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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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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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May i know about lustra (hydroquinone) ?

May i know about lustra (hydroquinone) ?

Bleaching agent: This is more commonly known as hydroquinone and is available over the counter in2% formulations but as a prescription in 4-7% strengths. It is generally used in combo with Retin-A and topicsl steroids and kojic acid. It is a skin irritant and sunblock must be used while undergoing therapy. There are some concerns with its potential increase risk of skin cancer which has limited its use and availab. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

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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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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