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How To Lighten Skin Naturally If On Dialysis
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
1-2 TIMES DAILY: Use it 1-2 times daily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Topical: What does the bottle/product say? Common side effects are mild burning, stinging, occasionally there may be a reaction. ...Read more
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
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
Temporarily: Unfortunately, only temporarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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