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What is the difference between monobenzone and benoquin?

What is the difference between monobenzone and benoquin?

Monobenzone: Or Benoquin, (monobenzone) a cream to treat vitiligo, loss of skin pigment, by removing skin color from the areas surrounding the affected skin areas so the color would appear even . Its use is discontinued in the US ...Read more

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What store have Benoquin Cream ?

It is a prescription: medication so I would get it at a drug store/pharmacy. ...Read more

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What is monobenzone or benoquin cream? What is it for?

What is monobenzone or benoquin cream? What is it for?

Monobenzone: Or Benoquin, (monobenzone) a cream to treat vitiligo, loss of skin pigment, by removing skin color from the areas surrounding the affected skin areas so the color would appear even . Its use is discontinued in the US ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any facial washes with hydroquione or monobenzone?

Please tell me if there are any facial washes with hydroquione or monobenzone?

Medical grade: There are several medical grade cosmetics that have hydroquinone on them. Brands like OBAGI and ZO for example. Unfortunately you will only find them at physician offices since they are prescription strength. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is using benoquin (monobenzone) cream good for lighten very dark armpits caused from shaving ?

Is using benoquin (monobenzone) cream good for lighten very dark armpits caused from shaving ?

Dark Skin: I would use hydroquinone as the lightening agent of the skin. Benoquin (monobenzone) is permanent and if you add to much benoquin (monobenzone) you will not be able to add pigment back. ...Read more

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Is using benoquin (monobenzone) cream good to use on discoloured skin from the sun? To even out the skin

Is using benoquin (monobenzone) cream good to use on discoloured skin from the sun? To even out the skin

Hyperpigmentation: Benoqin treatment of dark skin is permanent. If you over do the benoqiin you will not be able to add back pigment. Use hydroquinone instead. ...Read more

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Is there anything else beside benoquin (monobenzone) cream to make a dark male skin into light person 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

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Are people with or is it people without Vitiligo are resistant to depigmentation with Monobenzone? Are people with Vitiligo resistant to Monobenzone?

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

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How to apply a cream like monobenzone to your scalp?

How to apply a cream like monobenzone to your scalp?

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

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How should you apply a cream like monobenzone to your scalp?

How should you apply a cream like monobenzone to your scalp?

Monobenzone: Monobenzone cream has been discontinued in the US. Please check with the physician that prescribed you the medication for proper usage. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having naturally black skin, can I use benoquin (monobenzone) lightly to change skin color?

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

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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 ?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Careful: Unless you have severe vitiligo, you may regret using this. It may take a year. Resulting skin color is likely to be irregular. You must avoid the sun, difficult in colombia unless you are a vampire. ...Read more

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What adverse effect i could get with monobenzone topical cream?

Severl things: First nothing may happen A drying of the skin A contact dermatitis which is an itchy redness You could have an allergy to the medication again itchy, red maybe swollen Aside form these little much else. ...Read more

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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.

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