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Please recommend the best essential oils for skin lightening?

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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Dr. Catherine Carroll
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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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Does Bio Oil lighten the skin?

Bio oil: I do not think Bio oil will lighten your skin. May help with scar tissue ...Read more

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Can bio oil help bring back skin colour on burn where there is no colour?

Not likely: In a thermal burn, there is the possibility that the pigment secreting cells call melanocytes were damaged from the burn. Once these cells have died, they do not regenerate on their own, thus leading to a lack of color in that area of the skin. ...Read more

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Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Does bio-oil help remove skin scars of skin abraisions?

Probably not: Most products only improve the appearance of the scar but do not totally remove it. ...Read more

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I burned myself with hot water 7 weeks ago 1 degree, now I have brown marks on my skin, how can I get rid of them, I'm using bio-oil 3 times day.

I burned myself with hot water 7 weeks ago 1 degree, now I have brown marks on my skin, how can I get rid of them, I'm using bio-oil 3 times day.

Hyperpigmentation: Whenever the skin gets irritated or inflamed it will heal lighter than normal or darker than normal. You usually can't do much to change the color except wait for a few seasons for the skin to correct itself. Keep a nonchemical (physical sunblock like cerave 50 on it to prevent further darkening. Bleaching creams can be used as well as anti inflammatory creams, but they are best used from md. ...Read more

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I have acne but really dry skin and I wanted to know if bio oil would help or just cause more acne?

I have acne but really dry skin and I wanted to know if bio oil would help or just cause more acne?

See a dermatologist: Bio oil is not what you need. There are various kinds of acne with different approaches to therapy. You may do best with oral spironolone. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having lots of whiteheads on my face and scars also. I started using bio oil for scars. Would that be okay for my skin?

Hi, I am having lots of whiteheads on my face and scars also. I started using bio oil for scars. Would that be okay for my skin?

No: It is a waste of money and will not reduce your scars. When you control your acne your face will gradually heal. You fail to mention important details. Menst normal? Birth control? Any meds or supplements? If you are not pregnant, your best treatment is probably tretinoin gel/cream and oral spironolactone. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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I have a c-section, it has been heal for over a month. Can I use bio-oil for my stretch marks skin and Mederma scar treatment?

I have a c-section, it has been heal for over a month. Can I use bio-oil for my stretch marks skin and Mederma scar treatment?

C-section scar: Best to see your OB/GYN to ask or see a term/Plastics to advise. I see no reason not to but you should always have a treating docs approval. ...Read more

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A product called bio-oil, they said for scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging&dehydrated skin, how far its write and do you recommend to use it?

A product called bio-oil, they said for scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging&dehydrated skin, how far its write and do you recommend to use it?

Nothing special!: There's nothing wrong with bio-oil except its claims to cure everything from acne to scars, to wrinkles and age spots. Wow, that must be some great stuff! But really, all it does is moisturize and lubricate dry flaky skin. Any good lotion will do the same. If it really did all it claims, it would be regulated as a pharmaceutical by the fda. If sold as a cosmetic, it's proven not to "work" as drug. ...Read more

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Can skin lightening creams lighten the skin too much?

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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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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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