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Can I use hydroquinone for removing of frekless?? wich one better laser or hydroquinone for treatment of freckles? If I use laser How much it cost?
Laser better, costs$: Hydroquinone will decrease the darkness of the freckles but you will still be able to see these. The laser will remove the freckles better. The procedure is expensive, there is mild pain and down time while the area heals. Also use sun block to prevent more from appearing. Some people consider freckles very cute, I have many! ...Read more
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
Hi I am African-AM w/ darker skin. Using Hydroquinone to mitigate dark freckles. Noticed skin peeling at treated sites. Treated areas now Blackened.
You really need to: See a board certified dermatologist for some answers and correct treatment options. ...Read more
You can use both: HQ and tretinoin are excellent treatments for improving discoloration. These two products at bedtime, along with SPF and antioxidants daytime, are the most recommended precription agents for hyperpigmentation. Triluma has both HQ and tretinoin in ONE product, so many doctors recommend this product for excellent results. ...Read more
Which one better for freckles to fade away ،tretinoin or hydroquinone??? Plz help iwant to remove my freckles!
Freckles: Your best chance in avoiding freckles is to prevent them with daily use of sunscreen. ...Read more
I use expigment cream with %4 hydroquinone under my eyes for freckles it is possible to cause exogenous ochronosis?? Is hydroquinone safe to be use?
Yes: It can cause this with prolonged use. I rec. No longer than 12 continuous weeks followed by 12 weeks off. ...Read more
Can u use hydroquinone on really fair skin over the face for freckles without it lightening rest of skin? Using retinoid like adapalene speed process?
Will disappoint you: You're unlikely to make your freckles disappear. Overdo it, and you can disfigure yourself. And what's the purpose? A number of Hollywood stars and male models sport freckles. Trust me, many of the women will like them. Why not embrace your genetic heritage, use a sunscreen like everybody should, decide you're lucky, exercise so you have a great-looking body overall, and enjoy who you are? ...Read more
I use expigment cream with %4 hydroquinone under my eyes for freckles is there side effect on my eyes?? Sometime I feel mild burning of my eye?? help
Maybe too strong: The skin around your eyes is very thin and delicate so I like to be very cautious about what to put around that area. If you continue using it and experience burning, I would avoid using hydroquinone 4%. Let your doctor know, perhaps he or she will recommend 2% hydroquinone or another alternative for you. ...Read more
Yes: It is safe if you know you aren't allergic to it. Before using it on a larger area of skin, test it on a small inconspicuous patch of skin first to make sure you don't turn bright red, or painful, or itchy, or blistering. Be careful not to get it in your eyes, or on the inside of your nose or mouth and be careful in the sun or when using tanning beds as it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun ...Read more
Hydroquinone: Lustra is a type of topical skin bleaching agent that contains hydroquinone. Hydroquinone has been used for years to bleach out darks spots on the skin (usually the face). Some people are voicing concern that hydroquinone may have long-term safety issues. Therefore, the use of hydroquinone for skin bleaching has been used less and less over the past couple years. ...Read more
I don't find that HQ: Alone works well, and it seems to work better when combine with hydroxy acids or retinoids ...Read more
After 1month of hydroquinone 2%.no result at all. Wut can I switch to now (i want something OTC)?
What OTC products have hydroquinone? What's the max percent usage/dose for using it? Some products have 4% I need at least 50%?
Lots: Esoterica black and white palmers bleaching cream. ...Read more
Hi. I've been using 2% hydroquinone for 2m consistently and the last 2m only occasionally. First time, but worried about developing resistance. Likely?
Hydroquinone have side effact, if yes than please tell me what is side effact of it. Can I use it without any medical suggestion. How to apply in my body?
Paradoxic darkening: Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent. It will lighten any skin that it is applied to. The only known side effects are allergy (like everything else) and, if applied at a strength greater than 4%, the possibility of paradoxical darkening of the treated skin. Apply it once a day, at bedtime, to the darkened skin. ...Read more
Safe is a relative term.: The medication does cause cancer in mice. I would be a bit apprehensive if using this medication if you become pregnant. Unfortunately there's not a study that says it is safe if you're pregnant. It is frequently used over-the-counter and a 2% concentration but the 4% concentration which is felt to be most effective for smoothing the discolorations of the skin is a prescription item. ...Read more
Sun block is key: Skin lighteners such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, and plant extracts should only be used if proper sun protection is used. Over the counter products are safe and generally contain 2% kojic acid which limit their effectiveness. They work by blocking the production of melanin which is the natural pigment in the skin cells. Always check with a dermatologist to make sure there are no contraindications. ...Read more
It's usually safe: For the most part, hydroquinone is safe for the skin. Unfortunately, there is a small percentage of patients who can react to hydroquinone. The most common reaction is redness/irritation. Additionally, we do not recommend that patients use hydroquinone consistently more than 3 or 4 months because there is an extremely rare side effect of skin darkening. We don't recommend use during pregnancy. ...Read more
Very possibly: While you do not state what type of hydroquinone you take (oral, topical?). Infertility has been associated in numerous studies with even topical hydroquinone, and one can infer that it probably affects fertility in oral form also. Check the online PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) for this question searching under the exact product you are using. ...Read more