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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Lustra (Overview)

Lustra is a skin-related agent.


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If anyone has used lustra (hydroquinone)?

If anyone has used lustra (hydroquinone)?

Yes: For pigmented spots, usually for face. It's a bleaching cream. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
124 doctors shared insights

Lustra (Overview)

Lustra is a skin-related agent.


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May i know the side effect of hydroquinone+tretinoin+mometasone furoate..... Why this compostion shows its result for short term only?

May i know the side effect of hydroquinone+tretinoin+mometasone furoate.....
Why this compostion shows its result for short term only?

Quite a number: The following are some of the common side effects: -pruritus, dryness, redness, bluish grey coloration (ochronosis), sun burns, sensitization, peeling of the skin, distorted sensation to touch (paraesthesia), photosensitivity, telangiectasia (tiny dilated blood vessel on the skin). Check with your doctor to find out why your symptoms return. ...Read more

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Hydroquinone side effects serious?

Irritation: Used properly it should be limited to irritation. Overuse could rarely cause systemic effects. ...Read more

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If anyone has used lustra (hydroquinone)?

Yes: For pigmented spots, usually for face. It's a bleaching cream. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about starting lustra (hydroquinone)?

What do I need to know about starting lustra (hydroquinone)?

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

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What is hydroquinone used for?

What is hydroquinone used for?

Bleaching cream: Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent. It's used for getting rid of hyperpigmentation, such as melasma, sun-damage spots, etc. ...Read more

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What are the harmful effects of hydroquinone?

Color: Overuse can actually cause non reversible darkening. There have been rumors of carcinogenesis, but doubt are true and no literature to support. ...Read more

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What will happen if you stop using hydroquinone?

What will happen if you stop using hydroquinone?

Breaks are recommend: HQ works to prevent production of melanin in a specific area. It is not a good idea to use it constantly I limit my patients to 12 weeks on and 12 weeks off. When removed in a short time you will be able to produce melanin again ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone really dangerous so it was banned ?

Is hydroquinone really dangerous so it was banned ?

Only OTC: Only over-the-counter preparations of hydroquinone were banned. This was due to concerns about it being a potential carcinogen. As far as i'm aware it is still available by prescription in the us. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hydroquinone (Definition)

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