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

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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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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How does skin lightening cream work? Is it beneficial?

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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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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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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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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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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Is it bad for meto use skin lightening creams?

Is it bad for meto use skin lightening creams?

Could be: Here is some suggestion that some creams may increase your risk for skin cancer. They certainly make your skin more vulnerable to sun damage so sunblock should always be used with skin lightened ...Read more

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Risk of mercury in skin lightening creams?

Risk of mercury in skin lightening creams?

Foreign-made only.: Mercury is tightly controlled and virtually absent from cosmetics made in the U.S., but some lightening creams made in other countries do have it. It's illegal to sell mercury-containing products in the states, but people buy them online from foreign retailers, or bring them into the country in their luggage. Never use creams of any kind containing mercury; it's very dangerous. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me is using sunscreen with other skin lightening creams safe?

Hi docs, can you tell me is using sunscreen with other skin lightening creams safe?

YES!: IN fact, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not apply sunscreen when trying to lighten your skin. ...Read more

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Can skin lightening creams lighten the skin too much?

Ask Michael Jackson: Yes, they can. We use a 4% hydroquinone at my practice, but a 20% like benoquin (monobenzone) can bleach you forever. Over the counter products are typically ok. ...Read more

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Can u suggest any cream for skin lightening, with less side effects? My face is darker than my body bcoz of constant exposure to sun.

Can u suggest any cream for skin lightening, with less side effects? My face is darker than my body bcoz of constant exposure to sun.

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

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What skin lightening creams are recommended?

Hydroquinone: Products containing hydroquinone (prescription strength) will bleach hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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I m using skinlite (hydroquinone) cream from last 5 year for skin lightening. Can I use clostar cream.

Dark blemishes: Older people who get a lot of sun, get dark marks on their face, arms and hand. They can be treated by avoiding the sun, and by trying to lighten the dark areas. Use a sun blocker every day, and use a peeling agent like glycolic acid or retin a, (tretinoin) and then use the hydroquinone only on the dark spots every night. The 4% is better, but requires a prescription. ...Read more

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I need small help, dermatologist has suggested me creams like kojivit ultra and other doc gludase gel (glutathione) for skin lightening Which is safes?

Don't do it: Here in the USA, where world trends are set, preferring one skin tone to another or trying to change your natural skin color is considered the height of ignorance. No matter what you try, you are likely to disfigure yourself. Looking good is 99% about physical fitness and how you carry yourself. Embrace what Nature gave you, even if your "culture" is telling you something you know is wrong. ...Read more

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Am an african girl. Would like to have an even skin tone. Are skin lightening creams safe which do not hav mercury or hydroquinine. An suggestions?

Am an african girl. Would like to have an even skin tone. Are skin lightening creams safe which do not hav mercury or hydroquinine. An suggestions?

Fade creams: Everybody has a different definition for "even toned skin". If you are referring to the pictures of people you see in glamour magazines, then you will need a computer program called photoshop. In the real world, we all have varied tones. Mercury is not an ingredient we use. We use hydroquinone all the time to help lighten darker skin. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if skin lightening creams are safe for acne scars?

Hi docs, can you tell me if skin lightening creams are safe for acne scars?

Not for scars: The hyperpigmentation that follows the acut lesions and lasts for a few weeks or months may respond to a hydroquinone skin lightener, though you may disfigure yourself if you're not careful. It's better to get your disease under control. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend, and your physician may be able to add something if it's not sufficient. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin lightening?

Skin lightening: 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 dermatologist for further details. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use lemons for skin lightening purposes or would it harm the skin?

Dry skin: Lemons are citrus fruits and contain vitamin c, which is also called ascorbic acid. Probably the worst thing you would notice is a stinging sensation if you had a cut in the skin, or dry skin. A better way to lighten skin is to use sunscreen and avoid prolonged sun exposure. ...Read more

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I need a good skin lightening product for getting rid of red marks?

Skin lightener: Getting rid of red marks? Placquin is a skin lightener. But red skin? Is it a birthmark? You may check with your dr. ...Read more

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I was thinking about skin lightening treatments and heard about glutathione injections. Are glutathione injections safe?

I was thinking about skin lightening treatments and heard about glutathione injections. Are glutathione injections safe?

Don't do it!: Glutathione is not approved by the fda for skin lightening, can cause severe toxic skin reactions & even death. Better to consult with a certified dermatologist for safer options for lightening your skin. ...Read more

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I'm gonna go with the method of rubbing the potato around the face for skin lightening. Should I use small yellow potatoes for this process too?

I'm gonna go with the method of rubbing the potato around the face for skin lightening. Should I use small yellow potatoes for this process too?

Not aware of this: Avoiding sun exposure and inflammation as well as the use of peeling/bleaching agents commonly containing a combination of steroids, retinoids, and hydroquinone are the most commonly utilized treatments. On occasion chemical peels, resurfacing, laser treatments, ipl and fractionated therapy may be also used. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best essential oils for skin lightening?

Skin lightening: Pharmaceutical grade skin lighteners may be more effective. Have your skin evaluated by a board certified physician who can make recommendations to you. ...Read more

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Could dermatologist usually charge a lot for skin lightening cremes if you buy it from them?

Skin lightening: A prescription grade skin lightening cream sold by your dermatologist is not necessarily more expensive than what is compounded at the pharmacy. ...Read more

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Are there safe body scrubs and lotions for skin lightening? I would like to get about 1 or 2 shades lighter full body.

If you want to...: ...Lighten your skin tone cosmetically, a variety of otc skin lighteners are available. (avoid the foreign-made ones containing mercury, which are dangerous.) if you have vitiligo and you want to permanently bleach the skin that is not affected, benoquin (monobenzone) can be prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more