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How Can I L Ighten The Color Of My Sk In Is There Any Cream I Can Use
LIGHTENING SKIN: Hydroquinone (4%) is a chemical that can lighten skin color. Most of the ones that work are prescription products and are quite expensive. You can try an over-the-counter one called ambi. This might help and it's not pricey like the others. But it's only 2% hydroquinone. ...Read more
What can I use to lightened my skin complexion also what can be to use to remove stretch marks on the shoulder have a variety of them there.Thanks alo?
Yes: You should get 12 percent amalactin cream and use for at least 3 months. ...Read more
What can I do reduce dark spots left by pimples/acne? Any cream that i can use for it? How long does it take for the spots to fade naturally?
Encourage you to: Have your areas of pigmentation evaluated by a dermatologist. After assessment, an appropriate treatment can be recommended. While you are there, request a total body skin evaluation. ...Read more
What cream should I use to lighten up the color of my skin is there any brand you would recommend?
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is the active ingredient in most creams that are effective in lightening skin. There are numerous otc products, but most are of limited efficacy. Prescription hydroquinone creams work better. The highest safe strength is 4% - above that, paradoxical skin *darkening* has been reported. Insurance won't cover lightening creams because they are not considered "medically necessary.". ...Read more
I have white stretch marks on many places of my body, is there any way to make them less obvious? My skin is very pale, can I use glycolic acid?
Topicals can help: So glycolic acid or alpha-hydroxy acid based creams can help, along with augmentation with over the counter topical retinol creams(used at night). But prescription strength skin peels(often with stronger glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid) in combination with prescription retinoic acids have a stronger effect. Laser resurfacing is another viable option instead of mechanical dermabrasion. ...Read more
I have acanthosis nigricans and wondering if there is there any lotion in the market I can buy to help get rid darkened skin?
Not really: If you truly have acanthosis nigricans, it;s often very difficult to treat the texture & discoloration. Make sure it doesn't just wipe off with an alcohol wipe, though! if it does, you may not actually have an--see your dermatologist. Some lasers and prescription creams may help. It also may get better when the underlying cause is addressed (e.g. Diabetes is treated). ...Read more
Is it safe to use Maderma scar lightening gel to lighten the dark skin around the anus? I have so much left over and don't have any scars to put it on
Probably: It may be ok but not sure what your goal is. This will get dark again. There are places that would do that blanching and probably last longer. Is this something that just happened or all your life. Let me know. Thanks ...Read more
Don't recommend: Changing vaginal color.Get a more detailed answer ›
I would like to use monobonoze cream to bleach my skin so please tell what are the side affects of this cram and how can I get it?
Mono benzone: No longer approved for use in United States. Can cause irritation or blotchy irregular pigmentation. ...Read more
Hello, I use to use a jell name Neoprone jell to bleach my skin but it left some white patches on my skin, what is the cause for that?
Bleaching: Bleaching creams are very sensitive, and unless definitive "UNIFORMITY" of application can be guaranteed, which is nearly impossible, there is always the chance of different areas appearing to be "splotchy." In African Americans, the results will be even more noticeable. See the Dermatologist for professional input at this point. Best wishes. ...Read more
Are there any OTC hydroquinone products that i can use to get back my natural skin color after years of a lot of sun exposure?
Skin pigmentation: OTC hydroquinone products are limited to 2% in concentration which may be too low to lighten the skin after a life time of sun exposure. Hydroquinone is not a harmless drug as it may be carcinogenic. You need to see a dermatologist and get effective exfoliation of the damaged layer of the skin to achieve noticeable improvement. ...Read more
I have uneven skin tone in my arms. I want it to know if there is any way I can make the darker parts of my arms lighter? Can you help me?
Sun screen: sun exposed skin will become more pigmented ...Read more
Is there a way i can get my natural skin color back on that certain location and stop my skin from pealing?
Keep it moist: Put some skin cream on it! and keep it moist! ...Read more
During the pregnancy period some dark.Brown spots appear in my face and i try to use ointment but no useful ..Help me please to remove it .What can I use?
I currently have a dark skin tag on the shaft of my penis and want to remove it on my own. Are there any home remedies or creams/lotion i can buy?
My face is peeling due to a product I just started using. How can i lessen the peeling? Or how can i cover up the peeling of my face?
Neutralizing a Peel: I would wash your face with water to fully remove the peeling agent. It is difficult to respond much more. Did a MD or aesthetician apply the product? It would be helpful to know the name of the product. contact the professional you got the product from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment. The type of treatment depends on the type of discoloration. ...Read more
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