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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.
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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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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: skin lightening?

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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Are there any good skin lightening to use on my whole body?

Are there any good skin lightening to use on my whole body?

If you want to...: 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

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Is there a good tropical skin lightening creme? Meeting my betrothed soon.

Is there a good tropical skin lightening creme? Meeting my betrothed soon.

Prescription: Otc are limited to 2 percent hydroquinone with limited results. Prescription strength is more effective as well as medium chemical peel which can lighten dark areas in one week. See vi perl. ...Read more

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Want my tan lines to go away. Is there any stores with skin lightening products for your body?

Self tanner, time: Try using a self-tanner on the pale areas of skin to reduce the color difference. Prevent worsening by protecting all areas of your skin from the sun using protective clothing, seeking shade, and using broad spectrum sunblock on exposed skin. Bleaching creams are more hazardous than these solutions, and not recommended. ...Read more

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What skin lightening creams are recommended?

What skin lightening creams are recommended?

Hydroquinone: Products containing hydroquinone (prescription strength) will bleach hyperpigmentation. ...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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Shea butter for skin lightening, does this work?

Shea butter: There is no evidence to suggest that it does. There are several topical creams that do have evidence, hydroquinone being the best. Kojic acid and licorice have also shown some evidence that they can produce lightening on the skin. ...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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What can I do for skin lightening after sun exposure?

What can I do for skin lightening after sun exposure?

Sunscreen and Niacin: In order to lighten the skin effectively after sun exposure, it is important to use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day. Applying a topical cream with niacinamide (nia 24) will reduce the appearance of the brown spots. ...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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I have skin lightening product and I want know what the side effects are?

I have skin lightening product and I want know what the side effects are?

Topical: What does the bottle/product say? Common side effects are mild burning, stinging, occasionally there may be a reaction. ...Read more

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How can I create a skin-lightening soap that is not dangerous to my health?

Forget it: You will never find such a soap. Be confident in yourself so you can be the best person you can be. Be judged by the content of your character, not by the col;or of your skin. ...Read more

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What is the best skin lightening product that doesn't have negative side effects?

Depends: There are many products available with different ingredients but it is also important to have the needed absorbable amount in the product. Often the active ingredients listed are not in high enough concentrations to actually work. Your medsopa doctor will be able to recommend the best product for you. ...Read more

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Has any of the doctors had any success in skin lightening for Indian skin? I am happy to travel anywhere within the US. Thanks.

Skin lightening: 46M from SJ CA asks about success in lightening for Indian Skin. ANS: I am not aware of any successful approved way 2 lighten ones skin other than staying out of sun & using sun screen. The Best way I know of is 2 choose different grandparents ;-). And always specify if Indian from India and what part or if Native American and what tribe as disease and treatments can vary markedly by ethnic origin. ...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

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