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VITILIGO: YES. BENOQUIN (monobenzone) CAN CAUSE LIGHTENING OF THE SKIN. ...Read more
Is using benoquin (monobenzone) cream good to use on discoloured skin from the sun? To even out the skin
Is there anything else beside benoquin (monobenzone) cream to make a dark male skin into light person skin?
No good way: Even the effect of Benoquin (monobenzone) is transient. There are ways but they are usually too invasive. I think you need to accept who you are and be proud of your ethnicity. I am often puzzled as to why many people with pale skin long for a tan while as many dark-skin persons want to have lighter skin. Do you really want to look like Michael Jackson? In the meanwhile minimizing sun exposure may help. ...Read more
Are people with or is it people without Vitiligo are resistant to depigmentation with Monobenzone? Are people with Vitiligo resistant to Monobenzone?
Monobenzone: Ultraviolet B and psoralen-ultraviolet A (PUVA) are used to repigment skin that still has functioning melanocytes. In the white patches. To bleach and blend surrounding skin to match the white skin with no functional or no detectable pigment cells, calls for an assessment by a board certified dermatologist expert in vitiligo. Monbenzone is used in the skin with active functional pigmentation. ...Read more
If not stipulated: On the prescription you should check with the doctor that prescribed it. If you don't have a prescription, don't use it. ...Read more
Monobenzone: Monobenzone cream has been discontinued in the US. Please check with the physician that prescribed you the medication for proper usage. ...Read more
BENOQUIN/ ALMOND OIL:
WHY DO YOU NEED THE ALMOND OIL?
BENOQUIN WORKS NICEL BY ITSELF! ...Read more
Hi, I am having naturally black skin, can I use benoquin (monobenzone) lightly to change skin color?
Yes: But that will be an enormous project for little or no satisfaction. Use your time & energy for something that will actually benefit you or someone else. ...Read more
What if a black male over use benoquin (monobenzone) cream and they put it in there hair would it effect the hair style and the skin?
BENOQUIN (monobenzone) CREAM HAIR:
BENOQUIN (monobenzone) IS USED TO LIGHTEN THE SKIN!
NOT THE HAIR. . . ...Read more
Mt sister has vitiligo and she wants to use benoquin (monobenzone) 20 cream. Is it a cure? What are side effects? Do you recommend it?
Vitiligo tx: Monobenzone is used to treat the uneven appearance of the skin due to a loss of skin color (vitiligo). It works by permanently removing color from normal skin located around skin with vitiligo. This will help to make the appearance of the skin more even. Assure this is the diagnosis for tx. Some side effects are permanent loss of skin color, possible irritation, increased sun burn (use spf). ...Read more
Bleaching skin (to white) permanently? I don't have vitiligo, I'm tan, but since hq results fade I want to use monobenzone, is it really that risky?
I think carefully: I would think carefully before I use that medication since the results are permanent. I would even recommend seeing a psychologist or a psychiatrist before making such a drastic change. ...Read more
I want to bleach my skin permanently with either mequinol or monobenzone. Are there risks of streaks/patches or getting vitiligo if I use monobenzone?
Can I use benoquin (monobenzone) to treat my vitiligo? I have dark skin and my vitiligo is not white, it's only 2 shades lighter than reg skin abt 70% of my body.
No: Benoquin (monobenzone) is used to lighten your skin and thus are you saying that you are going to lighten up the rest of the body to match the rest of the area? This will incur a very high dose and one needs to be concerned over side effects. It is best for you to consult a dermatologist to find out if there is an underlying autoimmune process. There is also ways to lighten your skin on a more permanent basis. ...Read more
I have vitiligo since 2 years. Can I use benoquin (monobenzone) cream in breastfeeding. N how long I use this cream.
Best to discontinue:
Pregnancy: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20%. It is also not known whether Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20% can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman, or can affect reproduction capacity. Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20% should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. ...Read more
I want to lighten my skin using 4%hydroquinone cream and 20% monobenzone cream on alternate days? Will the hydroquinone affect the monobenzone
BAD idea: Your skin could turn white.Get a more detailed answer ›
I want to depigment my skin, like from beyonce to nicole kidmans color. Will a dermatologist prescribe monobenzone even though I don't have vitiligo?
Hi I have vitiligo I used benoquin (monobenzone) to union the color of my body. I still got small spots on the face around the eyes? Where to get real benoquin (monobenzone)?
Protect your eyes: Keep this stuff out of your eyes! And if you get some in, rinse immediately and consider seeing a doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to use 20% monobenzone mixed with almond oil, once a day-for about a month, to lighten dark elbows and finger joints?
It is safe: It is safe to use.Get a more detailed answer ›