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Can Hydroquinone Makes You Constipated
Fairly well: Hydroquinone is an effect way to fade hyperpigmented scars (those with a dark color) but it is not as effective at fading red or raised scars. Those require other measures. Also in a small number of dark-skinned individuals, use of hydroquinone can cause increased pigmentation. Nothing works 100% of the time so for best results, consult with an expert in scars e.g. A plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Yes, in rodents: Hydroquinione is used as a topical agent to remove pigment from skin. It is banned in europe, australia and parts of asia due to data from studies that linked high doses of hydroquinone to cancer in mice. In 2006 the fda issued a 4 month ban to review data and then allowed for it's use to treat melisma. There is no data directly link to cancer in humans, but it is classified as a toxin by epa. ...Read more
Irritation: The skin will become irritated and more senstive to sunburns, it is used for lightening dark skin on the face and can be safely used once a day. ...Read more
Not Supposed To: Hydroquinone can only be obtained through a prescription from a medical professional. That being said, there may be some websites which are selling hydroquinone without authorization. I would advise against obtaining hydroquinone without a prescription as there can be some damaging effects if it is used improperly and without physician supervision. ...Read more
Yes, but be careful: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Some have freckle-like areas on their private as well and the otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
No human evidence: To date, I am not aware of any reported cases of human malignancies which directly resulted from topical application of hydroquinone. The drug represents one of the best current tools for lightening abnormal hyperpigmentation. Of course, it remains important to pursue the root causes of hyperpigmentation in a given individual. ...Read more
If it did: It would not be fda approved. That being said, there is a small chance with prolonged use of many drugs that cancers are a side effect, but of 2%topicl hydro quinine i would not worry as I am sure you are not slathering it over your entire body every night for a prolonged period. ...Read more
Be cautious...: Currently, the short answer seems to be that it depends on how you use it. Despite the controversy over hydroquinone's safety, there have apparently been no reports of anyone developing cancer from hydroquinone—in over 50 years of cosmetic use as a skin whitener and many more decades of human exposure via industrial and photography development. ...Read more
Yes.: Other depigmenting agents are available as well. See your doctor for management. ...Read more
Sun block is key: Skin lighteners such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, and plant extracts should only be used if proper sun protection is used. Over the counter products are safe and generally contain 2% kojic acid which limit their effectiveness. They work by blocking the production of melanin which is the natural pigment in the skin cells. Always check with a dermatologist to make sure there are no contraindications. ...Read more
I'm using hydroquinone based cream twice daily on first 2 weeks & once on next 2 weeks.Now using 2-3 days gap.Is it fine using like this?
Smile line getting dark in color. I'm in my early 20s, & it's making me look older. Tired of covering it with makeup. Hydroquinone makes it worst.
Does hydroquinone make your scar darker than it was first before fading it? Does hydroquinone completely fades scars or it will just lighten the scar?
HQ is skin bleach: Hydroqyinone (hq) is a skin bleaching agent that blocks the formation of melanin. It will not turn you "white" ? It may irritate the skin causing inflammation and hyperpigmentation in susceptible individuals and is therefore commonly combined with a steroid and occasionally with other agents such as retinoids to disperse existing melanin and kojic acid which is another skin lightener. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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