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If anyone has used lustra (hydroquinone)?

If anyone has used lustra (hydroquinone)?

Yes: For pigmented spots, usually for face. It's a bleaching cream. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about starting lustra (hydroquinone)?

What do I need to know about starting lustra (hydroquinone)?

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

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What is hydroquinone used for?

What is hydroquinone used for?

Bleaching cream: Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent. It's used for getting rid of hyperpigmentation, such as melasma, sun-damage spots, etc. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone safe? Could it be used most oftthe time?

Is hydroquinone safe? Could it be used most oftthe time?

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

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What are the harmful effects of hydroquinone?

Color: Overuse can actually cause non reversible darkening. There have been rumors of carcinogenesis, but doubt are true and no literature to support. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone really dangerous so it was banned ?

Is hydroquinone really dangerous so it was banned ?

Only OTC: Only over-the-counter preparations of hydroquinone were banned. This was due to concerns about it being a potential carcinogen. As far as i'm aware it is still available by prescription in the us. ...Read more

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Could hydroquinone 2% be used all the time? Or are there long term side effects?

Could hydroquinone 2% be used all the time? Or are there long term side effects?

Twice a day...: ...until the dark spots disappear. The only long-term side effect, if used too often or too long, is lightening of the skin. Paradoxical darkening of the skin has also been reported, but that's with higher strengths of hydroquinone. ...Read more

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I used hyderquin having 2% of hydroquinone and by night that placed are bit red and visible what should i do ?

I used hyderquin having 2% of hydroquinone and by night that placed are bit red and visible what should i do ?

I would make appt: to see dermatologist. Hydroquinone itself is typically not that irritating but the active acid combined with it is. I would show concerned areas to dermatologist and get appropriate treatment for condition ...Read more

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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??

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

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What will happen if you stop using hydroquinone?

What will happen if you stop using hydroquinone?

Breaks are recommend: HQ works to prevent production of melanin in a specific area. It is not a good idea to use it constantly I limit my patients to 12 weeks on and 12 weeks off. When removed in a short time you will be able to produce melanin again ...Read more

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How do you know if you're allergic to hydroquinone?

How do you know if you're allergic to hydroquinone?

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

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Does hydroquinone reduce darkness due to jockitch? How much time does it take?

Does hydroquinone reduce darkness due to jockitch? How much time does it take?

Perhaps, takes month: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, or darkness after inflammation such as from jock itch (tinea infection) can take months to disappear. Hydroquinone might shorten that time, but can also cause irritation so isn't recommended. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i only use hydroquinone on my back, will i be safe from it darkening?

Can you tell me if i only use hydroquinone on my back, will i be safe from it darkening?

I don't find that HQ: alone works well, and it seems to work better when combine with hydroxy acids or retinoids ...Read more

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