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Hi, i have been using hydroquinone . i wantto take a break. please advise me with some other skin lightening agent?

Hi, i have been using hydroquinone . i wantto take a break. please advise me with some other skin lightening agent?

I suggest nothing: In the dominent culture of the United States, which is what most of the world usually follows, pressuring someone to change their natural skin color is considered to be the height of backwardness and ignorance. That stuff is likely to disfigure you, and to what purpose? Anyone worth knowing / loving doesn't care at all about your skin tone, and workplace discrimination is utterly illegal. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Which -over the counter- bleaching agents are safest to lighten skin on hands?

Which -over the counter- bleaching agents are safest to lighten skin on hands?

Not effective: Over the counter contain 2 per cent hydroquinone which is not very effective. Revaleskin, or prescription lustra or epiquin micro are more effective. Revaleskin contains coffeberry extract and is not irritating. It is also less expensive then others. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone safe for lighting the skin and dark circle around the mauth?

Is hydroquinone safe for lighting the skin and dark circle around the mauth?

Be cautious...: Currently, the short answer seems to be that it depends on how you use it. Despite the controversy over hydroquinone's safety, there have apparently been no reports of anyone developing cancer from hydroquinone—in over 50 years of cosmetic use as a skin whitener and many more decades of human exposure via industrial and photography development. ...Read more

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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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How can hydroquinone turn skin darker and cause hyperpigmentation?

Exogenous ochronosis: Higher strengths and persistent, sustained use of hydroquinone (eg 6 months or more) especially in darker skin types are risk factors for exogenous ochronosis. This results in brownish-yellow pigmented globules in the skin's collagen layers. Prevention is key by avoiding excessive use! ...Read more

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Let me know is there is anything to make my skin fair, but without any bleaching agent bad for skin. I am 30 yrs with 13.2 hb level.. ?

Let me know is there is anything to make my skin fair, but without any bleaching agent bad for skin. I am 30 yrs with 13.2 hb level.. ?

Bleaching agents : The safest way to avoid tanning further would be to use a heavy sunblock- in terms of a bleaching agent- there are some things that are prescribed at times for certain conditions to even out the skin tone but usually require a doctor or dermatologist. ...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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Is hydroquinone safe for skin decoration?

Is hydroquinone safe for skin decoration?

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

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Is hydroquinone safe to apply to the skin?

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

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Is hydroquinone dangerous and does it really lead to a much darker skin after its use has been stopped?

Is hydroquinone dangerous and does it really lead to a much darker skin after its use has been stopped?

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone in topical creams is used to fade dark areas on the skin. In rare cases it can cause a paradoxical darkening of the skin. There are non hydroquinone alternatives. ...Read more

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I used expigment with %4 hydroquinone on my frekless and i feel my skin is getting dry and falling so should I continue useing it or stop for while??

Stop...: You are likely getting more irritation from the cream then you are actually getting benefit - hydroquinone cream rarely makes a big difference on freckles. My suggestion - stop using the cream to allow your skin to heal, wear sunscreen regularly, AND embrace your freckles as part of who you are and beautiful. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone harmful to the african american skin?

Is hydroquinone harmful to the african american skin?

No: Except you must rest from it every few months. Continuous use over many months may result in a paradoxical darker skin. ...Read more

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Which is better and safer for lightening skin: alpha arbutin or hydroquinone ?

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is certainly more potent in real clinical settings. However, it is quite concentration dependent. I do not find the 2% concentrations to be very effective vs. the 4% concentrations (or higher if compounded) that you can get by prescription. Nonetheless, Arbutin could be quite effective as a stand alone treatment for milder cases of hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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What is the effcet of hydroquinone, tretinoin and mometasone furate on skin?

Lightening: The combination of these medications is to lighten and even the skin tone and in the process do it with as little irritation and inflammation as possible. ...Read more

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Hi! do hylauronic acid get orally adsorbed ?If yes how it is useful as antiageing agent for skin.

Good Question!: There are some studies being done to see is ha is effective in retaining collagen (thus retaning a youthful appearance) or in lubricating the joints for humans with various forms of arthritis but nothing definite has been found as of yet. I do know that the liquid form has shown promise for reducing symtoms for dogs with arthritis. Maybe they will find an oral form that helps humans as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage skin infections due to exposure to strong bleach cleaning agents ?

What is the best way to manage skin infections due to exposure to strong bleach cleaning agents ?

Moistutise skin: If u work with cleaning chemicsls - use glowes for protection! Dry irtitated skin can become red, cracking .. inflamed and likely can invite infection through microtears in damaged surface. Use daily moisturiser. For night can try vaseline( Vitamin A+D ointment) wraped in kitchen plastic foil for deep moisture penetration. If infected as open wound, pain , drainage.. should see MD. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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