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How can I lighten the color of my skin is there any cream I can use?

How can I lighten the color of my skin 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

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I have black pigmentaion on my both forehands. Is there any cream to use for this?

I have black pigmentaion on my both forehands. Is there any cream to use for this?

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

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What cream should I use to lighten up the color of my skin is there any brand you would recommend?

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

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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?

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

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I have acanthosis nigricans and wondering if there is there any lotion in the market I can buy to help get rid darkened skin?

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

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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

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What kind of body cream can I use to brigten my dark skin?

Relax, enjoy who you: Black is beautiful. No amount of drinking water will make the slightest difference in the amount of melanin pigment in your skin. Spend your time ; money on something useful or fun. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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 more

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Is there a cream I can use to get rid of scratch marks?

Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment. The type of treatment depends on the type of discoloration. ...Read more