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Doctor insights on: Hydroquinone Skin Bleaching Medication

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Is lemon a good skin bleaching home remedy? Hydroquinone makes dark spots worst

Is lemon a good skin bleaching home remedy? Hydroquinone makes dark spots worst

Not harmful: Lemon will have little effect on your skin except a mild astringent action. It will not be harmful however and you can use the residual material to make a nice lemonade. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Now that I'm already tanned, need help in removing it. Please suggest me a better solution as read that 'hydroquinone' bleaches the skin & harmful too?

Now that I'm already tanned, need help in removing it. Please suggest me a better solution as read that 'hydroquinone' bleaches the skin & harmful too?

Skin: I am unsure what you are really asking. If you are tan and do not want to be, then the safest thing to do is to stay out of the sun and to let the tan fade naturally. I would advise against any harsh or medical creams to bleach the skin. Tans fade rapidly when the sun exposure stops. ...Read more

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What is the most effective skin bleach/lightening cream?

Skin lightening: There are several different formulations for skin lightening. Have your skin evaluated by a board certified physician who can make appropriate recommendations for your skin. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting cancer from skin bleaching creams?

What are the chances of getting cancer from skin bleaching creams?

Bleaching Creams: "i feel that hydroquinones are safe and effective treatment for pigmentary disorders, " taylor says. "i feel comfortable recommending that my patients continue to use hydroquinones if they have a pigmentary disorder."
"i think the evidence is quite weak with the link between hydroquinones and cancer, " taylor tells webmd. "data on rats and mice cannot necessarily be extrapolated to human data. ...Read more

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Is skin bleaching safe? I have 3 black sun spots on my face and bleaching was recommended by a beauty salon.

Is skin bleaching safe? I have 3 black sun spots on my face and bleaching was recommended by a beauty salon.

Facial pigmentation: Your "black sun spots" are probably more correctly called solar lentigines. Bleaching is not very effective. Laser is better but must be done by trained professional. There are also some unsafe options sold in some countries. For more about treatments for solar lentigines, see http://dermnetnz. Org/lesions/solar-lentigo. Html ...Read more

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I want whole body skin bleaching?

I want whole body skin bleaching?

Skin Bleaching: There is no product on the market that will bleach all the skin on your body. ...Read more

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What's the average cost of a skin bleaching procedure?

What's the average cost of a skin bleaching procedure?

Depends: It really depends on what procedure you are talking about. There are prescription topical creams usually not covered by your insurance that can lighten your skin. The price varies depending on what pharmacy you use so I recommend price checking. There are also things that aestheticians and physicians can do but they tend to be more expensive. ...Read more

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How effective is stillmans skin bleach cream?

How effective is stillmans skin bleach cream?

Skin bleach cream: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Drs on here told me that I cant do anything to speed up the process of getting rid of dark spots leftover from PR. What about skin bleaching products?

Drs on here told me that I cant do anything to speed up the process of getting rid of dark spots leftover from PR. What about skin bleaching products?

Not really: May damage skin without real help. Skin is the strong and first line defense post against infection. Rubbing, bleaching, picking, injuring may break that barrier ...Read more

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Is skin bleaching allowed in breast feeding?

Sure: You should be able to use a 4% hydroquinone topical creme for areas that need to be lightened. ...Read more

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I am basically fair skinned but got tanned. Is it good to bleach and if so suggest me a very good skin bleach that works well.

I am basically fair skinned but got tanned. Is it good to bleach and if so suggest me a very good skin bleach that works well.

No.: There's no medical reason to lighten your skin. If you want fairer and healthier skin, just avoid the sun and use sun block. Your tan will fade without continued exposure. ...Read more

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Can skin bleach be use to get rid of white scars?

Bleach will whiten: Skin bleaching creams, like hydroquinone, will only whiten the scar more. Unless the scar is darker than surrounding skin to start, bleaching might be counterproductive and make the scar more apparent. ...Read more

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Might have beckers nevus on my right shoulder. It does look like it however it has been responding to skin bleach. Does this mean it may be a birthmar?

Might have beckers nevus on my right shoulder. It does look like it however it has been responding to skin bleach. Does this mean it may be a birthmar?

Consider no Rx: All pigmented nevi respond short-term to skin bleach, and skin-bleach will disfigure anything to which it's applied for long. Becker's or not, a pigmented lesion like this might respond to laser rx, or if you prefer you are free to leave it alone -- it's not going to turn to lethal cancer or make anybody sick, and there's a good chance you'll meet someone who'll like it. Your choice. ...Read more

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Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?

Leave it alone: There's nothing to gain and she runs the risk of disfiguring herself. A cosmetician may be able to offer advice, but don't try to alter the skin directly. You have one another and that's what matters. Often KP remits on its own; until then, nothing really works that well. She's free to try a preparation with lactic or salicylic acid. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a compound or skin bleach to get rid of dark marks on african american skin I am llight brown skin and I have a lot of dark marks from plucking and tweezing facial hair?

Melanage peels: First you must avoid the sun, and protect your skin from uva & uvb radiation.
Most bleaching creams are not very effective.
The best treatment for hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) is a melanage peel. This treatment is especially effective for darker skinned individuals. Dark skinned people must be very careful not to actually make the dark spots worse. ...Read more

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I used thick layer of skin bleach cream with hydtoquinone tretinoin mometasome and now my skin is discolored red damaged. How do I fix this discolor?

I used thick layer of skin bleach cream with hydtoquinone tretinoin mometasome and now my skin is discolored red damaged. How do I fix this discolor?

Aesthetician: You may find help by seeing a dermatologist or aesthetician. I would also see a chinese medicine practitioner as there are many herbs that can help your skin repair. ...Read more

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Which bleaching cream contains the most hydroquinone?

Which bleaching cream contains the most hydroquinone?

See derm: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can get the percentage you want or need. ...Read more

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These dark marks on my face mabe there from the sun or weight gain I want them gone I've been useing a bleaching cream with hydroquinone 2.0 2mths noth

These dark marks on my face mabe there from the sun or weight gain I want them gone I've been useing a bleaching cream with hydroquinone 2.0 2mths noth

Melasma: Use a broad-spectrum sun block every single day of the year to prevent any ray of sunlight from getting to your face. Melasma is caused by excessive pigment production triggered by ultraviolet light. The hypersensitivity can be due to hormones, such as being pregnant or taking birth control pills. Thyroid disease can also cause this problem. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi is it safe to use bleaching creams with hydroquinone on penis and scrotum?

Hi is it safe to use bleaching creams with hydroquinone on penis and scrotum?

Not really: We do not bleach penises or scrota because penises and scrota are normally supposed to be darker skin areas, compared wto a guy's main skin color. Therefore, bleaching the normally darker areas would make them abnormally lightened. If a person thinks there is some sort of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that is making the darker skin abnormally extra dark, one's dermatologist can evaluate. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation? Would Retin-A cream help? I'm using an OTC bleaching cream that contains 2% hydroquinone but it's not helping.

How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation? Would Retin-A cream help? I'm using an OTC bleaching cream that contains 2% hydroquinone but it's not helping.

Depends on the cause: Retin A (tretinoin) will definitely not help & irritate your skin more. If it's from shadows under your eyes & due to sub clinical food allergies, neither will help. Address the cause to reduce the lymphatic congestion. If area is red/brown pigmented, laser can help. If it's from recent scar, you must wait for it to heal. Solaquin Forte 2% won't help, and can hypopigment surrounding skin. (Best 2 see skin Dr.) ...Read more

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is hydroquinone safe for skin?

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

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