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Which is the best skin whitening product for hands and legs. Does glyco a 12% work. Does it really lightens skin?

Which is the best skin whitening product for hands and legs. Does glyco a 12% work. Does it really lightens skin?

Meladerm: Meladerm gets the best reviews for skin lightening. Glycolic acid creams work for some people and may be cheaper than Meloderm. What ever you use be persistent, it can take months to lighten dark spots. ...Read more

Dr. Catherine Carroll
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Skin Lightening (Definition)

This term is often used to reduce hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin. Topical creams can be used such as prescription strength hydroquinone and tretinoin. See your ...Read more


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Can you recommend any skin whitening products?

Can you recommend any skin whitening products?

No: Please don't try to change the natural color of your skin. Even if you live among people who are so ignorant that they judge others by skin color, you won't be happy with the result and you risk disfiguring yourself. Here in the US, which sets world trends, each person cherishes the particular skin tone that nature gave them. Work on other aspects of looking good (fitness, conditioning). ...Read more

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What is the effect of skin whitening products on the skin? Should it be encouraged or discouraged?

What is the effect of skin whitening products on the skin? Should it be encouraged or discouraged?

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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Does any doctor here know any common ingredients in skin whitening products and how these ingredients contribute to skin whitening?

Does any doctor here know any common ingredients in skin whitening products and how these ingredients contribute to skin whitening?

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is a common skin lightening product. It interferes with your pigment cells ability to produce melanin which determines the shade of your skin. By blocking the formation of new pigment, and as skin cells naturally shed, the skin becomes lighter. However, once you stop the cream the pigment cells begin producing melanin once again. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take skin whitening products while im pregnant?

No, it's not: Retinoids and hydroquinone creams that are used most commonly for lightening darker areas of skin are contraindicated in pregnancy. Use a sunscreen daily to protect skin and you can return to these meds after you are done breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Sir, there must be any product [food/vitamins] which enhances body glow and skin whitening. What are those food?

Sir, there must be any product [food/vitamins] which enhances body glow and skin whitening. What are those food?

Food: No there really are not. Eat healthy, exercise, get plenty of rest, hydrate well, don't smoke or consume alcohol excessively, protect your skin from the sun, etc. If there were magic pills, we would all be taking them. ...Read more

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Skin whitening secrets?

Skin whitening secrets?

All natural: Some believe that an ingredient called "hydroquinone" is the only thing that really works well, but other feel that there is a side effect risk that could make it unsafe. There are natural products available to fade dark skin, with no risk. I offer one called "brighten" at balshimd. Com. ...Read more

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How does skin whitening work?

Melanin: Melanin is the pigment which gives skin its color. Melanin produced in discreet areas results in darker spots in those areas. Skin lightening agents, such as hydroquinone, work to block production of melanin so that the skin gradually loses its pigment and lightens over a period of time while hydroquinone is used. ...Read more

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Safe and natural skin whitening procedure?

Safe and natural skin whitening procedure?

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for skin whitening?

What is the best medication for skin whitening?

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more

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Safe and natural skin whitening procedure detail?

None: Altering your skin's pigment is a major decision. I would seek the best derm care, in making this decision. You can not change your skin, if a mistake occurs. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest skin whitening ingredient?

Skin Lightening: The most effective and safest skin lightening cream is hydroquinone 4%. Higher doses may be carcinogenic. Obagi and kinerase have good versions of it. They can be purchased at a doctor's office. ...Read more

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Am from India and I have a oily and dull skin am looking for a fairness and skin whitening creams on medical level which r effective and don't have si?

Skin: My sense is that your issues will vary between the time you left India and when you first saw a doctor in your new city. Why are you looking for skin whitening creams?
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Is skin whitening creams/treatments a scam?

Skin whitening cream: No, there are many products that are available that can lighten the skin and decrease pigmentation effectively. ...Read more

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Skin whitening injections is it safe?

No: There are no safe skin wight ending injections. Bleqching cream, chemical peel, or laser are safer options for lightening skin. ...Read more

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Is bleach/ skin whitening bad for your skin?

Is bleach/ skin whitening bad for your skin?

See a Dermatologist: Medically approved preparations prescribed by a GP or a dermatologist are not dangerous and needs medical supervision. ...Read more

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Which is the best skin whitening cream for men?

Skin lightening: There are numerous topical agents which can lighten the color of skin. The agent chosen for any given individual will depend on a y variety of factors. I strongly suggest that you consult with someone who has expertise in both the medical and laser treatment of skin lightning to learn what your options are ...Read more

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What is the most effective skin whitening cream?

Skin whitening cream: A preparation of 4% or greater hydroquinone and added Kojac acid would be a good start. YOU HAVE TO SEE A DERMATOILOGIST TO GET A PERSONALIZED AND STRONGER COMBINATION. ...Read more

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Is meladerm skin whitening cream leads to darkness.???

Meladerm: In order to naturally fade dark skin spots and obtain an even complexion, you must dedicate time and patience to the process. When combined with exfoliation agents, Meladerm® often provides initial results within 2 weeks of use, however, full results generally take 2-3 months and vary based on the individual's specific skin physiology and condition. ...Read more

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What is the most effective skin whitening cream for asian indian skin?

Skin whitening cream: I would ask a Dr in your location what they prefer and have had the best luck with. As far as I know none have been tested for safety and effectiveness. And some contain mercury. ...Read more

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Are skin whitening mixture/recipes found online considered safe to use?

Are skin whitening mixture/recipes found online considered safe to use?

Yes they are safe.: Most ingredients are natural plant based products. Buy them from reputable sites. Best of luck. Check out this link. Http://skinwhiteners-org.10hairloss. Org/. ...Read more

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L-glutathione good for skin whitenjng. Any other safe tablet for skin whitening?

L-glutathione good for skin whitenjng. Any other safe tablet for skin whitening?

Fair Skin: No. It is not safe and it is not effective. It does not change your genetics. Remember you are speaking to real physicians here on line, not product pitchmen. We believe that your skin is a gift. Having 'darker' skin is not in any way a disease or medical condition. But, the wanting skin different than nature gave you is a mental health condition. We would wish for you time to love yourself. ...Read more

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Is melaglow better than kojovit + cream for skin whitening?

Skin lightening: Both melaglow and kojovit has the same active ingredient kojoic acid, any additional crms might be helpful in preventing dryness, whatever works for you is the best product for you. ...Read more

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Glutathione skin whitening pills are safe?

No: They are not totally safe. There are no good trials conducted or have enough data to recommend this drug. ...Read more

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Are skin whitening creams available over the counter?

Yes, but not good: You can get otc bleach cream but it is limited to only 1-2% hydroquinone (bleaching agent). For effective skin lightening one needs greater than 6%.
This must be through a doctor that treats hyper-pigmentation because there are very special rules and precautions that must be followed. ...Read more

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