for while??
Stop...: You are likely getting more irritation from the cream then you are actually getting benefit - hydroquinone cream rarely makes a big difference on freckles. My suggestion - stop using the cream to allow your skin to heal, wear sunscreen regularly, AND embrace your freckles as part of who you are and beautiful. ...Read more
I had severe facial darkening after my two kids. I used hydroquinone, and it lightened it, but excessive use made it darker. I have been suffering for almost 8 yrs now. I have tried lasers, peels and it has slightly lightened it. I I really am at my wits
Allergy: You have to take the medication and see if you have an adverse reaction. There is no way to find out otherwise. ...Read more
I don't find that HQ: alone works well, and it seems to work better when combine with hydroxy acids or retinoids ...Read more
What OTC products have hydroquinone? What's the max percent usage/dose for using it? Some products have 4% i need at least 50%?
Lots: Esoterica black and white palmers bleaching cream. ...Read more
Vacuum extraction uses a soft plastic cup that is applied to the baby's head and stays in place by suction. There is a handle on the cup that allows the doctor to use this to assist with delivery ...Read more
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