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Spots off: The murad rapid age spot product is what i believe you are referring to contains glycolic acid and 2% hydroquinone which is the allowable over the counter percentage. Dark spot or hyperpigmentation from acne is addressed by three things ideally, tretinoin to exfoliate, hydroquinone to lighten (i prefer 4%) and ipl to ablate the pigment in the lesions. Then sunblock always, always, always. Repeat. ...Read more
Can I use azaderm (azelaic acid) as an over-the-counter product to remove post acne inflammatory hyperpigmentation red marks?
Won't work: It's not a bad option for preventing new lesions from forming. The red and/or pigmented lesions need to fade over time. If you are still getting lesions, and topical agents aren't clearing them, please get with your physician. ...Read more
It's an option: Rexsol lighteners contain hydroquinone. Use it sparingly or you can disfigure yourself. The pigmented lesions fade in a few weeks or months. I'm more concerned that you get the new ones under control. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
Any products you would recommenfd to use on not so severe hyperpigmentation and freckles or age spots that just wont go away?
Is hydroquinone products cause cancer? I have hyperpigmentation or age spot on my face. The dermatology gave me hydroquinon 4%.
According : According to my cursory review of google sites, studies in rodents show "some evidence" that hydroxyquinone may act as a carcinogen, although its cancer causing properties have yet to be proved in humans. On one legal website, they claim it has been linked to acute myelogenous leukemia ( it is a break-down product of benzene). It apparently has been banned in the uk and several other countries, but available otc in 2% concentration, and by prescription for 4% in the U.S. It is my impression that there isn't enough solid scientific data in humans to prove cause and effect, but there is some concern over an association of risk. Have your prescribing physician discuss these concerns with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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