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Is hydroquinone really dangerous so it was banned ?

Is hydroquinone really dangerous so it was banned ?

Only OTC: Only over-the-counter preparations of hydroquinone were banned. This was due to concerns about it being a potential carcinogen. As far as i'm aware it is still available by prescription in the us. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Is hydroquinone dangerous and does it really lead to a much darker skin after its use has been stopped?

Is hydroquinone dangerous and does it really lead to a much darker skin after its use has been stopped?

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone in topical creams is used to fade dark areas on the skin. In rare cases it can cause a paradoxical darkening of the skin. There are non hydroquinone alternatives. ...Read more

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Hydroquinone–Tretinoin–Mometasone these contains in my cream. Which I m applying for acne n scar on face. Are these fine or dangerous??

Hydroquinone–Tretinoin–Mometasone these contains in my cream. Which I m applying for acne n scar on face. Are these fine or dangerous??

ACNE SCARS: THE CREAM THAT YOU ARE USING IS FINE FOR AWHILE. IT WONT DO MUCH FOR THE SCARS, BUT IT MIGHT HELP FURTHER BREAKOUTS. IF YOU GET ACNE VERY OFTEN, TRY STAYING AWAY FROM ALL NUTS, PEANUT BUTTER, CHOCOLATE AND LOTS OF DAIRY PRODUCTS. I HOPE YOU GET BETTER SOON. ...Read more

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What is hydroquinone used for?

What is hydroquinone used for?

Bleaching cream: Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent. It's used for getting rid of hyperpigmentation, such as melasma, sun-damage spots, etc. ...Read more

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is hydroquinone safe for skin ?

 is hydroquinone safe for skin ?

Safe is a relative term.: The medication does cause cancer in mice. I would be a bit apprehensive if using this medication if you become pregnant. Unfortunately there's not a study that says it is safe if you're pregnant. It is frequently used over-the-counter and a 2% concentration but the 4% concentration which is felt to be most effective for smoothing the discolorations of the skin is a prescription item. ...Read more

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May i know about lustra (hydroquinone) ?

Bleaching agent: This is more commonly known as hydroquinone and is available over the counter in2% formulations but as a prescription in 4-7% strengths. It is generally used in combo with Retin-A and topicsl steroids and kojic acid. It is a skin irritant and sunblock must be used while undergoing therapy. There are some concerns with its potential increase risk of skin cancer which has limited its use and availab. ...Read more

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If anyone has used lustra (hydroquinone)?

If anyone has used lustra (hydroquinone)?

Yes: For pigmented spots, usually for face. It's a bleaching cream. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone safe for skin decoration?

Is hydroquinone safe for skin decoration?

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

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