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Doctor insights on: Abbott Melaglow Skin Whitening Cream

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Is melaglow better than kojovit + cream for skin whitening?

Is melaglow better than kojovit + cream for skin whitening?

Skin lightening: Both melaglow and kojovit has the same active ingredient kojoic acid, any additional crms might be helpful in preventing dryness, whatever works for you is the best product for you. ...Read more

Dr. Catherine Carroll
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Skin Lightening (Definition)

This term is often used to reduce hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin. Topical creams can be used such as prescription strength hydroquinone and tretinoin. See your ...Read more


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Is meladerm skin whitening cream leads to darkness.???

Is meladerm skin whitening cream leads to darkness.???

Meladerm: In order to naturally fade dark skin spots and obtain an even complexion, you must dedicate time and patience to the process. When combined with exfoliation agents, Meladerm® often provides initial results within 2 weeks of use, however, full results generally take 2-3 months and vary based on the individual's specific skin physiology and condition. ...Read more

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Is there a very powerful skin lightening cream?

Is there a very powerful skin lightening cream?

Hydroxyurea: There are numerous creams used for malasma (dark spots) that incorporate hydroxyurea. Also tretinoin, kojic and Azelaic Acid in various mixtures good for skin bleeching. Also chemical peel may be used in the treatment. If you are talking about the entire body, you will need to see a dermatologist to discuss the therapy. ...Read more

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Are skin whitening creams available over the counter?

Yes, but not good: You can get otc bleach cream but it is limited to only 1-2% hydroquinone (bleaching agent). For effective skin lightening one needs greater than 6%.
This must be through a doctor that treats hyper-pigmentation because there are very special rules and precautions that must be followed. ...Read more

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is skin lightening cream recommened for darker skin?

is skin lightening cream recommened for darker skin?

Medical question?: I suspect that this is more a social-political question given that you are from India rather than a medical question. Any medication used for that purpose can have its adverse consequences. ...Read more

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How does skin lightening cream work? Is it beneficial?

Fade Creams: Otc and rx skin lightening creams or fade creams may include hydroquinone, kojic acid, arbutin, licorice extract, and glycolic acid. Which work by interfering with melanin (pigment) production, speeding skin cell turnover, or interfering with melanin transfer. They are most beneficial in conjunction with office-based txs. ...Read more

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What kind of skin lightening cream would be better for me at 66?

What kind of skin lightening cream would be better for me at 66?

Sunscreen and Niacin: In order to lighten the skin effectively, it is important to use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day. Applying a topical cream with niacinamide (nia 24) will reduce the appearance of brown spots. ...Read more

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Am from India and I have a oily and dull skin am looking for a fairness and skin whitening creams on medical level which r effective and don't have si?

Skin: My sense is that your issues will vary between the time you left India and when you first saw a doctor in your new city. Why are you looking for skin whitening creams?
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Which is the best skin whitening cream for men?

Skin lightening: There are numerous topical agents which can lighten the color of skin. The agent chosen for any given individual will depend on a y variety of factors. I strongly suggest that you consult with someone who has expertise in both the medical and laser treatment of skin lightning to learn what your options are ...Read more

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What is the most effective skin whitening cream?

What is the most effective skin whitening cream?

Skin whitening cream: A preparation of 4% or greater hydroquinone and added Kojac acid would be a good start. YOU HAVE TO SEE A DERMATOILOGIST TO GET A PERSONALIZED AND STRONGER COMBINATION. ...Read more

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What is the most effective skin whitening cream for asian indian skin?

Skin whitening cream: I would ask a Dr in your location what they prefer and have had the best luck with. As far as I know none have been tested for safety and effectiveness. And some contain mercury. ...Read more

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Is skin whitening creams/treatments a scam?

Is skin whitening creams/treatments a scam?

Skin whitening cream: No, there are many products that are available that can lighten the skin and decrease pigmentation effectively. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use mequinol cream with tretinon for skin whitening?

Is it safe to use mequinol cream with tretinon for skin whitening?

Please don't: If you try to lighten your skin, you will eventually disfigure yourself. In the usa, judging another by skin color is considered the height of ignorance, and I expect that this will soon be the norm worldwide as it should be. Looking good for a man is much more about being lean, having some muscle, and above all carrying yourself well and being a decent person. ...Read more

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Please tell me what skin lightening cream is better for a dark skin person?

None of them: Just don't do it. In the US, where the world's trends are set, trying to change your natural color is considered the height of ignorance. Looking good is about physical fitness and self care, not skin shade. These chemicals can disfigure you -- Muchael Jackson had only a mild case and he looked awful. Embrace what nature gave you, get / stay fit and trim, and be proud of yourself. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of using the skin lightening cream called 'skin lite' by liva? Answer please!

Many: This medications has 3 components that are commonly used in skin bleaching creams. However nothing is risk free. Hydroquinone is considered controversial by some practitioners although it is effective at any dose from 2-7%. This preparation at 2% is relatively low. The tretinoin is a mid -strength range as is they steroid but all of these can cause irritation, inflammations, photosensitivity, +++ ...Read more

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Hello sir I used melas skin whitening cream from last two days and today I got dead layer of skin with redness. What should I do now? I'm so worried.

Skin Cream: Skin creams contain many ingredients and everyone's skin reacts differently. If you notice irritation and redness with a new skin cream, it could be from a reaction to one of the ingredients. Discontinuing the cream will likely improve the irritation. ...Read more

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Will skin lightening cream get rid of hickeys?

Will skin lightening cream get rid of hickeys?

Bruise Cream: Skin lightening cream is to remove increase pigment on the skin. A hickey is a bruise so use the over the counter product dermend. Dermend is a medicated skin care creams for the treatment of bruising also referred to as purpura. ...Read more

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Hi guys. I have REALLY orange skin from pumpkin overload, im still eating it. Do you know if skin whitening cream will help get rid of the orange?

Orange skin: This will go away as you stop eating pumpkin. Whitening cream will do nothing. We see this a lot in babies fed a lot of carrots and squash baby food. It is not harmful, and really does resolve on its own when those veggies become more moderate in ones diet. ...Read more

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My inner thighs are really black as compared to the rest of my body. I am of African descent. Is there any safe skin lightening cream I could use?

My inner thighs are really black as compared to the rest of my body. I am of African descent. Is there any safe skin lightening cream I could use?

Follow Dermatology: If you are trying to lighten areas of your skin the best way to treat your skin is having a Dermatologist prescribe a safe cream for you. While there are many Over the Counter medications, there can be risk to using lightening creams. Be careful when using these creams and use them under the direction of a physician ...Read more

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Is it fine to use skin whitening cream on penis or on testicles?

Is it fine to use skin whitening cream on penis or on testicles?

Skin whitening cream: People who have areas of darker skin, often try to lighten the darker areas so all their skin is the same color. This can be done by using skin lightening creams, sometimes called skin bleaching creams. They almost always contain the chemical hydroquinone, and you can buy this cream with 2% without a prescription. They are safe, and rarely cause irritation. They take a long time to work. ...Read more

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Will my skin be safe in the future if I used hydroquinone and another skin whitening cream called meladerm to lighten my skin tone about 2 years ago?

Treatments are safe.: Hydroquinone and another skin whitening cream called meladerm should be safe. Your skin may be more sensitive to sun. Make sure you use a sunblock when exposed to the sun. ...Read more

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My face and neck is so darker than my body. I am using skin lightening cream. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer. No use. Please help.?

My face and neck is so darker than my body. I am using skin lightening cream. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer. No use. Please help.?

Sunscreen: If the darker areas are on the face and neck, sun is the most likely cause. You need an excellent sunscreen with SPF of about 50. I suggest looking for zinc or titanium oxide in the ingredients for the best results. If you avoid the sun and wear sunscreen every single day, your skin should gradually even out. ...Read more

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I have used tretin 0.05% for my mild acne. To improve my skin tone, kojic skin lightening cream is used. But I have experienced mild bumps on my face.

I have used tretin 0.05% for my mild acne. To improve my skin tone, kojic skin lightening cream is used. But I have experienced mild bumps on my face.

In my experience: A product like the kojic acid lightening cream would be more likely to be impacting or causing the facial bumps than the Retin-A/retinoid product. It does cause skin irritation in certain individuals. I would stop the lightening cream and see what happens. It might take 2-4 weeks to see any affect. If bumps persist, see your prescribing Dermatologist. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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How does skin whitening work?

Melanin: Melanin is the pigment which gives skin its color. Melanin produced in discreet areas results in darker spots in those areas. Skin lightening agents, such as hydroquinone, work to block production of melanin so that the skin gradually loses its pigment and lightens over a period of time while hydroquinone is used. ...Read more

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Can you recommend any skin whitening products?

No: Please don't try to change the natural color of your skin. Even if you live among people who are so ignorant that they judge others by skin color, you won't be happy with the result and you risk disfiguring yourself. Here in the US, which sets world trends, each person cherishes the particular skin tone that nature gave them. Work on other aspects of looking good (fitness, conditioning). ...Read more

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What is the best medication for skin whitening?

What is the best medication for skin whitening?

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more